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Cyber Essentials for Business

Guard your business against a cyber-attack today with Cyber Essentials accreditation. 


What is Cyber Essentials accreditation?

Cyber Essentials is a UK government-backed scheme that will help protect your business, whatever its size, against the most common cyber attacks.

Cyber attacks can be prevented by taking some simple but effective measures. The Cyber Essentials advice is designed to prevent these attacks.

There's numerous benefits with Cyber Essentials accreditation...

With Cyber Essentials accreditation, you will prevent a high-percentage of cyber-attacks which come from common threats such as phishing attacks, malware, ransomware, network attacks, and password-guessing attacks.

Achieving Cyber Essentials accreditation will demonstrate your commitment to protecting data and cyber security. This may lead to winning new business opportunities as your reputation will be boosted as you reassure customers that you have the top security measures in place.

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

Cyber Essentials is certified cyber security. With it, you’ll reassure customers that you are working to secure your business IT and prevent cyber-attacks.

You’ll attract new business too; Cyber Essentials is your promise to having the correct security measures.

You’ll have an opportunity to win Government contracts which require you to have Cyber Essentials. Many business insurance policies stipulate the need to having Cyber Essentials.  

Our mission is simple - to support the growth of your business by providing an excellent IT and Telecoms support service

Cyber Essentials can plan a part in growing your business as the certification gives you and your client-base the peace of mind that your defence will protect against the majority of cyber-attacks.

You’ll learn how to address the basics of cyber threats and what needs to be done to prevent the attacks.

Cyber Essentials Certification
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The journey to getting you accredited is simple with Syn-Star...

With Syn-Star, we’ll help you achieve Cyber Essentials certification by following our simple step-by-step process. 

As Cyber Essentials is available to every business, whatever its size, we’ll work with you to define the scope of the project. 

Next, we’ll ask you to complete a self-assessment questionnaire to help us understand where you’re at with all-things cyber security.

Our findings will help us advise you on the areas which need work to get you ready for your Cyber Essentials assessment. 

When the time is right, you’ll be sign-posted to a Cyber Essentials assessor to complete your certification. 

Looking for Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation?

Cyber Essentials Plus follows the same simplicity of approach 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. 

Cyber Essentials Plus is ideal for those organisations that require a more in-depth audit of the IT infrastructure they have in place, like remote locations and giving third parties access to your IT. 

Currently, Syn-Star cannot accredit Cyber Essentials Plus. But we can provide guidance to pass and put you in touch with the right assessor to gain Cyber Essentials Plus certification. 

Cyber Security

Questions we get
frequently asked...

What is Cyber Essentials? It's a government backed cyber security accreditation for UK companies.

Do I need Cyber Essentials? It's not compulsory, but we would advice it as it shows you're serious about security.

How long does it take to get Cyber Essentials? It depends; it's available to all sizes of business.

What is a Cyber Essentials baseline? We will get you to a strong level of security, so you can then self-police.

Do you train my team for Cyber Essentials? We can offer various levels of training for your staff.

Are there different levels? Yes. There's Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus available.

So what's the difference? Cyber Essentials Plus is where technical verification is carried out.

Do certificates have an expiry date? The certificate you achieve will be valid for 12 months.

How much does it cost to get certification? It's about £300 + VAT, plus our fees.

How are the assessments verified? Someone will confirm all answers are true. Ask us for more.

Syn-Star is extremely helpful, friendly and patient and are always happy to assist us with any of our IT problems. There is always a member of team available to look into our issues promptly.


Leanne – MD Hooper Services LTD


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Team Productivity:
You and your team are able to see where they are using there 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 are doing and how productive they are being, we are able to monitor them and create screen shots 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.

Our International Efforts

We are proud to partner with ‘Buy 1 Give 1’ to help causes around the world.

As a member of this organisation, our membership fee directly funds various developments, innovations and operations across the globe.

There are more than 500 carefully screened, high-impact projects taking place with sustainable development goals which we are hugely proud to help.

Because of our engagement with this charity, we can directly track the impact Syn-Star has on the lives of many. Every new client allows us to provide a new donation to this cause.

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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 cyberattacks 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 alert 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.

VoIP Phone

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

Whether your team work 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.


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.