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Cyber Essentials Accreditation

Help guard your organisation against cyber threats by achieving compliance against the Government-backed scheme. 

Accreditation is available in various formats, to suit your requirements and the level of support you need to protect your organisation from cyber crime.

Centre for Assessment offers Cyber Essentials accreditation (with or without support from our technical experts), Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation to fulfil contractual requirements, or Cyber Essentials Plus Extra if you need the most comprehensive package on the market.

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Fill out the following form to start your Cyber Essentials application.

Cyber Essentials
What is Cyber Essentials?
Accreditation is recommended for any company that stores both company and client data, is governed by GDPR requirements, or simply has a desire to improve their IT infrastructure security.

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.  It is also an increasingly more common requirement for tender applications in the private sector.

In addition to this, heavily regulated sectors like Medical, Legal and Financial, where more sensitive client data is stored, can use the Cyber Essentials scheme to help with regulatory compliance.

For example, The Law Society references Cyber Essentials as a “should have” in both their Lexcel and CQS Management Frameworks.

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The Cyber Essentials Controls

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

  • Secure information
  • Firewalls
  • Access control
  • Malware protection
  • Patch management
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Four Options
Centre for Assessment offers four Cyber Essentials assessment and accreditation options. Each assessment type offers different benefits, depending on what support you need and what level of accreditation your organisation needs.
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Cyber Essentials Accreditation
Cyber Essentials is a self-assessment driven scheme, whereby applicants review their IT infrastructure via an application document. Once completed, this is then returned to Centre for Assessment for review. This scheme is recommended for smaller businesses looking for entry-level cyber protection compliance.

Cost: From £300+VAT

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Supported Cyber Essentials Accreditation
If you need assistance with completing your Cyber Essentials self-assessment questionnaire, we can help. Maybe you are not an IT specialist, or you do not have one in your business. You might be unsure about some of your answers and need reassurance that your submission will be successful.

Fill in the questionnaire and then our technical expert will call you to review your answers and to advise you about any gaps. After the call, you will feel much more confident in your self-assessment and can submit it using our online portal. Our expert will then formally validate your answers and, if successful, you will get your certificate.

This collaborative approach will help you get the most out of Cyber Essentials accreditation.

The cost of this service starts at £300 for Cyber Essentials accreditation and from £300 for the technical support.

Cost: From £600+VAT

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Cyber Essentials Plus
Cyber Essentials Plus offers a much more comprehensive assessment, whereby applicants complete and return a more in-depth application document, which assesses IT infrastructure in greater detail.

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.

Cost: From £1,475+VAT

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Cyber Essentials Plus EXTRA
The new EXTRA scheme covers all the important details of both the Basic and Plus levels of assessment, however, this also includes a full pre-assessment evaluation of client systems, which is then fully reported on.

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.

Cost: From £2,125 + VAT

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The Application Process
Applying for cyber essentials is very simple. All you need to do is complete the form below with your details (a mobile telephone number is a requirement). Once you have completed this stage you will need to click on the pay now which will take you to our secure payment portal. If you need to be invoiced, then there is an option to do this.

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.

A certificate will be provided for a successful outcome of your application which will be valid for 1 year.

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