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Cyber Essentials - Get A Little Help

Cyber Essentials - Get A Little Help

SKU: G4497
Format: Cyber Essentials Package (Online purchases only)

How is our Cyber Essentials certification service different from others?

  • Our Cyber Essentials portal is our unique interface which allows our customers to complete their Cyber Essentials applications seamlessly from start to finish by breaking down each section of the application.
  • You get the assurance that your certification is conducted by a CREST-accredited certification body and CREST-accredited practitioner which provides a heightened level of assurance compared to completing the SAQ alone.

This package contains a subscription product that auto-renews in line with our T&Cs

The CREST-accredited Cyber Essentials scheme is now closed to new entrants with effect from 1 April 2020. IT Governance is unable to accept new customers under the replacement scheme until contractual issues have been addressed. As soon as they have, we can process new Cyber Essentials certification applications.

Buy now, pay later! Enjoy the benefits of paying by purchase order with an IT Governance corporate account. Apply online today or call our service centre team on +44 (0)333 800 7000.

Online exclusive! Purchase the Cyber Essentials - Get a Little Help package online today to save £150. (Discount automatically applied at checkout.)

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The Get a Little Help package

Our Get a Little Help package has been created for organisation with some experience of the controls required for certification, but may need assistance defining their scope and help understanding and answering the SAQ. Organisation with little experience of the controls of the scheme, or those who are unaware of the scope of their projects would benefit from the additional assistance provided by our Get a Lot of Help package as this includes a day of on-site consultancy, which may also be used remotely if preferred.

Why buy this package?

  • Get certified and prevent around 80% of internet based cyber-attacks.
  • Benefit from two hours Live on Line support from one of our Cyber Essentials Consultants.
  • Complete your application quickly using our unique Cyber Essentials Portal.
  • Download your Certificate and Cyber Essentials branding pack within minutes of achieving certification.*
  • Receive your official CREST Report outlining recommendations on improving your security posture.*

*subject to a positive outcome.

What's included in the Cyber Essentials Get a Little Help Bundle?

Cyber Essentials - Do It Yourself

This Do It Yourself certification package is ideal for introducing the five 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 (self-assessment questionnaire).

Cyber Essentials Toolkit

The most important aspect of your CES documentation is that it must be your own work and in your own words. You will need to complete the documents in the toolkit to reflect your organisational culture, your processes and your technologies.

  • Designed to reflect the requirements of the Cyber Essentials Scheme
  • Built on expert knowledge from numerous cyber security implementation projects
  • Ensure that the controls you are implementing are aligned to the requirements of the Cyber Essentials Scheme

Cyber Essentials Live Online Consultancy – 2 hours

This Live Online consultancy service is for 2 hours and is offered via telephone or Skype. This service is ideal for companies not certain about the requirements of the scheme, which option to choose, or how to define the scope of the certification. 

How the application process works:

  • We send you details of how to log on to our Cyber Essentials online portal.
  • We book your two hours of Live Online consultancy.
  • You define your scope for testing, which will either be the whole organisation’s enterprise IT or a subset.
  • You complete and submit your self-assessment questionnaire SAQ.
  • We inform you if the SAQ meets the requirements of the Cyber Essentials scheme.
  • Subject to a positive outcome, we issue your Cyber Essentials certificate.

If you need a lot more help than the two hours of Live Online consultancy to define your scope, or to further understand the five Cyber Essentials control areas (secure configuration, boundary firewalls, access controls, patch management and malware protection), we recommend that you purchase our Get A Lot of Help package instead as that includes a full day of on-site consultancy. We will then be able to help you through all areas of the application process in greater detail.


  • You will receive a link to download your documentation toolkit within 48 hours of your purchase.
  • Your Live Online consultancy can be split into several smaller sessions, but any unused time will not be credited back.
  • If you have more than 16 IP addresses, please purchase additional IP packages – available in packs of 16.
  • Please refer to our FAQs for further details.
  • For non-web purchases there is an additional £100 manual processing fee.

  • View all the repeat testing and assessment fees here


    Benefits of Cyber Essentials certification

    Protect your organisation from approximately 80% of cyber attacks

    Implementing the five controls correctly will help protect your organisation.

    Increase your chances of securing 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.

    Customer Reviews

    (5.00)stars out of 5
    # of Ratings: 2
    1. on 03/03/2020, said:
    5 stars out of 5
    We found the tools and assistance included with the 'little help' a great benefit
    2. on 13/09/2016, said:
    5 stars out of 5
    AlphaPlus Consultancy is an education consultancy that specialises in the design, development and deployment of qualifications and their underpinning assessment, and in the evaluation of their performance and impact. A large proportion of our work involves secure and confidential data, with this in mind, data security is of critical importance to AlphaPlus Consultancy. Successfully completing the Cyber Essentials certification process assures our clients that we can be trusted to carefully manage their data. We opted for the Cyber Essentials ‘Get a little help’ package, to enable us to quickly clarify and rectify any concerns raised. The process was straightforward and culminated in us having enough support time left over to have our IT policy reviewed.
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