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Cyber Essentials Certification

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What is Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is a scheme, designed by the UK Government (National Cyber Security Centre), which provides the correct information, training, and certification to give the peace of mind that your business is implementing the necessary cyber security measures that will ultimately reduce its vulnerability against the most common attacks.

What are the benefits of Cyber Essentials?

It is an unfortunate reality that Cyber Criminals exist within our digital world. One of the best ways to mitigate any potential risks to your business is to become Cyber Essentials Certified. 

Cyber Essentials is designed to help small and medium-sized businesses improve their cyber security without breaking the bank. Aside from mitigating cyber security risks, Cyber Essentials Certification also provides several additional bonuses for businesses;

  • Show your clients that you’re taking every precaution to keep their data safe

  • Improve your GDPR compliance

  • Increased accessibility to tendering opportunities including government contracts

  • Increase the chance of winning business from other Cyber Essentials Accredited companies

  • Lessen the risk of being considered a supply chain security target

  • Get visibility on your own business security standpoint

How easy is it to get Cyber Essentials Certification?

We make the Cyber Essentials accreditation process simple, with easy to understand information.

As an accredited Cyber Essentials Certification Body, we have already helped multiple small and medium size businesses achieved their cyber essentials certification.

Let us help your business achieve your cyber essentials certification with our easy to understand and effective guided process.

If you need help, effective guidance and expert support is available from our certified assessor

We work alongside you to assist you in implementing all the controls required to meet the specification. Whether you need help completing your questionnaire, someone to assess your system to discover gaps in your defences or assistance in creating and implementing a managed security plan, we'll be by your side.
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The Process


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You gather all the evidence required to assess your level of compliance


You submit your evidence and receive your Cyber Essentials Certification

We’re ready to help you on your Cyber Essentials Compliancy Journey.


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Frequently asked questions

Not sure if Cyber Essentials is right for your business? Download our Cyber Security Guide below.

Cyber Essentials is a UK government information assurance scheme operated by the National Cyber Security Centre that encourages organisations to adopt good practice in information security.

The Cyber Essentials scheme was launched on 5 June 2014. 

You can download all the self assessment questions in pdf format here. If you would like them in an Excel worksheet which is easier to work with then please contact us and we will email it to you. 

Contact us, we will then contact you to take payment. Once payment has been received we will create you an online account. Depending on which service you have decided is best for your business, we will ensure you receive the correct in support and information.

This depends on both the size and accreditation service assistance level you have selected. In our experience most small / medium size businesses completing the DIY assessment need to allocate approximately 3-4 hours.

Our assessor will be notified of your submission, and will review your submission within 48 hours. Once the assessor has completed the assessment you will be notified as to whether you have passed or failed your application.

A board member from your organisation signs a declaration to confirm that the assessment answers are true. A qualified assessor from LP Networks will review the submitted assessment to ensure the standards have been met.

You will receive a notification advising you of the area(s) that did not meet the standards, with some guidance in respect of the non-compliance(s). You have the opportunity to resubmit yourself assessment within 48 hours, without additional charge.  However, should your business fail the second submission, any further submission would require a fresh application and related fee.


You will be notified, and your certificate will be emailed to you.

The certification is like a Car MOT, it a point in time test that last for one year.

Unfortunately, not, there is a strong possibility that the Cyber Essentials standard questions would have changed.  Additionally, there is also the possibility that your business may have changed during this time, and your answers would not be the same.


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Cyber Essentials Guide

Not sure if Cyber Essentials is right for your business?

Or need help convincing the boss?

Download our Free Cyber Essentials guide packed with advice and real-world examples demonstrating why you need to guard against the threat of cyber attack and how Cyber Essentials certification can protect your business.

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