Cyber Essentials


Protect your organisation with a recognised UK government standard.

The government’s Cyber Essentials scheme ensures basic cyber security measures are in place, preventing approximately 80% of cyber attacks. The scheme is centred around 5 controls and ensures that most vulnerabilities are secured. The recent NHS attacks would have been unlikely to have occurred if Cyber Essentials had been implemented.

Cyber Essentials helps prevent the vast majority of cyber-attacks. Even a simple virus or piece of malware could result in loss of company and client data disrupt your cash flow and take up staff time. An attack could also put off your customers, stop you trading and damage your hard-earned reputation. It could also be reported in the local media. Loss of data could breach the Data Protection Act / General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and lead to fines or prosecution.

Having a Cyber Essentials badge will:

  • Protect your organisation against common cyber threats
  • Show your customers you take this issue seriously
  • Enable you to bid for Government contracts
Since October 2014 Cyber Essentials has been mandatory for suppliers of Government contracts which involve handling personal information and providing some IT products and services.  Holding a Cyber Essentials badge enables you to bid for these contracts.

Find out more about the Cyber Essentials scheme at
Download the CyberSmart Cyber Essentials datasheet here


Team Metalogic are proud partners of CyberSmart, an online compliance platform designed to assist organisations in achieving Cyber Essentials certification in the easiest and the shortest time possible. The entire process can be divided into four parts:

Step 1: We identify
Scanning for vulnerabilities enables the capability to identify all issues which are not in line with the HMG Cyber Essentials scheme. We use technology to automate the search for weaknesses in your system, so you don’t need any prior technical knowledge. We support identification on both Windows and Mac.
Step 2: We fix
Provided with a list of all devices and their respective issues, the admin can either manually attend to each machine or, can fix issues with one click in the dashboard. For admins with limited cyber security know-how, the platform is written in plain English, using smart questions. It offers step-by-step guides and live online support. Our technology ensures good security practices stay in place after certification.
Step 3: We certify
Being secure is only one side of the coin. It is equally important to demonstrate to clients, suppliers and partners that data protection is taken seriously and they are in safe hands. This can help with instilling trust and limit liability in case of a breach. You also receive an official Cyber Essential badge to use online and a physical certificate.
Step 4: We protect
Data security is not a once-in-a-while exercise but an ongoing process. Security threats change constantly. For that reason, the software is ideally kept passively running in the background, which allows us to provide you with real-time threat information and security updates. All our offers include one year of ongoing support, £25K of free cyber security insurance and online support chat. Additional protection and proactive personal support is available upon request.
Contact us today on 0345 521 0618 to find out more and get  Cyber Essentials certification in as little as 24 hours.