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Cyber Essentials

What is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus provide a simple but effective, government backed scheme that will help you to protect your organisation, whatever its size, against a whole range of the most common cyber attacks.

Why do you need Cyber Essentials?

This is Certified cyber security that enables you to:

  • Reassure customers that you are working to secure your IT against cyber attack

  • Attract new business with the promise you have cyber security measures in place

  • Have a clear picture of your organisation's cyber security level

  • Offer services where Government and Private contracts require Cyber Essentials certification.

Certification is consultant led so you don't need any expertise. You'll be provided with the necessary company policies and procedures required or modifications to your existing practises. You'll also get an app that lets you distribute and measure compliance when people have read and agreed to the policies. Finally you'll also receive £25,000 of cyber insurance protection so you have a fail safe should there be a cyber attack against you.

The difference between Essentials and Essentials Plus is that the Plus certification contains an independent, on site assessment (by a qualified auditor). The auditor will review your cybersecurity measures and verify that your data handling skills conform to the Cyber Essentials standards. At this point, you’ve demonstrated that Cybersecurity Essentials are in place and active.

Cyber Essentials Plus is recommended to those who want a thorough assessment of their cybersecurity measures. It also lays the foundation towards further certification for GDPR.


It all starts with a complimentary assessment of where you are today with your cyber countermeasures. You'll receive a report and guidance on how you can better protect your business.  To book or if you have any questions, please email us at or call us at 01628 902909.

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