How to Get Cyber Essentials

How to get Cyber Essentials?

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Obtaining Cyber Essentials certification through DCI is very straightforward. It takes just three simple steps:

  • Purchase your chosen level of certification – Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus
  • Complete your Cyber Essentials questionnaire in full and upload for review by ID Cyber Solutions.
  • Once your self-certified questionnaire submission is approved, the awarding body, QG Business Solutions Ltd Business, will post out your certificate.

When you receive your Cyber Essentials certificate you will also receive the relevant Cyber Essentials branding to use on collateral such as tender bids for one of the many defence contracts available through DCI.

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Who are involved in the Cyber Essentials application journey?

The Cyber Essentials application journey will differ slightly depending on whether you choose Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus. The stages are outlined below but timescales may differ depending on the applicant’s completion of each stage.

Regardless of which product level you choose, there are three clear stages you will go through in order to obtain your Cyber Essentials certification.

1 – Your Cyber Essentials purchase through DCI will grant you access to the self-assessment questionnaire to complete online. You do not have to complete the questionnaire in one go. You can save your questionnaire at any point, return to it later and submit for review at your leisure. However, we would advise that you complete and submit your questionnaire as quickly as possible in order to obtain your Cyber Essentials certification as quickly as possible. This is more relevant when purchasing Cyber Essentials Plus as you will need to complete the Cyber Essentials certification process first.

2 – Once you submit your completed questionnaire via the online form, our partners at ID Cyber Solutions will review your application and will liaise with regards to any gaps or additional information required in order for them to approve your application and submit it to the awarding body, QG Business Solutions Ltd.

If you have chosen to apply for Cyber Essentials Plus, it is at this stage that ID Cyber Solutions will arrange a date and time suitable to visit your premises and conduct the more stringent tests required for Cyber Essentials Plus certification.

3 – The awarding body, QG Business Solutions Ltd, will then issue your certification, confirming that you are Cyber Essentials certified.

 

 

 

 

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Cyber Essentials

– Access to the online self-assessment questionnaire

- Suitable for MOD contracts where the cyber risk is "Very Low"

– Inclusive support and advice throughout application process

– No additional costs for retests or Gap Analysis

– Includes certificate and Cyber Essentials branding for your business

– Provides 12 months’ certification upon successful application

Cyber Essentials Fast Track

– Access to the online self-assessment questionnaire

- Get certified within 24 hours

- Direct 121 support to ensure a first time pass

- Suitable for MOD contracts where the cyber risk is "Very Low"

– No additional costs for retests or Gap Analysis

– Includes certificate and Cyber Essentials branding for your business

– Provides 12 months’ certification upon successful application

Cyber Essentials Plus

– Access to the online self-assessment questionnaire

- On site assessment

- On site vulnerability scan

– Inclusive support and advice throughout application process

– Includes on-site assessment and consultancy

– Includes certificate and Cyber Essentials branding for your business

– Provides 12 months’ certification upon successful application

- Price includes all travel and expense.