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Matt Groom

Technical Director | Resolution Design

  • December 13, 2023
  • 3 minute read

For Resolution Design, we felt obtaining Cyber Essentials Certification was an important step in minimising modern threats. The Certification offers a mechanism to proactively guard against malicious cyber attacks and highlights many areas of potential risk. 

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed scheme that will help you protect your organisation against a range of the most common cyber attacks.  Being more cyber-aware is important to businesses of all shapes and sizes to keep their security level up-to-date from rising cyber threats. 

There are 2 levels; Cyber Essentials certification is the starting point to cyber readiness, and the next level is Cyber Essentials Plus – which requires hands-on technical verification to be carried out.

So, what’s involved? We started by completing the Cyber Essentials readiness toolkit.  This allows you to complete the questions for the certification and provides you with a personalised action plan based on your responses.  This was very useful to highlight any procedures or tasks that needed to be implemented before committing to proceed with the application and ensure you have everything in place to meet the requirements.

For Resolution, having obtained the Certification, we can now demonstrate our commitment to cyber security and reduce the risks of a data breach, ensuring we have all the measures in place to protect our devices, systems and the data that we use. It also indicates how we take a proactive stance against cyber threats, helps build on the trust we have with our existing clients, as well as demonstrates our commitment to cyber security for potential new clients. 

Have you gone through a similar process, or maybe this has given you ‘food for thought’ about applying Cyber Essentials to your business?  You can find out more about the certification on The Government National Cyber Security Centre website at

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