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New cyber security service: First Step Website Assessment (FSWA)

Updated: Mar 4

The aim of the Cyber Resilience Centre for Wales is to help businesses become safer from cybercrime and we do this by making cyber security accessible and easy to understand. We are delighted to be able to launch another affordable cyber resilience service – the First Step Website Assessment.

What is it?

Our First Step Web Assessment is a health check for reviewing your online operations and ensuring your cyber security is strong against the threat of online attacks. It’s designed by our private-sector experienced security to provide small businesses, SMEs, charities and other third sector organisations in Wales, with an initial website assessment. It also provides our cadre of Cyber PATH students an opportunity to further develop their skills under the strict management of our supervising team.

What does it involve?

You can only know for sure that your online operations are above board by putting it to the test. The FSWA is considered an initial ‘light touch’ website assessment but will give you a detailed overview of what you need to do to increase your cyber safety. Navigating cyberspace can be confusing, but we’re here to make things simpler to understand, with an easy first step on the journey to better cyber resilience.

What the FSWA assesses:

  • Domain and DNS records

  • SSL certificates

  • Email protections

  • Security headers

  • Outdated components

  • Directory discovery

  • Vulnerabilities shown through automated scan

The FSWA is not:

  • An overhaul of the site to assess the full functionality and settings within the site

  • A detailed assessment of the site compared to the Web App Testing Service, which follows the OWASP methodology

This service offers high-level insight into the risks associated with continuing to present your website online. Our Cyber PATH student delivery team uses a collection of tried and trusted assessment tools and techniques to assess websites against current industry-recognised best practice.

Our team will assess your website against known vulnerabilities, issues with configuration, risks relating to the software and website’s functionality.

How much does it cost?

The FSWA is a fixed price of £180 to the set parameters and time for testing.

Get in touch if you’d like to boost your cyber resilience and we’ll organise a consultation.


The contents of this website are provided for general information only and are not intended to replace specific professional advice relevant to your situation. The intention of The Cyber Resilience Centre for Wales is to encourage cyber resilience by raising issues and disseminating information on the experiences and initiatives of others. Articles on the website cannot by their nature be comprehensive and may not reflect most recent legislation, practice, or application to your circumstances. The Cyber Resilience Centre for Wales provides affordable services and Trusted Partners if you need specific support. For specific questions please contact us.

The Cyber Resilience Centre for Wales does not accept any responsibility for any loss which may arise from reliance on information or materials published on this document. The Cyber Resilience Centre for Wales is not responsible for the content of external internet sites that link to this site or which are linked from it.

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