How to comply with the UK Government’s Cyber Essentials initiative

If you are based in the UK and are interested in keeping your organisation safe from hackers and cyber criminals, you’ve probably heard of the government’s new framework for cyber security, Cyber Essentials. The scheme is deliberately cost-effective and gives any organisation a basic level of security hygiene. In addition, all suppliers bidding for a range of government ICT contracts will have to be certified to the scheme from 1 October 2014.


So what is the scheme and how can you get certified? Cyber Essentials defines a specific set of controls that are designed to work for all types and sizes of organisation and deliver basic cyber security. Although no cyber security system can be perfect, the Cyber Essentials approach will protect you against the majority of cyber attacks, which exploit known vulnerabilities. It also gives users a sound basis for building a more comprehensive cyber security system.

IT Governance are pleased to offer you the chance to attend a free Cyber Essentials Webinar on 21 August 2014 that introduces the scheme, and talk you through options to help you meet the requirements.

The webinar will cover:

  • an overview of the Cyber Essentials
  • the requirements of Cyber Essentials
  • IT Governance; a CREST-accredited certification body…
  • meeting the Cyber Essentials requirements at your own pace and within budget
  • how documentation aids compliance
  • using Cyber Essentials as part of a wider ISMS
  • going beyond Cyber Essentials

The number of spaces on the webinar are limited, however, so if you are interested, be sure to register today to book your place on the Cyber Essentials webinar.