Cactus IT are CE (Cyber Essentials) certified….. but why did we do it?

We are thrilled to have completed our CE (Cyber Essentials) certification this week. Here are a few key reasons (and benefits) that made us decide to invest the time and money in completing this certification that has helped us to improve our cyber security, our business processes and security procedures.

With an increased cyber security threat facing our digital world, we decided to 'practice what we preach' and ensure that Cactus IT also follows industry best practices when it comes to securing our business and customers information and services.

Here are our top 5 reasons for CE certification:

1. Demonstrates our cyber security commitment

The Cyber Essentials certification shows to our customers, partners, and suppliers that we take cyber security seriously. It also shows that we have implemented the basic technical controls to protect against common cyber threats and that we have followed the 'best practice guidelines' set out by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

2. Cyber security guidance and support

The Cyber Essentials program provides practical guidance, training, and support to help small businesses improve their cyber security posture and protect against common cyber attacks.

3. Increased competitiveness

The Cyber Essentials badge can help small businesses attract new customers who value data protection and cyber security assurance. We feel that our customers (and potential new customers) will value our commitment to cyber security and show that we could assist them in securing their businesses data and digital footprint.

4. Cyber liability insurance included

Cyber Essentials certification includes automatic cyber liability insurance for any UK organization with less than £20 million in annual turnover, providing financial protection in the event of a cyber attack.

5. Eligibility for government contracts

The UK government requires suppliers bidding for contracts involving sensitive or personal information to hold a valid Cyber Essentials certificate.

In summary, the Cyber Essentials certification is a cost-effective way for small UK businesses to demonstrate their commitment to cyber security, meet government requirements, access insurance coverage, and improve their overall competitiveness in the market.

If you would like further information on how we might be able to help your business with it's cyber security, please contact us on 01943666711 or by email on

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