Our certification of industry expertise, products and services gives you confidence that they will safeguard your business and information against cyber threats.

Certification schemes

Understand how our schemes underpin assurance and support your wider cyber security strategy.

Expertise: Getting and developing expertise

The right expertise is your starting point, provided either through a professional consultancy service, or validated individual professionals. Training courses and certified degrees provide options for professional development.

Certified Consultancy

Certified Professional

Certified Training

Certified Degrees

Protect: Choosing products and services

NCSC oversight of product and service testing gives you confidence that appropriate levels of security are in place for your threat environment.

Commercial Product Assurance

International Common Criteria

Assured Service

CAPS Assisted Products



Testing your security

Once you have established your security posture, test for effectiveness; and learn lessons to help you improve.

CHECK Penetration Testing

Tailored assurance

Monitoring your environment

Work is underway to provide access to trusted industry service providers who can help you monitor your environment.

Security Operations Centre buyers guide

Responding to incidents

Incident response focuses on sophisticated, targeted attacks against networks of national significance and are complemented by CREST's approach, suitable for less sophisticated attacks.

Cyber Incident Response


Trusting others

The Cyber Essentials scheme helps you demonstrate to your customers that you and your suppliers have taken basic steps to protect your business.

Cyber Essentials


New hardware media encryption products certified

iStorage diskAshur DT2 HDD and diskAshur PRO2 HDD/SSD products have been certified under the CPA scheme against the security characteristic for hardware media encryption.


Newly certified Gas Smart Meter

The Flonidan G4SZV-1 SMETS2 Meter has successfully completed certification under CPA.

Trusted security products and services certified by the National Cyber Security Centre can help reduce vulnerability to cyber attack.

Infographic of the cycle of using the certified cyber security products and services

Vendor information

Looking to get certified or assured? Visit our scheme pages below to get started.

Professional services 

You can demonstrate to your customers that you meet the NCSC's rigorous standards by applying to join one or more of these schemes:

Certified Consultancy

CHECK penetration testing

Tailored evaluation (CTAS)

Cyber Incident Response

Off the shelf services

Your sanitisation and telecoms services can be evaluated by evaluation partners:

Assurance Services

Assured products

Your commercial products can be evaluated through a UK or international approach:

Commercial Product Assurance (UK)

International Common Criteria

Products aimed at meeting specialised government needs are evaluated through:

CAPS Assisted Products Service