Confidently carry out business objectives, knowing that your business is protected against common cyber-attacks.
Cyber Essentials is a government-backed cyber security certification scheme which provides organisations with the 5 key controls which will help to manage cyber threats and prevent cyber-attacks.
Excellent gap-analysis/audit. Thank you. Very constructive advice given. Subject experts, Very pleased.Naj Hassan, Business Analyst
I would like to thank your Consultant for his excellent advice and for taking us through the process in such a painless way. He has been great to work with.Andy Shaw, CEO
As last year, it was great to have an auditor who not only reviewed all our evidence, but was also so well-informed on the standard, and able to offer useful advice.Sarah Gordon, Associate Director
We were particularly impressed by your Consultant. He was very pleasant, approachable and informative. He made us feel the gaining the certifications was achievable.Sandra Kelly, Office Manager
How to get Cyber Essentials
With QMS ‘ simple 3 step certification process you can achieve certification in under 45 days.
Cyber Essentials Assist: Pre-assessment consultancy
Upgrade to the Cyber Essentials Assist service and we will include a pre-assessment consultancy with one our experienced Cyber Essential Consultants to support you as you prepare for the Assessment. During the consultancy they will offer advice and guidance on the requirements of the scheme – helping you to increase your chances of passing the online assessment first time.
Cyber Essentials Certification Process:
1. Online Assessment
To begin the process you will be provided with access to Pervade, the online Cyber Essentials Certification Scheme Portal. Here, you will be presented with a series of questions which you must answer. Once completed, an SBCS Consultant will issue a report, highlighting any areas that require improvement.
Now it’s time to make sure any required process or procedural changes are made, as highlighted in the Report. Where changes are required, evidence of these can submitted to Pervade a second time, at no additional cost (further submissions are chargeable at the standard rate).
Finally, an SBCS Assessor will review your answers and evidence to check that the appropriate measures are in place. Once they are satisfied, you will be awarded the Cyber Essentials Certificate, along with a copy of the Report.
How much does it cost to get Cyber Essentials?
Our Cyber Essentials Certification fees will vary depending on the service you choose. With the basic Cyber Essentials Online Assessment you will be provided access to complete the online assessment and, providing you pass, achieve Certification. With Cyber Essentials Assist you will benefit from all of the same services, but with extra training and consultancy to help you understand the requirements of Cyber Essentials Scheme and increase your chances of passing the online assessment first time.
To find out how much Cyber Essentials Certification could cost your organisation, please contact our Information Security Advisors today or alternatively you can obtain an instant quote by completing the online fee calculator below.
How long will it take to get Cyber Essentials?
The Certification process can be completed in under 45 days. Once certified, to maintain compliance and certification, you will need to complete the online assessment every 12 months. If you would like to achieve a high level of assurance we recommend you upgrade to the Cyber Essentials Plus Service which also includes an on-site assessment – providing verification of your cyber security processes.