Cyber Essentials

The Cyber Essentials scheme launched by the UK Government and owned jointly by GCHQ/NCSC and DCMS has been put in place to help organisations to protect themselves from common cyber-attacks and make the UK one of the safest places to do business online.

Why Cyber Essentials

Designed for businesses and organisations of all sizes, in all sectors, the scheme sets out five basic controls that are ‘essential’ to good cyber security.

By becoming Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials PLUS certified your business will:

  • Be protected against common cyber threats;
  • Demonstrate to your customers and partners that you are taking cyber security seriously and that dealing with you will not indirectly expose them to common cyber threats;
  • Be able to bid for contracts where Cyber Essentials / Cyber Essentials PLUS is a mandatory requirement;
  • Be taking the first steps in securing IT in line with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) recommendations within the context of GDPR

Why Black Spider Consulting?

Security is all that we do! Black Spider Consulting are specialists in information assurance and cyber security and have extensive experience in providing advice and solutions to public and private sector clients. We are licenced as a Cyber Essentials certification body by the IASME Consortium and can:.

  • Give advice and assistance to enable your organisation to meet the requirements of Cyber Essentials
  • Carry out assessments and certify organisations against Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials PLUS.

Our Certification Packages

At Black Spider Consulting we offer a variety of levels of support to enable you to attain certification. Give us a call and we will be happy to discuss the different requirements further.

Cyber Essentials
Requirements Workshop

If your organisation is starting from scratch or you are unsure that it would currently meet the standard, we offer a Cyber Essentials Requirements Workshop. This is designed to assess your organisation’s current security controls against the Cyber Essentials requirements and to identify gaps and areas for improvement before outlining a high level remediation plan.

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Cyber Essentials

Unassisted service

• Complete the questionnaire yourself via our secure portal

£300.00 + VAT

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Remote assisted

• Complete the questionnaire with the assistance of a Cyber Security specialist

• Communication available over the phone and/or interactive web session

£700.00 + VAT

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Both Offer

• Independently verified self-assessment
• Cyber Essentials certificate and badges awarded
• Entry into a certified companies register
• Cyber insurance

Cyber Essentials
PLUS Certification

If your organisation is ready to demonstrate that it has implemented the Cyber Essentials controls by submitting to an audit; our PLUS service provides:

• Increased level of assurance
• Independent verified self-assessment
• On-site assessment of the 5 controls
• Verified by a qualified assessor
• Fully tested in practice
• Simulated basic hacking and phishing attacks
• A better choice for large or high-risk organisations
• Certificate awarded

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Black Spider Consulting are certified under the IASME Gold and Cyber Essentials PLUS schemes, providing our customers with the greatest levels of cyber security and information assurance services available.

Contact us today to learn more about our cyber packages and discover how else we can assist in protecting your business.

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