Cyber Essentials Certification - Protect your business against cyber threats

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed cyber security certification scheme that requires the implementation of baseline controls across 5 key IT areas. When done correctly, it can prevent around 80% of cyber attacks. CMI will work with you to implement the necessary IT changes, processes and controls and guide you through successful Cyber Essentials certification.

The Cyber Essentials badge will demonstrate to customers, suppliers and insurers that your business has taken essential precautions to secure against the majority of cyber risks. It will also reduce insurance premiums and allow your organisation to successfully tender for government contracts.  Here you can read a recent report by the government UK cyber security: the role of insurance in managing and mitigating the risk and the UK Government’s procurement policy notice.


5 Key Areas for Baseline Controls 

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Why get certified?


  • Protect your business from the majority of common cyber attacks
  • Drive business efficiency, save money and improve productivity through the streamlining of processes
  • Reduce your insurance premiums
  • Demonstrate to clients, insurers, investors and other interested parties that you have taken the precautions necessary to reduce cyber risks
  • Bid for UK Government contracts that involve the handling of personal and sensitive information
  • Focus on growing your business and its overall objectives, not IT issues 




Certification Process


  • 1 - Analysis

    One of BTA’s Security Consultants will work with you to provide a gap analysis of the requirements to attain certification.

  • 2 - Preparation

    BTA will work with you to implement the IT processes and controls to comply with the certification. We will coordinate the tests and any site visits and complete the response to the required questionnaire ready to submit for approval.

  • 3 - Application 

    BTA will manage the application process, finalise your submission and apply for the certification on your behalf.

With nearly half of UK companies hit by a cyber attack in 2016, can your business afford not to get certified?