Cyber Essentials Plus

Cyber Essentials Plus

The process can identify areas of security weakness that you may not have been aware of.

Apply for Cyber Essentials Self Assessment

What is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials scheme is a government-backed cyber security certification that sets out a baseline of cyber security suitable for all organisations. The scheme’s five security controls can prevent “around 80% of cyber attacks”. The certification is a valuable indicator that the organisation has taken the necessary measures to bolster cyber security and reduce the risk of a cyber attack. Here at Equilibrium we are one of the few certification bodies within the Midlands region.

Why Cyber Essentials Plus?

Cyber Essentials Plus is the next stage on from the basic Cyber Essentials Self Assessment Certification. It tests an organisations security against the information obtained in the self-assessment Cyber Essentials questionnaire. As part of the certification we will run a series of penetration tests and carefully managed attacks to test your controls to protect against hackers.

Why Cyber Essentials Plus?

  • Cyber Essentials is the DIY version where you fill in a series of questions in a self-assessment that we would review and assess the answers against set parameters
  • Cyber Essentials Plus provides a higher level of assurance; it involves us independently auditing your systems utilising many vulnerability tools that actually test the measures put in place. The process can identify areas of security weakness that you may not have been aware of

What is the process to get the Certification?

As part of the Cyber Essentials Plus certification process, one of our security consultants will remotely test the controls put in place, validating the answers submitted in the self-assessment questionnaire, and to perform an in-depth assessment of the security of the organisation.  If there are areas that we identify that are in breach of the assessment we will provide remediation actions and timescales that you can apply prior to us issuing the certification. Equilibrium Security will then issue the certification for the Cyber Essentials Plus, this will be validated for a year.

Upon successful completion of either stage of the Cyber Essentials scheme, you will receive a certificate and be entitled to display the appropriate Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus badge on your website.

Why Choose Equilibrium?

Equilibrium is a credible organisation that have delivered many Cyber Essentials Plus Certifications to our customers, we are:

    • Specialist - We only focus on Cyber security and will tailor solutions to our customers needs
    • Independent – we recommend the right solution and are not beholden to vendors
    • Experts – that have the ability to not only assess as a qualified Cyber Essentials Plus certification body but can advise on how a business can achieve this certificate

    The technical controls that Cyber Essentials Plus covers:





    Firewalls and 

    Why we chose The IASME Consortium

    Equilibrium is a Certification Body for The IASME Consortium, the Cyber Essentials Partner to the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). We can offer Cyber Essentials, Cyber Essentials Plus, IASME Governance and GDPR Readiness Assessments as a Certification Body. We chose to represent IASME as we felt they offered the most relevant certifications in the market, we also found it beneficial to be able to offer the advice and certification to our customer rather than you having to engage with two separate organisations.

    If you are interested in Cyber Essentials Plus and would like to discuss it further then please do:
    Failure to comply with GDPR could lead to fines of 4% of your annual turnover, find out more about our:
    GDPR Readiness Assessment