Cyber Essentials and Essential Plus

Cyber Essentials is a UK Government backed scheme that will help you to protect your company against a whole range of the most common cyber-attacks. With over 80% of UK businesses vulnerable to avoidable security threats, the Cyber Essentials framework provides a baseline for businesses. The requirements for Cyber Essentials cover areas such as…

  • Access control
  • Firewalls and routers
  • Malware protection
  • Secure configuration
  • Software updates

The scheme offers a number of key benefits, including…

  • Reassuring customers that you are working to secure your IT against cyber-attack.
  • Attract new business with the promise you have cyber security measures in place.
  • Provides a clear picture of your company’s cyber security level.
  • Some Government contracts require Cyber Essentials certification

Cyber Essentials is available in two levels of certification…

Cyber Essentials – An independently verified self-assessment.

Cyber Essentials is based on a self-assessment questionnaire, providing protection against a wide variety of the most common cyber-attacks. Certification gives you and your clients peace of mind that you have met the framework of recommendations.

Cyber Essentials Plus – For a technical audit of your systems.

Cyber Essentials Plus still has the same requirements as Cyber Essentials, but for Cyber Essentials Plus a hands-on technical verification is carried out by a qualified assessor.


Some of the Cyber Essentials self-assessment questions can be difficult to understand if you do not have a technical IT background, or you have a complex company structure.  Our team can help you understand the assessment questions, how they relate to your company and what steps are needed to achieve certification.

For further information regarding Cyber Essentials, Please call Readycrest on 01634 661166 for more information, or send an email to