Cyber Essentials Certification

 Take Control of Your Cyber Security...

In the Most Affordable & Efficient Way

Cyber Security has become a hot topic over recent years - and for good reason. Nearly all organisations have moved their business practices online and charities specifically store a large amount of personal data - making them a primary target for cybercriminals.

Financial loss, reputational damage, operational downtime and legal action are all consequences that charites face as a result of a cyber attack or data breach. By implementing Cyber Essentials, UK organisations are seeing a decline in the number of breaches and showcasing greater control of their security practices. 

We've partnered with Cyber Tec Security to assist charities to achieve the government backed Cyber Essentials  and Cyber Essentials+ certification - proven to reduce your risk of a cyber attack by 80%.


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Goverment Backed Certification

What is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials Certification Mark

Cyber Essentials is a UK Government operated scheme that was introduced in 2014 by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to offer small-medium sized businesses a straightforward and affordable way to tackle the growing cyber threat and achieve a good standard of cyber security.

By aligning with the five critical technical controls that make up the Cyber Essentials standard, businesses are able to protect themselves from up to 80% of common internet-based attacks as well as demonstrate to clients and prospects that they take cyber security and data protection seriously.  

To get certified, an organisation must work with an approved Certification Body operating under The Information Assurance for Small and Medium Enterprises Consortium (IASME), who can mark the Cyber Essentials assessment upon completion. 

What's the difference between Cyber Essentials Basic and Plus?

There are two levels of certification to the Cyber Essentials scheme. In its most basic form, Cyber Essentials can be achieved by completing a self-assessed online questionnaire, with the answers checked by a qualified Certification Body to determine whether that business aligns with the standard.

The highest level of certification, Cyber Essentials Plus, involves an in-depth scan and vulnerability analysis of an organisation’s systems by a qualified assessor who will personally verify whether or not the standard is being met. 

Get Certified. Stay Protected

How it Works

Cyber Essentials Trade Mark

We provide a qualified engineer to assist and guide you with the security assessment, provided in partnership with Cyber Tec. You can choose to complete the 'basic' Cyber Essentials certification, or take your security to the next level and complete both the Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essential+ certification (our recommendation!)

Level 1 

A Cyber Essentials certification shows your clients and customers that you care about your cybersecurity whereas Cyber Essentials Plus shows you are doing absolutely everything in your control to protect their data and this is verified by an ‘auditor’.

Level 2

Cyber Essentials Plus Trademark

Cyber Essentials Plus requires the use of an external certifying body throughout the entire certification process, however you are again supported through this process by completing a "pre-assessment" which highlights the areas of vulnerability within your cybersecurity, to ensure you make the correct remedial actions in order to pass the actual assessment, so you can avoid any re-certification costs. 


Our partners Cyber Tec Security operate under the IASME Consortium who, as of 1st April 2020, are the sole accreditation body for Cyber Essentials in the United Kingdom

Why Should I Get Cyber Essentials?

Safe Guarding, Showcasing Resliance & Opportunites...

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Complete Overview

Cyber Essentials allows you to have a complete overview of your Cyber Security, giving you a clear picture of what controls you have put in place and the option to restrict employee access to certain data. With over 95% of data breaches being a result of human error, minimising the risk is key.

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Future Tenders

Charities who implement Cyber Essentials, demonstrate a professional approach to protecting data and and allows them to stand out from competitors, which puts them in a better postion to tender for specific contracts and future funding opportunities.

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Reduce Risk

While certification offers new business opportunities and showcases commitment to protecting data,  the biggest benefit to organisations is reducing the risk of cyber attack by 80%. By taking control of your security practices, you'll identify the areas of weakness and implement easy fixes to build a resiliant infrastructure designed to keep criminials out.

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Cost Effective

Investing in Cyber Essentials outweighs the expense and reprecussion which could occur in the event of a data breach, which can include regulatory fines up to £17.5 million or 4% of annual turnover (whichever is greater!) Implementing Cyber Essentials reduces your liability and insures your organisation in a worst case scenario.

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Assessed Remotely

You won't need to worry about disruption to your daily work process, as Cyber Tec assess your security controls 100% remotely. If there are any risk areas which need to fixed prior to examination we guarantee minimal downtime for a long term benefit for your company.

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Engineer Assistance

We understand you might not have the expertise or even the time to assess your current security practices. Thats why we provide a qualified engineer to assist through the certification process. For those undertaking the Cyber Essentials Plus, we complete the "pre-assessment," to assure  a first time pass, involving unlimited sessions with our the chief assessor and unlimited scanning to confirm alignment with the standard.

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 Get Certified - Choose Your Certification

Your account manager will liaise directly with you on your assessment via video call or email support, guiding you until you are ready to submit and pass first time. 

Examples of what Cyber Essentials/+ certification includes

What is assessed under the Cyber Essentials Certification process?

The 5 Technical Controls

The 5 Technical Controls Measured in Cyber Essentials Certification