by peter


How much is Cyber Essentials?

This is a question that we get asked a lot of the time. The first thing to state is that the cost of Cyber Essentials is set by IAMSE and the NCSC and is based on the number of employees in your organisation. Payment for Cyber Essentials is upfront. Assessment can not take place until the payment has been received. This is simply because IAMSE must be paid prior to the assessment. Now, the pricing is very simple and pricing matrix is show below.

Micro organisations (0-9 employees) £295 +VAT
Small organisations (10-49 employees) £395 +VAT
Medium organisations (50-249 employees) £425 +VAT
Large organisations (250+ employees) £495 +VAT

So the answer to the question of how much is cyber essentials depends on the size of your organisation. For the majority of organisations it is just a case of purchasing the assessment. You are simply filling out the questionnaire and getting the result. However, should there be an issue with the answers, you only have 48 hours in which to rectify the issues and resubmit before an over all failure is issued. Once an overall failure is issued then you would need to purchase the assessment again and resubmit your answers.

For organisations who require a little help through the assessment, we offer assistance in the form of hourly blocks. Hourly blocks can be purchased online at the same time as your Cyber Essentials assessment. Once purchased, one of the consulting team will work with you to determine how best to use the time. It may be coaching you through the assessment, or it may be going through your answers prior to submitting them. Our consulting team working closely with our auditors every day, so they will be best placed to help.