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Cyber Essentials

We've helped thousands achieve Cyber Essentials, a cost-effective basic protection against common cyber threats. It improves security and demonstrates your commitment to cyber security.

Enhance your reputation and reduce risk of common cyber threats

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Organisations must first complete a self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ) for the Cyber Essentials certification process, this covers five key technical controls: Secure configuration, Boundary firewalls and internet gateways, Access controls and administration, Patch management and Malware protection. One of our Security professionals and qualified assessor will assess your SAQ.

Cyber Essentials Plus retains the straightforward approach, but this time an assessor will carry out a technical audit of your systems to confirm that the necessary security controls are in place.

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The benefits of cyber essentials

Cyber Essentials helps you to guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate your commitment to cyber security.

Demonstrating commitment to cyber security

By achieving certification, your organisation can demonstrate to your customers, suppliers, and stakeholders that you take cyber security seriously.

Enhancing reputation

When you're a Certified organisation you can use the Cyber Essentials logo on your website and marketing materials to enhance your reputation and attract more customers.

Gain advantage in tendering

Some organisations now require partners to be certified for Cyber Essentials.

Reducing risk of common cyber threats

By implementing controls outlined in Cyber Essentials, your organisation can reduce the risk of falling victim to common cyber threats such as malware and phishing attacks.

Improving compliance

The Cyber Essentials program helps you comply with relevant regulations and industry standards, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

Cyber Essentials Plus provides additional assurance

A more in-depth technical assessment and a Vulnerability scan, provides a more comprehensive and in-depth assessment of your security.

Our cyber essentials process

Simple, effective certification


Once you've contacted us or completed our scoping form, we've now become partners.
We'll send you a quote ASAP.  


Once you've given the green light to the quote, we can onboard you to the IASME portal using the details in this form. This is where you’ll complete the Self-Assessment Questionnaire.


Time to complete the self-assessment. You’ll be connected to our assessment team via our service desk for help along the way.


Once complete, our team will provide a full review of the answers and feedback on un-compliant answers, working with you to provide bespoke solutions where needed. Once all the requirements are met you will be awarded certification.

Cyber essentials plus
Cyber Essentials Plus is the highest certification in this scheme and it adds some additional controls and tests to give you a more in-depth review and level of compliance regarding your existing security infrastructure.

It includes a vulnerability assessment of the audit scope and basic security testing.
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Cyber essentials
Cyber Essentials helps you to protect your organisation against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate your commitment to cybersecurity.

It is a cost-effective and realistic certification for all organisations.

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Cyber essentials
From £300 + VAT
Cyber essentials plus
£2100 + VAT
Micro organisation 1-9 employees
£320 + VAT
Small organisation 10-49 employees
£440 + VAT
Medium organisations 50-249 employees
£500 + VAT
Large organisations 250 + employees
£600 + VAT

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus?

Cyber Essentials is a self-assessment certification, where organisations complete a questionnaire and have an assessor confirm the implementation of the controls. Cyber Essentials Plus includes a more in-depth technical assessment and involves both internal and external tests of your network and computers to verify that the controls are in place.

Why Choose Cyber Essentials Plus?

Cyber Essentials Plus is the pinnacle of cybersecurity certification. It offers comprehensive protection, client trust, and regulatory compliance. By choosing it, your business gains a competitive edge, improved resilience, and access to lucrative partnerships. It's your proactive investment in security and success.

Is there any specific sector that Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus is particularly beneficial?

The Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus programs are beneficial for any organisation that handles sensitive data, is required to comply with certain regulations or industry standards, or is at risk of falling victim to common cyber threats.

How long does the certification last?

The certification is valid for one year, after which the organisation must renew its certification by completing a new self-assessment questionnaire and having a new assessment conducted.

Is there any cost involved in getting certified?

Yes, there is a cost associated with the certification process, which includes the cost of completing the self-assessment questionnaire, the cost of the assessment itself, and any additional costs associated with remedying any issues that are identified during the assessment.

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