Cyber Essentials

Protect against cyber attacks, win more business, and save money with a Cyber Essentials certification

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Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed scheme designed to help businesses protect themselves from the most common cyber-attacks. These attacks are very basic in nature and failure to prepare for them makes you low hanging fruit for a cybercriminal trying their luck.
A Cyber Essentials Certification is also a great way to demonstrate your professionalism and commitment to cyber security, which as we’ll see later, has further benefits.

What are the benefits of a Cyber Essentials Certification?

You’ll be more aware of the most common – and easiest to avoid – cyber-attacks.

You’ll demonstrate to your customers that you’re taking cyber security seriously. This can strengthen the relationship you have and quite possibly lead to further business from them.

Equally, you’ll demonstrate to your prospects that you’re taking cyber security seriously. This can prove useful during the sales process and help you to win more business.

You’ll be able to reduce your insurance premiums.

You’ll also be able to win more business by being featured on the Government’s Cyber Essentials Directory.

You’ll be able to win potentially better-quality business too. Namely Government contracts as they require everyone they work with to have a Cyber Essentials Certification.

You’ll be more efficient as a business. The Cyber Essentials Certification will offer a holistic view of your security, presenting a clearer idea of how your security systems are behaving.

The Cyber Essentials Certification has two routes to go down

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Cyber Essentials

A self-assessment that takes you through all the competencies required for avoiding the most common cyber-attacks. These include:

Using a Firewall

Controlling access to your data and services

Keeping your devices and software up to date

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Cyber Essentials Plus

All the requirements of a Cyber Essentials Certification but with hands-on technical verification performed on your premises. This involves manually testing your anti-malware practices. You’ll also receive authenticated vulnerability scans on workstations.

Cyber Essentials Plus certification is ideal for the business that wants to be doubly sure their cyber security is firing on all cylinders whilst demonstrating their extra dedication and professionalism.


What our full Cyber Essentials Certification plan looks like

To make our Cyber Essentials Certification package transparent and prevent you from being tied into any high-cost work, we follow a simple 3 step plan. If after Step 1 you decide that it’s not cost-effective to pursue the certification, you’re free to stop the process.

Step 1


We come to your office and assess your current security solutions and create a report detailing any steps that are necessary to get you Cyber Essentials certified.

Once complete we will discuss any work which is required to become Cyber Essentials compliant.

A fixed fee of £500 +VAT

Step 2


Using our report, we make remedial changes to your security policies, servers, network, and firewall.

If our report doesn’t list any hardware upgrades, this will see your business completing the Cyber Essentials process and becoming certified.

A fixed fee of £1000 +VAT

Step 3


If your existing network infrastructure isn’t able to meet the Cyber Essentials criteria, we will document this in our initial report.

Sometimes upgrading your firewall or security products will be enough to meet their criteria, while with some networks it may involve replacing PCs and other devices.

If your business requires Step 3, we will go over all the options
whilst ensuring you’re getting value for money and the right solution for your business.

Since we don’t have salespeople and we’re not driven by commission we’ll only offer you the security services we think you need to become certified. In fact, most of the time Cyber Essentials Certifications can happen with just a simple report and a few changes to your network. That means zero additional hardware costs.

If you’re ready to take advantage of a Cyber Essentials Certification, click below to book a call with one of our team members today. Alternatively, if you’re just looking to improve your cybersecurity click below to download our quick guide to becoming more cyber-secure.

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