Cyber Essentials Scheme in Birmingham

We can help you achieve Cyber Essentials, Cyber Essentials Plus and IASME Cyber Assurance (previously known as IASME Governance), with our Cyber Security experts. 
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Every strong strategy starts with nailing the basics.

Are you sitting on the fence about obtaining a Cyber Essentials certification?

Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus represent a scheme endorsed by the NCSC and the government, aimed at laying down fundamental security principles essential for all businesses.

Partnering with us means your organisation can:

Pass Cyber Essentials First Time With Our Team Of Experts

Equilibrium Security is among the select few Cyber Essentials Certification bodies in the Midlands. Since 2016, we’ve collaborated with IASME to carry out Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus assessments. Pass locally with Equilibrium! 

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We’re proud of our extensive knowledge and skills in helping organisations of all Cyber Security levels achieve a Cyber Essentials certification. 

Cyber Essentials 5 Key Security Controls

Firewalls and routers

All internet-connected devices require the presence of a firewall for protection

Software updates

Consistently update your applications and critical systems to detect and resolve vulnerabilities.

Malware protection

Safeguard your organisation against viruses, malware, and other cyber risks.

Access controls

Minimise the risk of unauthorised access by managing access to sensitive data.

Secure configuration

Make sure to prevent unauthorised access to your systems from potential hackers.

The Cyber Essentials Certification

Are you unsure what the Cyber Essentials Certification involves?

The Cyber Essentials scheme involves filling out a self-assessment questionnaire through an online portal. These questions revolve around its five primary security controls, aimed at assessing your current security status and pinpointing areas for enhancement.

The Cyber Essentials Plus Certification

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.

Should we identify any areas of non-compliance during the assessment, we’ll provide remediation actions for you to implement before issuing the certification.

Why Partner With Equilibrium?

A Team of

Our team of highly skilled security professionals with extensive experience in Cyber Essentials assessments. We understand the intricacies of the certification process to help you pass.

Personalised Support

We prioritise personalised support for our clients. We offer dedicated assistance throughout the certification journey, addressing any questions or concerns you may have.

Focused on

Our ultimate goal is to help organisations improve their Cyber Security and achieve tangible results. We go beyond just helping you pass the certification; we aim to enhance your overall security. 

A Trusted

At Equilibrium we are a trusted partner in the Cyber Security industry, recognised for our commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction. We empower businesses to thrive securely. 

The Cyber Essentials process

Step 1
Define the scope

Prior to offering a quote or commencing the assessment, it’s essential for us to grasp your environment thoroughly. This enables us to accurately map out the technical scope of the test and ensure comprehensive coverage.

Step 2
Complete the Cyber Essentials Questionnaire

Next, you’ll proceed to fill out the online questionnaire. Before submission, our consultants will thoroughly review your responses to ensure they align with the scheme’s criteria. If any adjustments are necessary, we offer comprehensive guidance on areas that require improvement. Upon successful completion, you’ll receive a Cyber Essentials certificate valid for 12 months.

Step 3
Technical Cyber Essentials Plus audit

Our specialists will perform external and internal vulnerability assessments remotely, alongside additional security checks. These tests aim to validate the information gathered from your Cyber Essentials questionnaire.

Step 4

Should vulnerabilities or areas of non-compliance be identified, we’ll offer thorough remediation guidance, which must be implemented within 30 days of the Cyber Essentials Plus assessment.

Step 5
Cyber Essentials Plus certification

After completing all remediation steps, we’ll perform a retest to ensure compliance with the CE+ criteria. Upon successful retesting, you’ll receive your CE+ certificate, valid for 12 months.

The Benefits Of Cyber Essentials For Your Organisation

How can we help?

Equilibrium serves as a Certification Body for The IASME Consortium, working closely with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) as a Cyber Essentials Partner.

As a Certification Body, we provide a range of assessments including Cyber Essentials, Cyber Essentials Plus, IASME Governance, and GDPR Readiness.

To learn more about our Cyber Essentials pricing, simply schedule an expert call or reach out to us at 0121 663 0055.

View our Customer Feedback

Victor Stephenson-Henshaw
Victor Stephenson-Henshaw
Learn Plus Us
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Learn Plus Us recently worked with Jacob and the team at Equilibrium Security to pass our Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation. We found them to be extremely supportive and knowledgeable throughout the process. They were always available to answer any questions we had and provided us with the guidance and resources we needed to ensure a successful outcome. We found them to be a pleasure to work with and would highly recommend them to anyone looking to pass their Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation.
The Institute of Clinical Science and Technology
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I have undertaken my organisations Cyber Essentials Plus certification with Equilibrium for another year recently. It is such a positive experience, straight forward and clear. They have again provided great support and guidance to complete the certification, and as always a level of professionalism and expertise that provides great value to our organisation.
Arif Shah
Arif Shah
Cority Cohort
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Equilibrium Security have been our vendor of choice for Cyber Essentials for the last 4 years. They are always professional, helpful and patient, with lots of good advice on hand to guide us through the process. I can thoroughly recommend their services.

Frequently Asked Questions

In short, no. To qualify for Cyber Essentials Plus, you must first succeed in obtaining the basic Cyber Essentials certification.

This is because the Plus assessment evaluates the information provided in your Cyber Essentials questionnaire. Once you’ve secured the basic certification, you have 90 days to pass the Cyber Essentials Plus assessment.

Cyber Essentials basic entails a self-assessment and independent verification through a questionnaire. This assessment consists of 70 questions aimed at ensuring that your current security practices align with the Cyber Essentials framework.

On the other hand, Cyber Essentials Plus offers a higher level of assurance. It entails us auditing your systems using various vulnerability tools to gauge the effectiveness of your security measures.

Indeed, both Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certificates require renewal every 12 months.

Should you opt not to renew, your business will be delisted from the NCSC’s ‘certified organisations’ list, and you’ll forfeit your cyber insurance coverage as well as the opportunity to collaborate with public sector entities.

Cyber Liability Insurance is included in the Cyber Essentials certification package, and you can choose to opt-in. This insurance is accessible to businesses with an annual turnover of under 20 million, subject to certain conditions.

Learn how to sign up for Cyber Liability Insurance