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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? Get a little help

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.

Secure your organisation with Cyber Essentials

IT Governance is a CREST-accredited certification body for the Cyber Essentials scheme.

With our Cyber Essentials online portal, achieving certification couldn’t be easier and, you can complete the entire certification process for as little as £300

Find out more about Cyber Essentials certification >>