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.
As more media stories emerge of organisations exposing customers’ information to cyber threats, it is becoming increasingly important that you protect your organisation against cyber-attacks and demonstrate this to your customers.
Cyber Essentials is a government backed cyber security certification scheme which provides you with the 5 key controls needed to manage cyber threats and prevent around 80% of cyber-attacks from happening.
With QMS, you can implement these controls to protect your organisation against the vast majority of cyber attacks. By choosing our Cyber Essentials Assist service, you can benefit from the experience of our consultants, who will support you along the way. They’ll provide advice and guidance to help you increase your chances of passing the Cyber Essentials Online Assessment first time.
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:
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)
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Overview of the different options available for QMS customers looking to implement the Cyber Essentials Scheme
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.
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.
At QMS we are constantly updating our approach and process to meet the latest changes in how Cyber Essentials works.
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