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Security Standard Readiness – Cyber Essentials

Our cyber security experts will help you navigate the Cyber Essentials & Cyber essential plus scheme, ensuring your organisation meets the required criteria for certification

Our Expertise in Security Standard Readiness – Cyber Essentials

Protecting your business from cyber threats is crucial in today’s digital world. Simpson Associates offers comprehensive support to help you achieve the Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certification, a government-backed scheme endorsed by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

Cyber Essentials offers a straightforward and cost-effective way for businesses of all sizes to strengthen their cyber security posture. This government-backed certification demonstrates your commitment to protecting your organisation against the most common cyber threats, including malware and viruses, phishing attacks, and password guessing attempts. By achieving Cyber Essentials certification, you gain peace of mind knowing you’ve implemented essential security measures to safeguard your data and systems.

For businesses seeking an even higher level of protection, we also support achieving Cyber Essentials Plus certification. This involves additional independent on-site testing to validate your cyber security measures.

Take the first step towards a more secure future. Contact Simpson Associates today to discuss your Cyber Essentials readiness and explore our certification packages.

“Cyber Essentials is a government-backed and industry-supported certification scheme which helps businesses protect themselves against cyber attacks. It provides a clear statement of the basic controls organisations should have in place to protect themselves against common cyber threats.

Gov.uk

Security Standard Readiness – Cyber Essentials Stats

  • 49% Almost half of respondents said they felt their organisation had become more vulnerable to cyber attacks since the start of the pandemic.
  • 197 On average it takes organisations 197 days to identify a breach.

Challenges in Security Standard Readiness – Cyber Essentials

Achieving a Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus certification strengthens your cyber security posture, but the road there can be bumpy. Many businesses struggle with understanding the specific requirements, developing clear internal policies, and ensuring employee awareness of phishing threats. Simpson Associates can be your trusted partner, guiding you through the process, crafting effective policies, and equipping your workforce to identify and avoid cyberattacks.

How can we assess our current cyber security to see if we meet Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus requirements?

We can streamline your journey to Cyber Essentials certification. We’ll assess your current security posture through gap analysis & mock audits (for Plus). Our guidance ensures you understand and meet all requirements.


We’re looking to achieve Cyber Essentials certification, but we need help developing clear internal policies around password management, access controls, & incident response. Can Simpson Associates assist with these policies?

Absolutely, we can provide comprehensive support in developing clear & enforceable internal policies for password management, access controls, & incident response – all crucial aspects of achieving Cyber Essentials certification.


We’re interested in achieving Cyber Essentials certification, but how can we ensure our employees are prepared to identify phishing attempts?

We can help your employees stay cyber-aware & support your Cyber Essentials goals. We offer phishing simulations to test their skills, engaging training materials to educate them on common threats, and ongoing support to keep them vigilant.

Infrastructure & Security Services We offer

  • Cloud Security

  • Data Migration Services

  • Identity Security

  • Database Modernisation & Migration

  • SQL Server Migration

Cloud Security

The cloud offers unparalleled scalability, agility, and cost-efficiency for organisations of all sizes. However, migrating your critical data and applications to the cloud also introduces new security considerations. Cybercriminals are constantly evolving their tactics, and a robust security posture is essential to safeguard your valuable information and business continuity.

At Simpson Associates, we understand the complexities of cloud security. We offer a comprehensive suite of services designed to protect your Azure environment, giving you peace of mind and allowing you to focus on what matters most – running your business.

Azure Support & Managed Services

Don’t allow Azure management to hold you back! We offer a comprehensive support and managed services to keep your cloud infrastructure running smoothly. Our certified professionals provide 24/7 monitoring, tackling any Azure challenges you face. We go beyond basic maintenance, continuously optimising your resources for cost-efficiency and peak performance. Plus, we’ll guide you through Azure security best practices and ensure compliance.

Azure Managed Detection & Response

Safeguard your Azure cloud with Simpson Associates’ Managed Detection & Response (MDR) service. This comprehensive solution offers real-time threat monitoring, ensuring suspicious activity in your environment is identified and addressed immediately. Our team of security specialists analyse alerts and respond swiftly to potential threats, minimising damage and strengthening your overall Azure security posture. Protect your data and ensure business continuity.

Data Migration Services

Data Migration Services

In today’s data-driven world, migrating your business information to a new system or platform can feel daunting. Here at Simpson Associates, we understand the importance of a smooth and secure data migration process. Our team of experienced professionals offers comprehensive services to ensure your valuable data is transferred accurately and efficiently.

Don’t let data migration hold you back. Get in touch today and see how we can simplify your transition.

Platform Landing Zone Accelerator

Migrating and developing workloads in Azure shouldn’t be a complex undertaking. Simpson Associates’ Platform Landing Zone Accelerator provides a pre-configured foundation that streamlines your journey. This solution gets you up and running quickly with built-in security guardrails, ensuring a secure and efficient cloud environment.

Standardised architecture simplifies management and reduces operational costs, allowing you to focus on innovation from the start. Don’t let infrastructure setup slow down your cloud adoption. Contact Simpson Associates today and unlock the full potential of Azure!

Identity Security

Azure Zero Trust Accelerator Service

Today’s cloud landscape demands robust defenses against cyber threats like phishing, credential theft, and unauthorised access. These vulnerabilities can compromise your valuable data and disrupt your business operations. Simpson Associates’ Azure Zero Trust Accelerator Service simplifies the implementation of Zero Trust principles within your Azure environment. This comprehensive solution strengthens your identity security posture, ensuring your data remains protected and compliant with industry regulations.

Don’t let identity security vulnerabilities compromise your Azure environment. Contact us today and learn how our Zero Trust Accelerator Service can protect your organisation.

Database Modernisation & Migration

Database Modernisation & Migration

Is your legacy database hindering your organisations agility and innovation? Simpson Associates can help! We offer comprehensive database modernisation and migration services designed to unlock the full potential of your data.

Our team of database experts possesses in-depth knowledge of various database technologies, both on-premises and cloud-based. We can help you migrate your existing databases to a modern platform, such as Microsoft Azure SQL Database, or modernise your existing database infrastructure for improved performance, scalability, and security.

SQL Server Migration

SQL Server Migration

Tired of managing a clunky on-premises SQL Server? Let Simpson Associates handle your cloud migration! Our certified Microsoft professionals will take care of everything, ensuring a smooth transition with minimal downtime. Say goodbye to outdated infrastructure and hello to the benefits of the cloud: boosted performance, enhanced security, reduced server costs, and simplified management. Free yourself to focus on what matters most – your business.

Security Standard Readiness – Cyber Essentials case studies

North Yorkshire Council

North Yorkshire Council

North Yorkshire Council transforms social care and empowers social workers with AI Proof-of-Concept

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Suffolk County Council

Suffolk County Council

Suffolk County Council choose Simpson Associates to collaboratively design and deliver their Azure Synapse Modern Data Platform.

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Commissioning Alliance unlock the power of data with Microsoft Azure

Commissioning Alliance unlock the power of data with Microsoft Azure

Commissioning Alliance unlock the power of data with Microsoft Azure. Utilising the Microsoft Stack, Simpson Associates and Commissioning Alliance collaboratively delivered a Data Warehouse with Data Reporting Capabilities with Power BI.

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Essex County Council unlock the power of data with the Azure Modern Data Platform

Essex County Council unlock the power of data with the Azure Modern Data Platform

Essex County Council engaged Simpson Associates to develop a strategy for the design and delivery of a Modern Data Analytics Platform utilising Microsoft Azure.

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