Cyber Essentials


Protect your business from common cyber threats.

Be prepared when applying for lucrative contracts, and we can help you pass first time!

Government Certified

Win Public Contracts

Reduce Cyber Risks

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What Is Cyber Essentials

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You may be wondering, ‘What is Cyber Essentials?‘.

Cyber Essentials certification is government approved level of cyber protection for your business. The scheme is designed to be simple to incorporate into a business and highly effective at protecting companies of all sizes while operating online.

With cyber attacks coming hard and fast in the modern, always-online world, this goverment supported Certification will help to protect your business from the vast majority of online attacks.

Most cyber attacks are attempted by opportunists who look for simple and common vulnerabilities that are relatively simple ward off. We will ensure that you and your staff are equipped to be an effective first line of defence while operating online.

Ascent Cyber provide full cyber essentials training for businesses looking to become Cyber Essentials Certified.

What Are The Cyber Essentials Benefits?

Cyber Essentials certification mitigates the risk of common cyber threats to businesses and helps you prepare when applying for public sector contracts.

By ensuring that your business is employing best practices, you can rest safe in the knowledge that you will be far less likely to become the next company to be hacked or otherwise compromised – this gold standard certification helps mitigate up to a huge 80% of common cyber threats.

In addition to protecting your online presence, Cyber Essentials Accreditation is now a standard requirement for many public sector contracts, and, as it becomes the standard for all UK businesses in general, being certified will build trust with your clients and customers.

Contact us now for guidance and support from our Cyber Essentials Consultants.

Mitigate your cyber risk

Improve chances of winning contracts

Government quality recognition

Build trust with clients

Cyber Essentials Consultancy Committed To Your Security

Cyber Essentials consultants who educate businesses

Ascent Cyber are highly trained, Cyber Essentials Consultancy based in Glasgow, Scotland with an outstanding reputation.

We are guest lecturers at the Glasgow Caledonian University and New College Lanarkshire, and work dilligently to secure businesses throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK.

Get Cyber Essentials Online Certified

Our Cyber Essentials Basic and our Cyber Essentials Compliance Policy are sold separately, but if you don't have cyber policies in place we highly recommend buying both together as the policies are required in order to pass Cyber Essentials.

If you're looking for Cyber Essentials online, our packages are perfect for you.

Cyber Essentials

Protect your business from common cyber threats and be prepared when applying for lucrative contracts, and we can help you pass first time.

Our basic support package is available to purchase online here.

Cyber Essentials Self-Assessment with 2 hours Phone support.

We will pre-assess your application, allowing you to make any changes necessary before submission.

Cyber Essentials Compliance Policy

Our policy package will be a cyber hygiene roadmap for your business.

This will help you comply with current data protection expectations and prepare you for Cyber Essentials Certification.

In order to gain Cyber Essentials Certification, your organisation must meet the required policy specifications.

Our policy package, if implemented correctly ensures you have what you need to pass!

One of Scotland's Most Trusted Cyber Security Companies

Glen McLelland

We were seeking to achieve Cyber Accreditation in order that we could promote the needs and benefits to our Clients of Cyber Insurance.

There was

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Glen McLelland
Niall Fraser

We were trying to plug any potential leaks in our cybersecurity. With far more cyber breaches reported than previous years, we believed that now more

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Niall Fraser
Iain Guthrie

Stephanie and the team at Ascent Cyber were absolutely superb when we went for our Cyber Essentials accreditation. They made the whole process comple

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Iain Guthrie
Lauren Matthews

The team from Ascent Cyber I highly recommended. They have given above and beyond advise and training with complete professionalism. Thank you Ascent!

Lauren Matthews
Chris Matthews

Thank you so much Ascent for all your help. Steph you’re a star, I’m sure my business will now be safe. There’s so much I thought I had in hand

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Chris Matthews
Andrea Martin

Cannot recommend Ascent Cyber highly enough – they are awesome! Cyber Essentials Certification is so important for any business and gives your

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Andrea Martin

What Does
Certification Cover?

Cyber Essentials focuses on 5 main areas within your business, in both technical control and policy implementation.

And once complete, helps mitigate up to 80% of common cyber threats.


Malware Protection

Security Update Management

Secure Configuration

User Access Control

Cyber Security Package

We make your journey towards securing your business as seamless as possible. Our flexible service bundles can be tailored to the needs of your business, ensuring you have the level of protection you require.


Security Consultation
Cyber Essentials Assisted & Cyber Policy Package
  • £125 p/m
  • 1-10 Devices
  • £150 p/m
  • 11-20 Devices
  • £175 p/m
  • 21-30 Devices
  • £200 p/m
  • 31-40 Devices
  • £225 p/m
  • 41-50 Devices


Security Consultation
Cyber Essentials Assisted, Policy Package & Website Security Monitoring
  • £175 p/m
  • 1-10 Devices
  • £199 p/m
  • 11-20 Devices
  • £225 p/m
  • 21-30 Devices
  • £249 p/m
  • 31-40 Devices
  • £275 p/m
  • 41-50 Devices


Add Staff Awareness Training
To either package
for an additional:
  • + £21 p/m
  • 1-10 Employees
  • + £62 p/m
  • 11-20 Employees
  • + £104 p/m
  • 21-30 Employees
  • + £145 p/m
  • 31-40 Employees
  • + £187 p/m
  • 41-50 Employees

Act Now To Protect Your Business From Cyber Threats