November 10th 2021


According to the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2021, 39% of businesses experienced a cyber attack within the last 12 months, with over a quarter of them being attacked at least once a week.

This is a sign that you need to take your IT security seriously, otherwise you could lose on average £8,460 in a cyber attack annually. You can start with the getting the basics covered, by following the government-backed Cyber Essentials scheme that will help protect your business against a whole range of the most common UK cyber-attacks.

To be Cyber Essentials certified and carry the badge, you need to carry out a self-assessment of your business’s network and see if you meet the criteria. We can work with you to get you certified in no time.

"Why should I choose Lily when I can do it myself?”

Sure, you can fill out the self-assessment yourself, but be aware that there is a £300 + VAT charge for you to do this, and if you don’t meet the criteria, you will fail and have to re-take the test for the same amount. For the Plus certification, your business will need to have a hands-on technical verification (which will cost you extra).

“How can you get us certified?”

Working with leading partners in IT security, Cybersmart, we are providing a free IT security audit to understand your current network vulnerabilities, and work on a plan to get your business Cyber Essentials certified first time around, saving you time and money.

If requested, we can also work with your business to achieve the Cyber Essentials Plus certification.

Fill out our contact form if you’re interested, or call us on 0343 507 1111 to speak to our IT experts.

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