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Exclusive Offer 

Valid from 4th of January 2023 - 17th February 2023.

The Cyber Essentials Pre-Assessment Project is a government fully funded grant, a unique opportunity to evaluate your current cyber security and get you prepared for whatever the next step on your cyber security journey is, and most importantly, available to you for FREE. The grant has been awarded to Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) and will be delivered through its Trusted Partners.

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) advise that the most common internet borne threats are not targeted, but opportunistic in nature and can be prevented by implementing basic, cost-effective cyber security measures. They recommend the adoption, as a minimum, of 5 critical network controls and the Cyber Essentials certification scheme, endorsed by the NCSC, offers you an independent examination of these 5 controls by qualified assessors, also known as IASME Certification Bodies / SBRC Trusted Partners.

The SBRC CEP-A is aligned to the (NCSC) national standards and will consist of a Cyber Essentials Pre-Assessment and the provision of a GAP Analysis Report detailing the strengths and weaknesses of your current cyber security systems, and areas you will need to put more work into to get ready if you are going to pursue the Cyber Essentials accreditation.

Shonsys Limited is one of the selected Certifying Bodies who will be able to help you understand the basic cyber assessment questions, how they relate to your company and what steps you need to take in order to protect your organisation. This will be a simple and free four step process as outlined in the next column section of this page.

For registration and additional information, please schedule a meeting or a call back on the following link, or alternatively send email to

4 - Step CEP-A Process

CEP-A Inclusion Criteria 

Participating clients must fulfil the following requirements:

  •  Based and operating in Scotland

  •  NOT currently CE Certified (No renewals)

Apart from the above, there are no strict rules about client parameters, we will accept organisations from all sectors and all sizes.​

NB: Shonysis as your Trusted Partner will provide you with a returnable informed consent form detailing in full the opportunity. Should you choose to participate, you would need to return a signed copy of the form. 


Question Set Handover

We will then provide you with the SBRC CEP-A Introduction Leaflet in PDF as well as the current IASME CE Question Sets which will be used for the assessment and gap analysis. We will agree on a suitable deadline to submit the answers in order to proceed with the closing steps. 


Gap Analysis Report

On completion and submissio of your answers, Shonsys will pull together a Gap Analysis Report based on the answers provided. This is will be shared with you Our Client ONLY. We will not send the full Gap Analysis to SBRC or any other organisation.


Gap Analysis Debrief 

Shonsys will schedule a convienient time for you to discuss the Gap Analysis Report. This meeting will be optional and should you prefer not to meet, we will provide you with a close out form which you may submit before the 6th of March 2023. Shonsys will be offering consultation discount vouchers for organisations proceeding with Cyber Essentials Certification.

Important Resources

Shonsys Limited will be conducting a Cyber Essentials Webinar for all Healthcare Institutions on the 10th of January 2023. To register please click on the following link...

Let's Work Together

Shonsys Limited will be conducting a Cyber Essentials Webinar on the 1st of March 2023. Click here to register.
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