Cyber Essentials 

Cyber Essentials Certification

National Cyber Security Centre sets out five basic security controls to protect organisations against around 80% of common cyber-attacks. Cyber Essentials Services are available nationwide through our fully staffed offices in Cork, Dublin & Sligo. Contact us Today to Start your Assessment & Certification process. 

Cyber Essentials


A Government Backed Scheme, developed by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Cyber Essentials is a simple but effective IT Security Framework which includes a number of Technical Controls to reduce Cybersecurity Risk to small business. 


A Government Backed Scheme, developed by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Cyber Essentials is a simple but effective IT Security Framework which includes a number of Technical Controls to reduce Cybersecurity Risk to small business. 

Our Cyber Essentials Services Include:

  • Guided from Start to Certification
  • Assessments of your current IT Security against the Cyber Essentials Standard
  • Audit & Gap Analyses between you and the Standard
  • Implementation of Controls to meet the Cyber Essentials Standard
  • Assist with Cyber Essentials Certification
  • Ongoing Management & Compliance of Cyber Essentials Standard
  • Progression & Transition to IASME Governance 


It has been shown the vast majority of cyber-attacks are very basic in nature and carried out by relatively unskilled individuals. With the large amount of threats these days, companies need to be taken their security responsibilities very seriously. Protecting customers and users’ information and maintaining their computer systems safe from malicious threats is paramount. As has been seen from media reports in recent years, these threats are becoming more prevalent, and so it is important to remain vigilant in the face of these. 



Benefits Include :

  • Reduce Cyber Risk – Protect your Organisation 
  • Prevent 80% of Cyber Attacks 
  • Enhanced IT Security Posture of your Organisation 
  • Demonstrate Supply Chain commitment to cyber security to your Customers & Clients 
  • Competitive Advantage, Win New Business with your boosted IT Security Reputation 
  • Reduce Cyber insurance premiums 
  • GDPR Security assurance to help protect data 
  • Bid for government contracts which involve handling sensitive and personal information
  • Strong Foundation for any Cyber Security Program & steppingstone for IASME Governance Standard
  • Be Listed on our Directory of organisations awarded Cyber Essentials 
  • Attract new business with the assurance that you have cyber security measures in place
  • Meet National Cyber Security Centre Requirements


Cyber Essentials helps organisations implement the following levels of protection against cyber-attacks,  helping to reassure their customers that they take security and data protection seriously. 

  • Firewalls & Internet Gateways
  • Secure Configuration
  • Access Control
  • Malware Protection
  • Patch Management


Cyber Essentials – Self Assessment

An independently verified self-assessment certification. This self-assessment option gives you protection against a wide variety of the most common cyber-attacks. This is important because vulnerability to simple attacks can mark you out as target for more in-depth unwanted attention from cyber criminals and others. The process of obtaining Cyber Essentials Certification itself is simple and costs around £300 or around €330 in Ireland depending on exchange rates. Organisations assess themselves against five basic security controls and a qualified assessor verifies the information provided. The Cyber Essentials self-assessments are available through a secure hosted platform powered by the Cyber Essentials assessment platform.  

Cyber Essentials – Technical Audit

Cyber Essentials Plus still has the Cyber Essentials simplicity of approach, and the protections you need to put in place are the same, but this time an assessor will carry out a technical audit of your systems to verify the Cyber Essentials controls are in place.
This higher level of assurance involves completing the online assessment followed by a technical audit of the systems that are in-scope for Cyber Essentials. This includes a representative set of user devices, all internet gateways and all servers with services accessible to unauthenticated internet users. Your assessor will test a suitable random sample of these systems (typically around 10 per cent) and then make a decision whether further testing is required.
You will need to complete your Cyber Essentials PLUS audit within 3 months of your last Cyber Essentials basic certification. Alternatively, you can complete the online assessment as part of the Cyber Essentials PLUS certification. The assessor will often have to visit your head office and a representative sample of your other offices in order to carry out the tests.
The cost of a Cyber Essentials PLUS assessment will depend on the size and complexity of your network.

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Office 4D,

Northpoint House,

Northpoint Business Park,

Mallow Road,


T23 AT2P.

Dublin Office


Unit 79,

Cookstown Industrial Estate,




D24 H317.

Sligo Office



Innovation Centre IT Sligo,

Ash Lane,



F91 WFW9.