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Cyber Essentials will:

Reassure customers that you are working to secure your IT against cyber attack.

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

Give a clear picture of your organisation’s cyber security level.

Grow business as some Government contracts require 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 costs from £320 plus VAT.

Pricing Structure


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.

Find Out More

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

Search for a certified organisation

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