Cyber Essentials Scheme
The Cyber Essentials Scheme has been developed by Government and industry to fulfil two functions. It provides a clear statement of the basic controls all organisations should implement to mitigate the risk from common internet based threats and through the Assurance Framework it offers a mechanism for organisations to demonstrate to customers, investors, insurers and others that they have taken these essential precautions.
The scheme is open now and is available to all organisations. Those interested in assessment should in the first instance contact one of the Accreditation Bodies to identify a suitable Certification Body. Please see website for more details https://www.cyberstreetwise.com/cyberessentials/
Our intention is that the scheme will be affordable to the greatest possible number of organisations. Costs will be set by the individual Certification Bodies who will work in competition with each other, allowing market forces to set rates.