Cyber Essentials

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.


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Cyber Essentials

Cyber-attacks come in many shapes and sizes, but the vast majority are very basic in nature, carried out by relatively unskilled individuals. They’re the digital equivalent of a thief trying your front door to see if it’s unlocked. Our advice is designed to prevent these attacks

There are two levels of certification, Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus.

Cyber Essentials

This is a self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ) through the form of an online portal. The SAQ consists of roughly 70 questions on the 5 controls that Cyber Essentials focuses on.


Both levels of certification need renewing on an annual basis.

Cyber Essentials
EXPERT services
SOC Platforms

Providers we use

When selecting a SOC package for your business, several considerations should be made. Is it compatible with your existing IT infrastructure? Does the SOC platform align with your needs and safeguard your digital assets?

At Cybaverse, we offer packages with both Crowdstrike and Microsoft Sentinel meaning you're not limited to working with one provider that doesn't suit your businesses needs.

CrowdStrike integrates with various security tools, enabling seamless data sharing and correlation across your security infrastructure.
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Microsoft Sentinel seamlessly integrates with other Microsoft products and services, such as Azure, Office 365, and M365 Defender.
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Benefits of this service


Benefits of Microsoft Sentinel


Benefits of Crowdstrike

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Boundary firewalls and internet gateways

Cyber Essentials requires all devices that connect to the internet to be protected with a firewall. The aim, to creates a ‘buffer zone’ between your IT network or device and external networks. Reassure customers that you are working to secure yourself against cyber attack

Secure configuration

Cyber Essentials requires the applicant to be active in its management of computers and network devices.

Access control

Cyber Essentials requires the applicant to be in control of their user accounts and the access privileges granted to those accounts. Demonstrate an understanding of how user accounts authenticate and control the strength of that authentication.

Malware protection

Cyber Essentials requires a malware protection mechanism on all devices. That can be either AV software, Application allow listing, or Sandboxing.

Patch management

Cyber Essentials requires that all software is licensed and supported, and ‘critical’ and ‘high risk’ vulnerabilities are patched within 14 days.


How we work


Work with our clients and prospects to share knowledge and confirm cyber security direction and goals.


Build and implement the appropriate security protocols.


Enhance the service offering, looking to develop build on security processes each month.


Deliver training to staff to ensure a cyber security culture and enhance protection further.


Monitor and maintain standards ensuring that procedures are in place to review security protocols.


How we do it


SOC Services with Microsoft Sentinel


SOC Services with CrowdStrike


Cybaverse will engage with the client to determine their requirements and ensure that the engagement is correctly scoped to deliver on those requirements and make sure all of the correct legal requirements are satisfied.

Gap Analysis

At the start at of all compliance engagements we carryout a gap analysis to gain an understanding of the current posture mapped to the required standard

Consultancy & advice

Our experienced industry experts will advise and consult on best practises, not only to reach the standard required but beyond with a wider security strategy in mind.


Cybaverse offers audit and certification services for Cyber Essentials, Cyber Essentials Plus and IAMSE Governance and can support the ISO27001 audit process

Report and Support

On completion we provide a comprehensive report, however we do not stop there, we offer a continued partner relationship to support your business at all times


Frequently asked questions

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Our Happy Clients

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From a business perspective, Cybaverse provide an efficient, thorough, and cost-effective security service which has benefitted thinkmoney considerably over the course of the last year.

Glenn Sproule
CISO thinkmoney

In comparison to other penetration test offers that we had received we felt that Cybaverse’s was the most honest. A lot of other testers had originally said they would be able to test all our infrastructure in 3-4 days, which was later proven to be impossible.

Kiefer-Joe Copp
Technical Support Specialist, OnlineDIRECT

If you are looking for a company to really deliver on the service they are offering, I would look no further. Very quick and easy process. They completed the report within a tight timeframe and offered plenty of helpful advice!

Waseem Akram
Group IT Manager, Pickfords
Connected Tech Group

It’s really refreshing to work with experts who act as an extension of our team. Cybaverse don’t stop at identifying issues, they are happy to work with us to solve them too.

Andrew Cockayne
CEO, Connected Tech Group
SSE Utilities Solutions

Their knowledge in the subject matter was excellent and I found them easy to engage, personable and approachable.

Ian Cheshire
Enterprise IT Lead Solution Architect, SSE Utilities Solutions

From a business perspective, Cybaverse provide an efficient, thorough, and cost-effective security service which has benefitted thinkmoney considerably over the course of the last year.

Glenn Sproule
CISO, thinkmoney
YMCA George Williams College

If you are not just looking for a certificate and really want to understand and explore your issues, then choose Cybaverse.

Josef Fischer
Digital Products Lead, YMCA George Williams College

We have increased our internal security knowledge across the organisation and especially in IT and Engineering. This has allowed us to bring some services in-house and substitute those with more advanced external services.

David Halsey
CTO, Crowdcube

We work with

Connected Health
Crowd Cube
Funding Loop
Job Logic
Orbus Software
Think Money
YMCA - George Williams College

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