Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is a cyber accreditation scheme that has been developed in conjunction with the UK Government in response to a growing cyber threat.  It sets out the standard baseline for cyber security and protects organisations from 80% of cyber attacks.

Certification is straightforward and affordable and awarded to organisations who can demonstrate, through the completion of a Self Assessment Questionnaire, that they meet the necessary criteria.

In our capacity as a Cyber Essentials Certification body, we offer a range of competitively priced Cyber Essentials Packages to suit your budget, timeframe and level of experience.

Cyber Essentials

DIY
£300
  • Straightforward, secure online self assessment process
  • Assessments usually conducted on the day or submission, or within 24 hours.
  • Fully backed by UK Government
  • Protection from 80% of cyber attacks
  • Includes cyber liability insurance cover (terms apply)
  • Access more business opportunities
  • Reassure your supply chain by displaying the Cyber Essentials badge
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Cyber Essentials

GUIDED
£500
  • Receive remote support and consultancy to help ensure you pass first time
  • Assessments usually conducted on the day or submission, or within 24 hours.
  • Fully backed by UK Government
  • Protection from 80% of cyber attacks
  • Includes cyber liability insurance cover (terms apply)
  • Access to more business opportunities
  • Reassure your supply chain by displaying the Cyber Essentials badge
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Cyber Essentials PLUS

GUIDED
£1995
  • Receive remote support and guidance to help ensure you pass first time
  • We conduct vulnerability scans of your systems once your self assessment is complete
  • Fully backed by UK Government
  • Protection from 80% of cyber attacks
  • Includes cyber liability insurance cover (terms apply)
  • Access more business opportunities
  • Reassure your supply chain by displaying the Cyber Essentials PLUS badge
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The prices quoted above are exclusive of VAT and available to organisations with no more than 25 workstations/5 servers.

Cyber Essentials GUIDED and Cyber Essentials PLUS include up to 4 hours guidance from one of our Cyber Essentials assessors.

Cyber Essentials PLUS pricing includes a assessor visiting your premises (a single site within the UK mainland – excluding the Scottish Highlands) for up to one day, should this be required in order to conduct the necessary system vulnerability tests.  Additional visits will incur an additional charge.

Travel & Subsistence costs we incur during the delivery of your Cyber Essentials Certification will be charged separately at cost.

Full terms and conditions apply.

 

Please contact us if you wish to obtain a bespoke Quotation 

Key Benefits
  • Protection from Cyber Attack – Protect your organisation from up to 80% of IT security breaches.

  • Increase Opportunities – Gain access to UK Government and Commercial business contracts that involve the handling of sensitive and personal information

  • Peace of Mind – Demonstrate to your key stakeholders that you have robust information security measures in place and comply with a Government recognised standard

  •  GDPR Readiness – Helps address compliance requirements such as the EU General Data Protection Act Regulation

  • Cyber Liability Insurance – Automatic cover for organisations with a turnover of less than £20m (terms apply)

Key Requirements

Certification is awarded to organisations that can demonstrate, through the completion of the Self Assessment Questionnaire, that they have 5 mandatory information security measures in place.

  •  Malware protection – the use of appropriate anti-virus software

  • Patch management – having the necessary processes in place to update software

  • Access control – restricting software access to those who need it

  • Secure configuration – setting your systems up securely

  • Boundary firewalls – preventing unauthorised systems access

TWO LEVELS OF ACCREDITATION

In addition to basic Cyber Essentials Certification, it is also possible to obtain Cyber Essentials PLUS.

This is awarded to organisations when the evidence they provide for Cyber Essentials is verified through our external and on-site vulnerability tests.

Certification provides your stakeholders with additional peace of mind, knowing that your IT system security measures have been audited externally by a Cyber Essentials Certification Body.  For this reason, it provides you with a competitive advantage when seeking to obtain and retain customers.

 

 

                         

 

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CYBER ESSENTIALS - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Cyber Essentials certification is awarded to organisations who have submitted a Self Assessment Questionnaire to a Cyber Essentials certified body, and can demonstrate that five key information security controls are in place across their internet facing.

You can initiate your path to Cyber Essentials certification today, by selecting one of our Cyber Essentials Packages that have been designed to suit clients with varying levels of in-house cyber security expertise, budgets and timeframes.

Ultimately, it is down to you to choose which of your systems are in-scope for Cyber Essentials. As a general rule, you should include all Internet end user devices that are connected to the Internet. It is also recommended that you include other Internet facing systems, such as email or application servers.

If you would benefit from support with defining the scope of your Cyber Essentials assessment, then we’ll be happy to help.  Simply select Cyber Essentials Guided Package when you check out online.

As well as Cyber Essentials being a prerequisite to an expanding number of business opportunities, it provides a valuable audit of your current information system practices.

Displaying the Cyber Essentials badge on your website and within your literature will also provide reassurance to your customers and other stakeholders that you have robust Cyber Security measures in place.

Don’t worry.  We can provide you with all the support you need to help you achieve Cyber Essentials certification.

You will receive up to 4 hours support if you select one of our Cyber Essentials Guided packages.

We can also provide additional support should you need it.  Just call us on +44(0)1684 252 770 and we’ll work out the best support package for you.

The process is generally quick. Once we have received your completed your Self Assessment questionnaire, we will aim to assess it within 2 working days.  Assuming all of the answers you provide are compliant, your Cyber Essentials report and certificate will be distributed right away.

If you’re in a real hurry to get your Certification, then let us know and we’ll prioritise your assessment accordingly.

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Cyber Essentials DIY customers:

You will have 7 days days to examine and re-submit your questionnaire feedback.   We can provide you with Remote Support at a cost of just £75 per hour should you need support.

During the initial 7-day period we will provide one Reassessment at no extra charge.  In the event you fail meet all of the necessary Cyber Essentials criteria within this initial 7-day period, you’ll need to re-apply and will incur the assessment fee again.

 

Cyber Essentials GUIDED and Cyber Essentials PLUS customers:

You will receive up to 4 hours support during the Cyber Essentials process to help you pass first time.  This includes Pre-Assessment Consultancy and Questionnaire Feedback.  In the event your revised Questionnaire fails to meet the necessary criteria, they then you’ll have 28 days to re-submit your assessment.

You can utilise any remaining Remote Support you have during this time, or purchase a Remote Support Upgrade from us at a cost of just £75 per hour should you require further support.

During the initial 28-day period we will provide one Reassessment at no extra charge.  Should you fail meet all of the necessary criteria during this time, you’ll need to re-apply and will incur the assessment fee again.

If you select our  Cyber Essentials GUIDED and Cyber Essentials PLUS Packages, you will receive up to 4 hours expert support during your certification journey to help you pass first time.  This includes Pre-Assessment Consultancy and Questionnaire Feedback.

Should you require some extra help, all of our customers can purchase Remote Support at a cost of just £75 per hour.

It is recommended that your organisation maintains it’s Cyber Essentials certification to combat the every growing number of cyber security threats.

An annual re-assessment will ensure that your organisation remains protected and maintains the Cyber Essentials benchmark.

We will provide you with a document that details all of the Self Assessment answers you submitted. It will also include any feedback from our assessor in respect of any non-compliant responses.