Cyber Essentials

Reduce your risk of a cyber attack with the Cyber Essentials certification

Our in-person consultancy service helps you pass first time

Cyber Essentials is a UK government backed IT Security standard which helps your business guard against 88% of all known types of cyber attack. 

Certification reassures customers and other stakeholders that you take cyber security seriously – and many public and private sector contract tenders now require it.


With over 5 years experience in the cyber essentials scheme, we are qualified to help at every stage of the certification process. 

CASE STUDY: legal practice, stockport


Achieve Level 1 Cyber essentials certification in line with Lexcel 6.1

our technical SOLUTION

  • Cyber Essentials Gap Analysis
  • Technical consultancy to put IT infrastructure controls in place to meet the standard
  • Lucid gathered all evidence and managed the certification process
  • Cyber Essentials certification in 5 working days



Lucid have supported us with Cyber Essentials annually since our initial application. The process looks daunting and for a non tech person much of it makes no sense. However with Lucids help the process is painless, straightforward and stress free. Thank you


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Removing fear, keeping you and your business safe

service details

Organisations assess themselves against five basic security controls and a qualified assessor verifies the information provided.

  1. Firewalls
  2. Secure configuration
  3. User access control
  4. Malware protection
  5. Software updates

Cyber Essentials Certification

While it is possible to complete Cyber Essentials with a self-certification questionnaire, the process can be challenging if you do not have a technical IT background, or a complex organisation structure.  We help you every step of the way to get certified.

Cyber Essentials Plus Certification

The Plus level of certification offers an additional level of assurance that the controls set out in the Cyber Essentials certification are effectively applied in practice.  Plus assessment consists of an on site (or remote during the Covid crisis) assessment from a qualified assessor with specialist security scanning tools. 

Policy review and access to templates

We review your existing IT policies and whether they meet the requirements of the standard.  If your current policies need improvement, we provide you with access to our library of compliant template policies which meet the requirements of the standard.

Detailed gap analysis and report

Cyber Essentials Plus certification can be costly, and a failure can result in needing to pay for another assessment.  We carry out a comprehensive gap analysis, with a detailed report with actions required to make your organisations ready for certification.  This provides a high degree of confidence that you will pass on the first attempt. 

Why choose lucid?

Top reasons to choose us over our competitors.

Expert help and choice

Our team of security experts will help you chose what level of certification is suitable for your organisational needs

Qualified Cyber Essentials Practitioners

We are Accredited Cyber Essentials practitioners and our consultants regularly work as subcontracted Cyber Essentials Plus assessors, we are qualified to help at every stage of certification.

Renewal reminders and support to stay compliant yearly

We'll track when your certificate is due for renewal and manage the certification process in line with that

Long term security plans

We will work with you on developing a long term IT security road map for your business

In person help​

We offer onsite in-person consultancy - no self certification or "telephone only" service. As a trusted partner we work directly with the certification body to get you certified. We can also work alongside your own IT team or outsourced provider to help you get certified.

Infrastructure experts​

We are infrastructure experts, who support organisations large and small with day to day IT operations. We also hold a range of Microsoft and Cisco qualifications, so we have the technical skills to help you make any required changes to your IT infrastructure to meet the requirements of the Cyber Essentials standard.

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