Cyber Essentials Basic

The Cyber Essentials scheme was created by both the UK Government and the industry to help design a basic set of requirements that all businesses could apply with limited experience of cyber security. Businesses which work to apply those requirements can then publicly demonstrate their commitment to cyber security via the certification.

The process of achieving this certification has been designed to be as easy as possible to achieve, while ensuring that best practices are in place as well as aforable. It has been proven to show that companies which have the certification can mitigate upto 80% of known cyber threats.

How does it work?

The scheme is based upon a set of five security controls which, when correctly deployed, will provide you with a level of protection from the most common cyber security threats. These controls apply to a defined scope, which could be part or all of your company, depending upon your needs.


By ensuring that your boundary firewalls are configured to only allow authorised inbound and outbound traffic, this will help to effectively protect your business against cyber threats.

Secure Configuration

By ensuring that security controls have been agreed and put in place when installing computers and mobile/network devices, will help ensure that configurations in default settings are reduced.

Access Control

Making sure that user accounts are configured with the level of access which is needed will help reduce network wide threats. Using least priviledge access should be applied to all accounts.

Malware Protection

Making sure proper malware protection is in place on all devices will help you protect your business against cyber threats such as ransomware and viruses which may run throughout the network.

Patch Management

By keeping your software up to date with the latest security updates is important as well as helping to reduce the changes of devices being compromised.

Why go with InfoSec Governance?

Get the support you need

InfoSec Governance will work with you to help you answer any questions or concerns with passing Cyber Essentials

Get Certified Quickly

InfoSec Governance’s consultants will assessment certify your business quickly as soon as you’ve submitted your results.

Happy Customers

InfoSec Governance consultants have worked with and helped a wide range of customers who are all happy and certified.

How much does it cost?

Cyber Essentials Basic –

£300 + VAT

  • Certification (on meeting the requirements)
  • Cyber Essentials Portal Access
  • No support

Cyber Essentials Basic – 2 Hours of support

£450 + VAT

  • Certification (on meeting the requirements)
  • Cyber Essentials Portal Access
  • 2 hours of support (email or telephone)

Cyber Essentials Basic – 4 Hours of support

£599 + VAT

  • Certification (on meeting the requirements)
  • Cyber Essentials Portal Access
  • 4 hours of support (email or telephone)

Cyber Essentials Plus

Once you have achieved the basic self-assessment certification, you can move on to the higher Plus certification which involves an audit.  You can find more information about our Plus offering here.

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