SSF 1101

Cyber Security BASIC

Apply for SSF 1101 Cyber Security BASIC and protect your business against the most common cyber threats.

A certificate issued in accordance with this standard demonstrates that you take information security seriously and have implemented basic IT security at your business. The standard sets forth the requirements necessary for the basic level of IT security for small and medium-sized companies and organisations. SSF is the Swedish Theft Prevention Association.

This is an international certification and we welcome enquiries from companies and organisations from around the globe. SBSC is one of the few certification bodies worldwide that offer this type of certificate for SMEs.

The areas of the standard are:

  • Computers and mobile units
  • Software and applications
  • Networks
  • External IT services (e.g. cloud storage and similar)
  • Authorisations
  • Training

Application fee: SEK 3,950 VAT exclusive (approximately $423 or €377)
Annual licence fee: SEK 1,900 VAT exclusive (approximately $203 or €181)

The application fee is paid via invoice with 30 days payment time.

The purpose of certification

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The certification process

  • You can easily apply for a certification through our customer portal. If you do not have a login select “New customer” and create an account.
  • In order to ensure that you meet the requirements, you will complete an extensive questionnaire (a Client Declaration form).
  • We perform an assessment and follow up on the replies in the form and request that you supplement them as necessary.
  • You affirm the accuracy of your answers formally through an authorised company signatory.
  • We issue a certificate which is valid for three years.
  • During the period of validity, we make conduct spot checks to ensure that you continue to fulfil the requirements of the norm.

Requirements for Cyber Security BASIC
– according to issue SSF 1101

Basic requirements

The applicant must be a legal person and the company’s client declaration must be signed by an authorised company signatory.

Examples of various requirements

  • Strong passwords for user accounts on computers and mobile units.
  • Activated encryption of storage space on computers and mobile units where possible.
  • Back-up copying of information to the extent determined by the operation.
  • Software to protect against malicious code on all computers and mobile units which may be connected to external networks.
  • Decisions regarding, and the extent to which, personal equipment may be used in the organisation.
  • One or more network units with firewall functionality installed between the company’s internal and external networks.
  • Encrypted wireless networks which are protected by a secured protocol and strong password or certificate.
  • Legally binding agreements between you and relevant providers when you use external IT services and cloud services.
  • New password implemented immediately upon suspicion that the password has become known to someone other than the user.
  • Security Training for Users.
  • See all requirements in the document: Summary and Definitions – Cyber Security BASIC.

Cyber‑attacks know no borders and
no one is immune.

Advantages of this certification

  • The certification shows that your business is in control of IT security and take information security seriously.
  • The certification provides solid protection against the most common types of cyber threats.
  • The certification certifies that your personnel have undergone basic information security training.
  • The certification shows that you have the conditions for protecting personal data in accordance with the GDPR.

Why choose SBSC?

  • We are one of the few certification bodies worldwide that offer this type of certificate for SMEs.
  • SBSC’s certificates and certification marks have high market value and a high degree of recognition both in the industry as well as with end customers and requirements makers and strengthen confidence in your company.
  • We offer the possibility to present your company with text and logo in connection with the certificate on our website.
  • SBSC is Sweden’s leading certification body within fire safety and security. A certification shows your customers that you meet all the requirements in relevant standards.

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