Cyber Essentials for science and technology 

Data security is essential to science and technology. Protect your business with CyberSmart

Secure my organisation
Cyber Essentials for science and technology 

Data security is essential to science and technology. Protect your business with CyberSmart

Secure my organisation

Government standard security

Cyber Essentials is a UK government certification, designed to protect businesses from 98.5% of cyber attacks.

Simple certification 

With our simple questionnaire, achieving certification can take as little as 24 hours

Unlimited expert guidance

And, there’s no need for endless back and forth. Our team will guide you through the process, ensuring you pass first time.

Why is Cyber Essentials important for science and technology?

Growing risk

The science and technology space is populated by thousands of SMEs. Unfortunately, attacks on SMEs account for 58% of all cybercrime. And, with many employees currently working from home on unsecured networks and devices, the risk is only growing.

Government contracts

Public sector work is often an important source of revenue for the science space. However, to bid for most government or MOD contracts, you’ll need to be Cyber Essentials certified.

Customer assurance

Cyber Essentials certification provides government-backed proof your business is safe to work with – crucial to retaining current customers and winning new ones. 

More than certification…

Cyber Essentials certification only guarantees your business is working safely on the day of assessment. So how do you stay safe the rest of the time?

The CyberSmart platform monitors all your business’s devices 24/7, allows you to fix issues in a matter of clicks, and even offers simple training exercises for staff. It’s everything you need to ensure your business stays Cyber Essentials compliant 365 days a year. 

  • Protection from 98.5% cybersecurity threats

  • Unlimited expert guidance

  • Certification within 24 hours

  • £25k free cyber insurance with certification

  • 24/7 monitoring through CyberSmart platform

  • Fix problems in a click with CyberSmart dashboard

  • Host company cybersecurity policies in-app

  • Easy-to-understand cybersecurity training for staff 

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