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Cyber Essentials Certification and Precheck

Cyber Essentials Certification and Precheck

SKU: 5566
Format: Certification (online purchases only)
Availability: Always Available

This service helps you achieve IASME Cyber Essentials certification. It includes:

  • A £300 charge for IASME Cyber Essentials certification and a Precheck Service;
  • IASME-certification for Cyber Essentials upon successful completion of all elements;
  • A precheck of your responses to the self-assessment questionnaire by one of our security experts prior to submission to determine whether you are likely pass on that basis;
  • Free cyber insurance and support; and
  • A certification guarantee*.

This package auto-renews in line with our terms and conditions.

Price: £500.00
ex. VAT

Cyber Essentials Certification and Precheck

This service is for organisations that have a high degree of knowledge of all five security controls and are comfortable carrying out all the preparations for certification themselves.

What's included?

  • A precheck of your Cyber Essentials questionnaire answers , prior to your first submission, to determine whether you are likely pass on that basis;
  • Access to the IASME portal where you will submit your self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ);
  • A certification guarantee*;
  • Your Cyber Essentials certificate; and
  • Free cyber insurance available to UK companies with a turnover of less than £20M.

*Certification guarantee

Please note: Our certification guarantee is based on your organisation implementing all the required controls and providing us with your application to check before your first submission. Full details can be found in our FAQs

How the application process works:

  • We send you access details for the IASME Cyber Essentials portal via email.
  • You log onto the IASME portal where you will define your scope for testing and certification using your knowledge of the scheme.
  • You complete the IASME SAQ (self-assessment questionnaire).
  • We review your assessment, prior to your first submission and inform you if you meet the criteria to achieve the certification.
  • You confirm and submit your application on the IASME portal.
  • Subject to a positive outcome, we issue your Cyber Essentials certificate.

Is this service right for you?

  • You are confident in defining the scope of your assessment encompassing the entire organisation;
  • You own and operate your entire scope of IT infrastructure;
  • You are familiar with the five key controls covered in the Cyber Essentials questionnaire and how to meet them; or
  • You have previously certified and are looking to renew and your scope has not changed.

“Thanks for all your support, team – really appreciate your assistance in getting us through this in such a short space of time. Couldn’t recommend a better group of folk to work with!”

- Rowan Troy, Six Degrees Technology Group Limited


Benefits of Cyber Essentials certification

Protect your organisation

Implementing the five controls correctly will help protect your organisation from approximately 80% of cyber attacks.

Secure more business

Boost your reputation and have a greater chance of winning contracts.

Drive business efficiency

Focus on your core business objectives knowing that you are protected from the majority of cyber attacks.

Reduce cyber insurance premiums

Cyber insurance agencies often look more favourably on organisations that have achieved Cyber Essentials certification.

Work with the UK government & MoD

Cyber Essentials will permit you to work with the UK government and Cyber Essentials Plus will give you the opportunity to work with the MoD.

Demonstrate organisational security

Demonstrate your commitment to protecting your own data and that of your customers and suppliers within the supply chain.



  • If you are not successful on your first submission for Cyber Essentials, you have two working days to submit a further attempt for certification,.
  • If you are not successful on your second submission, you will be required to wait one month before reattempting at the cost of a new application.
  • If you subsequently apply for IASME Cyber Essentials Plus certification and are unsuccessful, your Cyber Essentials certification may be revoked.
  • Free cyber insurance is available to UK organisations with a turnover of less than £20 million. Includes 24 hour helpline to report a cyber incident. Total liability limit of £25,000. Terms and conditions apply.

Protect your external infrastructure and keep your data safe with a Vulnerability Scan

  • Fast, fully automated external vulnerability scan of your Internet-facing IT assets.
  • Quickly identify vulnerabilities and misconfigurations in your websites, applications and infrastructure.
  • Run unlimited scans each month to assess whether your infrastructure has the most up-to-date security patches.
  • Find 50,000+ known vulnerabilities, such as misconfigured firewalls or unpatched software.

