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Cyber Essentials Plus Discounts for GMLPF Members

Members who attended our Winter Forum 2023 will remember a presentation on Cyber Essentials Plus delivered by Protos Network.

We have been able to negotiate a discounted service for the certification of both Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus for up to 20 GMLPF members through Protos Networks.

Cyber Essentials certification is obligatory for any provider wishing to deliver government-funded contracts. This will increasingly be the case for Cyber Essentials Plus certification too. It is already required for Skills Bootcamp contracts and for regional bidding.

Cyber Essentials is the basic level of certification. You cannot opt for Cyber Essentials Plus without achieving Cyber Essentials first. Cyber Essentials Plus must be commenced within 90 days of Cyber Essentials certification.

What is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed and industry-supported scheme to help businesses protect themselves against cyber threats. As reliance on internet technologies increases, so do the opportunities for criminals and hackers to commit fraud, industrial espionage or intellectual property theft. Cyber Essentials is a set of five main security controls that, when properly implemented, will better protect businesses from attacks using software and techniques freely available on the open internet.

Cyber Essentials offers two levels of certification:

  • Level 1: Cyber Essentials
    This basic level of certification is awarded on the basis of a completed self-assessment questionnaire, which is externally verified by sp
  • Level 2: Essentials Plus
    A higher level of assurance, where you work with external specialists to test that the five main controls covered by Cyber Essentials are working in practice with simulated hacking and phishing attacks.

Discounts for GMLPF members

We have secured discounts for the following for GMLPF members.

  1. Cyber Essentials: self-assessment, consultancy, certification
  2. Cyber Essentials Plus: audit, consultancy, certification
  3. Cyber Essentials Basic and Plus: self-assessment, audit, consultancy, certification

Choose option 3 if you have already started the process for Cyber Essentials but have not completed it yet.

If you are interested in finding out more and applying for a member discount, please contact [email protected] in the first instance who can provide details of prices.