Unless your business is forced to self-certify as part of the procurement requirements it’s probably the case that you’ve ignored Cyber Essentials. Now that the accreditation body and processes have changed, it’s time to take another look. The cyber risk cover might be the incentive you need?…:
[…] Cyber Essentials is a self-certification scheme that includes automatic cyber insurance for small companies (less than £20m annual turnover). Costing £300, a business must assess themselves against five basic security controls, and a qualified assessor will then verify the information provided. Questions are available for free download in advance and support is available from a number of IASME approved cyber security companies to help a business achieve the necessary steps.