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Cyber Essentials

Obtaining a Cyber Essentials Certificate is a great way to show your customers and clients that you care about security

The Challenge

It is unfortunate, but in today’s digital world, every business no matter on size, sector or location is vulnerable to cyber-attacks. Therefore putting layers of protection in place backed by some sensible policies will make sure you are not the easy target. However there is a fine line between the right level of security and becoming overprotective and implementing ‘business disablers’, after all, we all still need to be able to do our work and keep our customers happy while being as secure as possible.

The Solution

Using NJC to implement Cyber Essentials will offer you a reasonable level of protection and ensure you are not an easy target; we will achieve the result in a very cost-effective and timely manner. We will work with your existing in-house IT or your external provider to secure your systems to provide you with the best starting point possible for cyber-attack protection.

What we do differently

We are always looking to be different from others, providing extra value to our customers. We will also let your IT people know of any new threats and advise on how to add additional protection for your systems when necessary.

A significant area of any Cyber defence is the human element, so we can provide training events and materials to enable your staff to spot the potential issues before they cause a problem.

A major area of any Cyber defence is the human element, you will be given early access to training events and material provided by us to ensure you keep your human side of cyber protection fully informed and trained on sporting potential issues before they arise, and when they do happen knowing how to respond to limit the impact on the business.

Why use us?

Since 2002 NJC has been providing IT services to companies of all sizes. In 2017 we moved into cyber-security side of IT, after more than 15 years of our customers not being compromised we felt this was a natural move. We want to share our experience and best practice with everyone.

The Benefits of a Cyber Essentials Certification


Show commitment to security

Demonstrate to your business partners, regulators and suppliers that you take cyber security seriously

To win public sector work

It is mandatory for government suppliers

Competitive advantage

Reassure customers that you are working to secure your IT against cyber attack

Safeguard commercially sensitive data

Cyber criminals target companies with high value data

Attract new business

Attract new business with the promise you have cyber security measures in place

Gain independently verified accreditation

from experts in cyber security

Protect your company’s profits and reputation

by avoiding the financial disaster and negative publicity associated with a cyber attack

Clear system view

You have a clear picture of your organisation’s cyber security level

Why did hackers target us?

because you were vulnerable!

Hackers go for the easy targets, and then use the information gained to create more targeted attacks.

A simple 5 step approach

Implementing our 5 points of protection will mitigate up to 80% of attacks


Of Breaches are due to weak or stolen passwords


of businesses have a formal policy that covers cyber security risks


of businesses have spent money on their cyber security, most of it after a breach!


of breaches are related to staff receiving fraudulent emails

The 5 Steps to Cyber Protection


Configuring your firewall correctly, ensuring there are no unused rules configured, ensuring that default the password has been changed and that external management is either restricted or disabled, further more it is highly recommended that a firewall is used on any public Wi-Fi Network connection.

User Access Control

It is essential that you identify all the data sources you have and then apply User Access controls so that the data is only accessible by those that need it.

Secure Client Configuration

Ensuring that all systems have passwords, guest accounts are disabled, privileged administrator accounts are not used for normal daily usage and having a suitable password policy enforced.

Virus and Malware Protection

Implementing protection against Malware seems obvious but many people miss this, you need a multi layer approach, Anti-Virus protection updated and active and browser protection stopping downloads from running without warning

Patch Management

Ensure that phones, tablets, laptops and computers in your organisation are kept up to date at all times and that operating systems along with software applications are not vulnerable to known security issues by installing any updates available without delay.

Our experience is that most businesses have these steps in place already, some are better than others but formalising these as part of your Cyber Policy will provide a better level of protection.

The most common types of breaches

This highlights how, as well as having good technical measures in place, the awareness and vigilance of all staff are important to a business’s cyber security.
  • staff receiving fraudulent emails 72% 72%
  • viruses, spyware and malware 33% 33%
  • people impersonating the organisation in emails 27% 27%
  • Ransomware 17% 17%

Pricing options

We've Rethought Cyber Security

Delivering innovative ideas to suit your business and budget, we will provide the right solution for you on time and in the budget.

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