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Local businesses are encouraged to get accredited through Cyber Essentials, now being offered online through Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce in partnership with leading accreditation body, IASME.
It is well known that cyber crime poses a major threat to businesses of all sizes and sectors. Achieving accreditation will allow you to protect the most valuable assets of your business, providing the secure foundation needed for growth.

Cyber Essentials consists of five main elements which are estimated to stop up to 80% of cyber attacks; Boundary firewalls and internet gateways; Secure configuration; Access control; Malware protection; and Patch management. The scheme is self assessed via an online form - no uploading of evidence, vulnerability scan or site visit is required and companies can review the questions for free before they start the assessment.


There are two choices of assessments - you can achieve Cyber Essentials with both:

  • A Cyber Essentials assessment – Cost:  £300+VAT
  • An IASME Governance assessment which includes Cyber Essentials and an assessment against the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Cost:  £400+VAT

If you choose the IASME Governance assessment you will still receive a Cyber Essentials certificate if you are successful. Even if you are not successful in the IASME Governance and GDPR aspects of the assessment you will still receive the Cyber Essentials certificate if you pass that element.


Or download the questions for free before you complete the accreditation.
If you need any further assistance with Cyber, GDPR or any other IT related projects, please search for a local supplier via the membership directory

If you have any questions about the process please ring the IASME help line 03300 882 752


For more information please contact the Membership team    01905 673611