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What is Cyber Essentials Plus?

Cyber Essentials Plus is an expansion of the basic Cyber Essentials accreditation. It takes you through the same self-assessment evaluation exercise that determines whether a business has the required levels of understanding to help guard them against a cyber-attack, but requires additional external verification.

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AAG helps organisations to achieve Cyber Essentials Plus Accreditation

At AAG we guide our clients through this process and help them understand how Cyber Essentials Plus can benefit their business.

If you choose to work with us, we’ll take you through the process, helping you to achieve certification and maintain Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation year-on-year.

Our cyber security experts have years of experience in helping our clients to meet the rigorous Cyber Essentials certification process. At AAG, we hold both Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certification – we know the challenges involved in meeting the criteria.

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Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials was first introduced by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). It offers a catalogue of good cyber security practices drawn from best practice guidance from government, industry and academia. It gives a business the ability to assess its cyber security level and display a Cyber Essentials certificate to build customer trust.

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Cyber Essentials Plus

Cyber Essentials Plus is an expansion of the original Cyber Essentials accreditation. As well as the self-assessment option, it requires additional, more extensive and regular external verification. We can help your business to become independently verified.

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Cyber Security

As an organisation that has achieved both Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certification, we’re well-placed to guide you through the process of achieving certification. Our cyber security experts can help you to implement any necessary changes to achieve full accreditation.

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Why Work with AAG?

Before we start any project we take the time to understand your business and conduct a technical audit to ascertain the strength of your organisation’s cyber security systems.

Our dedicated team of cyber security experts are Cyber Essentials Plus certified and can guide you through this rigorous test to help you understand how to secure your network and protect your business and supply chain from the most common cyber attacks.

We can not only assist with putting an action plan in place but also help you to implement the recommendations through our specialist cyber security services – delivered by AAG’s team of Cyber Essentials Plus certified consultants.

We have a wealth of experience and the practical knowledge to protect your business from the vast majority of cyber threats.

Client Testimonials

Read what our customers say about working with AAG

AAG is a very professional organisation and the team are always prepared to invest time to better understand our needs and concerns. We would happily recommend AAG as a true IT partner.

AEON Financial Services

I would definitely recommend AAG to our clients and we do on a regular basis, we would not use a company that we are not willing to sell to our end users. ACS would not be where we are today without the help and support of AAG.

ACS Business Supplies

I’d recommend AAG to anyone looking for solid IT consultancy and support, especially if you are just starting a new business venture. We’ve found a true technology partner in AAG.

Haus Homes

We would recommend AAG as they make us feel like a valued client and they are friendly, approachable and efficient.

Pharmacist Support

AAG help me to sleep at night knowing that I don’t have IT issues, and anything can be resolved quickly and professionally. I would recommend AAG because of all the above and the friendliness of the staff.

Home Instead Senior Care Chesterfield

AAG has been our trusted IT Service provider for many years. They are very prompt, consistent and reliable and I would highly recommend their service.

Hayley Koseoglu
Business Improvement Consultant

I have worked with AAG IT Services for almost 2 years now, and have always found them to be a great company with extremely friendly and helpful staff.

Chloe Thomas

AAG are friendly and approachable which is particularly important when IT knowledge is very limited and we aren’t exactly sure what the problem is.

Proctor Car Sales
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The benefits of Cyber Essentials Plus Certification

Cyber Essentials Plus certification means that your organisation is aware of the most common cyber threats.

From basic hacking to complex phishing attacks, it will show that you are dedicated to preventing cyber attacks and getting a better sense of your organisation’s cyber security level.

If your organisation intends to bid on UK Government contracts, a Cyber Essentials Plus certificate is a massive benefit. It demonstrates your awareness of cyber security measures, and the ways to protect and secure your network to protect personal information and other high-risk datasets from cyber attacks and other common online threats.

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Why Choose the Cyber Essentials Scheme

The Cyber Essentials Scheme is a UK Government backed and industry supported certification that is well recognised both nationally and internationally.

Achieving accreditation can not only help you to understand how to implement protection against the most common cyber attacks but can also offer new business opportunities through central government contracts.

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Let our team of Cyber Essentials Plus certified experts guide you through the process of accreditation and certification.