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Cyber Essentials Certification

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Stygian Cyber Security simplifies  your Cyber Essentials certification. Defend your business against data breaches, win more contracts, and maintain your staff Cyber Awareness Training. Explore our flexible Cyber Essentials & Cyber Essentials Plus packages.

Why should you get Cyber Essentials?

  • Reassure customers that you are working to secure your IT against cyber attack
  • Attract new business with the promise you have cyber security measures in place
  • You have a clear picture of your organisation’s cyber security level
  • Some Government contracts require Cyber Essentials certification
  • Lower Your Insurance Premiums
  • Protect Your Business From Common Cyber Attacks

Irrespective of your company size, you could be a target of a cyber attack. 

The damage caused by a cyber security breach will ripple down your supply chain. To ensure they are not the weakest link, organisations need to evaluate their threat profile, implement strategies and employee training in cyber security. The fines and costs associated with data breach can put small organisations out of business or cause irreparable damage.

Cyber Essentials & government contracts

If you would like to bid for central government contracts which involve handling sensitive and personal information or the provision of certain technical products and services, you will require Cyber Essentials Certification. More information is available on the website.

What Are The Requirements for Cyber Essentials certification?

You’ll need to provide evidence against 5 technical controls. Download our FREE Cyber Essentials guide.

How Much Does It Cost To Become Cyber Essentials And Plus Certified?​

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Cyber Essentials

For 1-9 employees
£ 295 ex VAT
  • Cyber Essentials certification
  • 25k free cyber Insurance

Cyber Essentials

For 10-249 employees
£ 345 Ex VAT
  • Cyber Essentials certification
  • 25k free cyber Insurance

Cyber Essentials

For 250+ employees
£ 395 Ex VAT
  • Cyber Essentials certification
  • 25k free cyber Insurance

Find the right Cyber Essentials Plus solution


Cyber Essentials Plus

For 1-9 employees
£ 1,555 ex VAT
  • Cyber Essentials certification
  • 25k free cyber Insurance
  • Cyber Essentials Plus certification

Cyber Essentials Plus

For 10-249 employees
£ 2,355 Ex VAT
  • Cyber Essentials certification
  • 25k free cyber Insurance
  • Cyber Essentials Plus certification

Cyber Essentials Plus

For 250+ employees
£ 2,755 Ex VAT
  • Cyber Essentials certification
  • 25k free cyber Insurance
  • Cyber Essentials Plus certification

Why Choose Stygian Cyber Security As Your Cyber Essentials Assessor?​

We offer a simplified certification process with guided questionnaires and support.

Trusted by world leading companies

Each year we help hundreds of companies prove their cyber credentials and protect their business with Cyber Essentials certification.

Subject Matter Experts

Our knowledgeable and experienced consultants ensure you always benefit from the latest industry developments.

Custom Packages and Subscriptions

We offer the right level of support to ease your journey to certification. Only pay for what you need, thanks to our packages of tiered service and support.

Free enhanced cyber insurance

Get £25k free enhanced cyber insurance when you achieve Cyber Essentials certification with us.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Cyber Essentials Certification

Do certificates have an expiry date?

All new certificates issued by IASME will have a 12-month expiry date.

My organisation is not based in the UK. Can I still obtain Cyber Essentials certification?

Yes, organisations overseas are able to get certificates.

How are Cyber Essentials assessments verified?

A board member from your organisation signs a declaration to confirm that the assessment answers are true. A qualified assessor from Stygian Cyber Security then evaluates the responses.

In the event that you pass you receive a certificate.

If you fail, you will receive feedback so you know which areas need to be addressed should you either want to re-apply for Cyber Essentials certification or take the opportunity to improve your cyber security.

Do I have to obtain the first level of Cyber Essentials before going on to Cyber Essentials Plus?

You need to complete the Cyber Essentials assessment as part of the Cyber Essentials Plus certification, and this must be completed prior to the Cyber Essentials Plus assessment. Alternatively, you can complete your Cyber Essentials Plus assessment within 3 months of your last Cyber Essentials certification.

Do I need Cyber Essentials to bid for a Government contract?

Some Government contracts may require you to be Cyber Essentials certified or to be able to demonstrate that the technical controls are in place.

In the first instance please confirm with the Government department their expectations with regards to Cyber Essentials. Requirements and exemptions may vary between department, so it is important that you are able to seek clarification for each contract.

What is the difference between Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus?

Both Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus demonstrate that your organisation is taking cyber security seriously and has the five technical controls in place: access controls, firewalls and routers, malware protection, secure configuration, and software updates.

Cyber Essentials is an independently verified self-assessment questionnaire and the goal is to get all questions correct/compliant to obtain a pass.

Cyber Essentials Plus is the next step after Cyber Essentials. It can be thought of as an independent verification of everything that was claimed in Cyber Essentials. This extra level of scrutiny means your Cyber Essentials Plus badge will hold more weight with potential customers.

Whilst Cyber Essentials Plus is the more expensive of the two, it is held in higher regard and much of the work is done by the Certification Body. If you feel a bit overwhelmed and don’t know where to start, don’t worry – we have a range of packages to help you through the process.

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