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How Does It Work?

Cyber Essentials is a government-approved security initiative, which tests organisations against a standardised set of criteria:
  • Boundary firewalls and internet gateways
  • Secure configuration
  • Access control
  • Malware protection
  • Patch management


Why Take The Test?

Passing a Cyber Essentials proves your business meets the government’s recommended cyber security standards.

As well as giving you peace of mind, it shows your customers you take security seriously.

What’s more, It can help bring down cyber insurance premiums.

Cyber Essential Levels

There two Cyber Essentials tiers. Contact us if you unsure about which would best suit your business.


Cyber Essentials

An independently verified self-assessment. You assess your own business by completing the official Cyber Essentials questionnaire, and then this will be assessed by a Cyber Essentials Assessor working within a licensed Certification Body.


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.

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 Group remote assistance service, we’ll guide you through the jargon, helping you complete your assessment accurately.

IASME Cyber Assurance

An affordable alternative to the expensive ISO27001 standard, IASME Cyber Assurance is designed with SMEs in mind.


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.

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