Cyber Essentials Certification

Cyber Essentials Certification

Make sure your cyber security is up to scratch, and show your customers they’re in safe hands, with a Cyber Essentials certification.

By working out what you’re doing right and where you need to improve, Cyber Essentials is the ideal starting point in your cyber security journey.

How Does It Work?

Cyber Essentials is a government-led initiative, which tests organisations against a standardised set of criteria:

– Boundary firewalls and internet gateways

– Secure configuration

– Access control

– Malware protection

– Patch management

To gain certification, you have to pass the official assessment. There are two levels available:

Cyber Essentials: An independently verified self-assessment. You assess your own business by completing the official Cyber Essentials questionnaire, and then TMB will verify the information you provide.

Cyber Essentials Plus: Taking certification to the next level. Once you complete the Cyber Essentials questionnaire, an independent assessor will verify your security measures and policies to see if they work in practice.

Once certified, you can display the appropriate Cyber Essentials logo in places like your company website – providing an instantly recognisable mark of assurance.

How Much Does It Cost?

Prices start from just £300, for a basic self-assessment.

Optional Extras

Want to take your security assessment further? We can help.

Remote Assistance

As you’d expect, many of the questions in the Cyber Essentials assessment are of a technical nature. With TMB’s remote assistance service, we’ll guide you through the jargon, helping you complete your assessment accurately.

IASME Governance

An affordable alternative to the expensive ISO27001 standard, IASME Governance is designed with SMEs in mind. It also includes the Cyber Essentials assessment and an optional set of GDPR questions at no extra charge.

Free Cyber Insurance

Our accreditation body, IASME, offers free, automatic cyber security cover, worth £25,000, with every Cyber Essentials certification. It applies to all UK organisations with less than £20m yearly turnover who pass the assessment.

How To Book Your Assessment

For information and to book your Cyber Essentials assessment, call TMB on 0333 900 9050, email us at, or fill out the form on our contact page. Existing TMB customers can also talk to their account manager.