Cyber Essentials is an 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.
Cyber attacks come in many shapes and sizes, but the vast majority are very basic in nature, carried out by relatively unskilled individuals. They’re the digital equivalent of a thief trying your front door to see if it’s unlocked. Our advice is designed to prevent these attacks.
There are two levels of certification: Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus
Our self-assessment option gives you protection against a wide variety of the most common cyber attacks. This is important because vulnerability to basic attacks can mark you out as target for more in-depth unwanted attention from cyber criminals and others.
Certification gives you peace of mind that your defences will protect against the vast majority of common cyber attacks simply because these attacks are looking for targets which do not have the Cyber Essentials technical controls in place.
Cyber Essentials shows you how to address those basics and prevent the most common attacks.
Cyber Essentials Plus
This higher level of assurance involves completing the online assessment followed by a technical audit of the systems that are in-scope for Cyber Essentials. This includes a representative set of user devices, all internet gateways and all servers with services accessible to unauthenticated internet users. Your assessor will test a suitable random sample of these systems (typically around 10 per cent) and then make a decision on whether further testing is required.
You will need to complete your Cyber Essentials PLUS audit within 3 months of your last Cyber Essentials basic certification. Alternatively, you can complete the online assessment as part of the Cyber Essentials PLUS certification. The assessor will often have to visit your head office and a representative sample of your other offices in order to carry out the tests.
The cost of a Cyber Essentials PLUS assessment starts from £1700+Vat but will depend on the size and complexity of your network
|Micro Organisations||0-9 Employees||£300+VAT|
|Small Organisations||10-49 Employees||£400+VAT|