Cyber Essentials & Plus

Cyber Essentials is a scheme created by the UK government's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to provide guidance on mitigating the most common cyber threats.

It is available as a certification at two levels: Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus.

 
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Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is a good entry-level certification that provides valuable advice regarding the applicant’s cybersecurity.

As Astrix are a Certification Body (CB) via the IASME Consortium, the certification process involves the applicant completing a self-assessment questionnaire of around 60 questions (these can be previewed here), us assessing the answers, and, if required, us recommending solutions.

We use a platform that has been highly successful in streamlining the Cyber Essentials certification process and our prices come in the following options:

  1. £499* upfront or £49* per month. This option is more suitable for applicants whose circumstances are more usual and straight-forward.

  2. £799* upfront. This option is more suitable for applicants whose circumstances are more complex and who require closer guidance.

Once an organisation achieves Cyber Essentials and certain criteria, IASME provide Cyber Liability Insurance of up to £25,000.


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Cyber Essentials Plus

Once Cyber Essentials has been achieved, Cyber Essentials Plus is a good entry-level certification that provides valuable insight into the applicant’s cybersecurity and ensures that any weaknesses are resolved.

As Astrix are a Certification Body (CB) via the IASME Consortium, the certification process involves us performing external / off-site and internal / on-site assessments using vulnerability scans and malware protection tests (the testing methodology can be previewed here) and, if required, us recommending solutions.

As the certification process varies depending on the applicant’s circumstances, our prices start from £1699*.

* All prices are exclusive of VAT.