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APMG forms partnership with British Chambers of Commerce to raise awareness of Cyber Security good practice.

The deal will allow its members for an exclusive discount of £25 for the Cyber Essentials certification when they certify through APMG's online platform.

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Cyber Essentials is a government standard that encourages basic Cyber Hygiene and good practice. It was developed from the government’s 10 steps to cyber security as a way for organisations to demonstrate that they have been assessed and ensure good cyber practices and precautions have been implemented. It also gives their clients peace of mind that their data is in safe hands.

Cyber-attacks occur on small to medium enterprises every day. According to the latest Government Security Breaches Survey almost 75% of small organisations reported a security breach in the last year.

Why get certified with the Cyber Essentials scheme?

The Cyber Essentials scheme will allow your organisation:

  • To show you what practices need to be implemented to protect your business
  • To bid on government contracts, due to it now being a mandatory requirement for the majority of government procurement
  • To show your clients that you take the protection of their data seriously

What exactly is involved in the scheme?

The scheme is based on your completion of a self-assessment or ‘questionnaire’, which is a set of questions based on your organisation's internal infrastructure.

Each application is completed through the use of APMG's assessors or Certification Bodies. All of which have been assessed the highest of standards, and which one you choose is completely up to you.

Once the application has been completed through our online portal you will be assessed by your chosen assessor. This is usually followed up by an interview to ensure that the answers you are giving are true.

Ok that's great, how do I begin?

Firstly, register on the portal with any of our certification bodies and once you feel like your organisation is ready, complete the application.

Within our platform you can complete your assessment from start to finish, including payment and receiving your certificate.

How do I use the £25 discount?

Contact your local Chamber to recieve your unique discount voucher.

Within the payment section of the portal - enter your chamber's unique discount voucher.

You can redeem your discount when you come to pay on the platform. Simply enter the code at the payment page and your fee will be automatically discounted.

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