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Some of the Cyber Essentials self-assessment questions can be difficult to understand if you do not have a technical IT background or have a complex company structure.

If you need some more help you are in the right place - we have a wealth of resources to help your journey to certification.

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Get help from trained and assured cyber security consultants. Cyber Advisors work for a National Cyber Security Centre Assured Service Provider to provide SMEs with reliable and cost effective cyber security advice and practical support.

Cyber Essentials Assessors are trained and authorised by IASME to evaluate whether an organisation meets the criteria required for Cyber Essentials and issue certification. All Assessors work for a licensed cyber security company known as a Certification Body.

Cyber insurance is included as part of Cyber Essentials for UK based organisations that certify as a whole organisation with a turnover of less than £20 million.

This cover gives up to £25,000 worth of liability.

It is a good idea to prepare your assessment answers early using a working document or spreadsheet before entering your answers on the assessment platform. Download the Cyber Essentials assessment Question Set and Requirements for Infrastructure document for free.

A free interactive website that helps you look at your organisation’s cyber security. The Cyber Essentials Readiness Tool can help you gauge your current level of cyber security in relation to where you need to be to achieve Cyber Essentials certification.

A free platform for small organisations and charities to ask questions and get free advice on how to meet the requirements for Cyber Essentials certification. The group administrators will provide initial advice on basic level cyber security.

Get help from trained and assured cyber security consultants. Cyber Advisors work for a National Cyber Security Centre Assured Service Provider to provide SMEs with reliable and cost effective cyber security advice and practical support.

Cyber Essentials Assessors are trained and authorised by IASME to evaluate whether an organisation meets the criteria required for Cyber Essentials and issue certification. All Assessors work for a licensed cyber security company known as a Certification Body.

Cyber insurance is included as part of Cyber Essentials for UK based organisations that certify as a whole organisation with a turnover of less than 20 million.

This cover gives up to £25,000 worth of liability.

It is a good idea to prepare your assessment answers early using a working document or spreadsheet before entering your answers on the assessment platform. Download the Cyber Essentials assessment Question Set and Requirements for Infrastructure document for free.

A free interactive website that helps you look at your organisation’s cyber security. The Cyber Essentials Readiness Tool can help you gauge your current level of cyber security in relation to where you need to be to achieve Cyber Essentials certification.

A free platform for small organisations and charities to ask questions and get free advice on how to meet the requirements for Cyber Essentials certification. The group administrators will provide initial advice on basic level cyber security.

Cyber Essentials Knowledge Hub

The Knowledge Hub is a central source of trusted, up-to-date information about the Cyber Essentials scheme. Search or browse to find reliable information and support to help answer your questions and guide you through the Cyber Essentials certification process.

You will find information about tech and cyber basics, scoping your assessment, the five controls, software support periods, sector specific guidance, and scheme updates.

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