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Cyber Essentials - Do It Yourself

Cyber Essentials - Do It Yourself

SKU: 4497
Format: Certification (Online purchases only)
Availability: Always Available

IT Governance is a CREST-accredited Cyber Essentials certification body, meaning that this service includes an external vulnerability scan that independently verifies your security status.

This service is conducted online and includes:

  • CREST-accredited certification; and
  • An external vulnerability scan.

The CREST-accredited Cyber Essentials scheme is now closed to new entrants with effect from 1 April 2020. IT Governance is unable to accept new customers under the replacement scheme until contractual issues have been addressed. As soon as they have, we can process new Cyber Essentials certification applications.

Buy now, pay later! Enjoy the benefits of paying by purchase order with an IT Governance corporate account.  Apply online today or call our service centre team on 00 800 48 484 484.

For more information about this service or to get a tailored quote for your organisation, please enquire below and one of our experts will be in touch shortly.Enquire about this service

Our 'Do it yourself' package and is intended for organisations who are familiar with the controls and application process, such as those renewing their certification. 

Organisation with some experience of the controls required for certification, who may need assistance defining their scope and help understanding and answering the SAQ would benefit from the additional assistance provided by our Get a Little Help or Get a Lot of Help packages.

Why buy this package?

  • Get certified and prevent around 80% of internet based cyber attacks.
  • Complete your application quickly using our unique Cyber Essentials Portal.
  • Receive the additional assurance provided by the external vulnerability scan.
  • Download your Certificate and Cyber Essentials branding pack within minutes of achieving certification*
  • Receive your official CREST Report outlining recommendations on improving your security posture*

*subject to a positive outcome.

"I am writing to thank all involved for processing my application so quickly. I will have no hesitation in recommending IT Governance to friends and colleagues for such excellent service.”

- Martin Tillian, Sula Innovation Ltd


  • The package includes a free vulnerability scan of your public facing infrastructure for up to 16 IP addresses.
  • If you have more than 16 IP addresses, please purchase additional IP packages – available in packs of 16.
  • If you fail your external scan, a vulnerability rescan will need to be purchased, plus any additional IP packages that you need.
  • For non-web purchases there is an additional €100 manual processing fee.

View all the repeat testing and assessment fees here >>

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Benefits of Cyber Essentials certification

Protect your organisation from approximately 80% of cyber attacks

Implementing the five controls correctly will help protect your organisation.

Drive business efficiency

Focus on your core business objectives knowing that you are protected from the majority of cyber attacks.

Demonstrate security and help secure the supply chain

Demonstrate your commitment to protecting your own data and that of your customers and suppliers.

Work with the UK government and the MoD

Cyber Essentials will permit you to work with the UK government and Cyber Essentials Plus will give you the opportunity to work with the MoD.

Increase your chances of securing business

Boost your reputation and have a greater chance of winning contracts.

Reduce cyber insurance premiums

Cyber insurance agencies often look more favourably on organisations that have achieved Cyber Essentials certification.

Ready to get started?

How to get started

  1. Log on to the Cyber Essentials online portal.
  2. Define your scope for the assessment using the guidance provided in the portal.
  3. Complete and submit your SAQ following the guidance provided in the portal.
  4. Your SAQ is reviewed by a technical advisor for completeness and eligibility.
  5. Schedule the vulnerability scan through the portal.
  6. Receive your Cyber Essentials certificate.*

*Subject to a positive outcome.

Need a little more help?

If you need some help with your application process, we recommend that you purchase one of the following products:

  • Cyber Essentials – Get A Little Help: includes two hours of Live Online consultancy to help you through the application process. 

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