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Cyber Essentials Plus - Get A Little Help

Cyber Essentials Certification and Precheck

Cyber Essentials Toolkit


Cyber Essentials Remote Consultancy Support – 2 hours

Cyber Essentials Plus Certification

Price: £2,250.00
ex. VAT
Cyber Essentials Plus - Get A Little Help
SKU: G4501
Format: Certification (Online purchases only)

This service will help you achieve IASME-licensed Cyber Essentials Plus certification with a little help from us. It is conducted online and includes:

  • A £300 charge for IASME Cyber Essentials certification, our Get A Little Help Service and a Cyber Essentials Plus audit;
  • IASME certifications for Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus, upon successful completion of all elements;
  • The Cyber Essentials toolkit, providing all the policies and procedures you need;
  • Up to two hours’ Cyber Essentials remote consultancy support;
  • A precheck of your responses to the SAQ (self-assessment questionnaire) by one of our security experts before submission to determine whether you are likely to pass on that basis;
  • An on-site assessment, internal vulnerability scans and external vulnerability scans (can be conducted remotely in some cases);
  • Free cyber insurance and support; and
  • A certification guarantee*.

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

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.

Save £250 when you buy the Cyber Essentials Plus - Get a Little Help package online. (RRP. £2,545.)


The Get a Little Help package

Our Get A Little Help package has been created for organisations with some experience of information security and the five key controls required for certification, but that may need assistance defining their scope and answering the IASME questionnaire.

What’s included in the Cyber Essentials Plus Get A Little Help package?

Cyber Essentials certification and precheck & Cyber Essentials Plus certification

  • A precheck of your responses to the SAQ by one of our security experts before submission to determine whether you are likely to pass on that basis.
  • Access to the IASME portal, where you will submit your self-assessment.
  • A certification guarantee*.
  • Free cyber insurance available to UK companies with a turnover of less than £20 million.
  • An on-site assessment, internal vulnerability scans and external vulnerability scans.
  • Your Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certificates.

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 Remote Support – 2 hours

This Cyber Essentials Remote Support service provides up to two hours of support via telephone, email or Microsoft Teams. It is ideal for organisations not certain about the requirements of the scheme, which option to choose, or how to define the scope of the certification.

*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. It is limited to your Cyber Essentials application only. 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.
  • We contact you to book your Cyber Essentials Remote Consultancy Support.
  • You log on to the IASME portal, where you will define your scope for testing and complete the IASME SAQ (self-assessment questionnaire).
  • We review your assessment before your first submission and inform you whether you are likely to meet the criteria needed to achieve certification.
  • You update the SAQ based on our feedback, confirm, and submit your application on the IASME portal.
  • Subject to a positive outcome, we issue your Cyber Essentials certificate.
  • Once Cyber Essentials certified, you schedule your on-site assessment, which will include the internal vulnerability scan.
  • We will conduct the on-site assessment and perform the necessary internal scan on a sample of your Internet-facing devices.
  • We will provide the results of the internal scan and on-site assessment. If there are nonconformities, we will also provide feedback to help you understand how to close these gaps and achieve certification.
  • We schedule your external vulnerability scan.
  • Subject to a positive outcome, you receive your Cyber Essentials Plus certificate and report.

Benefits of Cyber Essentials Plus certification

Secure the supply chain

The ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office), whose job it is to uphold the EU GDPR in the UK, recommends Cyber Essentials as “A good starting point” for the cyber security of the IT you rely on to hold and process personal data.

Secure more business

If you would like to bid for central government contracts that involve handling sensitive and personal information or the provision of certain technical products and services, you will require Cyber Essentials certification.

Work with the UK government & MoD

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

Reduce cyber insurance premiums

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



Cyber Essentials Plus involves a technical audit of the systems that are in scope for Cyber Essentials. This includes a representative set of workstations, mobile devices and build types used by the organisation’s end users to complete their day-to-day duties. The number of builds is defined by the number of configurations of operating systems and software suites installed. If more than one browser or Office suite is used, each variant will need to be tested. If they are installed on the same build, this is acceptable.

  • This package includes on-site testing at one location, of one type of user account, on up to ten sample devices. Additional workstations, mobile devices and build types may need to be tested to meet the sampling requirements of the scheme. If you require more than ten end-user workstations to be tested, you will need to purchase Cyber Essentials Plus Additional Device Testing. This testing can be conducted remotely in some instances.
  • The package includes a free vulnerability scan for up to 16 IP addresses. If you have more than 16 IP addresses, you will need to purchase additional IP packages in packs of 16. If you fail your external scan, a rescan will need to be purchased, plus any additional IP packages that you need to cover only the failing IP addresses if completed with 14 days of the first passing element.
  • If your business is located outside mainland UK, additional expenses will be charged to accommodate our consultant’s travel time and costs for the on-site assessment. These will be billed separately.
  • Any unused Cyber Essentials Remote Support time cannot be credited back.
  • 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 your Cyber Essentials Plus application is 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.

Test requirements

  • All user devices are subject to testing and will be agreed upon before the testing date, including mobile and BYOD (bring your own device), and must be available for testing.
  • All devices within the scope of testing must be user devices and cannot be built specifically for testing.
  • A local user account with username and password must be available for each user group in scope.
  • Devices must have Internet access, allow emails from our test domain and be accessible by our test web server (
  • You must provide details of a user email account per user group being assessed.
  • Workstation builds must be configured to allow an authenticated vulnerability scan that will determine patch and version numbers of installed software, and you must provide details of the user account to be used.
  • Remote registry must be enabled on the workstation builds, and no global policies that block the authenticated vulnerability scan are permitted.

Customer Reviews

(4.75)stars out of 5
# of Ratings: 4
1. on 29/03/2021, said:
5 stars out of 5
I would highly recommend ITGovernance to anyone looking to achieve their Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation. Their clear help and guidance is second to none.
2. on 22/03/2021, said:
5 stars out of 5
I would like to offer my sincere thanks and appreciation for the enormous effort the team have made to assist us during this difficult time. We were forced into an unexpected cancellation due to unplanned systems and networking issues. Your assistance in managing the cancellation and arranging a new date, plus the overall customer support has been excellent.
3. on 11/03/2021, said:
4 stars out of 5
We had purchased the Cyber Essentials plus along with 'Get a little help' package. The service and the guidance we received from the team helped us to achieve the certification in both the assessment stages. The 'Get a little help' package suggested to us by the CE delivery coordinator was indeed an added advantage!
4. on 06/10/2020, said:
5 stars out of 5
We had great support from Richard Mason, who is a credit to ITG. His knowledge, professionalism and support throughout the process was fantastic. It would have been a much more difficult process without his help!
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