How do I get cyber essentials certification?

How do I get cyber essentials certification for my business?

The process is simple, you simply sign up via our online shop and we will add you to the system. We send you log in details for the assessment platform and you can start answering questions at your own pace. There is no secret to the questions, you can access them here first to take a look. Depending on the service you have selected:-

Through exploring vulnerabilities in systems and devices linked to the internet, Cyber Essentials enables businesses to minimize the threat of phishing attacks, ransomware, website connections, malicious emails, and hacking vulnerabilities. Before the submission of the certificate, any possible risks are detected, allowing companies the ability to address these issues.

Cyber Essentials Basic

You will fill out the answers in your own time and when you are ready, hit submit. We will then look over your answers to evaluate your suitability for certification. If you have any questions about the content then we are here to help, but the answers are your responsibility. We then assess your answers and, if we consider that your answers are compliant we forward our recommendation to the governing body for endorsement. If there are items on the form that are unclear, we may ask for further clarification. If you do not meet the minimum standards required you may fail the assessment, but you will have an opportunity to rectify those things that fall short and resubmit the application free of charge within 48 hours.

Signup to Cyber Essentials Basic online

Cyber Essentials Plus

The guided assessment starts with exactly the same process, and a pass for the Cyber Essentials basic is still required, but in addition a member of the Unity Metrix team will be assigned to visit your premises to conduct a technical audit. This will involve scanning a sample of your connected devices and performing other tests to ensure that your systems behave in the way that you expect. A successful test and passing the Cyber Essentials basic assessment will result in your being recommended for certification by the governing body.

Cyber Essentials UM Guided

The guided assessment starts with exactly the same process, but a member of the Unity Metrix team will be assigned to help guide you through the process, to identify those items that will need work before submitting the forms and to generally help you to ensure that your business is as safe and compliant as it reasonably can be. Cyber Essentials is after all, all about protecting your IT systems, not just filling in forms.

Signup to Cyber Essentials UM Guided online

IASME Governance Self-Assessed

The process for IASME Governance (which includes Cyber Essentials) is exactly the same. We set you up on a very similar portal, but with an extra set of questions related to IT governance. The review process is exactly the same as for Cyber Essentials.

Signup to IASME Governance Self-Assessed online

IASME Governance Audited

Being the gold-standard in certification, IASME Governance Audited is all about PROVING that your systems and data are properly protected, rather than just saying it. The process is exactly the same as IASME Self-Assessed in the beginning, but having been through your answers off-site an auditor will come to site to verify that you actually do what you state on your forms. You will receive a full report on the findings and be recommended for certification to the governing body if everything is compliant with the standard.

CYBER-EXTENDED

This additional Unity Metrix service takes the pressure off you for maintaining your certification for a period of 3 or more years. During this time we ensure that you are always compliant, acting as a sounding-board for potential new projects, advising on proposed technology upgrades, ensuring that you keep on top of changing laws and compliance issues. Payments can be divided into a monthly fee that covers everything throughout the contract in easy-to-manage payments. This service can be purchased alongside any of the other services.

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