Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed scheme launched in 2014 that encourages organisations to adopt cyber security best practice. Predatech is an IASME approved Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus Certification Body that can certify your business and provide support throughout the process.

What is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials helps to protect businesses against a range of cyber security threats. The scheme also helps to demonstrate a commitment to cyber security to your partners and customers, and is suitable for all organisations, of any size and sector.

Successfully achieving this certification allows you to display the Cyber Essentials logo and provides reassurance that your business has the necessary controls in place to protect against the most common cyber attacks.

Predatech also offers Cyber Essentials Plus, for businesses that require additional assurance of their security posture. Our team of experienced Cyber Essentials assessors work with clients across all industries and sizes, ranging from one-person organisations to multinationals with over one hundred thousand employees.

And with over 800 Cyber Essentials & Cyber Essentials Plus certificates delivered, our approach to helping organisations improve their cyber security and achieve certification is tried and tested.

We’re proud to offer a fixed-fee approach for our clients that includes all the support and advice required as standard. This helps to ensure a successful outcome with no hidden costs.

Certification & Support

Cyber Essentials

Self-assessment questionnaire

Expert advice and support throughout the process

Pre-submission check

24hr turnaround guarantee

Cyber insurance

Certification incl. logo

Free retesting





Certification & Support

Cyber Essentials Plus


Expert advice and support throughout the process

Internal credentialed scans

External vulnerability scans


Certification incl. logo

Free retesting

From £1,100+VAT

(Dependent on organisation size)


Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials involves completing a self-assessment questionnaire that evaluates whether your organisation has successfully implemented key security controls. When you submit the questionnaire, your answers will be independently checked against the National Cyber Security Centre’s baseline.

Where your questionnaire doesn’t meet the minimum requirements to achieve Cyber Essentials certification, we will provide feedback and recommendations on what needs to be remediated and when you’re ready, we’ll conduct a re-assessment free of charge.

We can provide access to the online questionnaire within minutes and we work with our clients to meet their deadlines. While we guarantee a 24hr turnaround for all our clients, if your timelines are tighter, just let us know.

If you’d like to speak with us, please get in touch for a free consultation. We can also provide you with access to the Cyber Essentials question set to enable you to assess your readiness.

No. Our fixed fee approach includes advice and retesting so you’ll never be charged more than the quoted price.

Cyber Essentials Plus

Cyber Essentials Plus involves a hands-on verification of the controls highlighted in the self-assessment questionnaire. Your dedicated assessor will connect to a sample of devices/servers and run through a number of checks including:

  • External network vulnerability scan/evaluation
  • Device/server vulnerability scans
  • Ensuring there are appropriate anti-malware measures in place
  • Evaluating how your web browsers handle malicious files
  • Evaluating how your email client handles malicious files
  • Ensuring account separation is enforced (for standard/admin users)
  • Ensuring multi-factor authentication (MFA) is in place for cloud services

Your organisation must complete Cyber Essentials Plus certification within 3 months of passing their Cyber Essentials certification. Please note that both the Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus assessments can be completed simultaneously (although the Cyber Essentials certificate must be processed before Cyber Essentials Plus certification can be achieved).

The number of devices and servers which are sampled for the assessment will depend on both the number and variance of the operating systems in scope. This is calculated using pre-defined rules issued by IASME. Please contact us for a preliminary calculation of what your device/server sample size would be.

Our Cyber Essentials Plus assessments are typically conducted remotely which allows us to assess both on-site and home-worker devices. However, on-site assessments are available on request.

Complimentary retesting is included as standard and your dedicated assessor will also provide advice and support to help you achieve certification.

It was a pleasure working with Predatech for our Cyber Essentials Plus renewal. They were super professional and experienced which allowed us to pass our certification with flying colours. I would highly recommend their services.

Paul Sulja

Head of IT, Behavioural Insights Team

Very professional and knowledgeable company. Helped us get through Cyber Essentials easily, without the need to chase or prompt for actions, everything was very proactive. Will be using Predatech next year for our renewal and on going.

Ali Oakley

IT Manager, Arrow County Supplies

Why Predatech?

Qualified Security

Assessments undertaken by CREST Registered Penetration Testers.

Clear & Focused

Findings reported in plain English and prioritised to help you focus on what really matters.


Competitive quotes tailored to your business with no hidden costs.


Proven track record of meeting and exceeding customer expectations.

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Conduct in-depth testing of your systems using a range of advanced manual techniques to identify vulnerabilities.

Cyber Essentials

Support, assess, and certify your business in the Government-backed Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus certifications.

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Support, assess and certify your business in the IASME Cyber Assurance Level 1 or Level 2 certifications.