Cyber Essentials Certification

Make security a priority

Get Cyber Essentials certified

Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed scheme that helps businesses of all sizes prove they have appropriate data security controls in place. A growing requirement for many partners and companies, your Cyber Essentials certificate will demonstrate that you are serious about security. For example, all companies bidding for contracts with the UK Government require Cyber Essentials certification.

There are many benefits to completing the Cyber Essentials checklist. Here is a quick list of the different ways it could help your organisation:

  • Ensuring your security is up to scratch or needs to improve to meet the standards required in today’s data-heavy environment
  • Encouraging potential business partners to trust you with their sensitive information
  • Reducing premium costs for cyber insurance cover
  • Increasing your credibility and reputation
  • Qualifying your bids for public contracts

Check out our guide on Cyber Essentials to find out more.

Ensuring your business is safe from cyber threats

Since COVID-19 made its impact at the start of 2020, the police have reported increased levels of cybercrime. Furthermore, 63% of small businesses reported being a victim of cybercrime in 2018, which is up from 47% of small businesses the year before.

As cybercriminals will always target what they believe to be the easiest targets, small-to-medium-sized businesses are often at the highest risk. For this reason, it’s particularly important for these businesses to have the correct defensive measures in place.

Cyber Essentials is an excellent way to ensure you have the appropriate technical controls across your business as you can only gain this certification if you meet certain security requirements. By going through the Cyber Essentials self-assessment process, you will prove that you meet these requirements or it will identify what you need to do in order to address any gaps and flaws.

Once you get the Cyber Essentials certification, it will help to build trust in potential clients by showing you meet the Government-set standards.

Expert support every step of the way

Plan IT Support can assist your organisation in gaining Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certification. We can help you familiarise yourself with the knowledge and terminology, make sure you understand the self-assessment questions and make sure you meet all the requirements. So if you need our help, get in touch and we can:

  • Provide comprehensive Cyber Essentials support
  • Offer impartial, expert advice
  • Listen to your current challenges and requirements
  • Discuss future needs
  • Ensure you have a tailored technology solution for your cybersecurity needs

Contact Plan It Support in either London or Essex and let us talk you through it.

What our clients say

Plan IT helped make the Cyber Essentials process smooth and easy. We went through the self-assessment route and they helped answer any questions we needed support with. We always use Plan IT for our IT support due to their knowledge and experience.

Dean Appleton-Claydon, We Create Digital

Get in touch

For help with your Cyber Essentials certification, send us a message and we will get back to you.


    Some FAQs about Cyber Essentials

    No, you are not required to achieve the first level of Cyber Essentials certification before moving onto Cyber Essentials Plus. We can work with you to complete the Cyber Essentials questionnaire as part of the process of achieving your Cyber Essentials Plus certification.

    Yes. Whether you’re based in London or overseas, you can acquire Cyber Essentials Certification.