Cyber Essentials Now Available in Drata

By achieving Cyber Essentials, businesses can demonstrate their commitment to maintaining a robust cybersecurity posture.
September 05, 2023
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We’re bringing it back to basics. Our latest updates to Drata include compliance management for Cyber Essentials, a no-nonsense approach to security and compliance. 

What Is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials is a comprehensive cybersecurity and compliance framework that equips organizations with the tools and knowledge to defend against the most common cyber threats. It emphasizes the implementation of fundamental security practices that are crucial in safeguarding sensitive information, making it widely regarded as an absolute must for businesses in the UK. 

By achieving Cyber Essentials, businesses can demonstrate their commitment to maintaining a robust cybersecurity posture.

Cyber Essentials Features Available in Drata

Customers will be able to use Drata to manage compliance for Cyber Essentials, including:

  • 27 requirements, ensuring comprehensive coverage of cybersecurity practices.

  • Policies to control mappings so you can utilize the work done in other frameworks.

  • Introduction to new policies, including the Global Network Firewall Policy.

What Is the difference between Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus?

There are two levels of Cyber Essentials: Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus.

Cyber Essentials offers:

  • Protection against a wide range of common cyber attacks.

  • A self-assessment to ensure your defenses are resilient against prevalent cyber threats.

This framework acts as a guide for addressing basic cybersecurity measures and preventing the most common types of attacks.

Cyber Essentials Plus requires the same approach and protections you put in place for Cyber Essentials, but it involves a hands-on technical verification process. We are releasing the Cyber Essentials framework and can help provide guidance surrounding Cyber Essentials Plus.

Why Should Businesses Pursue Cyber Essentials?

With straightforward controls and a self-assessment option, Cyber Essentials streamlines security and compliance by comprehensively protecting against a wide range of common cyber attacks.

Organizations already compliant with Cyber Essentials have:

  • Boosted customer confidence: Achieving Cyber Essentials reassures customers that the organization is actively working to secure its IT infrastructure against cyber attacks. This assurance can foster trust and long-term relationships.

  • Attracted new business: Businesses with Cyber Essentials can leverage it as a competitive advantage, attracting new clients and partners. The promise of robust cybersecurity measures can be a decisive factor for potential stakeholders.

  • Gained a clear assessment of cybersecurity levels: Cyber Essentials provides a clear picture of the organization's cybersecurity readiness. This assessment helps in identifying areas that need improvement and taking corrective actions.

  • Complied with government contracts: Some government contracts mandate Cyber Essentials certification. By obtaining this certification, businesses can access a broader range of opportunities.

Cyber Essentials not only elevates your cybersecurity posture but also builds trust, attracts new opportunities, and contributes to a safer digital landscape. 

The best part? Drata’s end-to-end automation makes it easier than ever to incorporate new frameworks into your compliance program. Book a demo today to learn more about bolstering your cybersecurity defenses.

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