"Cyber Essentials is a simple but effective, Government backed scheme that will help you to protect your organisation, whatever its size, against a whole range of the most common cyber attacks"

NCSC - National Cyber Security Centre



"Cyber Essentials is a good scheme that covers the essentials for businesses.  You can download the technical controls for free from the Cyber Essentials website.  If you want to get certified the first step is to choose an accreditation body"

TARIAN - Regional Cyber Crime Unit



1. Select a Certification Body.

2. Verify that your IT is suitably secure and meets the standards set by Cyber Essentials - your Certification Body can help with this.

3. Complete the questionnaire - your Certification Body will provide this and verify your answers. Once you’ve passed, you will be award your Cyber Essentials certificate.



Selecting a Certification body

Your first port of call is to select your Certification Body. Read the details about each Certification Body in the Cyber Wales Ecosystem and choose one which feels like a good fit for your organisation. Once you have selected a Certification Body, click through to their website.

Verify your IT is suitably secure

Cyber Essentials has a detailed set of requirements for your Information Technology. You will need to make sure your systems and software meet these before you move on to the next stage of certification. You may be required to supply various forms of evidence before your chosen Certification Body can award certification at the level you seek.

Complete the self-assessment questionnaire

Having understood the requirements which Cyber Essentials puts on the installation, configuration and maintenance of your IT, you are ready to complete the Certification questionnaire and submit this to your Certification Body. The actual questionnaire which you complete will be supplied by your Certification Body.


Arcanum was formed in 2008 and has grown to become the first NCSC Accredited provider of cyber security consultancy in Wales.  Arcanum employs a team of highly experienced NCSC Accredited cyber security experts and supports clients across multiple sectors, ranging from Defence to SMEs.  We are well placed to help your organisation become more secure and advise you on the technical, physical and procedural measures you should take to protect your reputation and the data you hold.  Contact Arcanum to help you achieve Cyber Essentials, Cyber Essentials Plus or the IASME Governance Standard. For more information visit our website, email or call 01558 669140.

Whilst a great deal of technology is focused on improving our lives for the better, unfortunately there are those whose agenda is about creating chaos and disruption where ever and when ever they can. At Astrix our focus is about creating a safe and stable environment for businesses to thrive and prosper and that means IT security is an essential part of business contingency planning. Talk to us about arranging a free consultation about your IT contingency planning requirements today! For more information please contact Mostyn Thomas, 0845 22 66 572,

Boyns Information Systems is a progressive company in all things Cyber and GDPR and are active members of the North Wales Cyber Security Cluster. Boyns are a Certification Body for Cyber Essentials and offer both Cyber Essentials, IASME and GDPR Readiness self-assessed accreditation’s to all businesses using the online portal. Whilst Cyber Essentials and IASME are both self-assessed standards, we are able to help businesses to understand the requirements and implement the necessary controls, policies, procedures and technical solutions to ensure successful completion of the chosen standard(s). We offer both individual support as well as group support days. For more information contact Rob Boyns on 01824 702211 or

We provide innovative business enabling IT solutions and services that increase productivity, increase security, reduce costs and increase revenue. CNS works with many enterprise class customers supplying network and communications solutions and supporting them via our Managed Services portfolio on a 24×7 basis. We understand the constant drive for cost savings, increased productivity, world class customer service and innovation and are able to develop the appropriate technical solution to address the business challenges. For more information please contact Mark Edwards, 0845 305 4118,

With over twenty years’ industry experience, Morgan and Morgan offer unrivalled knowledge and expertise when it comes to providing IT solutions for 21st century businesses. We recognise that every business is unique, with its own set of objectives, its own structure, processes and people. Every solution we deliver is bespoke, designed with your business in mind. By offering complete, tailor-made IT solutions we have built up strong business relationships with private and public sector organisations across the UK. Our growth and success is based on providing clients with detailed advice and direction, backed up with quality products and first class service. For further information, please contact Michael Morgan on 01269 842242 or email:

We are a managed security service that offers you a virtual Security Operations Centre – a team of cybersecurity experts working to protect your digital estate 24/7. We monitor and investigate, while you get the peace of mind that your cyber risk is reduced, and our esclation reporting will ensure that responses are timely and in line with what is needed to protect your business.  As an IASME-accredited certification body for Cyber Essentials, Xcina IS can help guide you through the self-assessment and audit process, providing advice on remediation as and where required. For further information about how to get started, contact us today on 02921 888 111