Cyber Essentials Certification

Help prevent external cyber threats

Cyber Essentials is a UK Government standard for technical controls to help organisations improve the level of IT infrastructure security.

This scheme is designed to prevent highly common internet-based attacks which allows organisations to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of stored data on devices on all internet-facing devices.

What is Cyber Essentials?

Certification is recommended for any company that stores both company and client data, is governed by GDPR requirements, or simply has a desire to improve their IT infrastructure security. 

Cyber Essentials is a foundation level certification designed to provide a statement of the basic controls your organisation should have in place to mitigate the risk from common cyber threats. This is achieved through a self-assessment process carried out under the guidance of our cyber security experts. Upon completion of the questionnaire you will receive the certification, allowing you to display the official Cyber Essentials badge on your documents and website.

The 5 controls of Cyber Essentials 

Cyber Essentials requires only basic information security measures to be in place, which when implemented correctly, will significantly reduce the level of vulnerability to external cyber-attacks. All  organisations are required to have the 5 critical controls-

1. Update security settings

2. Configure your firewall

3. Control access to your data

4. Protect against viruses and malware

5. Ensure all devices install updates

Why your business needs Cyber Essentials

Protect your Business

The majority of cyber attacks exploit weaknesses in organisations such as the lack of updated software or well-configured firewalls. These types of attacks are usually simple to defend against with common strategies and this is integral to Cyber Essentials goals.

Increase your Business

If you to want to bid for Government, NHS Trust or council contracts you will probably need to obtain the Cyber Essentials certification, especially if the contract involves the handling of private data.

Peace of Mind

Cyber Essentials is a Government backed scheme formulated by the National Cyber Security Centre.  Having the support and guidance on the latest threats is key to keeping your business safe from cyber criminals.

Saves Money

Spending money on bolstering your IT security and certification will help your business in the long run as you lower your risk to threats and save money on Insurance premiums related to cyber attacks.

GDPR Prepared

As GDPR has now come into force, your business needs to be aware of the legislation especially if processing personal data. Cyber Essentials 5 steps can help your business to prepare for compliance with GDPR.

Cyber Savvy

Your customers, investors and sales partners need assurance that you take IT Security seriously. Having the Cyber Essentials badge proves that you have taken the necessary steps to protect the security of systems and integrity of data.

Gain Cyber Essentials Certification with Plexure UK

Plexure UK are a Certification Body for IASME Cyber Essentials and IASME Governance.  We are Specialists in Cyber Security, offering a friendly professional service. Please email us at or call us on 01723 350830 for more information.

Cyber Essential SA only



We create a Cyber Essentials account for your business. You complete the self-assessment, we then mark the answers and award certification. 

This option is great if you have an IT person who is familiar with technical terms and especially with regards to IT security.

Certification with Silver Support


We create a Cyber Essentials account for your business. You complete the self-assessment, we then mark the answers and award certification.

This option gives you access to our assessor via email for any questions or concerns or help with required documentation.

Certification with Gold


We create a Cyber Essentials account for your business and then guide you through the whole process. 

This option is suited to more complex businesses or those wanting to fast track their certification.


email us at or call us on 01723 350830


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