Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus


Government-approved security standards that demonstrate your cyber-diligence.

Ensure you and your clients are protected by stringent security provisions. Let Vital help you attain your Cyber Essentials certification.

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Security Assured for You and Your Clients


For businesses, security is about more than protecting the bottom line. It’s about ensuring users are defended, customers are safe, and that regulatory requirements, such as the GDPR, are being strictly adhered to.

The Cyber Essentials Package ensures you meet all of the above and more, with 5 key technical and practical standards:


Secure Firewalls that constantly assess your connections to the external internet.


Security settings that work to protect your software and devices specifically.


Access controls to ensure sensitive data is accessed only by authorised users.


Malware protections that identify and eliminate incoming cyber threats.


Patching and updates to ensure you’re never running outdated apps or protections.

The Benefits of Cyber Essentials


Government Contract Eligibility

Open your businesses up to a wider range of commercial and government contracts – many of whom cite Cyber Essentials Plus as a requirement.

GDPR Compliance

Take your business further towards full GDPR compliance, helping you meet regulatory requirements and providing piece of mind for you and your shareholders.

Liability Insurance

Under some circumstances, a Cyber Essentials accredited business may be eligible for an indemnity cover of £25,000 if their turnover exceeds £20million.

Reputational Reassurance

A Cyber Essentials certification demonstrates your dedication to regulatory compliance, cyber security and the protection of clients and stakeholders.

Get started today with a Cyber Essential Certification from Vital.

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Get Certified, Swiftly and Succinctly


We’ve helped multiple businesses achieve their Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus accreditations, prioritising both precision and proficiency.


Vital went a long way to provide us with the security reassurance we needed, not only by carrying out our Cyber Essentials accreditation, but by doing so as thoroughly and efficiently as they did.

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Our security requirements are quite demanding, so we were pleasantly surprised by how confidently Vital met our requirements and how efficiently they carried our our Cyber Essentials accreditation.

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Choosing Your Certification


Knowing what kind of coverage you’ll need can be tricky – but with our help, we’ll help you settle on the most appropriate certification.

Cyber Essentials

Covering basic business security benchmarks, the Cyber Essentials accreditation is a self-assessment completed by you and assessed independently by us at Vital.

A Cyber Essentials Certification includes:

  • Questionnaire completion
  • External verification
  • An External vulnerability assessment
  • A full scope definition

Cyber Essentials Plus – Most Popular

Cyber Essentials Plus covers everything in the basic package, but also includes a series of external vulnerability scans, performed by us and set out by the Cyber Essentials Accreditation Body.

A Cyber Essential Plus Certification includes:

  • Everything in Cyber Essentials Basic
  • A Malware Vulnerability assessment
  • An internal threat assessment
  • A hardware and workstation assessment
  • A mobile device assessment

Not sure which one is best for your business? We’ll help you identify the Cyber Essential certificate you need.

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Accredited Security Experts


As well as being a certified Cyber Essentials body, we’re also accredited to ISO 9001 and ISO 27001, ensuring full compliance, standardisation and regulatory adherence.

ISO9001 & ISO27001 Accredited

Microsoft Gold Partner

Microsoft Azure Cloud Partner

Datto Platinum Partner

Watchguard Gold Managed Security Partner

Cyber Essentials

Relied on by Multiple Industries


Every business is unique – but all share the same security responsibilities. Whatever industry you serve, whatever technologies you rely on, we’re here to ensure your technologies meet the recognised standards.

Operate with the reputation and reassurance of government-approved security.


Take the first step towards your Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus certification with Vital today.

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