Cyber Liability Insurance

Acquire £25,000 of Cyber Liability Insurance by becoming Cyber Essentials certified with Method IT today.


Cyber Liability Insurance

Cyber Essentials doesn’t just protect your business from the majority of cyber attacks. Achieve a basic level of certification and you’ll have the chance to obtain £25,000 of cyber liability insurance, too.

UK organisations with a turnover of less than £20 million are eligible for a total liability limit of £25,000 and access to a 24-hour helpline. Coverage is underwritten by American International Group UK Limited and administered through Sutcliffe & Co Insurance Brokers.

Cyber Liability Insurance Summary

Total Indemnity Limit of £25,000

Discover what your business is covered for with Cyber Essentials certification below. A full breakdown is available on the IASME website.

What's Covered:

Liability from claims made against you arising from Digital Media Activities and Security and Privacy Liability.

Reasonable and necessary fees, costs and other expenses arising from event management. These expenses include legal, IT, data recovery, reputation protection, credit monitoring and first response.

Extortion threats.

The costs and associated fines resulting from regulatory investigations (where insurable by law).

Reasonable and necessary costs and expenses by network interruption, including efforts to minimise network loss and material interruption. 

What's Not Covered:

Any funds stolen electronically or through cyber fraud.

Retentions apply. See IASME’s website. (Make that the link)

£25,000 of indemnity may not be sufficient for serious or multiple incidents. Higher limits of indemnity are available upon request. 

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Discover the key measures you need in place to pass the assessment.

  • Firewall set-up and settings
  • Secure configuration set-up
  • User access controls
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Why Use Method as Your 
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There are many reasons to use Method — one of the South East’s leading IT consultants — to act as your Cyber Essentials Certification Body.

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Method IT is one of a handful of companies that meet the strict criteria to be an approved Cyber Essentials Certification body and a Cyber Advisor Scheme Assured Provider. Our certifications demonstrate our technical skill and gives us the ability to assist and advise Customers on what needs they need technically for them to ensure they meet the standards of Cyber Essentials.

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Cyber Essentials FAQs

Find the answers to the most frequently asked questions about Cyber Essentials certification in Essex. If you can't find the answer you were looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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What is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed certification that proves your business has taken the necessary steps to protect against the majority of basic cybersecurity threats. There are two levels of certification: Cyber Essential and Cyber Essentials Plus.

What is the difference between Cyber Essentials Plus and Cyber Essentials?

The standard Cyber Essentials certification is an online self-assessment. Cyber Essentials Plus is a more in-depth assessment that includes on-premise verification of your self-assessment.

Cyber Essentials will be satisfactory for most small businesses, but larger businesses and those who want to prove their cybersecurity measures to clients, insurers and professional bodies should opt for the additional in-house verification that’s only available with Cyber Essentials Plus.

What does Cyber Essentials test?

The Cyber Essentials assessment tests five key areas of your cybersecurity infrastructure: firewalls, secure configuration, user access control, malware protection and patch management.

What are the benefits of Cyber Essentials Certification?

Both Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus offer a host of benefits to businesses. By meeting the certification’s requirements, businesses will be protecting themselves from 99%* of basic cybersecurity threats. The certification itself proves to clients, insurers and governing bodies that your business is committed to protecting IT infrastructure and data. It can help you win new business, too. Cyber Essentials certification is actively encouraged or required to win an increasing number of Government and private sector contracts.

What do I get for completing the certification?

When you complete Cyber Essentials, you will receive a certificate reference number and a Cyber Essentials badge to publish on your website and marketing collateral. Your business will also be listed on the NCSC’s database of Cyber Essentials-certified organisations.

What’s the difference between Cyber Essentials vs ISO 27001?

Cyber Essentials can be seen as a stepping stone towards full ISO 27001 certification. Cyber Essentials focuses on basic cybersecurity measures, while ISO 27001 is a much more in-depth assessment. If you’re already ISO 27001 compliant, achieving Cyber Essentials certification will be relatively straightforward.

How long does Cyber Essentials Certification last?

Cyber Essentials certification is valid for one year. Organisations must be recertified every year, which is why we recommend committing to an ongoing package. This will keep your business secure and significantly reduce the effort and cost of annual renewals.

We passed last year. Does this guarantee a pass on our renewal?

Unfortunately, gaining Cyber Essentials certification the previous year does not guarantee you will pass this year. Businesses must stay up to date with the requirements and implement them throughout the year to be sure of a successful renewal. That’s why we provide an ongoing service as part of our packages so that you remain compliant throughout the year and significantly reduce the cost and amount of remedial work needed to recertify.

If we fail, can we try again and how much does it cost?

If you fail the initial Cyber Essentials assessment, you have three days to fix the issues and re-submit the application. This is extended to 15 days for Cyber Essentials Plus certification.

While Method IT guarantees certification for businesses that sign up for one of our plans, it is still possible to fail the initial assessment. However, we will work with you to ensure you submit a passing application within the time limit.

Necessary controls must be in place for a guaranteed pass to be achieved.

What is the benefit of working with a certification body?

Applying for Cyber Essentials certification on your own can be a long and laborious process. If you fail the assessment, it’s not always clear what is wrong or how to fix it. Working with a Certification Body like Method IT streamlines the application process. We can highlight the areas you need to improve and explain exactly what you need to do to pass. In some cases, we can complete the application on your behalf but will require to certify our work and declare that the application is correct. We can also provide ongoing support to keep you protected throughout the year and reduce the effort and cost of recertifying in the future.

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