Cyber Essentials is a cost-effective basic protection against common cyber threats. It improves security and demonstrates your commitment to cyber security.
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.
Cyber Essentials helps you to guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate your commitment to cyber security.
By achieving certification, your organisation can demonstrate to your customers, suppliers, and stakeholders that you take cyber security seriously.
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.
Some organisations now require partners to be certified for Cyber Essentials.
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.
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).
A more in-depth technical assessment and a Vulnerability scan, provides a more comprehensive and in-depth assessment of your security.
Simple, effective certification
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.
Link to the IASME cyber essentials
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.