Cyber Essentials

Created:  25 Nov 2015
Updated:  13 September 2017
Cyber Essentials
If you are interested in gaining Cyber Essentials certification, please visit the Cyber Essentials website and speak to an Accrediting Body for further information.

Cyber Essentials

Under this scheme, which is backed by Government and supported by industry, organisations can apply for certification, which recognises the achievement of government-endorsed standards of cyber hygiene.

There are two levels of certification:

Cyber Essentials Badge
​Cyber Essentials – organisations complete a self-assessment questionnaire and the responses are reviewed by an external certifying body
Cyber Essentials Plus Badge
Cyber Essentials Plus – tests of the organisation’s systems are carried out by an external certifying body.


If you'd like to get a Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus certificate for your organisation, please visit the official Cyber Essentials site.

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