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Cyber Essentials Certification


We offer certification for Cyber Essentials Basic (stage 1) and Cyber Essentials Plus (stage 2). Armadillo Sec are certified by CREST as a Cyber Essentials certifying body and can help your company obtain the Cyber Essentials certification.

We have created the below video to give you an overview of the Cyber Essentials scheme and the steps to obtain the Cyber Essentials certification.

Fast Certification

We are able to turnaround Cyber Essentials assessments typically within 24-48 hours. We understand you may need the certification in order to do business with other companies, so we respond fast.

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Cyber Essentials Pricing and Scoping Tool

You can use our pricing and scoping tool to calculate the costs for Cyber Essentials Basic and Cyber Essentials Plus certifications. This includes new certifications, renewals, retests for failures and even upgrading an existing Cyber Essentials basic to Cyber Essentials Plus.

Cyber Essentials Questionnaire Download

If you would like to view the Cyber Essentials questionnaire before purchasing, you can download this free from our online store from the below.


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If you do not wish to order online, then please contact us and we will provide you with a proposal for the certification.

What is the Cyber Essentials scheme

The Cyber Essentials scheme and certification helps prevent the vast majority of cyber attacks. Even a simple virus or piece of malware could result in loss of company and client data, disrupt your cashflow and take up staff time. An attack could also put off your customers, stop you trading and damage your hard-earned reputation. It could also be reported in the local media. Loss of data could breach the Data Protection Act and lead to fines or prosecution.

How will Cyber Essentials certification help

  • Protect your organisation against common cyber threats
  • Show your customers you take cyber security seriously
  • Enable you to bid for government contracts

How to become Cyber Essentials Basic certified

Stage 1

This is a self-assessment certification that combines a security questionnaire and an external vulnerability scan of Internet facing systems for your organisation.  We will review the self-assessment questionnaire and external vulnerability assessment results, and if both areas pass you will be issued a Cyber Essentials certificate and can use the certified badge.

The following key areas are assessed:

  • Boundary firewalls and Internet gateways
  • Secure configuration
  • Patch management

Stage 1 assessments are all conducted remotely, no onsite visit is required.

Step 1

We will issue you a self-assessment questionnaire that must be completed and returned.

Step 2

We will schedule and conduct an external vulnerability assessment against your Internet facing systems.

Step 3

We will review the results from steps 1 and 2 and issue a pass or fail. If you pass, we will issue your Cyber Essentials certificate. If you do fail, we can work with you to help you prepare and conduct a re-test.

How to become Cyber Essentials Plus certified

Stage 2

Steps 1 & 2

Cyber Essentials Plus stage 2 requires that Stage 1 Self-Assessment questionnaire and external vulnerability scan has been completed.


The following additional key areas are assessed:

  • Secure configuration
  • Access control
  • Malware protection
  • Patch management

Stage 2 assessments require a visit at your offices to assess the following:

Step 3

Authenticated vulnerability scan of a sample of workstations

Step 4

Email and web download protection against malicious file types

Step 5

Mobile device and tablet basic security review (pin code protection and malware).

More information relating to Cyber Essentials scheme can be found at the following official site:

We offer the full range of cyber security testing services

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