Cyber Essentials

Invaluable Cyber Security training that every business needs

More protection for your business. Want to pass quickly and efficiently?  
We can help. 
Speak to an Apex Computing Cyber Essentials expert today.   

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed certification that helps businesses stay protected and compliant.   

Your users are your first line of defence, and effective cyber security training ensures they’re confident, informed and effective in identifying suspicious content online.  

Apex Computing will help your business get Cyber Essentials Certified in no time with step-by-step advice and assessments.

When you need us, we’ll be on hand to help via our IT Service Desk. 

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 What are the benefits of getting Cyber Essentials certified?   

Any business wanting to supply to a government organisation from June 2021 will need this accreditation.


Build a trustworthy reputation

Cyber Essentials is a nationally recognised, government-backed certification. A Cyber Essentials accreditation empowers your workers with up-to-date security knowledge and assures your customers that their personal details are secure within your business.

Ongoing compliance

Don’t just meet recommended standards; exceed them with an ongoing and renowned accreditation. Ensure that your business is leading the way in up-to-date compliance and security procedures.

Protect your data

Cyber Essentials is the foundation of every well-protected businesses, staff and customers. Learn what it takes to keep your critical data secure and out of the hands of cybercriminals.

Not sure where to begin?

It starts with one call to our Cyber Security experts.

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What does Cyber Essentials cover?

Getting your Cyber Essentials training will provide you with a foundational IT health check for your business.


Guidance to mitigate risks

Learn how to take essential precautions to protect your business from cyber-attacks. Gain clear guidance regarding the basic controls all organisations should implement to mitigate the risks of common internet-based threats.

Boundary firewalls & internet gateways

To pass the certification, you will need to protect your internet connection with a firewall that analyses incoming traffic. This level of protection is essential across every device so that all your bases are covered.  

Patch management

Cybercriminals seek to exploit vulnerabilities in software and systems. These blind spots for businesses occur when applications, devices or operating systems are not regularly updated. Cyber Essentials ensures that you are entirely up to date with all licensing and software requirements.

Malware protection

Cyber Essentials ensures that you are aware of the numerous ways malware compromises sensitive data. Whether it’s through email, webpages or a USB stick – it’s vital to restrict malware access in every way possible.

Secure configuration

Cyber Essentials requires organisations to configure computers and network devices securely, preventing vulnerabilities, cyber risks and data breaches.

Access control

It is crucial that no unauthorised entities can reach your sensitive data. Cyber Essentials ensures you meet access control requirements, authenticating a user before granting them access to data.

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Here’s how to get certified

First, choose which type of training is best for your business right now.
Apex Computing offers three packages and will support you throughout the entire process.


Cyber Essentials
From £799 + VAT

  •  Internal audit completed with help from Apex Computing.

  •  Cost includes assessment fee and up to 1-day onsite support for the security audit.

Significantly larger compliance issues would be quoted for and may incur additional costs.

Cyber Essentials Plus
From £2500 + VAT

  •  External audit provided by an accredited agency, Xyone.

  •  Changes required following the audit will be completed in the fixed cost.

Significantly larger compliance issues would be quoted for and may incur additional costs.

Managed Cyber Security
From £250 pm + VAT

  •  Apex Computing will provide you with fully outsourced cyber security protection.

  •  Yearly renewal of Cyber Essentials.

  •  Regular security audits and reporting.

Want to pass your Cyber Essentials accreditation first time?

We will support you and prepare you throughout the entire process.

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Why work with Apex Computing?

IT solutions for all industries

Our convenient location in Manchester enables us to provide high-quality Managed IT services to a variety of sectors including: Travel, Fashion, Manufacturing, Recruitment and Finance.

Wealth of experience

Our team are regularly trained on all the latest threats, software, and compliance updates. This means you can trust your data, applications, and software are safe. Rest assured – we’ve got you covered.

Bespoke support

We know that no two businesses are alike, so our solutions are tailored to your business – and yours alone.

Manchester businesses who trust Apex Computing with their IT

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We’re a highly professional full-service IT Support company in Manchester. Our family-run business has provided Cyber Essentials training and Cyber Security solutions in Manchester and across the North East for years.  

Get to grips with cyber security basics, today.   

Book a call with a Cyber Security expert.