Cyber Essentials is a government-backed cyber security certification scheme that aims to encourage a good baseline of cyber security hygiene across organisations of all sizes in all sectors. Compliant implementations of the following controls can help protect your business from the most common internet-based attacks.

  1. Boundary firewalls and Internet Gateways.
  2. Secure Configuration.
  3. User Access Control.
  4. Malware Protection.
  5. Patch Management.

Save money

Commercial Advantage

Having Cyber Essentials can lower insurance premiums, as insurance agencies look favourably on it. The UK Government states Cyber Essentials is required when bidding for contracts that involve the handling of personal and sensitive information. With GDPR incoming this will probably become the norm in the private sector as well.

Reduce likelihood of cyber incident


The scheme targets five controls, that when implemented can help prevent around 80% of cyber-attacks. The scheme demonstrates to investors, clients, suppliers and regulators that you have taken safety measures to reduce cyber risks.
The first step to Cyber Essentials certification is the self-assessment questionnaire:
  • You will be required define the scope of your certification.

  • Complete the simple questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the standard.

  • Your submission is independently validated by one of our experienced assessors.

  • Our assessors may contact you directly for any clarifications.

  • On completion of successful validation, you will receive Cyber Essentials certification.

Once you have completed stage 1 of Cyber Essentials, which is a pre-requisite for
Cyber Essentials Plus, you can opt to have your technical controls independently tested and verified.
  • A vulnerability assessment is carried out of your internal infrastructure to ensure devices
    are patched, configured securely and are protected with anti-malware.

  • Where multiple sites are in scope, a sample of sites will be tested.

  • On completion of successful validation, you will receive Cyber Essentials Plus certification.

For further information on our range of Cyber Essentials services, please contact us on +44 (0) 330 303 1444 or send us an email [email protected] and we will be happy to discuss your requirements.

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