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Cyber essentials certification

Defend your business against cyber attacks and win business, with our Cyber Essentials & Cyber Essentials Plus solutions.

Cyber Essentials:
Get certified

By gaining your Cyber Essentials certification, you can reduce your risk of a breach by at least 80%.

What is cyber essentials?

The Cyber Essentials & Cyber Essentials PLUS certifications, are government and NCSC backed accreditations that will help to safeguard your business against the most common types of cyber-attack – including….

Phishing attacks

A type of social engineering where an attacker sends a fraudulent message designed to trick a person into revealing sensitive information to the attacker or to deploy malicious software on the victim’s infrastructure like ransomware.


Malware is any software intentionally designed to cause disruption to a computer, server, client, or computer network, leak private information, gain unauthorized access to information or systems, deprive access to information, or which unknowingly interferes with the user’s computer security and privacy.


This is a type of malware that threatens to exploit the victim’s personal data or permanently block access to it, unless a ransom is paid off. While some simple ransomware may lock the system without damaging any files, more advanced malware uses a technique called cryptoviral extortion.

Password brute force attacks

A brute-force attack consists of an attacker submitting many passwords or passphrases with the hope of eventually guessing correctly. The attacker systematically checks all possible passwords and passphrases until the correct one is found.

Network attacks

A network attack is an attempt to gain unauthorized access to an organization’s network, with the objective of stealing data or perform other malicious activity. Hackers can sit in your network undetected for months while they plan their attack.

Stripe OLT are here to help

We are certified by IASME, a licensing certification body that carries out Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certifications.

There are only a number of accredited assessors throughout the UK, including Stripe OLT, who are equipped to take organisations through the complete certification process.

We can say with confidence our customer pass rate is 100%.

the benefits of getting certified

In just 2 weeks, your business could benefit immeasurably

Improved security measures

Ensure your cyber security policies and processes are up to date by implementing smarter standardised security measures.

Build a strong reputation

Gaining this foundation-level security certification not only ensures the online security of your business, it demonstrates to your clients you’re cyber smart and take system security seriously.

Win business

The Cyber Essentials scheme has become so well recognised, most private and public sector organisation’s now require their suppliers and partners to have this accreditation before successfully awarding business.

Protect your assets

In achieving this certification you will be able to apply for cyber security insurance through companies like AXA, covering your business against ever-increasing cyber-attacks.

an affordable accreditation

Many want to achieve Cyber Essentials, in order to fulfil tender requirements. With our Cyber Essentials guidance, you can gain an affordable, comprehensive accreditation in 2 Weeks.

the certification process

a simple 4 step process to cyber essentials certificiation

Stage One
Registration & Preparation:

We send over a mock cyber essentials questionnaire that will closely mirror the questions you will be asked during the certification process.
Stage Two

Following your submission of the test questionnaire, we will run a workshop to go through your responses. In this review we will provide input on your non-compliant answers and stress test your technical responses.
Stage Three

Working with your team, we will put together a set of actions and projects that will not only ensure your compliance, but will help tighten up your approach to security across the business.
Stage Four

We submit the answers on your behalf and deal directly with the assessment to ensure you pass first time every time.

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achieving cyber essentials plus

In order to be eligible for the Cyber Essentials PLUS certification, you will either need to have completed the initial Cyber Essentials assessment within the last 3 months, or complete an additional online assessment as part of the Cyber Essentials PLUS certification.
What is the difference between Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials PLUS?
The difference between the two levels of Cyber Essentials is that Cyber Essentials Plus takes the certification one-step further, verifying that the following five key controls are implemented correctly:
·       Boundary firewalls and internet gateways
·       Secure configurations
·       User access controls
·       Malware protection
·       Patch management
From start to finish, this average timeframe to complete Cyber Essentials PLUS is 4 weeks.   

Your Investment

The price to undertake the Cyber Essentials certification is from £300 + VAT.

However for organisations that would like to adopt a managed approach, with expert guidance from Stripe OLT, we can support micro, small, medium and large enterprises, with the following:
Small and Micro Businesses // (1-49 Users) // CE: £1,500 // CE PLUS: £1,800

Medium Size Businesses // (50-249 Users) // CE: £1,600 // CE PLUS: £1,800

Large Enterprise Solutions // (250+ Users) // CE: £1,700 // CE PLUS: £2,000


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microsoft GOLD certified 

Whether you need to enhance collaboration with applications like SharePoint and Teams, or secure your environment with Azure Sentinel, you can trust in our highly certified Microsoft team. 

Award-Winning helpdesks

With over 18 year’s experience, we’ve built a reputation we’re proud of. Winning awards for both our managed IT and managed security services means we don’t just claim to be the experts. With Stripe OLT you are guaranteed an exceptional experience.

highly certified security experts

Employing both ex-government and military veterans, we ensure our clients are protected by the best. Our security engineers are IASME, CREST & Microsoft security certified (to name a few), consistently performing at a high-level, 24/7. 

Complimentary services

Working alongside a team of cloud & cyber security specialists, means your organisation can also benefit from a number of additional cyber security and IT solutions. Perhaps you’re looking for support with an upcoming project, or require extra security capabilities?

Why not combined our Managed IT service with one of the following:
  • Digital Footprint Assessment
  • Managed Cyber Security (SOC)
  • Digital Transformation
  • M365 Security Gap Analysis
  • Security Simulation Services
  • Penetration Testing Services

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