Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed scheme that has been developed as part of the UK’s National Cyber Security Programme. The objective is to encourage businesses of any size to take steps towards protecting themselves from the growing threat of cyber-crime.
Adopting Cyber Essentials is likely to be an essential requirement to gain business in many sectors in the future. From the 1st October 2014, the government made it mandatory for their suppliers who handle personal data to be Cyber Essentials certified.
Organisations will need to recertify once a year, or more frequently as necessary to meet specific procurement or customer requirements.
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