Cyber Crime Support

Refreshed Small Business Guidance

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) Small Business Guide has been revamped for 2020 to help organisations ensure they have key cyber defences in place. The updated guide sets out five key areas for business to improve their cyber security and is the latest measure from the NCSC, to help small businesses thrive online. Click here to find out more.



Protecting Your Business With Cyber Essentials


Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed and industry supported scheme to guide businesses in protecting themselves against cyber threats. Certification against this scheme is increasingly required for any company bidding for government contracts and sometimes their supply chain too. In addition to this, other organisations are now starting to include Cyber Essentials certification as a requirement in their standard supplier contracts.


Sussex Chamber of Commerce is proud to be cyber essentials certified.


Cyber Essentials aims to help organisations implement basic levels of protection against cyber attack, demonstrating to their customers that they take cyber security seriously.  The scheme is available at two levels:


  • Cyber Essentials - an independently verified self assessment.  Organisations assess themselves against five basic security controls and a qualified assessor verifies the information provided.


  • Cyber Essentials PLUS – a higher level of assurance. A qualified and independent assessor examines the same five controls, testing that they work in practice by simulating basic hacking and phishing attacks.


The five basic controls within Cyber Essentials were chosen because, when properly implemented, they will help to protect against unskilled internet-based attackers using commodity capabilities – which are freely available on the internet.


Organisations that undertake Cyber Essentials are encouraged to recertify at least once a year and, where appropriate, progress their security.



Police Information

Useful Links


In partnership with Sussex Police, we have provided access to a whole host of information on keeping your business safe and secure. For more information please follow the links.