In order to adopt good practices in information security, the UK government Department for Business, Innovation and Skills released a government-endorsed scheme called Cyber Essentials in 2014.
Cyber Essentials was developed in collaboration with industry partners such as the Information Security Forum, the Information Assurance for Small and Medium Enterprises Consortium, and the British Standards Institution.
On a very basic level, the goal of the certification is to protect company information from internet threats, but it's important to note that Cyber Essentials is a basic level of due diligence from which to build on - not a comprehensive cyber security strategy.
So, what's the difference between Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials PLUS?
FREE Cyber Essentials PLUS guide
Download our FREE Cyber Essentials PLUS readiness guide - a step-by-step programme to get your organisation Cyber Essentials PLUS certified. Or read the Cyber Essentials questionnaire guidelines to see the questions you will need to answer.
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