Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials consultancy and guidance from Coretek. We will help you get ready for Cyber Essentials to keep your IT systems secure.

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Is Your Business Protected Against Cyber Attacks? 

In the modern age, technology is the lifeblood of almost every business. Any disruption to your IT systems is likely to seriously impact your ability to service your customers and is likely to cost you considerable money.

A leading insurer reports that over 40% of UK businesses were the victim of a cyber attack between 2019-2020. This shows that it’s not a case of “if” but “when” your business will be targeted. An IBM 2020 report discovered that the average cost of a data breach in 2020 was $4.24 million (£3.15 million), an amount very few businesses can afford to lose. To ensure you do not end up as a statistic, it is important to put in the correct protection to safeguard your IT systems today. 


Book Your Free Cyber

Essentials Consultation

We’ll analyse your existing IT systems and get you started on the path to Cyber Essentials certification.

What is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials is a Government backed scheme to help protect organisations of all sizes against the most common cyber / security attacks. Cyber attacks take many different forms, from phishing attacks, whaling attacks and email spoofing to malware and ransomware.

In addition, Cyber Essentials is mandatory when bidding for certain Government and MOD contracts (this may also affect you if you are sub-contracting to a larger provider). The reason is that the government and MOD want to see proof that their suppliers are following best practices and are taking steps to keep their sensitive data safe.

By utilising the 5 key controls of boundary firewalls / internet gateways, secure configuration, access control, malware protection and patch management, Cyber Essentials checks that you have a comprehensive level of protection in all key areas of IT.

With Cyber Essentials in place, your business is being proactive in taking a major step towards protecting your IT systems from outside threats and showing the world you take cyber security seriously.

If you would like to read more about Cyber Essentials, check out the official government website:

What are the key reasons to get Cyber Essentials?

There are several reasons for obtaining Cyber Essentials. Here are just a few:


NProtection against 80% of the most common cyber attacks (according to IT Governance)

NGain new business opportunities e.g. UK Government contracts

NFree and discounted cyber insurance cover

NWorks alongside GDPR legislation

NSecure supply chain by demonstrating credibility to suppliers, partners and customers

NWe can help you gain Cyber Essentials quickly and easily

NAttract more clients – An NTSC survey revelaed that 61% of organisations are more likely to choose suppliers with the Cyber Essentials (or Plus) certification

Our simple process to getting you Cyber Essentials ready


Coretek offer a simple process that can help get your business ready to take the Cyber Essentials certification:


Step 1 - Gap analysis

We review your current IT estate, determining how close you currently are to meeting the standard.

Step 2 - Create a plan

We get you “Cyber Essentials Ready” by providing an action plan of the exact steps you need to take.

Step 3 - Take the test

We will refer you to a certification body to take the assessment and get you Cyber Essentials certified.

Introducing Coretek, your trusted guide to Cyber Essentials


Coretek are a leading IT managed service provider and IT security expert based near Southampton, UK.

We have been advising businesses and implementing solutions from local SMEs right up to multinational corporations on how to keep their IT systems secure for over 25 years.

We are ISO 27001 certified and are Cyber Essentials Certified. As such, we have achieved the international gold standard for IT security and have both the experience and knowledge to help any business prepare for their Cyber Essentials certification.

Cyber Essentials Certification Mark

Looking to get Cyber Essentials and keep your IT systems secure? Contact us today to get started!


Remember, your organisation is only as strong as its weakest link. Book in a free consultation with Coretek today to benefit from over two decades of experience and ensure your IT systems are working in your favour. Includes an in-depth report with actionable next steps completely free.

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