Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials -What is it?

  • The UK Governments official Cyber Security standard –  https://www.cyberessentials.ncsc.gov.uk/
  • The ONLY such government scheme
  • Takes companies through a set of appropriately challenging questions on cyber security
  • Awards a certificate if the questions are actioned appropriately
  • Covers the National Cyber Security Centre’s 10 Steps

NCSC Cyber Essentials Requirements Document

IASME – What is it?

  • A certification which covers organisational measure around data protection and risk management – https://www.iasme.co.uk/the-iasme-standard/
  • Demonstrates compliance with the GDPR organisational measures requirement
  • Is a similar certification to ISO 27001
  • Provides a clear shortcut pathway to achieve ISO 27001
  • Takes companies through a set of appropriately challenging questions on cyber security
  • Awards a certificate if the questions are actioned appropriately
  • Covers the National Cyber Security Centre’s 10 Steps

The IASME Governance Standard v5 cc

Why should you do this?

  • The standard for cyber security resilience for all public bodies is cyber essentials
  • This means that it is the de facto standard for their supply chain also
  • It will provide competitive advantage when responding to public tenders
  • Larger private companies are also demanding this type of compliance and this is filtering down supply chains too
  • It shows that you “take data protection seriously”

How can we help?

  • We can help you to achieve a Cyber Essentials or IASME Certificate of IT Security and GDPR compliance
  • We can also help you to mitigate any risks that are identified by these schemes in order to maintain your compliance

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