Protect your practice against cyber attack and meet your statutory obligations

Cyber Essentials, including the GDPR assessment, helps to guard against the most common cyber threats and prepare for the GDPR legislation, affecting business from May 2018.


  • Protect clients’ and your own data, meeting your legal obligations
  • Demonstrate your commitment to cyber security
  • Secure your IT system against cyber attack
  • Have a clear picture of your practice’s cyber vulnerability
  • Better manage your business risk
  • Qualify for additional contracts and more shared data


Why is a Cyber Essentials Certification important?


Cyber Essentials compliance will soon become mandatory for XL Farmcare UK supplier practices under new APHA contracts, this is explained in ‘Procurement Policy Note – Cyber Essentials Scheme ’

So for your practices’ business and risk management, your statutory and XL Farmcare UK obligations, GDPR adherence and Cyber Essentials compliance is necessary.

Cyber Essentials Certification & GDPR Compliance

Government Cyber Essentials advice lists basic controls that will prepare your practice and staff for better cyber security.


  • Secure your Internet connection
  • Secure your devices and software
  • Control access to your data and services
  • Protect from viruses and other malware
  • Keep all your devices and software up to date


Having these in place puts your practice in a good position to start the Cyber Essentials certification process, however to also meet the statutory regulations around data protection covered by GDPR requires a ‘governance structure’ to be in place. We can help you cover both aspects in one simple single assessment.


If you don’t have all or any of these controls in place, we can advise or help you, if you do; then carry on to certification.