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28 February 2019 | by Megan Henwood

Valentine’s Day Has Come and Gone, But the Love for Our Certification Bodies Still Lives On!

What is Cyber Essentials Canada?

Cyber Essentials Canada is the only government backed cybersecurity standard in Canada. By offering a certification standard, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in any industry can now implement a cost-effective digital security solution to protect their business against internet crime.


How do I get certified?

Cyber Essentials Canada has made the process of meeting baseline cybersecurity standards seamless. For your business to become certified all you must do is sign up at for the online toolset, The Cyber Highway. Next, you’ll complete Journey Statements, which refer to a series of questions based on your business’ cyber hygiene, which means the steps and/or processes your business has in place to protect your business online.


For more information on how to become certified, click here


So, what is the Certification Body’s role in certifying?

Once the Journey Statements are complete, the company submits for certification. This is where our Certification Bodies come into play. For the Cyber Essentials Canada Basic certification, the Certification Body reviews the Journey Statements submitted and recommends for certification, or recommends actions for security gaps. If your business wishes to be Cyber Essentials Canada Plus certified, the Certification Body will arrive onsite at your business location to perform a vulnerability test of your networks to ensure all important vulnerabilities related to the CE Canada standard have been resolved.


For more information regarding the vulnerability assessment criteria, contact us.


Our Certification Bodies have the skills and expertise to ensure your information and intellectual property are protected.


Who are the Cyber Essentials Canada Certification Bodies?

Cyber Essentials Canada has selected three certification bodies to assist in the certification process, accredited under our program, they are available to preform assessments on our behalf. 


Bulletproof is a managed service provider, offering their customers IT security and consultancy services. Based out of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Bulletproof seeks to deliver “Strategic IT solutions with security at the forefront” to businesses of all sizes. They aim to offer solutions that are cost effective to allow any organization to compete with the bigger players. The focus on better security, superior customer satisfaction as well as growing your business through technology.  


For more information on Bulletproof, visit their website here!


Based in Waterloo Ontario, Watsec is transforming traditional security tools and processes into complete cyber risk management programs for both domestic and international companies. They are accredited as a Cyber Essentials Canada Certification Body, which permits Watsec to conduct formal Cyber Essential Canada certifications for companies world-wide. Their unique Intelligent Cyber Resilience (ICR) program delivers practical action plans for managing cyber risk scaled appropriately for the size and type of organization. With the guidance of their risk management specialists, clients are well prepared for today’s complex cybersecurity challenges.


For more information on Watsec, visit their website here


CGI, a large IT provider based out of Montreal, Quebec is also one of Cyber Essentials Canada’s Certification Bodies. CGI is an IT and business consulting services firm. They provide end to end IP based solutions, offering their customers industry expertise and value add services. Their solutions are available worldwide, operating out of more than 100 sites globally. Although the have a large presence, they maintain personable relationships with their clients to ensure customers feel taken care of.


For more information on CGI, visit their website here!


These three exceptional organizations are the beginning of Cyber Essentials Canada’s Certification Body network. They are an essential part of the certification process, offering our clients the ability to become cybersecure.


Want to add your organization’s name to the list? Have your logo on our website, and be part of this growing network of companies protecting Canada’s digital economy? Start your Cyber Essentials Canada certification journey today by clicking here!


Once you have submitted for certification, connect with Cyber Essentials Canada to learn about the opportunities you can have as a Certification Body!



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