Protecting your organisation in a digital age

We provide jargon free expert security consultancy and solutions for Government, Enterprise and SME.  

Welcome to Layer 7

We are a specialist information assurance, cyber security and digital transformation consultancy founded in 2010. Based in the North East of England we provide independent specialist cyber security, information assurance and digital transformation services to all industry sectors . Our clients range from UK Central Government, Health, Local Authorities and global organisations to small businesses seeking to develop their security capabilities and improve their cyber security posture.

Layer 7 work across all sectors to help protect our clients.

Public Sector

We have extensive central government and departmental experience. Police, Local Authority and NHS cyber security and information assurance expertise. Holding NCSC Certified Professional CCP status we can advise and help accordingly.


Your business data and assets are vital to you business continuity and success. We provide specialist solutions to Enterprises looking to advance their cyber maturity. Securing your assets is our priority.


We understand the challenges faced by SMEs in todays every changing security landscape. We deliver effective consultancy and solutions to help protect your critical assets. We provide clear, jargon free, actionable guidance and solutions.

Cyber Security is an issue for all organisations.

Our Services


We provide information assurance consultancy services delivered by NCSC Certified Cyber Professionals (CCP) to assist companies protect their information assets. Security strategies, policies to risk assessments we deliver a comprehensive information assurance programme to organisations.

Security Architecture & Secure Design

We provide security architecture consultancy service, working collaboratively with your team to define reference architecture patterns, detailed technical designs incorporating proportionate security controls. From AWS to Azure to Google we have specialists security architects to define, design and deploy.

Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC)

We are specialists in delivering information security governance, risk and compliance (GRC) consultancy and guidance to public and private sector. Our team consists of highly experienced, and specially selected, professional consultants based on their experiences and reputations in their chosen fields.

Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is a UK Government scheme run by National Cyber Security Centre backed by industry to help business protect themselves against cyber attack. Layer7 are an accredited certification body Cyber Essentials & Cyber Essentials Plus assisting organisations achieve certification since the scheme launch in 2014.

Penetration Testing

Advanced penetration testing carried out by industry certified CREST experts to help you identify and quantify risk. Our penetration testers will actively exploit identified vulnerabilities in your infrastructure, applications, people and processes. Layer 7 penetration tests are scoped to address your principle security concerns.

Vulnerability Scanning

Proactive vulnerability scanning of your network to help you staying on top of cyber hygiene. Using industry leading tools our cyber security specialists will analyse your vulnerabilities to provide contextualised actionable remediation activities. Tailored vulnerability scanning for your organisation by the hour, day week or month.

Virtual Security Manager

A Virtual Security Manage / Virtual CISO (vSM/vCISO) is a way for businesses to access expert cyber security knowledge in cost-effective and flexible way. Your organisation can benefit from a wealth of security experience whilst removing the cost of a dedicated employee.

Cloud Security

Assisting organisations navigate transformation from on-premise environments to the cloud securely, with independent certified cloud security architects we provide services designed to optimize cloud configurations and assess cloud architectures.

Cyber Security

Providing advice, support and guidance to organisations in implementing or refining your Cyber Security strategy, delivering cyber maturity roadmaps to achieve actionable cyber improvements to protect your business and clients from Cyber Security risks.

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