Cyber Essentials Plus


Cyber Essentials Plus

From £1,395

Level-up your certification to show you’re serious about cyber security.

Cyber Essentials Plus is the next step in your cyber security journey – an advanced government-backed initiative for businesses looking to take extra measures to protect against common cyber threats.

Around a quarter of those businesses who take the Cyber Essentials certification go on to achieve Cyber Essentials Plus.

As an IASME approved assessor for the Cyber Essentials Plus accreditations, we offer a range of options to support you in your journey to certification, depending on your requirements and internal technical ability.

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Get Cyber Essentials Certified

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Formalise Your Security

Our process gives you and your team a clear picture of your current cyber security standard and ensures that key processes and policies are formally documented in case the worst should happen.

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Win More Business

Public contracts involving personal data have required Cyber Essentials since 2014. The MOD implemented this policy in 2016, with many businesses following suit. Certification can make the difference when it comes to winning big contracts.

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Cyber Liability Insurance

Upon achieving certification, any UK organisation with turnover below £20m automatically qualifies for AXA Cyber Liability Insurance, including a 24-hour helpline, crisis support, and incident response up to £25,000.

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Set Yourself Apart

A Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation is a great selling point for your business. No matter who your clients are - from SMEs to FTSE 100 companies - they need to know you are taking their data security seriously.

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Employee Engagement

The certification process builds cyber security awareness within your organisation, educates your people on essential security practices, and equips them to respond to potential threats.

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Peace of Mind

You can sleep soundly at night knowing that your systems and applications are secured against 80% of cyber attacks, allowing you to focus on what matters most – your business objectives.

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How Much Does Cyber Essentials Plus Cost?

Prices for a Cyber Essentials Plus certification start from just £1,395.

Prices can vary depending on the size of your organisation, and the level of support that would like to receive from us.

Cyber Essentials Plus Certification Process

Cyber Essentials Plus is assessed against the same five key controls as Cyber Essentials.

While your Cyber Essentials certification was self-assessed and independently verified, the Cyber Essentials Plus certification includes a Vulnerability Assessment and a Remote Technical Audit of your systems.

A qualified assessor from CyberLab will perform a remote audit on a sample of devices from across your organisation to ensure that their configuration meets the requirements.

Our team will perform a Vulnerability Assessment across these machines to confirm patching and configuration is at an acceptable standard.

We will conduct an external port scan of your internet-facing IP addresses to ensure you are free from obvious vulnerabilities and misconfigurations.

The configuration of your default email and internet browsers will be thoroughly tested to see how well they prevent the execution of potentially malicious files.

We will take screenshots throughout the process to document your configuration compliance to the Cyber Essentials Plus standard.

After you have achieved accreditation, we will review and resubmit your certification each year to ensure you are always compliant.

Not only are we authorised Cyber Essentials Plus assessors, we are also able to provide bespoke consultancy services to assist your team in meeting and maintaining the high standard of security required.

With our expert advice, you’ll pass first time.

Frequently Asked Questions

• Protects your organisation from approximately 80% of cyber-attacks, according to the UK government.
• Demonstrates your commitment to security and data protection to customers and stakeholders.
• Boosts your reputation and increases your chance of securing new business by showing you have cyber-security measures in place.
• Cyber Essentials permits you to work with the UK government, Cyber Essentials Plus makes you eligible to work with the MoD.
• Lets you focus on your business objectives, knowing you are secure.

The Cabinet Office’s note to Procurement Officers is available to read online – this specifies where the Cyber Essentials certification is mandated.

It is noted that an increasing number of government and commercial organizations are requiring this certification of their suppliers, even though they are not mandated to do this through the Procurement Policy Notice.

The Cyber Essentials Plus certification must be carried out within three months of achieving the Cyber Essentials accreditation.

Cyber Essentials Plus requires an on-site audit which can be scheduled as soon as a signed order is request and a Cyber Essentials pass is in place.

Your CyberLab assessor will get in touch when it’s almost time to re-certify. 

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Whether you’re looking to implement basic cyber security best practice, improve your existing defences, or introduce a new system or solution, our team of expert consultants, engineers, and ethical hackers are here to help.

Our team specialise in creating bespoke security solutions and testing packages to improve and maintain your security posture.

We are 100% vendor agnostic and will only ever recommend the best products and solutions for your requirements.

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