Achieving Cyber Essentials Compliance Made Easy with Heimdal®

Learn how Heimdal can facilitate your UK-based organization in achieving Cyber Essentials compliance quickly and efficiently.

What is
Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials is a practical, government-backed scheme that will assist you in protecting your organization, no matter how large or small, against a wide range of common cyber attacks.

Cyber attacks come in various shapes and sizes, but the vast majority are straightforward and carried out by relatively unskilled individuals. They're the digital equivalent of a thief checking to see if your front door is unlocked. Cyber Essentials’ advice is to keep these attacks from happening.

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Cyber Essentials comes with two levels of certifications:

1. Cyber Essentials

The Cyber Essentials certificate is a self-assessment option that safeguards you against various cyber attacks. This is significant because security flaws can make you a target for unwanted attention from cyber criminals.

Because these attacks are looking for targets that do not have the Cyber Essentials technical controls in place, the Cyber Essentials certification gives you peace of mind that your defenses will protect you against the vast majority of common cyber attacks.

2. Cyber Essentials Plus

The Cyber Essentials Plus certification retains the Cyber Essentials trademark simplicity of approach, and the protections you must implement remain the same. The Cyber Essentials Plus certificate includes hands-on technical verification.

Alternatively, with this certification, you can become acquainted with cyber security terminology, gaining sufficient knowledge to begin securing your IT systems.

Who is Cyber Essentials for?

Cyber Essentials is a globally recognized IT security standard developed by the United Kingdom's National Cyber Security Centre that is used to ensure the security of IT software and processes and the protection of organizations from data breaches and leaks.

It assists the UK's most critical organizations, the wider public sector, industry, SMEs, and the general public. When incidents occur, they provide an effective incident response to minimize harm to the UK, aid recovery and teach future lessons.

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Cyber Essentials Goals & Components

Cyber Essentials’ main goal is to guard your organization against cyber attack. The scheme is a government initiative designed to help organizations of all sizes defend themselves against the most common cyber threats.

To accomplish this goal, Cyber Essentials covers the following cybersecurity areas:



Malware protection

Malware Protection

Patch Management

Patch Management

Secure configuration

Secure Configuration

User Access Control

User Access Control

With Heimdal products, you are getting coverage across all relevant areas.

Many non-governmental organizations rely on Cyber Essentials to win or accept contracts from the UK government. As a result, Cyber Essentials is one of the requirements for being fully compliant and providing services to the UK government. Organizations can achieve cybersecurity protection, comply with regulations, and demonstrate trustworthiness to stakeholders by focusing on these five key areas.

Heimdal®’s Coverage of Cyber Essentials


Covered by Heimdal

Internal Coverage Required Not Covered by Heimdal
Firewall rule enforcement & management check
Unauthenticated connection blocking check
User account removal check
Application control check
File execution prevention check
User authentication check
Password-based authentication check
Multi-factor authentication check
Privileges de escalation check
Automatic file scanning for malware check
Automatic web page scanning for malware check
Pre-approved list of executable applications check
Unknown code sandboxing check
Vulnerability management check
Automated updating & patching check
Company wide Firewall documentation check
Password hygiene policy check
Device locking controls check
Separation of administrative accounts check

Staying Cyber Essentials Compliant with Heimdal®


Simplify compliance with Heimdal's comprehensive cybersecurity solutions that will guide your organization toward achieving and maintaining Cyber Essentials compliance.

Further your team's cybersecurity training