Cyber Essentials Relaunch

Cyber Essentials Relaunch


What is Cyber Essentials (CE)?

Cyber Essentials is the Government backed certification protecting businesses from cyber-attacks. The scheme is in place to eliminate the most common cyber threats from your organisation and demonstrate your commitment to cyber security. The scheme is made up of 2 assessments, CE and CE Plus:

  • Cyber Essentials is a self-assessment questionnaire which is checked and verified by an Arcanum CE assessor.
  • Cyber Essentials Plus is an advanced programme which also includes a self-assessment questionnaire, supported by an independent assessment by an onsite testing and full verification by Arcanum CE assessor.
What’s changed?

The scheme has recently been revised as the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have now partnered with The IASME Consortium, who are responsible for the management and delivery of Cyber Essentials across the UK and overseas. Revising the scheme will ensure there is greater consistency with the Accreditation Body and how the scheme will operate. These changes are important as the scheme must continue to be implemented as well as developing new standards. The aim overall is to ensure the UK is a safe place to work online for everyone.

How can Arcanum help?

Arcanum is one of only 16 consultancies certified by the NCSC for Risk Assessment and Risk Management. We have been providing expert security advice for over 10 years. If you’d like to know more about Cyber Essentials and how we can help you, one of our certified assessors would be delighted to guide you through the assessment process.

Please note Arcanum Cyber Security are still fully operational. It is very possible to achieve Cyber Essentials Plus via a remote assessment. For more information please do not hesitate to get in touch today.

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More information:

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