Cyber Essentials advice and certification from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of Government Communications Head Quarters (GCHQ), helps organisations of all sizes defend against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate their commitment to cyber security.
In January 2022 the National Cyber Security Centre updated the requirements for Cyber Essentials in what is the largest overhaul of the scheme’s technical controls since its launch in 2014. The refresh of Cyber Essentials reflects, among other things, the speed of the digital transformation and the adoption of cloud services, as well as the move to home and hybrid working.
The new version of the Cyber Essentials technical requirements were released on 24 January. Any assessments already underway, or that began before that date, will continue to use the current technical standard.
Over the past 12 months we have seen a growing request for Cyber Essentials support, as the benefits of this certification are extensive. Including:
- A government-backed scheme, Cyber Essentials helps organisations defend against the most common cyber threats.
- It provides reassurance to your customers that your systems are secure.
- A Cyber Essentials certification is often a requirement for organisations working on UK government contracts.
- Many organisations, particularly those in heavily regulated sectors such as finance and defence, also require those in their supply chain to demonstrate the security of their systems.
Our experts can work with you to perform your evaluation and help you to achieve your Cyber Essentials Certificate, helping you protect your business and demonstrate security to your customers.
Get in touch to find out how we can help your business.