Cyber Essentials & Cyber Essentials Plus

Protect your organisation against a cyber attack

There are many benefits to certification.

Cyber Essentials can help your organisation in many ways, including reassuring your customers that you take cyber security seriously.

All organisations that are successfully certified to the Cyber Essentials scheme are included in the NCSC online Directory, which makes it easier for potential customers to find you when they are a looking for a supplier they can trust.

At iSTORM we know how important it is to our customers that we can demonstrate our own security, which is why we are certified to Cyber Essentials Plus.

Our expert team of consultants can help your organisation through all aspects of the certification process, including conducting an initial gap analysis, providing support with the application and awarding certification.



Cyber Essentials & Cyber Essentials Plus

Certification options


There are two options for certification under the Cyber Essentials scheme:


Cyber Essentials

The self-assessment option gives you protection against a wide variety of the most common cyber attacks. The certification process has been designed to be light-weight and easy to follow.


Cyber Essentials Plus

The Cyber Essentials Plus Certification still has the trademark simplicity of approach. The protections you need to have in place are the same, but this time the verification of your cyber security is carried out independently by a Certification Body like iSTORM.


Cyber Essentials Update

Cyber Essentials Update

Cyber Essentials Update

In January there will be an updated set of requirements for the Cyber Essentials Scheme. This will be the biggest update of the schemes technical controls since its launch in 2014. The updates account for the changes in the way to we have been working over the past year and has prompted for a more regular review of the controls.

For more details about the updates click here.


Update to Cyber Essentials Technical Controls








5 steps to Cyber Essentials Certification


With over 80% of UK businesses vulnerable to avoidable security threats, the Cyber Essentials framework has been designed as a strong security baseline for every business in every industry. Mapping against five simple key controls means it’s easy to achieve Cyber Essentials certification with the right help. Certification includes:

  1. External vulnerability scan
  2. Shared service assessment
  3. Simple questionnaire
  4. Internal vulnerability scan (Plus only)
  5. Workstation assessment (Plus only)

For more information on how one of our specialist consultants can help your organisation achieve Cyber Essentials certification, contact us today.


Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus    IASME Cyber Essentials

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