Help prevent external cyber threats
Cyber Essentials is a UK Government standard for technical controls to help organisations improve the level of IT infrastructure security
This scheme is designed to prevent highly common internet-based attacks which allows organisations to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of stored data on devices on all internet-facing devices.
Once you have completed the application form you will be re-directed to a payment page which will take you to our secure payment portal. If you need to be invoiced, then there is an option to do this.
As it is a Government-mandated scheme, any organisation looking to tender for work with a public-sector body will be required to have met the Cyber Essentials standard and is an increasingly more common requirement for tender applications in the private sector.
In addition to this, heavily regulated industries like Medical, Legal and Financial, where more sensitive client data is stored, may wish to use the Cyber Essentials framework to help with compliance.
In the legal sector, The Law Society references Cyber Essentials as a “should have” in both their Lexcel and CQS Management Frameworks.Apply Now
Cyber Essentials requires only basic information security hygiene measures to be in place, which when implemented correctly, will significantly reduce the level of vulnerability to external cyber-attacks.
Applicable to organisations of any shape and size; the scheme has 5 critical controls
This assessment type also involves penetration testing, mobile device testing and on-site assessment by an ACE registered assessor, who will access the required network and test for any weaknesses or vulnerabilities that may not have been previously found. A full, comprehensive report is then given to the client to highlight findings during the assessment, and any improvements that need to be made to ensure quality Cyber Security. This is then reviewed by the assessor and certification can then be awarded pending results.Apply Now
We then work with clients to help improve and manage systems from the findings of the pre-assessment and help to ensure that any issues are rectified. Once satisfied, you would then be assessed under the scheme rules, following the same process as Cyber Essentials PLUS. If for any reason the standard is not met, this level of assessment will also cover a FREE re-assessment to ensure that clients are given ampler opportunities to ensure that their systems meet the scheme rules. This is recommended for companies that are looking to ensure that they meet the standard with as much support and information as available.
Once payment has been received, you will receive an email from IASME with your login and username. You will also receive an SMS to the mobile number you provided with your passcode.
Once you have logged in to the portal you can start your application. Your application will be verified by a Cyber Essentials auditor and you will be advised of your results.
If you have opted for Cyber Essentials plus an auditor will get in touch with you to arrange the testing of your application.
A certificate will be provided for a successful outcome of your application which will be valid for 1 year.
Please read our F & Q’s for more information.