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Completing the self-assessment questionnaire

Once the organisation has completed the first step of determining the scope, the next step in certification to the Cyber Essentials scheme (Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus) is to complete a SAQ (self-assessment questionnaire).

The SAQ includes approximately 50 questions related to each of the 5 security controls required for Cyber Essentials certification: secure configuration, boundary firewalls, access controls, patch management and malware protection. This knowledge is necessary to complete the SAQ. 

The SAQ serves as a statement of compliance, signed off by a senior executive of your organisation, demonstrating that you have met the scheme’s requirements.

The self-assessment questionnaire

If you would like to see the questionnaire before applying for Cyber Essentials certification, you can download a copy today.

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Need some guidance? Get a little help

If you need help with your application process, we recommend that you purchase one of the following products:

  • Cyber Essentials Get A Little Help: includes two hours of Live Online consultancy to help you through the application process.
  • Cyber Essentials Live Online: online consultancy by the hour.

Secure your organisation with Cyber Essentials

With IT Governance, you can complete the entire certification process quickly and easily using our online portal for as little as £300. 

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