The Cyber Essentials scheme has grown rapidly since its launch in 2014 and despite GDPR entering the mix, Cyber Essentials Accreditation is still required for any business tendering for Government contracts.

Getting our clients Cyber Essentials Certified is something that’s been on our radar for a few months and we are now able to offer Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essential + Accreditations with guaranteed passes for a fixed fee.

What does the Cyber Essentials Accreditation mean for your business?

In a nut shell, it proves to your customers that your internal IT systems meet various standards set out by the UK Government. This can range from having anti-virus software in place, a working firewall through to procedures to make sure your PC’s get Windows Updates as they’re released. Any organisation with an internet presence is at equal risk it doesn’t matter if you are a one-man band or have 100’s of employees, you will all face the same threats as everyone else. As part of the process we also try to gain access to your systems remotely through the internet, a process called ethical hacking.

What’s the difference between Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials +?

Cyber Essentials involves us documenting your current setup, answering various questions on your behalf and submitting all the information for review to the certifying body. They in turn review the information and try to gain access to your systems (which is something we have already done!). This approach means we guarantee you will get your Cyber Essentials Certification, if not we will give you your money back.

Cyber Essentials + takes a slightly different approach but only in respect of more tests being placed on your IT systems and in most cases an auditor will visit your offices to manually check over your IT systems.

What will it cost?

Throughout February we are offering a 15% discount to any business wanting to get their Cyber Essentials Accreditation and don’t forget this is on top of our money back guarantee if you don’t pass. Cyber Essentials is normally £449 and Cyber Essentials + £1,499 throughout February we are offering Cyber Essentials for £380 and Cyber Essentials + for £1,275.

For more information or to take advantage of this offer email CyberEssentials@leapit.co.uk and one of our team will call you back to talk through the process.