Cyber essentials Plus Certification
What is Cyber Essentials Plus?
Once you’ve achieved the Basic certification, you can move up to Cyber Essentials Plus, the highest level of the Cyber Essentials scheme. This involves an independent audit of your systems to verify that your business is meeting all the important security controls that you identified during the Basic self-assessment questionnaire, giving you the official stamp of approval you need to win tenders and build credibility as a company committed to its security.
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Cyber Essentials Plus Vulnerability Assessment
Find out if you meet Cyber Essentials Plus requirements without the pressure of the official assessment.
Cyber Essentials with Assured Pass
Unlimited practice scans and consultations with our assessments team to get you Cyber Essentials Plus compliant
Why certify with us?
Get an instant quote for Cyber Essentials Plus using our instant quote generator. You’ll have to confirm that you completed Cyber Essentials Basic in the last 90 days. If you don’t yet have the Basic certification, we recommend getting this quoted first and your account manager can discuss the Plus assessment with you.
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.
Whether you’ve opted for the standalone assessment or the Cyber Essentials Plus with Assured Pass package, our assessor will provide instructions for installing the agent on your devices for scanning and a date will be arranged for the scan to take place.
On the day of the scan, if you’ve gone straight for the assessment you will either pass or fail. A fail will allow you one more try if taken within 30 days.
If you are on the Assured Pass package, the first scan will identify existing security gaps and you’ll work directly with our assessor who will guide remediation for as long as it takes, scanning again wherever necessary. When you’re ready to pass, you’ll complete the final assessment to be officially certified!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Simply put, yes – and we’re not just saying that! Since the standard updated in January, Cyber Essentials Plus is a lot tougher to pass on your own, in fact 98% of clients we assess are not compliant and would not have passed on their first attempt. The Assured Pass option is designed to help you avoid the extra hassle and re-certification costs by giving you unlimited attempts and expert support for one fixed fee.
A lot of providers offer hourly support rates but until you know your situation, you won’t know how big a budget you’ll need for that support. Instead of juggling hidden costs, our Assured Pass package gives you an exact budget and all the extra support you could need to get that first-time pass. As a bonus, you’ll even get your money back if the first scan shows you’re already Plus compliant – it’s a win-win!
The time is takes for your business to get Cyber Essentials Plus certified can vary quite a bit. Until we know your scope and infrastructure a bit better, it’s not fair for us to give a concrete answer! In general, as long as you’re able to commit the time and resource to the assessment and remedial work, the certification can be completed in around 2-9 weeks, depending on how many vulnerabilities need addressing.