Cyber Essentials Plus


Cyber Essentials Plus
from £1,395

Advanced certification against the same five core control themes but with the addition of a series of tests conducted remotely or on-site and a vulnerability scan.

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Show you're serious about cyber security

Prevent cyber incidents and pass first time with Cyberlab. We offer a range of options depending on your requirements and technical ability. Cyberlab are licensed to certify organisations against both the government backed Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus schemes.

Cyber Essentials Plus
accreditation scope

What are the technical controls ?

The scheme addresses the following five key controls that, when implemented correctly, can prevent around 80% of cyber attacks.

- Firewalls
- Secure configuration
- User access control
- Malware protection
- Patch management

the process

How do we achieve the accreditation?

As a Certification Body for IASME, Cyberlab are authorised to assess against the scheme but also to provide consultancy to support organisations to achieve the certification.

guidance and support

How can Cyberlab help us through the process?

We have a team of experienced Assessors who will support you through the journey from start to finish. Using a combination of methods to communicate and deploy testing but ultimately, we are always at the end of the phone when you need us.

business benefits

What are the benefits of achieving Cyber Essentials Plus ?

Reassure customers that you are working to secure your IT against cyber attacks and have a clear picture of your organisation's cyber security posture.

Formalise your security

Get a clear picture of your organisations current cyber security level and ensure processes are documented.

Set yourself apart

It's a great selling point for your business too. No matter who the client is from an SME to a FTSE 100 company, they want to know you take security seriously.

Win business

Meet eligibility requirements for certain government and MOD supply chain contracts.

Fast efficient and knowledgeable - our certification process was smooth and we had only good experiences with the representatives of the company.
Cyberlab were incredibly helpful and supportive in helping our company achieve Cyber Essentials, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend them!
Gary Williams
Gary Williams
A great team at Cyberlab Ryan and Hugo are a pleasure to work with and offer a range of experience and expertise - highly recommended to anyone needing to talk about their business' security posture.
Flynn Nash
Flynn Nash
Cyberlab was an absolute pleasure to work with. Incredibly transparent and responsive throughout the whole process. Ultimately delivering high-quality services. Highly recommend.
Conal Maguire
Conal Maguire
Excellent service Ryan at Cyberlab provided an excellent service a few months ago when we went for both Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certification. He explained the process very well, and exactly what was expected. He was available to answer any and all questions I posed to him and turned what could have been an arduous task into a relatively painless experience. I wouldn't hesitate to use Cyberlab again and would be happy to recommend them to other businesses.
Support and communication 1st class throughout the whole process.
Tom Slattery
Tom Slattery
Very professional and efficient service
Formic Limited
Formic Limited
Great Service from Start to Finish, highly recommended! We were looking to move from our current provider of many years due to annual price increases of unprecedented levels and found Cyberlab on a google search. We spoke with Ryan and he explained their process and pricing to us. We selected Cyberlab to do our Cyber Essentials Plus Recertification. We have found them very efficient, cost effective, helpful and courteous throughout the process. We have no hesitation in recommending Cyberlab.
Carol Davies
Carol Davies
Excellent, efficient service received from Ryan from start to finish. Portal easy to navigate and populate

Cyber Essentials Plus FAQ

Cyber Essentials Plus provides a more advanced level of assurance and includes a technical audit of the systems that are in scope for Cyber Essentials. Organisations applying for Cyber Essentials Plus must also pass an on-site/remote assessment and an internal vulnerability scan, plus an external vulnerability scan conducted by Cyberlab.

Only certification bodies that have been trained and are currently licensed by IASME to certify against the government’s Cyber Essentials scheme can undertake assessments and issue certificates. Cyberlab assessors are IASME trained and Cyberlab is licensed to deliver Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certifications.

Do not worry, it is actually quite uncommon for an organisation to pass Cyber Essentials Plus without any remediation required. 

If you fail the assessment, the assessor will prepare a report outlining the reasons and the remediation work that is required in order to achieve a pass. There is then a 30 day retesting window where the organisation can carry out the remediation steps that are listed. Cyberlab can then retest just those areas which resulted in the fail within the 30 day retesting window, if those vulnerabilities are found to have been mitigated then Cyberlab will then be in a position to award a pass for Cyber Essentials Plus.

Yes, Cyber Essentials Plus is a verification assessment of the controls listed in the Cyber Essentials self-assessment questionnaire.

All organisations must achieve Cyber Essentials first, they then have a 3 month window to schedule their Cyber Essentials Plus assessment.

This depends on the size of your network and how many devices make up the sample the Cyber assessor will need to test.

Generally, we are able to complete all testing within one business day and will prepare a schedule with you in advance to minimise disruption to your business.

For Cyber Essentials, once you have completed the self-assessment questions on the online portal we aim to turnaround all assessments within 24 hours.

For Cyber Essentials Plus, this must be carried out within 3 months of achieving the CE accreditation. The CE+ requires an on-site audit which can be scheduled as soon as a signed order is request and a CE pass is in place.

We will email you with a reminder in advance of your expiry date outlining the steps involved in order to work through your renewal.

 In order to achieve a pass and be awarded the Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation an organisation must pass all of the five tests that make up the Cyber Essentials Plus assessment.

Yes, in advance of your scheduled Cyber Essentials Plus assessment we will send you a pdf document which outlines the tests that will be involved and what is required on the day.

There is nothing we require you to do in advance of your assessment, this document is for information only.

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If there’s something you’d like to discuss, feel free to give us a call, drop us an email, or write to us using the contact information provided. We look forward to hearing from you!

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