Cyber Essentials

Driving your cyber
security accreditation

In response to the growing risk of cyber-attacks, the Cyber Essentials scheme was launched by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre in 2014 with the strategic aim of providing organisations with a basic level of protection against cyber crime.

The goal of the scheme is to improve cyber security practice by implementing five key technical security controls that address up to 80% of common cyber security threats including fraud, industrial espionage, and theft of intellectual property.  

  • Boundary firewalls – protecting against unauthorised access
  • Secure configurations – having controls in place for setting up systems
  • Access control – managing which users can access the system
  • Malware protection – using approved antivirus software
  • Patch Management  keeping both software and hardware up to date 
Key benefits

Cyber Essentials

Reassured customers

Reassure customers that you take cyber security seriously.

Public recognition

Be listed on the Directory of organisations awarded Cyber Essentials.

New business

Attract new business with the promise you have cyber security measures in place.

Self assessment

The self-assessment option gives you protection against a wide variety of the most common cyber attacks. If required, we will assist you in completing the self-assessment

Simple process

Just ask us to verify that your IT is suitably secure and meets the standards set by Cyber Essentials and complete the questionnaire. 


The ‘Plus’ certification provides verification of your cyber security carried out independently by LSA Systems as a Certification Body. 

Partner spotlight

The National Cyber Security Centre

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is making the UK one of the safest places in the world to live and do business online.


The NCSC was set up to help protect our critical services from cyber attacks, manage major incidents, and improve the underlying security of the UK Internet through technological improvement and advice to citizens and organisations. Our vision is to help make the UK the safest place to live and do business online.

Ciaran Martin, NCSC
Ciaran Martin, CEO of the NCSC
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