Cyber Essentials Plus
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  • Cyber Essentials - is for small to medium, and the larger organisations to complete a self-assessment questionnaire assisted and reviewed by us and then sent to an external Certifying Body.  Cost £300 plus VAT @20%

  • Cyber Essentials Plus - will include external vulnerability scan and be assisted and reviewed by us and then sent to an external Certifying Body.  Cost £1200 plus VAT @ 20% 

Both Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus include a questionnaire which relates to security controls and the secure configuration of an organisation’s computing resources.

For Cyber Essentials, CREST Certifying Bodies also conduct a remote technical assessment that both validates elements of the questionnaire and also provides additional assurance for you.  

Once an organisation has been assessed against the Cyber Essentials security criteria and passes, they will receive the relevant Cyber Essentials award (badge) based on the level of certification achieved, which demonstrates that they have achieved a fundamental level of cyber security.

10 Steps to Cyber Security

If you choose to go for Cyber Essentials Plus difference is the inclusion of a vulnerability scan with technical review of your business PC's/Workstations and this additional phase of testing increases the validity of certification considerably by providing evidence of compliance against the following scenarios:

  • Is it possible for malicious files to enter the organisation from the Internet through either web traffic or email messages?

  • If malicious content is able to enter the organisation, how effective are the anti-virus and malware protection?

  • If the organisation’s protection fail, what is the likelihood the organisation will be compromised due to failings in the patching of the organisation’s workstations?


Cyber Essentials Plus is a more thorough assessment of the organisation and, as a result, may provide greater security assurance and does come at an additional cost.


Your decision on which level to certify against will be influenced by an organisation’s cyber security stance and those of its business partners, suppliers and stakeholders. 


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Download PDF - 10 Steps to Cyber Security (NCSC)
Download PDF - The Cyber Threat to UK Businesses 2017 (NCSC)
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pchelpcentre's cyber security services are delivered by our team of experienced network specialists who have a deep understanding of the range of cyber risks facing organisations today, enabling you to implement the best possible security solutions for your budget and requirements.

pchelpcentre works closely with Bedfordshire Police Cyber Crime Unit to assist businesses that have been attacked by hackers to provide forensic analysis and cyber security solutions.


We are part of a new forum the Cyber Trust Group working in partnership with the Regional Police Cyber Crime Units from Beds Herts & Cambs, GCHC representatives, Ethical Hackers and other Cyber Security professionals. 


The Cyber-security Information Sharing Partnership (CiSP) is a confidential forum for sharing intelligence about cyber threats and vulnerabilities, in real time.

Run by the NCSC, CiSP is a joint industry and government initiative that helps to increase overall situational awareness and reduce impact on UK business. pchelpcentre are certified members of CiSP.