About Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed scheme that helps businesses protect themselves against the growing threats. It can reduce the risk of threats to your organisation by over 80% and demonstrates your commitment to cybersecurity to key stakeholders and prospective customers.

Cyber essentials was developed in collaboration with industry partners, including the Information Security Forum (ISF), the Information Assurance for Small and Medium Enterprises Consortium (IASME), and the British Standards Institution (BSI).

Cyber Essentials

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

Certification gives you peace of mind that you are protected against the vast majority of common cyber-attacks simply because these attacks are looking for targets without the Cyber Essentials technical controls in place.

Cyber Essentials Plus

Cyber Essentials Plus is a highly regarded certification, suitable for small and large businesses who are looking for a real improvement in their existing cyber security controls.

Cyber Essentials Plus still has the same simple approach and provides the same protection that you need to put it in place as Cyber Essentials, but with the added benefit of a hands-on technical verification.

PROTECTING YOUR BUSINESS IS OUR TOP PRIORITY, WE HELP YOU TO GUARD AGAINST THE MOST COMMON CYBER THREATS AND DEMONSTRATE YOUR COMMITMENT TO CYBERSECURITY

Why should you get Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials shows you how to address the basics and prevent the most common attacks.
Reassure customers that you are dedicated to secure your organisation against the growing threat landscape
Attract new business with the promise you have effective cybersecurity measures in place
Obtain a clear picture of your organisation's cybersecurity level and security posture
Eliminate the hurdle that some Government contracts require Cyber Essentials certification

Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus?

  • Cyber Essentials
  • Cyber Essentials Plus
Starter Package
Self-Assessment
  • Self- Assessment
  • Online
  • Certification
  • 1 free retest
  • Free cyber insurance (1)
Upgrade Package
Remote Help
  • 1 free retest
  • Certification
  • Free cyber insurance (1)
  • Consultant-led advice at all stages
  • Remote Support (2)
Full Package
On-site Support
  • 1 free retest
  • Certification
  • Free cyber insurance (1)
  • Consultant-led advice at all stages
  • On-site support (3)

Please note, to complete Cyber Essentials Plus, companies must have gained the basic Cyber Essentials certification within the last 3 months.

Starter Package
Audit Only
  • 1 free retest
  • Certification
  • Pre-check
  • CE results report
  • Free cyber insurance (1)
  • External vulnerability scan (4)
  • Workstation assessment (5)
  • On-site audit included
  • Remote
Upgrade Package
Remote Help
  • 1 free retest
  • Certification
  • CE results report
  • Free cyber insurance (1)
  • External vulnerability scan (4)
  • Workstation assessment (5)
  • On-site audit included
  • Consultant-led advice at all stages
  • Remote Support (2)
Full Package
On-site Support
  • 1 free retest
  • Certification
  • CE results report
  • Free cyber insurance (1)
  • External vulnerability scan (4)
  • Workstation assessment (5)
  • On-site audit included
  • Consultant-led advice at all stages
  • On-site support (3)

1 Free cyber insurance available to UK companies with a turnover of less than £20M.

2 Remote support limited to ½ day via telephone, email or video conferencing. Additional days are available at our standard rate.

3 On-site support limited to 1 day. Additional on-site days are available and chargeable at our standard rate.

4 Up to 10 IP addresses.

5 Up to 10 workstations (device builds).

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Frequently asked questions

What are the five key technical controls of Cyber Essentials/Cyber Essentials Plus?

Cyber Essentials looks at five key areas of cybersecurity to ensure your business is operating to strong security standards. These areas are:

  • Access control
  • Firewalls
  • Malware protection
  • Secure configuration
  • Patch Management
What’s the difference between Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus?

A Cyber Essentials assessment consists of completing a questionnaire covering the five key technical controls. Cyber Essentials Plus goes a step further to also include a vulnerability scan of externally facing devices in scope along with a workstation assessment and an internal vulnerability scan.

Does my business have to achieve Cyber Essentials before it achieves Cyber Essentials Plus?

Yes, you must achieve Cyber Essentials first before you can achieve Cyber Essentials Plus.

Does Cyber Essentials Plus require a site visit?

Ideally yes, although in certain circumstances, it can be done remotely.

Do you need to test all the workstations in a business for Cyber Essentials Plus?

If all your workstations are from a common build, we only need to undertake sample-based testing. However, if your organisation has multiple build types and you support BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), then each one will require testing individually.

I have ISO 27001, do I still need Cyber Essentials?

Yes. Cyber Essentials focuses on fundamental IT controls, whereas ISO 27001 takes a more holistic approach, incorporating policies and procedures. As ISO 27001 is much more involved, you’ll find it easier to obtain Cyber Essentials/Cyber Essentials Plus certification if you’re already ISO 27001 compliant. We recommend achieving Cyber Essentials in addition to ISO 27001 as it demonstrates your commitment to good security practices, and some businesses/customers may only look for your Cyber Essentials certification, or not understand the difference between Cyber Essentials and ISO 27001.

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