Funded CYBER ESSENTIALS PLUS Certification for Charities and Legal aiders

TechForce Cyber is contracted by IASME & NCSC to deliver the funded scheme

Cyber Essentials is a government backed and industry supported Certification for businesses run by National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which is part of Government Communications Head Quarters (GCHQ). Cyber Essentials helps you to guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate your organisations commitment to cybersecurity. More than 80% of the successful cyber attacks could have been prevented with the basic security controls in place. Cyber Essentials will help you identify any potential risks to your business.


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The scheme provides an accessible way for all global companies and organisations of all sizes to demonstrate their commitment to cybersecurity through a recognised and government-backed standard.

​What is involved in achieving Cyber Essentials Certification?

There are two types of Certifications. Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus. They both start with a self-assessment questionnaire. The Certification requirements are listed below:

  1. Firewalls
  2. Secure Configuration
  3. User Access Controls
  4. Malware Protection
  5. Patch Management

Cyber Essentials Certification

The Cyber Essentials Basic is a self-assessment certification. The client's organisation will be provided with a questionnaire which you will fill in your businesses security controls and you will need to submit the answers as per your infrastructure setup. There is no onsite assessment for this stage.

Cyber Essentials Plus Certification

Cyber Essentials Plus starts with a self-assessment questionnaire, an external vulnerability scan of internet facing systems as well as an internal vulnerability assessment of your internal workstations and mobile devices. We will review the self-assessment questionnaire and arrange an onsite or remote visit (COVID-19 restrictions prevailing) to test your internal workstations and mobile devices. If all elements of testing pass, you will be issued a Cyber Essentials Plus Certification and can use the certified badge. This will demonstrate your Cyber Essentials commitment.

Check out the Cyber Essentials Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Why do you need TechForce Cyber?

TechForce Cyber is an IASME accredited Certification Body for Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus.

We assist you with the certification by identifying any gaps in the security control required for the certification, we make sure you fix them before submitting the application.

The Cyber Essentials package is the UK government certification which protects SMEs from 98.5% of cyber attacks in the country. It’s the recommended level of cybersecurity for all businesses to ensure they are fully equipped to handle any threats. Our expert team has helped hundreds of companies throughout the globe and we can be here to assist you - every step of the way.

Choose the right Cyber Essentials package for your business

Below is our portfolio of Cyber Essential packages that are aimed to suit all your business cyber essential needs. Each of our options offers a government backed Cyber Essential Certification along with our 'Excellent' customer support from our TechForce Cyber team that are on hand to guide you through every step of the process.

Step 1: Organisation Size

Step 2: Pick Cyber Essentials Package

  • Cyber Essentials Basic - CEB001

    £300 + VAT


    2 Days for Remediation

    1 Day Turnaround

    £25k Cyber Insurance*

    The package explained

    *Insurance details are on IASME website

  • Guided Cyber Essentials - CEB002

    £500 + VAT

    Everything in CEB001 plus


    Online/Phone Support

    *Insurance details are on IASME website

  • Cyber Essentials Plus - CEP001

    £1500 + VAT

    Everything in CEB002 Plus

    30 Day Remediation

    Systems Audit (remote)

    *Insurance details are on IASME website

  • Guided CE Plus - CEP002

    £2500 + VAT

    Everything in CEP001 plus

    Pre- systems Audit

    Gap Analysis report



    *Insurance details are on IASME website

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