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SBRC will invoice you £800 (plus VAT). Once you have paid this invoice, you will need to submit proof of payment in form of a bank statement to DBDG and they will re-imburse you within 5 working days of verification of submitted evidence. Non-VAT registered companies will also receive the VAT. VAT registered companies will be able to claim this back through HMRC.
You will now be introduced to the Trusted Partner who will take you through the practical CEP-A process. They will reach out to you with a self assessment questionnaire for you to complete, give you guidance on completing it and set up a call if necessary to answer any questions.
You (and potentially your IT provider if you have one) will now fill out the self assessment questionnaire to the best of your knowledge. If any of the questions don’t make sense, don’t worry! Your Trusted Partner is there to assist you with any difficulties in completing it. Feel free to reach out to them with any questions.
It is vital at this step to ensure the key people involved in managing the IT in your organisation are supplying the answers.
On completion, please return the form to your Trusted Partner. They will now analyse your answers and pull together a gap analysis report based on these. This report will show you any deficiencies in your cyber posture, and give guidance on what you can do to rectify them. You will be able to set up a call with your Trusted Partner to run through the results, and have them explain them in further details.
Your Trusted Partner will let us know the Gap Analysis Report has been issued and we will reach out to you to confirm you have now completed the Cyber Essential Pre-Assessment. We will also issue a Signposting Document containing handpicked guides and services from sources across the cyber security spectrum. What you do next in your cyber journey is up to you. Actioning the results from your gap analysis should be top of your list. If you want to get involved in more cyber related activities we have plenty to offer in terms of resources and practical cyber exercising, like Exercise in a Box.