Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus are fantastic certifications for achieving a good baseline for security no matter what the size or budget of your organisation may be.

The Cyber Essentials certifications help you:

• Protect against 80% of cyber threats

• Demonstrate an industry recognised level of security

Benefit from competitive advantages and increase your brand’s trust

What is Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus?

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, and protects against 80% of common cyberattacks.

What does it cover?

• It secures your internet connection

•  It secures your devices and software

•  It controls access to your data and services

•  It protects from viruses and other malware

•  It keeps your devices and software up to date

Cyber Essentials Plus

Cyber Essentials Plus is the highest certification in this scheme and it adds on 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.

What does it cover?

• External threats and vulnerabilities

• Internal threats and vulnerabilities

• Tests malware protection effectiveness

• Conducts system and device review

• Checks for malware

Grow your business with Cyber Essentials

The need to possess a Cyber Essentials certification has been mandated by the UK government for businesses looking to bid for government contracts to reduce the risk of cyberattacks that could impact government supply chains.

The mandate came into effect for all government contracts published after 1 October 2014, which involves handling sensitive information and selected products and services.



CE Self Assessment

Micro Organisations: 0-9 Employees
£300 +VAT

Small Organisations: 10-49 Employees
£400 +VAT

Medium Organisations: 50-249 Employees
£450 +VAT

Large Organisations: 250+ Employees
£500 +VAT


CE Plus Audit

Cyber Essentials Plus audit with no additional support: Wrap-up session and advice on failure is included, however, the support is limited to the test. A run-through of the report and re-test can be conducted—if needed—within 30 days.


Additional Support

Additional support and consultancy at a day rate—available in half-day increments—and if you have any time remaining this can be retained until you need to use it at a later date.


What are the benefits?

Not only does Cyber Essentials confirm that you adhere to an industry recognised set of criteria, but we also find that many clients gain a competitive advantage over their peers who do not hold a similar certification.

How long does the process take?

The time to complete the process varies on the level of compliance that you have. For a Self Assessment, we aim to complete and issue certificates within 24 hours—if support is required then the time will reflect this.

Can I complete the assessment online?

Yes. The assessment is based online and completed within our Periculo Portal—this means that you can revisit your assessment when required and at your own pace.

Is this an annual certification?

We recommend that our clients renew their Cyber Essentials certificate annually to ensure that it is relevant. As of April 2020, certificates are issued with a 12-month expiry date.

What happens if I fail the assessment?

If you fail the assessment we allow for two working days to review and make any changes to your network and systems to comply—it will be reviewed within this time frame at no extra charge. Unfortunately, if you fail this too you will have to pay the fee again for a new assessment. For Cyber Essentials Plus, you have a 30-day window for fixing vulnerabilities.

Can I get help with the assessment?

We offer a range of ways to complete the assessment including a supported version. Our consultants will go through the test in advance and highlight any gaps and give you a remediation plan to complete before submitting the assessment. You can check out our pricing above and only pay for what you need.

Periculo, Unit 2,
Cowage Farm,
SN16 0JH

IoT Security

Periculo, Unit 2,
Cowage Farm,
SN16 0JH

IoT Security