Cyber Essentials

Keeping UK Businesses Safe

Cyber Essentials logoA primary objective of the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy is to make the UK a safer place to conduct business online and from 1 October 2014 all suppliers must be compliant with the new Cyber Essentials controls if bidding for government contracts which involve handling of sensitive and personal information and provision of certain technical products and services.

By deploying these controls, organisations can defend against the most common form of basic cyber attacks originating from the Internet.

4ARMED is a CREST-accredited Certifying Body who can help you implement the controls and certify your organisation to all levels of Cyber Essentials.


Cyber Essentials Certification

4ARMED is a Cyber Essentials Certifying Body. This means we can review your controls and certify your organisation to both Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials PLUS.

Cyber Essentials Consultancy

Many businesses benefit from our experience and insight when implementing Cyber Essentials controls for the first time. We can also work with your IT Service Provider if required.


How do 4ARMED's services help with your challenges?

Improve your cyber security

The statistics behind Cyber Essentials shows around 80% of common attacks can be prevented by implementing these controls.

Demonstrate compliance

Show your clients and potential clients that you take cyber security seriously. In today's competitive, breach-aware marketplace, can you afford not to?

Win more business

UK Government requires Cyber Essentials for an increasing number of tenders. Don't fall at the first hurdle.

Save money

Relatively simple to implement, many businesses save money through resilience to malware and ransomware, cyber insurance discounts and better process management.


A guideline document on the CREST Cyber Essentials website showing the information required and the questions that need answering to certify to Cyber Essentials.

Going for Cyber Essential PLUS? Here is the test specification showing what activities we would conduct as part of the assessment process.

Next Steps

Want to find out more about how we can help with your challenges? Give us a call or complete the contact form below to tell us where you're at and we will work with you to find the best solution for you.