Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is a UK Government-backed certification scheme designed to help organisations protect themselves from the most common internet-based threats.

Our experienced technical security consultants are able to assess your current level of compliance; in addition to performing technical risk and vulnerability assessments to ensure you meet the rigour of the scheme.

Key Benefits

Simple and Straightforward

Easy to understand review and certification process that covers five key controls. Controls within the Cyber Essentials Scheme reflect those covered in well-established standards, such as the ISO/IEC 27000 series.

Tender Opportunities

The UK Government requires all suppliers bidding for high risk information handling contracts to be certified to the Cyber Essentials Scheme Certification.

Crest Accredited Service

As a CREST member company, IRM has passed rigorous quality assurance and security assessment processes. We also have proven access to technical consulting experts with the highest level of testing qualifications, experience and ability.

Trustworthy Reputation

Cyber Essentials certification is able to demonstrate to customers, suppliers, insurers and regulators that you have undertaken essential precautions to reduce cyber risk.


Do you want to become a Cyber Essentials certification body?

As a government approved accreditation body we have the ability to appoint certification bodies. We will provide training for your consultants and provide you with the abilities to complete and assess other organisations to validate their current security compliance and perform practical tests to ensure they meet the rigour of the scheme.

If you wish to become a certification body please contact us to find out more.


Do you need a Cyber Essentials certificate?

Certification bodies are the suppliers you work with to assess whether your organisation complies with Cyber Essentials.

The Cyber Essentials scheme provides guidance to help organisations of all sizes to measure their defences against common forms of cyber-attacks. Selected by industry experts, the technical controls within the scheme reflect those covered in well-established standards. Cyber Essentials offers a sound foundation of basic hygiene measures that all types of organisations can implement and potentially build upon.

Below is a list of our approved Certification Bodies who can take you through the process of certification.

Phone    +44 (0) 1534 618 000

Phone     +44 (0) 330 303 1444

Extech Ltd
Telephone – 01444 443200
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Telephone – 01454 228290
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