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Cyber Security

Most of us have heard about the threats cyber attacks pose to businesses. They can take your organisation offline, expose your clients’ personal and business data and cause serious damage to your reputation.

Our Cyber Essentials scheme provides an affordable, attainable certification designed to help you  considerably reduce your exposure to cyber attacks and data loss.

There are numerous cyber security standards, but the UK Government, via GCHQ, discovered that most common cyber attacks succeeded simply because simple technical controls were not being managed. Knowing this led them to create the Cyber Essentials scheme. We strongly recommend this certification to all organisations because it provides an effective, robust buffer against the most common cyber risks.

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Cyber Essentials and the IASME Standard

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Cyber Essentials was developed by the cyber security arm of GCHQ, the UK’s intelligence gathering agency. It ensures the advice given is based purely on best practice, gathered from the finest experts in their fields.

The IASME Governance Standard is an additional ‘wrapper’ to this scheme which, as well as technical security controls, looks at physical security, staff awareness and backups, and provides baseline ISO 27001 compliance, meeting the international security standard.

While ISO 27001 can be challenging for SMEs to achieve, the IASME Governance Standard is designed specifically for smaller organisations, a realistic and affordable standard. It clearly demonstrates that your organisation has achieved baseline compliance with international security standards and helps you to significantly reduce your organisation’s exposure to cyber risk.

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What we offer

We offer four levels of certification for Cyber Essentials, with the benefits of each level listed below.

We also provide penetration testing, insider threat assessments and pre-employment screening checks. To discuss any of these please call us on 020 7193 3324.

CYBER ESSENTIALS BASIC

Accreditation from scheme developed by GCHQ

Free Cyber Liability Insurance

Mitigates risk from common internet based threats

Significantly reduces cyber-vulnerability in a cost-effective manner

Meets cyber security requirement to bid for government contracts

Shows clients & partners that you take the security of their data seriously

Display the Cyber Essential Badge as proof of certification

Self-assessed

Answers reviewed by Forensic Control, providing recommendations if anything needs to be rectified.

£550.00*

CYBER ESSENTIALS BASIC
WITH IASME BASIC

Accreditation from scheme developed by GCHQ

Free Cyber Liability Insurance

Mitigates risk from common internet based threats

Significantly reduces cyber-vulnerability in a cost-effective manner

Meets cyber security requirement in bidding for government contracts

Shows clients & partners that you take the security of their data seriously

Display the Cyber Essential Badge as proof of certification

Covers physical security, staff awareness, & data backup

GDPR Readiness Check

Self-assessed

Answers reviewed by Forensic Control, providing recommendations if anything needs to be rectified.

£825.00*

CYBER ESSENTIALS PLUS

Accreditation from scheme developed by GCHQ

Free Cyber Liability Insurance

Mitigates risk from common internet based threats

Significantly reduces cyber-vulnerability in a cost-effective manner

Meets cyber security requirement in bidding for government contracts

Shows clients & partners that you take the security of their data seriously

Display the Cyber Essential Badge as proof of certification

Qualified, external assessor audits your security controls

The assessor simulates hacking attacks on your organisation (pen test)

The assessor tests a set of user devices, all internet gateways & servers

Cost dependent on the size and complexity of what is being audited. Please contact us for pricing.

CYBER ESSENTIALS PLUS
WITH IASME GOLD

Accreditation from scheme developed by GCHQ

Free Cyber Liability Insurance

Mitigates risk from common internet based threats

Significantly reduces cyber-vulnerability in a cost-effective manner

Meets cyber security requirement in bidding for government contracts

Shows clients & partners that you take the security of their data seriously

Display the Cyber Essential Badge as proof of certification

Qualified, external assessor audits your security controls

The assessor simulates hacking attacks on your organisation (pen test)

The assessor tests a set of user devices, all internet gateways & servers

Covers physical security, staff awareness, & data backup

GDPR Readiness Check

Equivalence to baseline ISO27001 accreditation

Cost dependent on the size and complexity of what is being audited. Please contact us for pricing.

Costs

Experience tells us that more than 50% of companies fail to reach certification at the first attempt, simply because they are unaware of the right answers and don’t know how much detail to provide. Our checking service is designed to significantly increase your chances of successful certification.

Checking Service

The prices in the table above are for a single check of your answers, as reviewed by a certified Forensic Control security professional. They will give their recommendations about what needs to be rectified and how best to do so. The service involves a single review by email, not consultation. If you need additional checks before you submit your answers, we charge an extra £165 + VAT for each subsequent check for Cyber Essentials Basic and £325 + VAT for Cyber Essentials Basic plus IASME Basic.

Premium Service

If you would find consultation for Cyber Essentials Basic and for Cyber Essentials Basic with IASME Basic useful, you could tap into our Premium Service, with ongoing face to face meetings, phone calls and support to help you through certification. This involves:

  • Completion of the self-assessment questionnaire, working directly with your IT suppliers to gather the required information
  • Providing recommendations about what needs to be rectified and how
  • Working closely with your people to improve your security and pass with flying colours

Our Premium Service for Cyber Essentials Basic costs £2,000 plus VAT. For Cyber Essentials Basic with IASME Basic it’s £3,750 plus VAT.

Our prices do not include recommended software, hardware or services that you are feel you need – they’re for straightforward, uncomplicated networks in a single office. We charge on a project-by-project basis for large or complex networks and businesses with more than one location. Please contact us if you are not certain what type of network you have.

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