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Cyber Essentials

Certified by IASME, we can help you achieve Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certification.

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed scheme to help organisations of all sizes protect themselves against common cyber-attacks. Gaining your certification through Claranet Cyber Security unlocks significant additional value and avoids the hidden costs of off-the-shelf offers.

Initially to encourage smaller businesses to adopt consistent level of cyber security hygiene, Cyber Essentials is increasingly used by large organisations to demonstrate they have effective cyber security to clients and investors to give assurance they are safe to do business with. Cyber Essentials accreditation is often mandated within certain sectors as well as being a go-to standard for managing the security risks of supply chains.

Our skill and expertise is working medium-sized and large organisations, reducing the complexity to achieve the accreditation. With the guidance of our experienced penetration testers, they actively assist in the actions required in order to comply.

We'd love to help you achieve Cyber Essentials, so if you'd like a quote please contact us and we will be happy to discuss your requirements.

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Cyber Essentials questions the very basic security hygiene a company should adopt to prevent an opportunist-style attack.

Boundary firewalls and internet gateways

Best practice setup of devices are designed to prevent unauthorised access to, or from, private networks.

The Cyber Essentials five key mandatory controls

Access control

Ensuring that only those who should have access to systems do have access and at the appropriate level.

Secure configuration

Ensure that systems are configured in the most secure way for the needs of the organisation.

Malware protection

Ensuring that virus and malware protection is installed and up-to-date.

Patch management

Ensuring the latest supported versions of applications are used and that all correct patches are applied.

Demonstrate your commitment to cybersecurity

Cyber Essentials (Basic)

Cyber Essentials Basic is an independently verified self-assessment questionnaire covering five key areas of cyber security. Once complete, your responses are reviewed and audited by a qualified Cyber Essentials assessor.

  • Price includes a day of consultancy from a qualified assessor
  • Expert guidance and advice from experienced penetration testers
  • Fully online service, delivered remotely
  • We will review your questionnaire responses with you to ensure that they meet the standards set by Cyber Essentials
  • Receive your results and certification on the consultancy day (Provided all client tasks are complete)

Cyber Essentials (Plus)

A more thorough assessment, Cyber Essentials Plus covers the same five key areas of cyber security, but in addition to completing the self-assessment questionnaire, organisations undergo a technical audit by a Cyber Essentials assessor focussed principally on security controls implemented to protect end-user devices.

  • 3 main elements – Cyber Essentials Basic, technical audits, reporting
  • Technical audits can be delivered remotely or onsite (If prerequisites are met)
  • Includes external vulnerability scan
  • Progress tracked, updates and results provided through online portal
  • Expert guidance and advice from experienced penetration testers


IASME is a cyber security business dedicated to keeping everyone safer online both at home and at work. Through their products and services, they can help individuals and organisations of all sizes to protect themselves against cyber-attack. From April 1st 2020 IASME became the Cyber Essentials Partner with the National Cyber Security Centre.

Our accreditations

Cyber essentials
CEH Accreditation
CCISO Accreditation
CISSP Accreditation
CRISC Accreditation
OSCE Accreditation