Cyber Essentials guide

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Cyber Essential

Why does your organization need a
Cyber Essentials certification?

Security controls under Cyber Essentials

The five basic security controls of a Cyber Essentials scheme which enable organizations to prevent common cyberattacks are:



Use a firewall to ensure that all your systems, networks, and devices are protected against incoming threats.


Secure configuration

Prioritize the need for the highest level of security settings for all your systems and devices over ease of use.

User access

User access control

Provide users with the access permissions crucial for fulfilling their specific role.

Malware protection

Malware protection

Enforce policies like application whitelisting, restricting access to unsecure websites, and others to avoid malware attacks.

Patch management

Patch management

Deploy patches periodically to protect your systems and applications against cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

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ManageEngine’s suite of IT management solutions helps your organization meet the Cyber Essentials security controls requirements.

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The complete implementation of the Cyber Essentials scheme requires a variety of solutions, processes, people, and technologies. The solutions mentioned in our guide are some of the ways in which IT management tools can help with the Cyber Essentials requirements. Coupled with other appropriate solutions, processes, and people, ManageEngine’s solutions help implement the Cyber Essentials. This material is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be considered as legal advice for the Cyber Essentials implementation. ManageEngine makes no warranties, express, implied, or statutory, as to the information in this material.

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