Data Management
BPIF Cyber Essentials Scheme

Every second someone is trying to access your company data. Protect yourself and your clients from cyber attack.

It's time to accept the inevitable - your organisation will be affected directly or indirectly by cyber attack at some point. Attain IASME Gold Certification through the BPIF Cyber Essentials Scheme.

In 2015, 74% of small businesses had a security breach, and the average cost of the worst breach of the year ranged from £75k - £311k*. You therefore need to take a strategic approach and build an effective cyber security practice to respond quickly to any attack and protect your confidential information and that of your clients.

Gold level Cyber Essentials was developed to be a more cost-effective alternative to ISO 27001 for small businesses and to cover gaps in technical controls associated with the existing standard. As such, the Government now asks that companies who already have ISO 27001 also achieve this scheme for special personal information handling contracts.

Assessment Process

Assessment involves the completion of an online self-assessment form followed by internal and external tests of your network and computers and completion of associated documentation.


BPIF members can benefit from basic Cyber Essentials with Cyber Security Insurance for a year from just £825 (£995 for non-members). Gold IASME certification is available from as little as £1,995**.

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For more information please contact:
Meeka Walwyn-Lewis
Meeka Walwyn-Lewis
Specialist Services Manager
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