Attain Cyber Essentials Certification

Protect your business, reassure your customers and save time and money by becoming Cyber Essentials certified.

Get your Cyber Essentials certification today, take cybersecurity seriously and have the best tools to protect your business and clients.

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What is Cyber Essentials?

Whether your business is big or small, this government-backed cybersecurity scheme is designed to effectively protect your organisation from the vast range of common cyber-attacks. The threat-landscape is ever-evolving; cybercriminals are not going away anytime soon. Big or small, you are a target for these crimes. Fortunately, we can get you Cyber Essentials certified so you can increase your protection.

So, what are you waiting for? Get certified now before it's too late.

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What are the business benefits of getting Cyber Essentials certified?

ongoing compliance

Ongoing compliance

Becoming Cyber Essentials certified signifies your serious attitude towards cybersecurity and its paramount importance. Therefore, enabling your business to maintain and exceed government expectations when it comes to cybersecurity.

protection against cyber attacks

Protection against 95% of cyber-attacks

Rest easy at night knowing that you have the right solutions in place to protect your business from the vast array of threats. To gain this level of protection, you need to pass your certification. But don't worry; with our team of cybersecurity experts at IT Builder, we can make sure you're fully equipped to pass your certification first time.

save time and money

Save time and money

How long would it take for your business to bounce back and return operations to normal after a cyber-attack? By getting Cyber Essentials certified, you can focus your time and attention on what you do best and save money by avoiding costly damages and downtime inflicted by a cyber-attack.

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Your options

Cyber Essentials

With the option of two paths, you can start with Cyber Essentials which will protect you from the various common cyber threats. This is a self-certification where you will complete a test, and pass if you meet the base level of recommendations.

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Cyber Essentials Plus

Cyber Essentials Plus offers a more hands-on approach. This means you will have an onsite assessment and, consequently, more protection. On top of having the basics, you will be provided with a full vulnerability test to ensure your data is secure from cyber threats.

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Why do you need Cyber Essentials?

Protecting your business and your customers' confidential data is a necessity that goes without saying. But how can you reassure your team and customers that their data is safe if you’re not Cyber Essentials certified?

Becoming Cyber Essentials certified shows you take cybersecurity seriously; this not only reassures your current customers but will be reassuring for prospects. Also, some government contracts require you to be Cyber Essentials certified to work with them.

Need any more reasons? We'd be happy to answer any questions you might have regarding Cyber Essentials.

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Why IT Builder?

cybersecurity experts

Cybersecurity experts

We have a team of cybersecurity experts dedicated to improving your IT and keeping your business operational and protected from cyber threats.

wealth of experience

Wealth of experience

This won't be our first time nor our last helping a customer undergo their Cyber Essentials certification. We will provide you with the best support to ensure you are prepared for your test.

bespoke support

Bespoke support

Your business is unique, and we will provide a service that caters to your exact needs. Whatever industry you work in, we can support you to gain Cyber Essentials, which will position you above many of your competitors.

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Do certificates have an expiry date?

All new certificates issued will tend to have a 12-month expiry date, don't worry, we will remind you when your date is coming up!

How much does it cost to get Cyber Essentials certification?

The cost of Cyber Essentials (verified self-assessment) is £300 + VAT.
The cost of a Cyber Essentials Plus assessment will depend on your business. We can provide any advice and guidance you may need on this matter. Contact us here.

Do I have to obtain the first level of Cyber Essentials before going on to Cyber Essentials Plus?

You can simultaneously complete the process for Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus in one exercise. We will work with you to complete the Cyber Essentials questionnaire and verify compliance as part of the process of achieving Cyber Essentials Plus.

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