Cyber Essentials


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

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.


Product Summary

CyberSmart is an online portal, updated by installed agents on all your devices. The service streamlines the process of gaining the Cyber Essentials accreditation.

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

CyberSmart is the easiest way to achieve 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.

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;
  • Some government contracts require Cyber Essentials certification;
  • CyberSmart 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 every 15 minutes;
  • Dashboard with real time reporting of device compliance, monitored and remediated by HB Tech.

Cyber Essentials