Cyber Essentials

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Cyber Essentials | Cyber Essentials Plus

Cyber Security Meets Business Agility

With Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus from 2|SEC, you'll be able to protect your sensitive data while positioning your organisation as a trusted industry leader.

Business Agility

Navigate digital transformation securely and efficiently.

Regulatory Alignment

Achieve compliance with UK government-backed certification.

Reduced Insurance Costs

Leverage certification for lower cyber insurance premiums.

Cyber Essentials & Cyber Essentials Plus Certification

Your Roadmap to Cyber Certainty

2|SEC simplifies the path to Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus, providing tailored services that secure your digital frontier.

Pre-Assessment Scoping Call

Embark on your certification journey with a detailed call to define the scope and set clear expectations.

Self Assessment Questionnaire

You’ll complete an SAQ, which our team will remotely verify to ensure precision and clear understanding.

External Vulnerability Scan

Undergo an external scan of your systems to identify any vulnerabilities.

3rd Party Compliance Verification

Ensure that any third parties you use meet our stringent compliance standards.

Interim Report

Receive a preliminary report outlining your current security status.


You have a 4-week window to address all highlighted remediation points.


Upon successful completion, you'll receive your Cyber Essentials report and certification.

Ongoing Support

Benefit from our continued telephone and email support throughout your certification journey.

Confirm Certification Scope

Clearly define and confirm the scope of your intended Cyber Essentials Plus certification.

Pre-assessment Scoping Call

Engage in a detailed call to align on expectations and requirements.

Onsite Security Controls Audit

Undergo a thorough onsite audit of your security controls.

Internal Vulnerability Scan

Participate in an internal scan of your systems to unearth any potential vulnerabilities.

Interim Report

eceive an interim report, providing a snapshot of your current security posture.


A 4-week window is provided for you to address all necessary remediation points.


Achieve your Cyber Essentials Plus certification, accompanied by a comprehensive report.

Ongoing Support

Benefit from our continued telephone and email support throughout your certification journey.

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Secure Your Success with Cyber Essentials

Don’t just meet the standard—set it. Embark on your journey to cyber security excellence today and unlock a world of opportunities. Start your Cyber Essentials certification now!

Experience & Expertise

Solving Cyber Security Challenges Across Diverse Industries

At 2|SEC, we have a proven track record of delivering exceptional results across a broad spectrum of industries. We understand that every industry comes with its unique challenges and opportunities, and we're equipped to handle both with expertise.

  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Creative Industries
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Finance
  • Fintech
  • Food and Beverage
  • Gaming
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Legal
  • Manufacturing
  • Media
  • Pharmaceuticals & Biotech
  • Property
  • Retail
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport

Cyber Resilience, Certified

2|SEC: Your Trusted Partner in Cyber Essentials & Cyber Essentials PLUS

At 2|SEC, we transform your approach to cyber security. As a recognised certifying body for Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus, accredited by CREST and IASME, we provide unmatched expertise and support, ensuring your business stands tall and secure in the digital landscape.

Trust By Design

Certified Expertise, Brand-Approved

We pair cutting-edge expertise with top-tier certifications and partnerships with some of the nation's top brands.

Certified to the Highest Standards

We are accredited for CREST, CHECK and, Cyber Essentials Plus. Our consultants also hold an impressive range of cyber security qualifications including CISSP, QSA, PA-QSA, PCI QSA, PCI PA-QSA, PCIP, CISA, CEH, SANS-GIAC and, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor.

We're Trusted by Some of the Nation's Best-Known Brands

2|SEC delivers technical assurance and business advisory services to its global client base; from agile start-ups to FTSE 250 organisations.

Beyond Compliance

The Fast Track to Business Resilience

Bidding Opportunities

Gain access to exclusive government bidding opportunities.

Increased Credibility

Show customer and partners you take security seriously.

Risk Mitigation

Eliminate 80% of the risks your business faces.

Our certifications go beyond basic compliance. At 2|SEC, Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus are your fast track to digital excellence, ensuring you’re not just up to date, but leading the way in cyber security, business credibility, and operational efficiency.

Secure Your Success with Cyber Essentials

Don’t just meet the standard—set it. Embark on your journey to cyber security excellence today and unlock a world of opportunities. Start your Cyber Essentials certification now!

Cyber Essentials FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions About Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials PLUS

Get the answers to all of the most frequently asked questions we get about Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials PLUS.

Cyber Essentials certification is valid for one year, after which it needs to be renewed to ensure that your cyber security practices remain up to date and continue to meet the scheme’s requirements. Regular renewal demonstrates an ongoing commitment to maintaining a strong cyber security posture.

Throughout the certification process, you can expect guidance on completing the Self-Assessment Questionnaire, assistance in understanding and implementing the five key controls, and support in preparing for the external vulnerability scan (if pursuing Cyber Essentials Plus). The goal is to ensure you are fully equipped to meet the certification’s requirements confidently.

A: The timeline can vary depending on your organisation’s current cyber security maturity and readiness. However, with proper preparation and a clear understanding of the requirements, the certification process can typically be completed in a matter of weeks.

The five key controls are: secure configuration, boundary firewalls and internet gateways, access control and administrative privilege management, patch management, and malware protection. Together, they create a strong defence against a wide array of cyber threats, ensuring that your systems are secure, your data is protected, and your business can operate with confidence.

While both certifications follow the same fundamental principles, Cyber Essentials Plus requires an additional layer of verification, including an independent technical assessment and a vulnerability scan. This extra scrutiny ensures that your security controls are not just in place but also effectively implemented, offering a higher level of trust and assurance.

Cyber Essentials equips your business with a robust foundation in cyber security, protecting against 80% of common cyber threats. It enhances your reputation, demonstrates a commitment to security, and is often a prerequisite for government and industry contracts, opening doors to new business opportunities.

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