Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed and industry-supported certification scheme that helps businesses protect themselves against the growing threat of cyber attacks and provides a clear statement of the basic controls organisations should have in place to protect them.
Gaining Cyber Essentials certification enables organisations to showcase their credentials as trustworthy and secure when it comes to cyber security.
Cyber Essentials is a certification that will protect your business against the most common cyber security threats. This certification will ensure you are more cyber secure. The logo can be displayed on your website, to show your customers that you take the security and privacy of their data seriously.
Our expert consultants have helped a range of businesses achieve this certification. We will guide you through the whole process to make achieving this certification as easy as possible.
If you already have the certification but it is expiring, we offer a renewal service that allows us to help you re-assess any changes you have made within your business and then re-submit to get certified.
Why should you get Cyber Essentials?
Re-assure customers that you are working to secure your IT against cyber threats by protecting their data
Attract new business with the assurance you have cyber security measures in place
Understanding of your organisation's cyber security
Allows you to do business where some Government contracts require certification
Free Cyber Security Insurance when you get certified
The value of working with Cybx
By engaging with the Cybx team, we can help you get certified, and take the stress and pressure away from your management team who may not understand the technical questions being asked.
This will allow you to carry on with your business while we carry out the work on your behalf.
We are always understanding if you need a quick certification turnaround. Maybe you need it for a potential customer or to work with government.
After 1-2 days your questionnaire will be submitted, and results will be returned within a week. If, for whatever reason, your first submission fails, we will be there to help re-submit after any changes needed.
All new Cyber Essential Certificates have a 12-month expiry date.
Yes, overseas organisations are able to get Cyber Essentials Certification
A board member from the organisation signs a declaration to confirm that the assessment answers are correct. This is followed by a evaluation of the responses by a qualified assessor who works for a certification body.
Should you pass, you will received a Cyber Essentials Certification.
Should you happen to fail, you will receive feedback on areas which need to be addressed, allowing you to know where to improve depending if you wish to re-apply for Cyber Essentials or simply wish to improve your Cyber Security.
It usually takes 1 - 3 working days from the time you submit your assessment. If you have a strict deadline and therefore require it done quicker, you can let IASME know and they can try fast-track assessments.
Some Government contracts may require you to be Cyber Essentials certified or to be able to demonstrate that the technical controls are in place, with requirements and exceptions varying between different departments.