The Cyber Essentials SAQ (Self-Assessment Questionnaire)

Completing the Cyber Essentials self-assessment questionnaire

Completing the Cyber Essentials SAQ (self-assessment questionnaire) is an important part of achieving either Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus certification.

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. 

A completed 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.

Free download: Cyber Essentials self-assessment questionnaire

Download a free copy of the Cyber Essentials questionnaire before applying for certification.

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Need some guidance? 

If you need help with your application process, we recommend 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
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