Our experience of renewing Cyber Essentials

Regular insight newsletter readers will know that we value Cyber Essentials as an accreditation that helps you to guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate your commitment to cyber security. It is ideal for organisations of any size, and especially for those that don’t warrant larger scale accreditations such as ISO27001.

Cyber Essentials is also closely linked with the technical measures principle of the UK GDPR, and the ICO suggest it as a part of demonstrating compliance.

Cyber Essentials needs to be renewed annually, on a self-assessment basis and for this year, some changes were made to the self-assessment. Having just renewed Zorva’s CE accreditation, I can tell you that the changes are not too arduous, and in fact added only an hour or so to the time taken to complete the self-assessment questionnaire.

You can find out more about Cyber Essentials from the NCSC website at https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberessentials/overview, or apply at the IASME consortium website https://iasme.co.uk/cyber-essentials/cyber-essentials-apply-now/.

It costs from just £300 plus VAT, depending on the size of your organisation, and I would recommend it.

If you would to talk about our experiences of it, you can always book a FREE 20-minute insight call at https://zorva.info/free-insight-call/ – calls are free for TinoPai members, and it’s free to join; you also get access to our free monthly webinars.