The Cyber Essentials Scheme
The Cyber Essentials scheme is a UK government-backed framework supported by the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre). It sets out five basic security controls that can protect organisations against 80% of common cyber attacks.
The scheme is designed to help organisations of any size demonstrate their commitment to cyber security – while keeping the approach simple and the costs low.
The Cyber Essentials certification process is managed by the IASME Consortium (IASME), which licenses certification bodies to carry out Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certifications.
What Will I Learn?
- By correctly implementing the five basic security controls, the Cyber Essentials scheme will help you reduce the impact of such threats as: Phishing attacks, Malware, Ransomware, Password-guessing attacks, Network attacks.
- Achieving Cyber Essentials certification will help you demonstrate your commitment to data protection and cyber security.
- Boost your reputation and attract new business by assuring customers you take cyber security seriously and have cyber security measures in place.
- Cyber Essentials will permit you to work with the UK government and Cyber Essentials Plus will allow you to work with the MOD.