Cyber Essentials is a UK-Government-backed cyber-security scheme which encourages businesses to take steps in order to prevent and protect themselves against the threat of cyber-attack. What you might not be aware of, however, is how beneficial a Cyber Essentials certification can be for managed service providers (MSPs) and their customers.

How to get Cyber Essentials certified

According to the official Cyber Essentials statistics, nearly half of businesses reported a cyber-attack in the past 12 months. And this is why the scheme dedicated to helping ensure businesses stay secure.

The Cyber Essentials certification serves as proof of your IT resilience, educating businesses across all sectors on the best way to protect themselves from a range of the most prevalent and threatening cyber threats. The Cyber Essentials certification is not just an award, but an ongoing education and protection process in which a business must put in place a range of security procedures and policies which help ensure sufficiently high levels of cyber-security within their IT infrastructure.

This helps prevent the risk of your business facing a cyber-attack, as well an ensuring that you have the infrastructure in place to appropriately counter and recover from an attack in the event of a disaster.

How does this Essentials benefit MSPs’ customers?

The threat of cyber-attack is heightened as an MSP or reseller and poses a very real threat to your customers, as well as your business. In order to tackle this, IT resellers can position themselves as cyber-security specialists, working with your customers to help them achieve a Cyber Essentials certification and transform their IT resilience.

This presents an incredible opportunity for you to add value for your customers and demonstrate your technical knowledge, helping them to make changes within their IT that will build their tolerance and tackle basic weaknesses and exploits in their infrastructure, preventing thousands of pounds worth of damage and threatening the survival of their business.

If you have any questions around Cyber Essentials and our partner hub or just want to have a chat, drop us a line at hello@cybersmart.co.uk.

This article was previously published by Marathon PS – one of our first partners.

Looking to improve your cybersecurity but not sure where to begin? Start by getting certified in Cyber Essentials, the UK government scheme that covers all the fundamentals of cyber hygiene.

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