Find out more

Customer Reviews

(4.96)stars out of 5
# of Ratings: 22
1. on 02/12/2020, said:
5 stars out of 5
Thank you! really want to thank you for your support again to achieve Cyber Essentials this year
2. on 02/12/2020, said:
4 stars out of 5
Good support from the IT gov team when completing and answering questions. The only thing that could be improved is the UX of the question page. It is slow to respond and could offer more advice on what the questions mean. It would have also been good to be advised of last years certificate extension before purchasing the product.
3. on 25/11/2020, said:
5 stars out of 5
Brilliant service from the team who were completely supportive of someone like me who runs a microbusiness and is hopeless with technical stuff. I am so grateful fo the handholding and advice you gave me.
4. on 17/11/2020, said:
5 stars out of 5
Very Thorough, Very Helpful Responses. Richard was great, very helpful
5. on 16/11/2020, said:
5 stars out of 5
Excellent all round! - Thank you
6. on 16/11/2020, said:
5 stars out of 5
Excellent, always friendly when answering questions.
7. on 13/11/2020, said:
5 stars out of 5
Excellent service, easy to use. Extremely professional, thank you
8. on 10/11/2020, said:
5 stars out of 5
Very quick in responding. Comments recorded were professional and clear
9. on 06/11/2020, said:
5 stars out of 5
Given our short timescales, we received excellent and fast services. Always friendly, helpful and courteous. Overall very quick and excellent service!
10. on 21/10/2020, said:
5 stars out of 5
Amazing Service, very friendly throughout and willing to help you every step through the process.
11. on 13/09/2016, said:
5 stars out of 5
Although we have ISO 27001 we have found that Cyber Essentials still adds value to our cyber security controls. This is our second year achieving Cyber Essentials certification and we have seen the growth of Cyber Essentials as a prerequisite for doing business with our customers. The Cyber Comply Portal from IT Governance makes the Cyber Essentials certification process straight forward and hassle free” Chris, Head of Screening and IT, Agenda Screening Services
12. on 20/07/2016, said:
5 stars out of 5
Achieving Cyber Essentials was seen as a way to demonstrate a level of assurance to our customers, by showing that security controls are in place to protect the business, its IT systems and information, and that these controls have been assessed against an independent, formal framework. The online portal provided an easy way to enter questionnaire responses, schedule the external checks and also request assistance along the way. Nikki Haynes, Operations Manager, SyntheSys Systems Engineers Ltd
13. on 05/07/2016, said:
5 stars out of 5
The Cyber Essentials certification was a very straight-forward and cost effective process that enabled us to demonstrate that we have covered all the basics in terms of IT Security. Rick Smith, IT Manager of Vale of Aylesbury Housing Trust
14. on 24/06/2016, said:
5 stars out of 5
We are delighted to have achieved this certification in Information Security. As a business Status are committed to providing our clients with the highest level of data protection, and this accreditation clearly demonstrates that focus. Graeme Wilkinson, Technical Director, Status Marketing Ltd
15. on 24/06/2016, said:
5 stars out of 5
As an IT Security Value Added Distributor certifications such as Cyber Essentials are of huge importance to our strategy, not just for our operational security but also to demonstrate to our customers that we practise what we preach. We are extremely proud of this achievement as it represents the hard work we have put into improving and maintaining our security infrastructure over the last fifteen years. In the very near future we plan to continue our journey by attaining the Cyber Essentials Plus certification. Chris Payne, Senior Technical Consultant – Infinigate UK
16. on 24/06/2016, said:
5 stars out of 5
Gaining the Cyber Essentials certification has been a positive experience for our company, increasing the scope of our marketing environment whilst providing an assurance to customers, both current and future, that we take cyber security seriously. Thanks go to our partners, the IT Governance team, who provided excellent specialist support and advice, making the process seamless, transparent, beneficial and ultimately successful. Rowan Irwin, Country Security Officer and Head of Security of T-Systems Limited
17. on 24/06/2016, said:
5 stars out of 5
After discovering the Cyber Essentials scheme it was clear that it would be an excellent target to aim for and would act as a significant milestone in our constant improvement strategy. Achieving the Cyber Essentials certification will allow us to display to all of our clients that we take IT security extremely seriously and have been measured against a national rigid standard. Kevin Field, IT Manager – Petrostrat
18. on 24/06/2016, said:
5 stars out of 5
CQR are delighted to have been awarded Cyber Essentials certification and are pleased to be helping build a trusted and resilient digital environment across the UK. Greg Inge, Managing Director – CQR Consulting
19. on 21/01/2016, said:
5 stars out of 5
Thank you for the swift processing of our application, it is very much appreciated.
20. on 21/01/2016, said:
5 stars out of 5
Cyber Essentials compliance is essential for any British organisation that wants to improve its protection against cyber attacks while also gaining a competitive edge. This is separate from our ISO 27001:2013 accreditation. By achieving this Cyber Essential Plus certification we demonstrate to our customers that ELEXON has robust practices and policies which protect us from cyber-attacks.
21. on 21/01/2016, said:
5 stars out of 5
I am delighted that DeltaRail has been awarded the Cyber Essentials accreditation. As specialists in real-time control systems this award demonstrates our commitment to our clients and their needs.
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