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Trusted Partners

Trusted Partners are official providers of Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus Certification to our local businesses and charities.

Cyber Essentials helps you to guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate your commitment to cyber security which can often become a requirement when tendering for work in both public and private sectors..


Cyber Essentials is a simple but effective, Government backed scheme that will help you to protect your organisation, whatever its size, against a whole range of the most common cyber attacks.


There are two levels of certification and you can read about it in detail here.

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MASS is a technology company with a proud history working with Defence, Government and business in the UK and around the world. Their long-term customers include high-level Government departments, who rely on them to provide services and systems that are critical to national security and defence. Part of Cohort plc since 2006, they deliver trusted and tailored services and solutions that improve the security, efficiency and effectiveness of operations. They manage the full life-cycle of a solution designed especially for customer operations, or one-off consultancy, their highly-skilled experts deliver a world-class service in their specialist areas.

Since the risks and threats to all organisations are continually evolving, MASS is always working to develop ways of keeping their customers' technology secure. Their ISO accreditation 27001 and other certifications mean they meet required industry standards and their teams regularly go above and beyond to deliver outstanding work.


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Assign-IT is an IT Services company with a strong pedigree in Cyber Security. We are a certification body for the government backed cyber essentials scheme and we have helped hundreds of organisations become more secure by achieving the certification.

We take a holistic approach to cyber security, recognising a single weak link can result in a data breach. Our IT services provide a secure foundation on top of which we layer our cyber security services to make your organisation the best protected it can be within your budget.

Whether you are looking to outsource your entire IT function to a company that puts cyber security first, or you are looking for some help in a specific area, Assign-IT can help.


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PalisadeSECURE Technologies

With over 20 years’ experience PalisadeSECURE Ltd specialise in providing Cyber Security and Infrastructure services to organisations that supply health and government sectors.


Our consultants are highly experienced, hands on security and infrastructure specialists. This ensures that the level of expertise that we provide is of the highest standards. 

PalisadeSECURE believe:

  • Cyber Security is at the heart of everything we do

  • The development of a close and trusted relationship with our customers is extremely important to us

  • Our services protect our clients and provide a positive impact on the community


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1 Alpha Cyber Security

Taking the complexity out of cyber security, we are customer focussed, and thrive on building business relationships. We provide advisory services, help businesses implement good cyber security practices, deliver cyber certification, and support businesses of all sizes.  


1Alpha can partner with your business to enhance its cyber security capability across the domains of people, processes and technology.  Our services cover areas such as:


Security assurance and risk assessment 

Information security policy documentation and control 

Governance and compliance such as GDPR, ISO27001 and PCI DSS 

Transformation project work 

Business continuity planning 


As an IASME certification body, we also provide Cyber Essentials certification.


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StarSwift Information Security

StarSwift Information Security is a Cambridgeshire-based information security consultancy and Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) that specialises in supporting businesses address the most fundamental aspects of information security. 


The company mission is to support businesses in securing their information, assets, people and ensuring compliance with both regulatory mandates and industry standards. The company works with organisations of all sizes across a range of sectors including healthcare, accounting and finance, legal and retail. It also works with a number of charities across the UK.


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Protection Group International

Protection Group International (PGI) is a digital risk consultancy that provides cyber security services. Their mission is to equip organisations to face the risks associated with operating in the 21st Century.

PGI help their clients by providing:

  • Security testing, including penetration testing, phishing assessments and configuration reviews

  • Information assurance consultancy, such as GDPR, ISO 27001, DSPT, NISD and PCI DSS

  • Cyber threat intelligence

  • Incident Response and digital forensics services in the event of a cyber attack

  • Advice and consultancy on the design, development and implementation of governance and secure operating models

  • Consultancy around the building of internal/in-house capacity in digital risk


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Spritzmonkey Limited are a cyber security consultancy with extensive experience providing cyber and information security solutions to businesses of all sizes across all sectors nationally and internationally. We work with you to protect your business against risks such as ransomware, insider threats, malware, theft of information and loss of business by implementing policies and procedures within management systems like ISO 27001 and Cyber Essentials/ Cyber Essentials PLUS, as well as offering bespoke Phishing simulations and in-house training for your staff.

Implementing these solutions and then creating an environment of ongoing improvement enables you to secure your business and its’ reputation, giving potential and existing customers confidence in your services. We are a dedicated team with a proven track record and we look forward to becoming your trusted advisor. There is no better time to tighten and transform your digital defences!


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GRC International Group

GRC International Group plc is the holding company for a group of companies providing a range of products and services to address the IT governance, risk management and compliance requirements of organisations to enable them to meet the commercial requirements and regulatory standards that are now in force, or are coming into force, in these areas.


The group is incorporated in the United Kingdom and operates a one-stop-shop that helps customers source, deploy and/or integrate an appropriate mix of solutions that focus on cyber security and cyber resilience, data protection, PCI DSS, penetration testing, management standards such as ISO/IEC 27001 and ISO 22301, and Cyber Essentials.


Having led ISO 27001 implementations since the inception of the standard, our strong global cyber security presence gives us the knowledge and insight to provide valuable advice, tailored to meet any organisation’s specific needs or budget. We have successfully helped over 400 companies achieve ISO 27001 certification, proving their compliance with one of the world’s most demanding management system standards.



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3B Data Security

3B Data Security is a specialist in cyber security, CREST-approved penetration testing and incident response and compliance for a range of schemes (including Cyber Essentials, IASME Governance, ISO 27001 and PCI DSS) for clients across the eastern region and the UK as well as internationally. We work with small, medium and large organisations in the private and public sectors.


3B Data Security works with clients to ensure that you are secure, and compliance follows from the work we do with you. We offer ad-hoc and retained services which deliver high levels of security assurance as well as good value for money.


The 3B Data Security team includes highly experienced staff with backgrounds in operational IT roles and information security specialisms from commercial, law enforcement and military backgrounds. All staff are vetted, mostly to national security SC level, and all are focused on delivering secure outcomes for our clients.


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First Stop IT

First Stop IT is an IT support and security service provider to small and medium companies.


We understand that IT security ‘best practices’ can be overwhelming to those outside of the industry, and even simple concepts like regular patching can sometimes be difficult to achieve in the real world.  We bake the principles of Cyber Essentials into our managed services so our clients can be assured their IT systems are fast, reliable, business focussed, and secure.

We take away the stress and anxiety often associated with IT, by monitoring your systems in real-time, applying patches and updates to equipment as they are needed and providing fast response to your users' queries. Ultimately leading to increased performance, reduced risk, less downtime, and a more productive and profitable business.



Galactica IT Group

Galactica IT Group are a strong family led business based in Essex and the surrounding areas and proud to provide a personal IT Support service 24/7, 365 days a year.


Whether you need help with an IT issue, disaster recovery or security, Galactica IT Group can help you provide unlimited managed IT support remotely or on-site.


We are experts in IT computing, network, crisis management, security systems, cloud solutions, compliance, and more.


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We're currently establishing our Trusted Partner Network. If you wish to join, please contact us and a member of our team will be in touch.