Cyber Essentials

MASS is an accredited certification body for HM Government Cyber Essentials scheme on behalf of IASME Accreditation body.

What is Cyber Essentials?

There is no doubt that cyber threats are a real and dangerous threat. To prepare for a cyber attack it is vital to implement controls that significantly reduce the risk to your organisation.

MASS specialises in providing IT-reliant businesses with key guidance and support.

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed and industry-supported scheme that guides businesses on protecting against cyber threats. The scheme’s five security controls not only prevent around 80% of cyber attacks, but it also provides a secure foundation for your IT system, and sets out a baseline of cyber security that is suitable for all organisations.

Register and create your account for Cyber Essentials Basic certification


Cyber Essentials Basic

Cyber Essentials Basic certification is awarded on the basis of an independently verified self-assessment questionnaire.

Organisations assess themselves against the five security controls. The questionnaire is then verified by a certification body to assess whether an appropriate standard has been achieved, and award Cyber Essentials certification.

Certification provides:

  • Reassurance to customers, suppliers and stakeholders that cyber security is taken seriously and methods are in place to reduce the threat from cyber-attacks
  • The ability to be considered for government contracts
  • The potential to reduce cyber-insurance premiums.

Register and create your account for Cyber Essentials Basic certification

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Cyber Essentials Plus

Once you have achieved the basic Cyber Essentials certification, you may require an upgrade to Cyber Essentials Plus.

This higher level of certification offers additional independent assurance; you can demonstrate that you are complying to more stringent tests of your organisation’s network and computers.

Cyber Essentials Plus offers additional independent assurance that an organisation is complying to Cyber Essentials through both internal and external tests of the organisation’s network and computers. These tests are more stringent than Cyber Essentials Basic.

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