menu iconCyber Essentials

  • How do I protect my organisation from malicious cyber attacks in the future?
  • How can I reduce the vulnerability of my organisation, both efficiently and economically?

What is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed, industry-supported initiative to provide organisations within and supplying to the public sector with a way of proving that they have a basic level of cyber security controls in place.

Buy Now Download Free Scheme Summary Sample Questionnaire

Key Features

Benefits to your business

Find out more
×

Benefits to your business

  • Protects against over 80% of common cyber threats
  • Certification supports your organisation in the public and private sectors
  • Cyber Essentials branding to showcase your certification
  • Helps to get your organisation ready for GDPR
  • Certification allows you to apply for public sector tenders with mandatory requirements that involve handling sensitive information or providing certain technical products and services.
  • Identifying any areas in your organisation’s cyber security that need improvement

What does it cost

Find out more
×

What does it cost

  • Annual subscription prices start from £445.00 excl. VAT / year and includes:
  • Access to the online self-assessment questionnaire
  • Inclusive support and advice throughout application process
  • No additional costs for retests or Gap Analysis
  • Includes certificate and Cyber Essentials branding for your business
  • Provides 12 months’ certification upon successful application
  • Click here to get started with Cyber Essentials

Comply

Compliance with the Cyber Essentials Scheme has been MANDATORY for IT suppliers to government since 1 October 2014.

This applies to all suppliers bidding for government contracts that involve handling sensitive and personal information.

Cyber Essentials certification helps organisations to prove that they have understood the basic principles of cyber security and show they have taken basic precautions against cyber attacks. It also gives the public sector sight of how seriously organisations looking to work with them take cyber security.

Certification helps organisations look more attractive to potential buyers and means that public sector buyers will not see you as a possible ‘weak link’ in the supply chain.

 

Protect

The controls put in place to achieve Cyber Essentials certification protect a business from around 80% of common cyber attacks. Certification also costs far less than a cyber breach. The Cyber Breaches Survey 2017 report indicated this cost is on average £1,340 per instance.

The cyber attacks that have occurred throughout the last few months have underlined just how under-prepared even large organisations are to deal with these threats.

Private sector organisations as diverse as Yahoo, HBO, Deloitte, Equifax and more have experienced high-profile cyber attacks that have come to light in 2017. The lesson appears to be that no organisation is too big to be unaffected by these threats.

 

Promote

Certification allows your business/organisation to promote itself as cyber secure up to the Cyber Essentials standard level, which can make a real difference when bidding for contracts.

When you receive your Cyber Essentials certificate, you will also receive the relevant Cyber Essentials branding to use on collateral. Cyber Essentials is a globally recognised certification and cuts through the noise.

Buy Now Download Free Scheme Summary Sample Questionnaire

Cyber Essentials Products & Pricing

Cyber Essentials

Find out more
×

Cyber Essentials

Access to the online self-assessment questionnaire

Inclusive support and advice throughout application process

No additional costs for retests or Gap Analysis

Includes certificate and Cyber Essentials branding for your business

Provides 12 months’ certification upon successful application

£300 ex VAT

Cyber Essentials Fast Track

Find out more
×

Cyber Essentials Fast Track

Fast Track application service gets you certified within 24 hours

Access to the online self-assessment questionnaire

Inclusive support and advice throughout application process

No additional costs for retests or Gap Analysis

Includes certificate and Cyber Essentials branding for your business

Provides 12 months’ certification upon successful application

£600 ex VAT

Cyber Essentials Plus

Find out more
×

Cyber Essentials Plus

The price includes expedited remedial assessments if required

Access to the online self-assessment questionnaire

Inclusive support and advice throughout application process

On Site assessment and vulnerability test

Includes certificate and Cyber Essentials branding for your business

Provides 12 months’ certification upon successful application

£2,500 ex VAT