We appreciate that another accreditation may feel overwhelming or unnecessary, if these FAQs don’t help you become a little clearer please call us on 01524 813 033 for some further guidance.

Do I need Cyber Essentials?

Unless you may need the badge in order to tender for certain business, the answers is no.
However you do need to make sure that your business is safe from threat.

What is required for the Cyber Essentials certification?

In brief, the application process is:

  • Assessment of your current security measures
  • Systems and processes put in place to improve security measures
  • Completion of a questionnaire
  • Questionnaire verified by our certification partner
  • External vulnerability scan by our certification partner
  • Badge awarded

What is required for the Cyber Essentials Plus certification?

Cyber Essentials Plus requires the same process as CE on a more advanced set of protocols.
In addition, an internal assessment and internal vulnerability scan will be conducted on at your business premises by our certification partner.

How often do I need to assess our business?

Your accreditation needs to be renewed annually.
This is not only important so you can maintain your badge, but to ensure that your business is up to date with any new security policies or changes that could have occurred.

How much is it going to cost me?

Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation is quoted for individually depending on the size of your business and the amount of consultancy work you need to get your business ready.
The basic Cyber Essentials assessment without any consultancy or guidance is £300 +VAT

Who will assess my business for the accreditations?

Once we have ensured that your business has the right systems in place to go for the accreditation we will pass you onto our certification partner called Xyone.

How long will it take for me to achieve the accreditation?

The time it takes to achieve the accreditation depends on the size of your organisation and the level of accreditation you are going for.
If you are wanting to tender for certain business and want to know if you can get certified in time, please give us a call on 01524 813 003.

Not sure which suits your business?

Not sure which suits your business?

Call us on 01524 813 003 for some guidance.

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