Cyber Essentials

A1 Group is a Cyber Essentials Certified Organisation

We undertook and completed the Cyber Essentials scheme assessment, which ensures that we are meeting the Cyber Essential’s implementation profile and that our ICT defences are satisfactory against commodity based cyber attacks. This is a great achievement and a reassurance to all of our valued customers that we take our online security seriously and we will continue to work to guard against the most common cyber threats.

What is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials is a UK government information assurance scheme operated by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) that encourages organisations to adopt good practice in information security. It includes an assurance framework and a simple set of security controls to protect information from threats coming from the internet. Government and industry have worked together to produce a scheme designed to help organisations improve their defences and demonstrate publicly their commitment to cyber security.

What does it do?

The Cyber Essentials scheme addresses and helps advise how companies can defend against some of the most common Internet-based threats to cyber security, particularly attacks that use widely available tools and demand little skill. The scheme considers these threats to be:

  • Hacking: exploiting known vulnerabilities in Internet-connected devices, using widely available tools and techniques
  • Phishing: and other ways of tricking users into installing or executing a malicious application
  • Password Guessing: manual or automated attempts to log on from the Internet, by guessing passwords


The Cyber Essentials scheme also helps organisations to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data stored on devices which connect to the Internet. Such as:

  • Desktop and laptop PCs
  • Tablets and smartphones
  • All types of server and networking equipment

Why does it matter to me?

Dealing with a company who has been certified by the Cyber Essentials scheme gives a level of comfort to customers – a reassurance that they are dealing with a company that takes it’s responsibilities to protecting their information very seriously. At A1 Group, we know that we handle sensitive data for our customers, and you can feel confident that A1 Group are looking after your interest and guarding against cyber attacks that could otherwise see your data being passed to other parties for less-than-legitimate purposes.
In summary, dealing with A1 Group has never been safer. With our accreditation, you get a clear picture of our organisations’ cyber security level.