Cyber essentials Basic Certification

cyber essentials

What is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials is the government-backed cyber security certification designed to protect your business or organisation from common cyber threats.

Achieving this certification is a great first step on your cyber security journey, giving you peace of mind and proving to customers that your business is secure and trustworthy.


For the technical wizards that want to brave it alone



Assured Pas

An extra helping hand to guide you through for a first time pass


Assured Pas

A fully handheld experience for the quickest and most efficient route to successful certification

Why certify with us?

Human Support

Friendly faces and 1-2-1 support as you complete your assessment. For a techie company, we’re not big fans of robots!

Speedy Turnaround

We know it's often a matter of urgency to get certified so we strive to help businesses achieve certification within 24 hrs.

Best Price in UK

We offer a best price guarantee on like-for-like Cyber Essentials packages so you can always get a great deal on certification.

Remote Auditing

No extra hassle organising on-site visits. We complete all auditing remotely so you can get on with business as usual.

Assured Pass

Our guided certification packages are designed to assure you a first time pass so you can have full peace of mind.

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The Process

Get an instant quote for Cyber Essentials using our instant quote generator. You’ll just have to provide a few details like the number of employees in your organisation so we can accurately confirm your pricing bracket based on IASME’s tiering system.

If you’re happy with the quote you receive, simply respond by email or give us a call and we’ll help you e-sign the quote and process payment.

You’ll receive your login details for the IASME portal where you’ll fill out your assessment. If you have opted for our guided or managed option (which we always recommend), you’ll work 1-2-1 with us on your SAQ.

Our assessments team will review your SAQ as many times as needed until they’re confident you’re ready to pass.

The final step is submission. If you’re going solo, you can do this whenever you feel ready, but with our guided options you’ll only be advised to submit when we are certain you’re ready. 

Upon successful certification, you’ll receive your badge and certificate to put on your website and any collateral.


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Got questions about Cyber Essentials?

Download our Ultimate Guide to learn more about the scheme and how to get your business certified.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Most importantly to note is that with Cyber Tec, both our guided and managed option include unlimited support at a capped price, so you always know what you’re going to need to budget for. Our guided options are designed to assure your company a first-time pass, provided instructions from our technical specialists are carefully followed.

Although you can choose to purchase the SAQ by itself, we are currently seeing most of our clients fail and have to re-purchase due to the nature of the new requirements, so to secure a speedy first-time pass and avoid the hassle of re-certification costs, we recommend exploring the guided certification route. This allows our assessors to walk you through all the new requirements, offer their recommendations and remedial advice, and then submit your assessment only when you are ready to achieve certification.

If you’ve got a better price for the same level of service we offer, just send us evidence of your cheaper quote and we’ll beat it! Simple as that.

For Cyber Essentials Basic, you have 6 months to complete the assessment and pass from the moment you receive login details for the IASME portal. We can usually certify the majority of businesses in 24 hours provided they have the time and resource to commit fully, but if you’re in a real hurry, we offer an expedited assessment service for a small additional cost.