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Cyber crime is a significant threat to all organisations in the UK with nearly 40% of businesses reporting a cyber breach or attack in the last 12 months. Cyber Essentials certification helps to protect organisations of all sizes from a wide range of the most common cyber threats. This effective Government backed scheme focuses on five technical controls that have been proven to be effective against up to 80% of cyber attacks.

Cyber Essentials certification will:

Attract new business with the promise you have cyber security measures in place.

Reassure your supply chain that cyber security and data protection is an important priority for your organisation.

Demonstrate to the ICO that you safeguard sensitive data and are on the right path towards GDPR compliance.

Allow you to bid for tenders and contracts that require Cyber Essentials certification.

Chamber members can:

Receive a discount on Cyber Essentials certification with a discount code from their local Chamber of Commerce.

Attend training on how to get certified.

Download the self-assessment questions for free.

Receive free cyber security guidance.

Use the Cyber Essentials Readiness Tool, a free online tool that helps get your organisation ready for Cyber Essentials Certification.

Cyber Essentials is an independently verified self assessment certification

This self-assessment option gives you protection against a wide variety of the most common cyber attacks. This is important because vulnerability to simple attacks can mark you out as target for more in-depth unwanted attention from cyber criminals and others.

Certification gives you peace of mind that your defences will protect against the vast majority of common cyber attacks simply because these attacks are looking for targets which do not have the Cyber Essentials technical controls in place.

Organisations assess themselves against five basic security controls and a qualified assessor verifies the information provided. The Cyber Essentials self-assessments are available through a secure hosted platform powered by the Cyber Essentials assessment platform. The assessments can be accessed and answered quickly and easily using Pervade’s intuitive user interface.

Cyber Essentials represents the Governments minimum baseline standard for Cyber Security in the UK and, for members of participating chambers, costs from £290 plus VAT.

Chamber Cyber Essentials Pricing Structure
Chamber Cyber Essentials Pricing
(Discount Included)

Micro Organisations

0-9 Employees


Small Organisations

10-49 Employees


Medium Organisations

50-249 Employees


Large Organisations

250+ Employees


All the self assessment questions are available to download for free in advance. Cyber Essentials certification includes automatic cyber liability insurance for any UK organisation who certifies their whole organisation and have less than £20m annual turnover (terms apply).

You will need to renew your certificate annually as it expires after twelve months. We remove companies from our certified organisation list if they are not certified within twelve months of their last certificate.

Search for a certified organisation

Search for organisations in your supply chain to see if their systems are certified to Cyber Essentials.

Find Out More

Have a look at our Frequently Asked Questions or the Cyber Essentials Knowledge Hub