Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed, industry supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common cyber-attacks.

Cyber Essentials covers five key security topics:

  •  Secure Configuration

  • Access control

  • Malware protection

  • Software updating and firewalls

The IASME standard follows the same implementation pattern used by the international standards community including PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) principles  and the Information Security Management System (ISMS) which provides a management framework. Both are refined and expressed in business terms recognizable by most organisations.

  • Verified Self-assessment – candidates complete an online questionnaire with around 150 simple questions about their organisation. This is marked by a Certification Body who awards the certification if all of the answers given are compliant with the standard.

  • In 2017 the standard was updated to include additional questions to help organisations comply with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). These questions are currently optional.

Benefits of Cyber Essentials

  • It lets you verify that your suppliers have these security basics in place.

  • Support your tendering process for suppliers

  • Protects your company Assets

  • Help reduce risk by correctly implementing controls

To mitigate against cyber risk organisations can:

These controls are:

  • Boundary firewalls and internet gateway

  • Secure configuration

  • Access control and administrative privilege management

  • Malware protection

  • Patch management

How to get certified

Option 1

Do it yourself by answering self-assessment questionnaires that we will issue you. The self-assessment is return to Intex IT, we assess your self-assessment, if there are no issues you will be awarded your Cyber Essentials Certificate and Badge usual turnaround time of 1 – 3 working days once submitted.

Cyber Essentials Basic Level

£300+ VAT


Option 2

Cyber Essentials Basic Level + Guidance

Our Security Consultant will be provide  2 hours of remote assistance and support you with your Cyber Essentials self-assessment form. This will be assessed by our Cyber Essentials Assessor

         £700+ VAT

To arrange a chat with our qualified Cyber Essentials assessors to discuss the merits of the various Cyber Essentials options.

Email or telephone 01634 566 555