Cyber Essentials


Protect your organisation with enhanced cyber security.

Cyber Essentials is a simple but effective, Government backed scheme that will help you to protect your organisation, regardless of its size, against a variety of the most common cyber attacks. It’s the recommended level of cybersecurity for all businesses, and required if supplying services to government.

We believe it critical to be both proactive when it comes to cyber security, but also to have the latest strategies for protection. Cyber attacks come in many forms, but the vast majority are very basic in nature, carried out by relatively unskilled individuals. They’re the digital equivalent of a thief trying your front door to see if it’s unlocked. Cyber Essentials is designed to prevent these attacks.

Why should you get Cyber Essentials?

Certified cyber security

  • Reassure customers that you are working to secure your IT against cyber attacks
  • Some Government contracts require Cyber Essentials certification
  • Attract new business with the proof you have cyber security measures in place
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There are two levels of certification

Cyber Essentials

This provides protection against a wide variety of the most common cyber attacks. Having this protection in place is necessary because vulnerability to simple attacks can highlight you as a potential target for bigger attacks.

Cyber Essentials Plus

Cyber Essentials Plus still follows the same simple approach and procedures and protections are the same, but for Cyber Essentials Plus hands-on independent verification is carried out.

Gaining Cyber Essentials

Gaining the Cyber Essentials accreditation could not be easier with HB Tech. To streamline the process, we use a specialised online portal, updated by installed agents on all your devices.

Cyber Essentials, like an MOT, is a point in time assessment, conducted once a year. Specialised software, as well as conducting that assessment, gives you a daily update to confirm all your devices are within compliance.

This specialised software is the easiest way to achieve the government standard security Cyber Essentials certification. The software is deployed on all your devices, including desktops, laptops, and mobile phones to provide continuous scanning for compliance.

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Product Features

The Cyber Essentials accreditation provides reassurance to customers that you are working to secure your IT against a cyber attack;

  • It gives you a clear picture of your organisations cyber security measures in place;
  • Specialised software is delivered with easy deployment on to devices including desktops, laptops, and mobile phones
  • Simple step-by-step process to achieve Cyber Essentials certification, with author assistance for any questions that rise in the process;
  • Continuous checking for vulnerabilities;
  • Dashboard with real time reporting of device compliance, optionally monitored and remediated by HBTech.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to get Cyber Essentials Certification?

The total cost includes a £300 fee along with an additional charge for the time spent assisting with preparation and arrangements.

Can you assist with the Cyber Essentials certification process?

Certainly, we can assist in establishing the process and guide you through the entire journey to obtaining the certification.

What are the benefits of Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed scheme that helps protect your organisation against the most common cyber threats. It represents a minimum baseline for cyber security in the UK. Holding the Cyber Essentials certification demonstrates to your customers and suppliers you take cyber security seriously.

How can I get started with the Cyber Essentials certification process?

The first step is to contact us. We will then set up a meeting with yourselves to discuss the next steps.

Customer Feedback

“Cyber Essentials Plus forms a key component of the wider cyber assurance demanded by SMI’s defence and aerospace customers.

The annual accreditation which includes testing of systems, protection software and protocols and colleague adherence to IT policies. We lean on HB Tech to not only ensure good ongoing IT health and security but for support of the Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation. HB Tech’s facilitation enables the testing to be completed quickly and should any concern arise, they are able to swiftly address and resolve these. I am delighted that we have once again successfully reaccredited”.

Duncan Rodgers, ERP & Projects Specialist
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