Cyber Essentials 
& IASME Certification

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Cyber Essentials is a government backed scheme that will help you to protect your organisation against a whole range of the most common cyber-attacks.

All size businesses are now a target for cybercrime. It has never been more critical for businesses to deliver and maintain high levels of cyber security. As a business it is important that you protect your data from hackers and to ensure your computers and systems are safe and protected from cyber threats.




If you would like more information about any of our security products, or require help deciding which is the best solution for your business, contact Cyber Sharp I.T today on 01384 686297.

Cyber Essentials Packages

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1 free reset

Free cyber insurance*

Self Certification
Online Portal

£300 (ex VAT)

Remote Help
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1 free reset

Free cyber insurance*

Consultant led advice

Remote support**

£595 (ex VAT)

On-Site Support
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1 free reset

Free cyber insurance*

Consultant led advice

On-site support***

Price from

£1495 (ex VAT)

* Free cyber insurance available to UK companies with a turnover of less than £20M. (Terms and Conditions Apply)

** Remote support limited to ½ day via telephone, email or video conferencing. Additional days are available at our standard rate.

*** On-site support limited to 1 day. Additional on-site days are available and chargeable at our standard rate.


Frequently asked questions

What is Cyber Essentials?

The Cyber Essentials scheme is a UK government-backed framework supported by the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre). It sets out five basic security controls that can protect organisations against 80% of common cyber attacks. The scheme is designed to help organisations of any size demonstrate their commitment to cyber security – while keeping the approach simple and the costs low. The Cyber Essentials certification process is managed by the IASME Consortium (IASME), which licenses certification bodies to carry out Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certifications.

Where can i find documents which describe the full requirements for the Cyber Essentials scheme?

You can view IASME overview here. You can download the requirements from the UK Government website here.

Can I see the self-assessment questions before i pay for an assessment?

You can download all the self assessment questions in pdf format here.

What is covered in Cyber Essentials?

1. Firewalls – Firewalls determine who has permission to access your system and prevents those without permission from accessing your networks. A good setup will help to keep external threats from gaining access to your systems. 2. Secure configuration – Computers and network devices should be configured to only provide the services required, minimising the number of vulnerabilities. This will help to prevent unauthorised actions and minimise the information accessible to internet sites. 3. User access control – Access to your data and services should be kept to a minimum to prevent hackers from having open access. Accounts with access privileges should only be assigned to authorised individuals, provide only the necessary access, and should be reviewed regularly. 4. Malware protection – Your business should be protected against malicious software that could gain access to files, steal information, damage data or prevent access until a fee is paid. Having malware protection and virus removal software in place will help to protect information. 5. Patch Management – Cyber attackers often target well known technical vulnerabilities. Proper patch management should ensure that vulnerabilities in systems are patched and updated as soon as they are identified.

Why do I need Cyber Essentials?

1. Be listed on the NCSC’s database Cyber Essentials certificates issued in the previous 12 months will be displayed on the NCSC website, showing suppliers your commitment to protecting your and your customers’ data. 2. Demonstrate supply chain security Achieving Cyber Essentials certification will help you demonstrate your commitment to data protection and cyber security. 3. Prevent around 80% of cyber attacks By correctly implementing the five basic security controls, the Cyber Essentials scheme will help you reduce the impact of such threats as: * Phishing attacks * MalwareRansomware * Password-guessing attacks * Network attacks 4. Work with the UK government and MOD Cyber Essentials will permit you to work with the UK government and Cyber Essentials Plus will allow you to work with the MOD. 5. Win new business Boost your reputation and attract new business by assuring customers you take cyber security seriously and have cyber security measures in place.

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