Cyber Essentials

11/04/2018 - 9am - 4.30pm - FREE

About the Event

This workshop will offer an overview and explanation of what the cyber security requirements are for a business to gain Cyber Essentials Certification.

It looks at the features of creating strong password security and secure firewall configuration and setup.

Detailing the rules for setting up access controls and how best to keep cyber safe with user specific settings and access controls.

It will also look at the importance of deploying anti-virus or anti malware software and operating software security updates.

NB – This is not a practical workshop and delegates are not required to bring a laptop computer.


Cyber Essentials Certification is a based on verified self-assessment of a series of implemented controls. The participants will be able to, having completed the workshop, to understand the controls required and put in place operational policies and procedures along with setting up cyber secure operations that will put the business in a position to apply for Cyber essential certification.

The workshop will explain the jargon that surrounds the Cyber Essential Certification and explains steps that must be taken to improve security. It will look at all areas of ICT security enabling the participants to take away what they have learnt and implement the changes back at their own businesses.

The participants will leave with a good understanding of what they need to do to their ICT installation, both hardware and software to ensure they are secure from unauthorised access. They will know where and what to look for and highlight any complexities which may require a higher level of intervention.


  • Secure Passwords
  • Strong, unique and memorable password creation.
  • Boundary firewalls and internet gateways
  • Device hardware and software setup to prevent unauthorised access to or from private networks.
  • Secure configuration
  • Configuring a system in the most secure way for the needs of the organisation
  • Access control
  • Setup and how to ensure only those who should have access to systems have access and at the appropriate level.
  • Malware protection
  • Ensuring that virus and malware protection is installed and is it up to date
  • Patch management
  • Importance of ensuring the latest supported version of applications is used and all the necessary patches supplied by the vendor been applied.

Workshop Presenter - Guy Lewis


  • Full days refreshments & lunch provided
  • 09.00 registration
  • 09.30 start
  • 16.30 finish

Am I eligible?

These workshops are available for businesses, partnerships, sole traders, and registered charities, with a trading address located within Greater Lincolnshire (North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire & Lincolnshire).

To access these workshops, your business must complete an SME enrolment form in order to check the business’s eligibility against the funding criteria. (The form will be sent to you on completion of an Eventbrite booking - if one has not already been completed and on file).

As this is a business support focused programme, rather than a skills programme, all workshop/masterclass places are limited to one delegate from each business to ensure we can support as many businesses as possible at each workshop.

Through Eventbrite you are requesting to book a place on a workshop/masterclass and this delegate place will be confirmed via email once the SME Form and eligibility have been checked.

As this is a fully funded business support programme it is delivered free of charge so its success is measured based on the number of businesses that are supported and the hours of support. The eligibility dictates a minimum threshold; therefore, each SME must commit to attend a minimum of two workshops/masterclasses to comply with the funding criteria.

To book a place, please click here.


Boole Technology Centre , Beevor Street , Lincoln , LN6 7DJ