Cyber Essentials

Protect your organisation through rigorous and industry-standard security practices from a government-backed scheme.

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What is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed scheme that is designed to help you implement and maintain industry-tested policies and measures that protect your organisation.

A Cyber Essentials accreditation provides your business with a way of demonstrating a strong stance of security and helps build trust with customers and suppliers.

% of businesses

Affected by cyber crime last year

+ million reports

Of cyber crime in the last 12 months

Upwards of £

Cost to the business

Importance of Cyber Essentials

Whether you are looking to improve your company's stance on cyber security or you need to achieve Cyber Essentials to help land a project, here are some of the key reasons to take on the accreditation:

Data security

The scheme helps to keep your business up to date on latest best-practice security policies and improve your company's security.

Competitive advantage

Publicly demonstrating a strong stance on security can help you stand out from competitors and build trust with prospective buyers.

Cyber threat awareness

Cyber Essentials helps you stay current on must-have security policies and helps highlight the importance of data security.

Insurance eligibility

Some insurance providers offer discounts or require Cyber Essentials certification for cybersecurity insurance policies.

Frequently asked questions

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Does my business need Cyber Essentials?

Although not often a strict requirement, it's strongly advised that you undertake the certification to help demonstrate strong data security policies and help establish confidence in customers.

How much does it cost?

The accreditation costs £300 (+VAT) with an additional charge for our time to help you prepare your business and ensure all devices are brought to compliance to ensure you pass quickly and hassle-free.

Cyber Essentials vs Cyber Essentials Plus

Both accreditations require you to undergo the same policy implementations. The Plus version requires additional third-party verification to ensure all policies have indeed been put into effect. Whereas the standard Cyber Essentials version is a self-assessment only.

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