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Why us for your Cyber Essentials certification?

We have over 30 years' of experience in cyber security.

Our assessors are senior penetration testers and industry experts.

We help you build a strong foundation for your company’s cybersecurity.

We are an approved certified body for Cyber Essentials, working under the IASME consortium.

Discover your company’s cybersecurity weakness

Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed scheme that encourages organisations to adopt best practices in information security strategy. This, in turn, makes the UK a safer place to do business. In fact, this certification is fast becoming one of the requirements for companies in both B2B and B2C sales.

With our Cyber Essentials / Cyber Essentials Plus services, you get a cost-effective way to audit your internal IT security. Additionally, you also acquire a strong foundation from which to mitigate the risk from widespread, but unskilled, cyber attacks.

Did you know you have 90 days after passing Cyber Essentials to apply for Cyber Essentials Plus? Would you like to book a pre-assessment?

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Why do you need Cyber Essentials?

Discover your cybersecurity weaknesses

Self-assess your organisation’s security against our assessor questionnaire annually, making your network and systems inherently more secure.

Implement common sense defence

Learn how to defend your organisation against widespread, but unskilled and untargeted, cyber attacks.

Be recognised for taking cybersecurity seriously

Proudly display your security awareness and show your customers, partners, and investors how seriously you take cybersecurity.

Build your own Cyber Essentials package

  • How long has it been since you audited your internal IT security policies?
  • How frequently is your endpoint security updated?
  • When was the last time your firewall configuration was updated?
  • How robust is your password policy?

Cyber Essentials is a simple and straightforward process which enables you to annually self-assess your organisation’s security against our assessor questionnaire, which is then verified by our accrediting body, IASME consortium.

Very quickly, this level of assessment will identify any issues and get you and your organisation thinking about cybersecurity.

Our assessors are all senior penetration testers with years of experience. With their help, you can build a strong foundation to defend your organisation against everyday cyber attacks.

You can also build your own package by selecting the services you want and paying just for those.

Cyber Essentials requirements

Simply fill in the form to receive a quote based on your chosen services.

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  • Cyber Essentials certification includes defining the scope, completing the questionnaire, and an external verification from the accrediting body. To help you, we provide certain services. You can choose which ones you want to build your own bespoke package.

    What you get

    • Access to an intelligent online portal that provides guidance at all stages, as well as identifying any potential snag points prior to submission of your final questionnaire.

    • Certification by an accredited assessor with detailed feedback on responses

    • Comprehensive assessment report

    • One free retest *

    • Free Cyber Insurance up to £25,000 **

    • *All identified failures must be remediated within 48hrs of notification.
      **Company needs to have turnover of less than £20 Million, HQ domiciled in UK and have whole company in scope of certification.

Cyber Essentials Plus requirements

To certify for Cyber Essentials Plus, you must have gained the cyber essentials certification within the last 90 days.

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  • In addition to what’s included in Cyber Essentials, Plus also offers external and internal vulnerability assessments, malware exposure assessment, workstation build assessment and mobile device assessment.

    What you get

    • Certification by an accredited assessor with detailed feedback on responses
    • On-site or remote audit, assessing in-scope:
      1. Workstations / Servers
      2. Anti-Malware / Anti-Virus defences
      3. Mobile devices (phones/tablets)
    • External vulnerability assessment
    • Report
    • One free retest *
    • Free Cyber Insurance up to £25,000 **
    *All identified failures must be remediated within 48hrs of notification.
    **Company needs to have turnover of less than £20 Million, HQ domiciled in UK and have whole company in scope of certification.