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Cyber Essentials for Business

Our experts are ready to help you with achieving Cyber Essentials accreditation in four easy steps! 

Request a call back to talk through how we can help now!

Get Cyber Essentials for Business with

Our experts are ready to help you with achieving Cyber Essentials accreditation in four easy steps! 

Request a call back to talk through how we can help now!

Reassure customers and attract new business with Cyber Essentials...

Winning new customers sounds like a good idea, right?

With Cyber Essentials, you’re demonstrating to current and prospective clients that you’re committed to keeping them safe.

You’ll have greater opportunity to win Government contracts which require you to have Cyber Essentials. 

These days, many business insurance policies stipulate the need for Cyber Essentials, or something equivalent.

That’s why we strive to be the partner that helps you with achieving your Cyber Essentials accreditation. 

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We're passionate about keeping your business secure with Cyber Essentials...

With our step-by-step approach to helping you gain Cyber Essentials accreditation. You and your clients will have peace of mind knowing that you’re following best practices to keep your business safe.

We’ll play a critical part in implementing these best practices to help prevent cyber attacks within your business.

4 Steps to improve your cyber security...

Step 1:

Book a call with a member of our team. We’ll take the time that’s needed to understand your business and talk you through how our experts are able to support you with becoming Cyber Essentials certified.

Step 2:

To begin the process of getting your business Cyber Essentials accredited we complete a questionnaire on your behalf.

Sit back and relax if we have any questions we will be in touch.

Step 3:

While our experts fill in your questionnaire we will see any gaps in your current systems. As part of step three, we will bring these gaps to your attention and suggest improvements.  We will work with you to ensure you have everything you need in order to pass the Cyber Essentials certification. 

Step 4:

The changes we recommend as a result of the previous step will be implemented and checked.

Every action we complete will be aligned with the Cyber Essentials criteria. Here, we’ll focus on ensuring you gain accreditation first time.

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Next Steps

Looking for Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation?

The next step after you get Cyber Essentials certifcation is to take it one step further and achive Cyber Essentials Plus Cyber Essentials Plus. 

Cyber Essentials Plus follows the same simplicity as Cyber Essentials, but includes a hands-on technical verification. 

It includes a technical vulnerability assessment, an internal scan, as well as an on-site assessment of your IT security. 

Speak to us for more information about Cyber Essentials Plus, we’d be happy to answer any questions you may have. 

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Our focus is simple - to ensure you have peace of mind in knowing that your business is secure.

Whatever your industry, we’re driven to help businesses like you to achieve Cyber Essentials accreditation. 

With Cyber Essentials accreditation, you will be more equipped to prevent a cyber attack. These threats can come in forms of phishing attacks, malware, ransomware, network attacks, and password-brut force attacks.

Achieving Cyber Essentials accreditation will demonstrate your commitment to protecting your data. This may lead to winning new business opportunities due to a reputation boost.

The threat to your business is real. Our Dark Web Monitoring and Cyber Security Training will mitigate malicious attacks

We ensure your team is continually educated on cyber threats and email phishing through video training and regular test emails. We also include dark-web monitoring and reporting to show you exactly what areas you have been vulnerable.

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Questions we frequently get asked...

You are assessed by questionnaire. A board member from the organisation completing the assessment must certify the answers are true. The responses are then evaluated by an independent assessor who is certified to make the evaluation.

There are two parts to the assessment, the Cyber Essentials questions and an additional technical audit of systems that fall within the scope of Cyber Essentials, such as user devices and internet gateways.

The Cyber Essentials accreditation is part of the Cyber Essentials Plus assessment and needs to be completed before the audit which is part of the Cyber Essentials Plus assessment.

It can only take a few working days for your assessment to be reviewed and a decision reached. If your first assessment doesn’t go to plan, there’s an opportunity to rectify problems and complete the assessment again free of charge.

Many central government departments now require suppliers to be Cyber Essentials accredited; this includes the Ministry of Defence and the Department of Health. Many large private organisations also look for an accreditation from contractors.

All Cyber Essential certificates expire after 12 months, before which you need to be re-assessed to continue having the Cyber Essentials accreditation.

No, they are different accreditations and assess different aspects of IT and cyber security. As they are different accreditations and are recognised as such, you can have both.

You can fail Cyber Essentials, for example, if you are using unsupported software you will fail the assessment. These issues should however be picked up and rectified during our questionnaire in step 2 of the process to get you ready to pass your Cyber Essentials Certification. 

If you fail, you have two days to address the feedback given and change any issues before reassessment. If you can do this within the two days and resubmit your application, there is no additional cost.

Once you’ve applied to complete the assessment you have six months in which to submit the assessment. If it isn’t done in that time you have to apply again.

Cyber Essentials is not a legal requirement, but accreditation does demonstrate your commitment to cyber security and your understanding of its importance.

For many clients and partners, this is reassuring and could potentially open more doors for you.

Any business which manages, receives or stores sensitive data in order to protect themselves and their clients. 

By completing Cyber Essentials through Syn-Star, you are likely to be eligible for up to £25,000 worth of Cyber Insurance for the first 12 months, subject to T&Cs. 

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Team Productivity:
You and your team are able to see where they are using their time and how productive they are actually being.  Also they are able to clock in and out, so really good for flexi-working.

Team Monitoring:
If you would like to know what your team is doing and how productive they are being, we are able to monitor them and create screenshots of what they are working on.  This can be run in normal or stealth mode.

Book a FREE fact finding session to discuss the different options.

What we do to help out...

We proactively seek opportunities to support good causes for our community.

From sponsoring local community football teams, to engaging with charity fundraiser days, we believe it’s important to continually strive to do good for the better of others.

We have members who volunteer with youth organisations, are engaged with the Round Table, run marathons and volunteer at events where we may be needed. Every charity receives a discounted IT and Telecoms service too.


Protecting your digital data is crucial for every business and this can start with the industry-leading security we offer. The Syn-Star specialists can help with identifying any vulnerabilities within your IT systems and act accordingly to ensure cyber-attacks and data breaches are mitigated. 

Strategy &
Future Planning

Your business will never fall behind with its technology when you work with Syn-Star.

We understand IT and Telecoms for your business is an investment, but it’s important to use the best resources available to enable the growth of your business. Our IT Consultancy and Virtual IT Director Services are available to support you with how you use your business technology for years to come.


Syn-Star can conduct quick and easy phishing exercises to identify people within your team who need to improve on their knowledge around fraudulent emails and how they can be alerted to these threats. 

Team Productivity & Monitoring

At Syn-Star, our experts can proactively work to understand exactly what software you need to support with the business operations. Whether you need a listening ear on what software to choose, or would like to seek some specialist knowledge, we’re here to help where we can.

& Reliable

At Syn-Star, we keep Telecoms simple. There’s so much available to help UK companies with their communications. VoIP systems, fixed landline, cloud phone systems, SIP trunking and more. Contact us for further details.

Providing Equipment
You Need

Desk phones, cordless phones or conference phones, Syn-Star can provide you with whatever you need. 

From conference calling facilities to the headsets which work best for your team, we’re able to provide all the equipment you need and complete any telecoms job from start to finish.

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There is no need to be in the office to make and receive phone calls from your company’s number. Our market-leading Telecoms platform gives you the flexibility of desk phones, soft phones and mobile apps as standard.

Whether your team works remotely, or perhaps staff are on a business trip anywhere in the world, calls can still be made, and people are reachable via phone wherever they go.


With a range of products, our team can support you by installing exactly what you need for internet connectivity. We work with the very best products to provide speedy bandwidths which play a part in the increased productivity of your team.