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Cyber Essentials Certification

Cyber Essentials Certification

SKU: 5566
Format: Micro (0 - 9 employees)
Format: Small (10 - 49 employees)
Format: Medium (50 - 249 employees)
Format: Large (250+ employees)
  • Achieve Cyber Essentials certification first time with our quick and easy solution.
  • Includes cyber insurance and one-to-one consultancy support, and will bolster your organisation’s commitment to baseline cyber security.
  • Work with IT Governance, one of the founding Cyber Essentials certification bodies that remains one of the largest in the UK. We have issued more than 6,000 certifications worldwide.
  • This is an annual subscription service. All elements of this service will renew automatically. Cyber Essentials certificates are valid for 12 months, in line with IASME requirements. You can cancel at any time. (T&Cs apply.)
Price: £600.00
ex. VAT

Cyber Essentials Certification

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?

  • Up to one hour* of consultancy support to help you with your submission.
  • Access to the IASME portal where you will submit your SAQ (self-assessment questionnaire).
  • Your Cyber Essentials certificate.
  • £25,000 free cyber insurance**.

How the application process works:

  • Your Cyber Essentials package will be automatically fulfilled on your account on our IT Governance Cyber Security Portal (CS Portal).
  • You log in to our CS Portal and confirm your details.
  • We send you access details for the IASME Cyber Essentials portal via email.
  • We contact you to arrange your consultancy support for any additional questions you may have.
  • You log on to the IASME portal where you will define your scope and complete the IASME SAQ using your knowledge of the scheme.
  • 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?

This service is suitable for your organisation if:

  • 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.

See what our customers think about this service

“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.”

- Caroline


“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


“Amazing Service, very friendly throughout and willing to help you every step through the process.”

- Ian


“IT Governance were very helpful and really focussed on what was needed to get the certification and have a more secure setup as part of the process (we did not just get assurance, we improved our assurance process).”

- Karl Axnick, Alscient Ltd


“Terry and Dan were extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and provide quick and effective answers to any query I raised.”

- Anonymous


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 and 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 need to purchase a new application and reapply.
  • If you subsequently apply for IASME Cyber Essentials Plus certification and are unsuccessful, your Cyber Essentials certification may be revoked.

All of our Cyber Essentials (and Cyber Essentials Plus) packages include the cost of Cyber Essentials certification, as set out by IASME. Any additional charges above the cost of Cyber Essentials certificate are for consultancy services. The level of consultancy services delivered will vary based on organisation size.

Size of organisation Cost of certificate
Micro (0–9 employees) £300 + VAT
Small (10–49 employees) £400 + VAT
Medium (50-249 employees) £450 + VAT
Large (250+ employees) £500 + VAT

*The amount of consultancy support available depends on the size of your organisation and costs of your certification (set out by IASME).

**Optional free cyber insurance available to UK companies with a turnover of less than £20 million. This includes a 24-hour helpline to report a cyber incident, which will provide crisis management and incident response, with a total liability limit of £25,000. See a full breakdown of what’s included here.

Customer Reviews

(4.95)stars out of 5
Number of reviews: 39
1. on 28/03/2022, said:
5 stars out of 5
The consultant helped me get through the process.
2. on 28/03/2022, said:
5 stars out of 5
Communication and feedback on the pre-check were precise and clear.
3. on 29/09/2021, said:
5 stars out of 5
Easy to use and has very quick feedback. Very helpful staff at the beginning in helping me get set up. All-round very happy.
4. on 21/07/2021, said:
5 stars out of 5
Excellent quality of pre-check feedback and a very great process from start to finish will be using the service again in the future.
5. on 12/04/2021, said:
5 stars out of 5
Good help and advice available from Yvette during the process
6. on 30/03/2021, said:
5 stars out of 5
Daniel Carbis - Professional, responsive and easy to deal with. Thank you.
7. on 30/03/2021, said:
5 stars out of 5
Many thanks to George Rees for his assistance during our application. Very professional and responsive throughout.
8. on 30/03/2021, said:
5 stars out of 5
I found Yvette and the team to be responsive, helpful and very efficient.
9. on 30/03/2021, said:
5 stars out of 5
Jason and the team are very friendly. We have always received an informed and helpful service as if they are an extension of our business rather than just a supplier. Great team to work with!
10. on 29/03/2021, said:
4 stars out of 5
The Cyber Essentials Certification and Pre-check package is a MUST HAVE for new partners or small businesses, and completely negates the knowledge requirement for those unaware of the process surrounding the certification. However in a rush this service may not suit everyone, as a speedy turnaround is not always easy frustration can occur. In the end this service is well worth the price, especially for those lacking the needed knowledge. -Jacob, Technical Delivery Manager @ Alphascan
11. on 29/03/2021, said:
5 stars out of 5
The Cyber Essentials Team were great - thank you for all your help.
12. on 24/03/2021, said:
5 stars out of 5
Great communication from the team.
13. on 18/03/2021, said:
5 stars out of 5
Great services and helpful friendly staff!
14. on 10/03/2021, said:
5 stars out of 5
Jason, has helped us as a partner at PCR Connected to provide great advice regarding Cyber Essentials and user awareness training. He keeps in touch but is never to pushy which is what we appreciate from our account managers.
15. on 10/03/2021, said:
5 stars out of 5
The team provide a great service for quite a difficult subject. Everyone is very helpful and it feels like we are all on the journey together.
16. on 04/03/2021, said:
5 stars out of 5
Great Service, precheck service is brilliant and very responsive
17. on 25/02/2021, said:
5 stars out of 5
Thank you for the quick and very helpful responses, it made achieving our certification a fairly pain free process.
18. 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
19. 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.
20. 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.
21. on 17/11/2020, said:
5 stars out of 5
Very Thorough, Very Helpful Responses. Richard was great, very helpful
22. on 16/11/2020, said:
5 stars out of 5
Excellent all round! - Thank you
23. on 16/11/2020, said:
5 stars out of 5
Excellent, always friendly when answering questions.
24. on 13/11/2020, said:
5 stars out of 5
Excellent service, easy to use. Extremely professional, thank you
25. on 10/11/2020, said:
5 stars out of 5
Very quick in responding. Comments recorded were professional and clear
26. 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!
27. 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.
28. 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
29. 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
30. 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
31. 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
32. 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
33. 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
34. 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
35. 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
36. on 21/01/2016, said:
5 stars out of 5
Thank you for the swift processing of our application, it is very much appreciated.
37. 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.
38. 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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