CYBER ESSENTIALS

Improve your company’s cyber security credentials by having the correct security controls in place.

What is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials is an effective, Government backed scheme that will help you to protect your organisation, whatever its size, against the most common cyber attacks.
 
Our world is more connected than ever. This presents a tremendous opportunity for cyber criminals to exploit weaknesses in computer systems and IT networks. Cyber attacks are on the rise, they can come in many forms, but the majority are quite simple in nature. They’re the digital equivalent of a thief trying your front door to see if it’s unlocked. 

Cyber Essentials is designed to prevent these attacks.


SupPortal UK is a recognised certification body. We offer two levels of certification, Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus.

Cyber Essentials - Frequently Asked Questions

Cyber Essentials is a UK Government backed scheme designed to help organisations of any size to protect themselves against the most common cyber threats.

Businesses who achieve Cyber Essentials Certification demonstrate their commitment and consideration to strengthening their defences against common cyber threats. In doing so, they also reduce their vulnerabilities to such attacks. 

While Cyber Essentials certification is not mandatory for everyone, for certain businesses it is a compulsory requirement in order to secure certain contracts. 

Cyber Essentials certification is a mandatory requirement for businesses looking to achieve specific government contracts. Without the certification, you will not be able to bid for these contracts at all. 

In general terms, you will need to achieve certification if your business contract would involve the handling of any personal information, or the delivery of certain IT products and/or services. 

Your business should look to achieve Cyber Essentials certification if you will be required to:

  • Handle the personal information of any UK citizens; i.e. bank details or home addresses.
  • Handle the personal information of any government employees, ministers, or advisors; i.e. payroll or expenses information.
  • Deliver IT products or services designed to store, process, or transfer data at an official level.

 

Cyber Essentials certification is required for businesses entering into these contracts. It demonstrates that they have achieved the standards and meet the technical requirements defined by the scheme.

For all businesses looking to bid for government contracts that involve one of the above characteristics, it makes business sense to consider achieving Cyber Essential certification first.

 

The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) requires all its suppliers to comply with the Cyber Essentials Scheme. 

This requirement applies to organisations that directly conduct business with the MOD, as well as organisations that deliver further down the MOD supply chain. 

Therefore if your business has any dealings whatsoever with the MOD, you must be Cyber Essentials certified to carry on doing this business, or to win any contracts in the future. 

 

Failure to have it in place could mean future contracts not being renewed or awarded, putting all your hard work and organisation in jeopardy.

Yes.

Cyber Essentials is an increasingly important certification for all businesses in the UK. 

Even though it’s not mandatory, the rise of cyber attacks, and consequences of data breaches rightly means consumers are searching for evidence that your business takes its responsibilities and their data seriously, by investing in their cyber defences. 

With Cyber Essentials, you can quickly prove to your customers, clients, and stakeholders that you are committed to maintaining the highest standards of cyber security with your Cyber Essentials Certification. 

It simply makes good business sense to invest in certification, to reduce your risk and mitigate any losses, in the event an attack occurs. 

Get your organisation Cyber Essentials Certified
prices start from £300

Cyber Essentials

Online Self Assessment
£ 300
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Yearly
  • Secure online assessment portal
  • Assessment marked within 48hrs
  • £25K cyber Liability Insurance *
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Cyber Essentials

Our self-assessment option gives you protection against a wide variety of the most common cyber attacks. This is important because vulnerability to basic attacks can mark you out as target for more in-depth unwanted attention from cyber criminals and others. Certification gives you peace of mind that your defences will protect against the vast majority of common cyber attacks simply because these attacks are looking for targets which do not have the Cyber Essentials technical controls in place. Cyber Essentials shows you how to address those basics and prevent the most common attacks.

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Cyber Essentials

Our self-assessment option gives you protection against a wide variety of the most common cyber attacks. This is important because vulnerability to basic attacks can mark you out as target for more in-depth unwanted attention from cyber criminals and others. Certification gives you peace of mind that your defences will protect against the vast majority of common cyber attacks simply because these attacks are looking for targets which do not have the Cyber Essentials technical controls in place. Cyber Essentials shows you how to address those basics and prevent the most common attacks.

Cyber Essentials Plus

Online Audit
£ 1100
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Yearly
  • Online Audit
  • External Vulnerability Assessment
  • Internal Vulnerability Assessment *
  • Testing of Malware protection *
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Cyber Essentials Plus

Cyber Essentials Plus still has the Cyber Essentials trademark simplicity of approach, and the protections you need to put in place are the same, but for Cyber Essentials Plus a hands-on technical verification is carried out. Alternatively you can familiarise yourself with cyber security terminology, gaining enough knowledge to begin securing your IT.

Cyber Essentials Plus

Cyber Essentials Plus still has the Cyber Essentials trademark simplicity of approach, and the protections you need to put in place are the same, but for Cyber Essentials Plus a hands-on technical verification is carried out. Alternatively you can familiarise yourself with cyber security terminology, gaining enough knowledge to begin securing your IT.

Cyber Essentials Online Self Assessment

 

Our Cyber Essentials online self-assessment option gives you protection against a wide variety of the most common cyber attacks.

This is important because vulnerability to basic attacks can mark you out as target for more in-depth unwanted attention from cyber criminals and others. 

Certification gives you peace of mind that your defences will protect against the vast majority of common cyber attacks simply because they are looking for targets which do not have the Cyber Essentials technical controls in place. 

Cyber Essentials shows you how to address those basics and prevent the most common attacks.

Cyber Essentials Plus

 

Cyber Essentials Plus still has the Cyber Essentials trademark simplicity of approach,  and all the protections are the same. 

However, for Cyber Essentials Plus, a hands-on, technical verification is carried out. 

Alternatively you can familiarise yourself with cyber security terminology, gaining enough knowledge to begin securing your IT.