Cyber Essentials Cost of Basic Certification

The Cyber Essentials cost of certification is detailed below and can be tailored to fit all requirements whether you have in-house expertise or are unsure of where to start.

What does Cyber Essentials Cost?

Please select your company size for costs of our Cyber Essentials certification packages: 

MICRO Need Support RECOMMENDED Cyber ready*
ANNUAL FEE GOLD
£500+VAT
SILVER
£400+VAT
BRONZE
£300+VAT
Pre-assessment check
1-hr support call
Guide access**
Assessment time 24hrs (1 working day) 48hrs (2 working days) 3-5 working days
Resubmissions*** Unlimited 3 1
Time to pass after first clarification request 3 months 1 month 10 working days
Access to Cyber Essentials Portal
Certification and assessment fee
£25k cyber insurance (Click here for more details)
SMALL Need Support RECOMMENDED Cyber ready*
ANNUAL FEE GOLD
£600+VAT
SILVER
£500+VAT
BRONZE
£400+VAT
Pre-assessment check
1-hr support call
Guide access**
Assessment time 24hrs (1 working day) 48hrs (2 working days) 3-5 working days
Resubmissions*** Unlimited 3 1
Time to pass after first clarification request 3 months 1 month 10 working days
Access to Cyber Essentials Portal
Certification and assessment fee
£25k cyber insurance (Click here for more details)
MEDIUM Need Support RECOMMENDED Cyber ready*
ANNUAL FEE GOLD
£650+VAT
SILVER
£550+VAT
BRONZE
£450+VAT
Pre-assessment check
1-hr support call
Guide access**
Assessment time 24hrs (1 working day) 48hrs (2 working days) 3-5 working days
Resubmissions*** Unlimited 3 1
Time to pass after first clarification request 3 months 1 month 10 working days
Access to Cyber Essentials Portal
Certification and assessment fee
£25k cyber insurance (Click here for more details)
LARGE Need Support RECOMMENDED Cyber ready*
ANNUAL FEE GOLD
£700+VAT
SILVER
£600+VAT
BRONZE
£500+VAT
Pre-assessment check
1-hr support call
Guide access**
Assessment time 24hrs (1 working day) 48hrs (2 working days) 3-5 working days
Resubmissions*** Unlimited 3 1
Time to pass after first clarification request 3 months 1 month 10 working days
Access to Cyber Essentials Portal
Certification and assessment fee
£25k cyber insurance (Click here for more details)

* Applicant has robust technical team or was assisted by an Indelible Data Trusted Partner or ACE Practitioner

** Normal purchase price £50+VAT. The guide can be purchased separately here

*** Each additional resubmission after reaching service limit costs £100+VAT. This can be purchased here

In order to apply for assessment, you must answer the Cyber Essentials questions on the questionnaire portal.

Pay for your chosen package to receive a login to the portal where you can submit your responses.

For those choosing the GOLD PACKAGE, complete the  Cyber Essentials questionnaire in spreadsheet format and submit to us for a pre-assessment check.

The Cyber Essentials questionnaire in spreadsheet format can be used by anyone as they prepare for submission at no extra cost, but this document cannot be imported/uploaded to the portal. The questions must be answered again on the portal.

If you need extra guidance, attend one of our regular webinars with Lead Assessor Tony Wilson. Places can be purchased here

Cyber Essentials Checklist

  • Ensure you have an up-to-date asset list that contains makes, models and operating systems of all devices. This includes all users’ personal devices if they use them to access business information (including emails etc).
  • Identify those systems that need upgrading – especially firewalls and servers as these often take the longest to implement.
  • Draw up a network diagram. This is useful to help identify sub-sets should you need to exclude items.
  • Inventory all Cloud systems and identify those that don’t have Multi-Factor Authentication enabled.
  • Answer all questions on the Portal.

What is Cyber Essentials Certification?

Cyber Essentials is a simple but effective, Government backed scheme that will help you to protect your organisation, whatever its size, against a whole range of the most common cyber attacks.

This self-assessment option gives you protection against a wide variety of the most common cyber attacks. This is important because defending your company against the most simple attacks can vastly improve your chances of not becoming a target for the complex attacks.

 

Why become certified?

Certification gives you, customers, and business partners peace of mind that the company’s cyber security controls will protect against the vast majority of common online attacks.

Cyber Essentials shows you how to address those basics and prevent the most common attack. It should be remembered that some government contracts, and associated supply chains, require Cyber Essentials certification

Companies that are certified reassure future and existing customers that they take the threat of cyber attack seriously and are actively working to secure their systems.

The scheme is also useful to give management a clearer understanding of the organisation’s cyber security level.

Cyber Essentials Plus

Cyber Essentials Plus gives added assurance that the required controls have been implemented correctly via a series of technical tests conducted by the Certification Body. For more information see our Cyber Essentials Plus information page and Checklist for remote assessment