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Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is the standard level of certification - it is awarded upon completing a verified self-assessment. An organisation certified in Cyber Essentials can be confident that its basic cyber security controls have been implemented correctly. This level of Cyber Essentials certification is a low cost option, for organisations of any size, that seek basic cyber security assurance.

Key features
  • Provides your organisation with assurance that its basic cyber security controls have been implemented correctly
  • Your organisation completes a self-assessment against Government Cyber Essentials Requirements
  • Completed self-assessment is verified by independent Certification Body to confirm controls standards have been met
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Cyber Essentials PLUS

Cyber Essentials PLUS is an advanced level certification building upon the foundations laid by the basic Cyber Essentials certification. Cyber Essentials PLUS certification provides a more concrete assessment of whether an organisation’s controls are sufficient to protect against a variety of internet-based cyber security threats. Standard Cyber Essentials certification is required to apply for Cyber Essentials PLUS.

Key features
  • An intensive independent assessment of your organisation’s implemented cyber security controls
  • Independent Certification Body confirms that your organisation is prepared to defend against internet-based threats
  • Provides high-level assurance of cyber security preparedness through use of processes such as vulnerability testing and cyber-attack scenarios