Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials helps you to guard your organisation against cyber attack. Cyber Essentials is suitable for all organisations of any size, in any sector


What is Cyber Essentials

With over 80% of UK businesses vulnerable to avoidable security threats, the Cyber Essentials framework has been designed as a strong security baseline for every business in every industry. Cyber Essentials is a simple but effective Government backed scheme that will help you protect your business, whatever its size, against a whole range of the most common cyber attacks.

Cyber Essentials is an effective, Government backed scheme that will help you to protect your organisation, whatever its size, against a whole range of the most common cyber attacks.

Cyber attacks come in many shapes and sizes, but the vast majority are very basic in nature, carried out by relatively unskilled individuals. They’re the digital equivalent of a thief trying your front door to see if it’s unlocked. Our advice is designed to prevent these attacks.

There are two levels of certification.

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Why do i need Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is a simple but effective Government backed scheme that will help you protect your business, whatever its size, against a whole range of the most common cyber attacks.

Prevent around 80% of Cyber Attacks

By correctly implementing the five basic security controls, the Cyber Essentials scheme will help you reduce the impact of such threats as Phishing attacks, Malware, Ransomware, Password-guessing attacks, Network attacks.

Win new business

Boost your reputation and attract new business by assuring customers you take cyber security seriously and have cyber security measures in place.

Work with the UK government and MOD

Cyber Essentials will permit you to work with the UK government and Cyber Essentials Plus will allow you to work with the MOD.

Demonstrate Supply Chain Security

Achieving Cyber Essentials certification will help you demonstrate your commitment to data protection and cyber security.

Be listed on the NCSC's datbase

Cyber Essentials certificates issued in the previous 12 months will be displayed on the NCSC website, showing suppliers your commitment to protecting your and your customers’ data. The NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) has reviewed what influence Cyber Essentials has on cyber security attitudes and behaviours. It found 93% of certified organisations are confident that they are protected against common, Internet-based cyber attacks; 61% of certified organisations say they are more likely to choose suppliers with Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus certification; and Certified organisations are more likely to implement cyber security controls beyond the scheme’s five controls, and are more aware of the risks posed by cyber attacks.

Solutions & pricing to suit every business

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

Cyber Essentials
from £499/per year
  • Our self-assessment option gives you protection against a wide variety of the most common cyber attacks. This is important because vulnerability to basic attacks can mark you out as target for more in-depth unwanted attention from cyber criminals and others. Certification gives you peace of mind that your defences will protect against the vast majority of common cyber attacks simply because these attacks are looking for targets which do not have the Cyber Essentials technical controls in place. Cyber Essentials shows you how to address those basics and prevent the most common attacks.
Cyber Essentials Plus
for large businesses
from £1999/per year
  • Cyber Essentials Plus still has the Cyber Essentials trademark simplicity of approach, and the protections you need to put in place are the same, but for Cyber Essentials Plus a hands-on technical verification is carried out. Alternatively you can familiarise yourself with cyber security terminology, gaining enough knowledge to begin securing your IT.

Getting certified

Our Cyber Security team can help you to get certified. 

There is also the Cyber Essentials readiness toolkit that we can help you with. Your responses to the questions in the toolkit helps create a personal action plan to help you move towards meeting the Cyber Essentials requirements. The action plan includes links to specific guidance on how to meet the requirements.

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