What is Cyber Essentials?
Cyber Essentials is a UK government-backed scheme that is the recommended first step for businesses in proactively reducing risk from cyber threats, by building knowledge and ensuring the right things are in place to minimise the likelihood and/or impact from an attack.
Having Cyber Essentials accreditation also helps businesses win contracts by providing a recognised security benchmark for prospective buyers. Our cyber team is qualified and accredited to take your business through both levels of the scheme:
The foundational certification that shows you how to address the basics of cyber security to prevent the most common attacks. A self-assessment of your business’ devices and IT infrastructure.
Cyber Essentials Plus
On completion of Cyber Essentials, you can take your learning one step further with this next level that involves a hands-on technical verification of your business’ devices and IT infrastructure.
Preparing you for certification
Gaining accreditation can be daunting without the right knowledge and expertise, but it need not be. rradar's education and self-assessment service is here to guide you through the accreditation. By following a jargon-free, step-by-step process with us, you can implement the scheme’s requirements, as well as receiving full support in the preparation and submission of your application.
Our packages include:
Advice on Cyber Essentials certification costs
With IASME Consortium (official accreditation body)
Cyber Essentials Application Tool
Simplified online pre-assessment questionnaire
Cyber expert pre-submission review
As many as reviews as you need before you apply
Full support in submitting the application for certification
10% discounted services
Cyber, data and information security training and consultancy
Templates and guides
Digital library for use in your business
Cyber safety e-Bundle
Digital and printable resources for your office space
Access to a specialist cyber e-Learning module
Subscription to the cyber e-newsletter
Including a network scan by an accredited partner (for Cyber Essentials Plus package only)
Why this pathway?
There are many routes to Cyber Essentials accreditation, and hundreds of partners to choose from.
What sets our accreditation pathway apart is the comprehensive support offered at a clear and transparent price, which is made possible through our simple-to-use pre-assessment questionnaire that cuts the complexity of the application process, and provides insight into what assessors are looking for, so that you can successfully answer the questions to pass the first time.
Coupled with a personalised review service and support team, and a suite of cyber security resources, we give businesses confidence in their applications before making the submission for accreditation – resulting in a much quicker, and almost-guaranteed, pass rate.
This means that any business can successfully take this route, with no prior cyber experience needed – we will guide you through every step of the way.
Our Cyber Essentials packages start from £400 plus VAT depending on the size of your organisation.
There are no hidden fees or subscription - simply a fixed, one-off cost giving you an affordable and efficient way to get Cyber Essentials accredited - at the same time as building business-wide knowledge about the fundamentals of cyber security.