CYBER ESSENTIALS AND CYBER ESSENTIALS PLUS
Cyber Essentials is a Government backed, industry supported, scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common online threats.
The Government has teamed up with Information Assurance for Small and Medium Enterprises (IASME) to create Cyber Essentials. The end product is a set of basic technical controls to help businesses protect themselves against the ever increasing risk of Cyber attacks. The certification refers heavily to the government’s “10 Steps to Cyber Security” programme and administered by the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre).
Why do I need Cyber Essentials?
What is Cyber Essentials Plus?
What’s the difference between Cyber Essentials and Essentials Plus?
Cyber Essentials is a Self Assessment option giving protection against a wide variety of the most common Cyber Attacks, mitigating against unwanted attention from Cyber Criminals and others.
Cyber Essentials Plus still has the Cyber Essentials approach and protection however, this time it requires an Assessor to carry out a Technical Audit of your Systems to verify the Cyber Essentials controls are in place.