You have landed on this page because you work in the defence industry and employ less than 250 people. It is likely that you are bidding for a contract directly  with the MoD or within the MoD supply chain and you have been asked to achieve Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials PLUS as part of that procurement process.



To obtain your certificate you are required to provide evidence, to an accredited certification body, that you meet the Cyber Essentials Requirements. We have made this easy for you by providing a standard questionnaire that asks you the relevant questions, you’ll need to attach some evidence so we’ve provided some guidance notes for you to follow. On completing the questionnaire to the satisfaction of your chosen certification body you will be awarded your Cyber Essentials Certificate.

You can choose your certification body and complete a word doc/pdf here OR

If you’d prefer to use an online portal to present your evidence you can choose one here. (the questions are the same)



You may be required to provide further assurance to your customers that you meet the requirements of Cyber Essentials. This is called Cyber Essentials PLUS and involves an audit at your premises, some technical testing as well as the completion of your questionnaire. As this level of assurance needs a site visit costs can vary, so be sure to request quotes from more than one CE+ certification body. All certification bodies test to the same specification and are monitored by ourselves.



If you require assistance you can call on Accredited Cyber Essentials Practitioners to help you implement the requirements. Many already work in SME’s and are familiar with a variety of  infrastructures.




QG Business Solutions Ltd

Westwinds, Lambley Bank,
Scotby, Carlisle

t 01228 631681