Completing the Cyber Essentials self-assessment questionnaire
To achieve Cyber Essentials certification, you must complete the Cyber Essentials SAQ (self-assessment questionnaire).
The SAQ includes approximately 70 questions related to each of the five Cyber Essentials security controls:
- Secure configuration
- User access controls
- Security update management
- Malware protection
The SAQ includes both yes/no questions and open questions that require a more detailed response and should be reviewed alongside Cyber Essentials: Requirement for IT Infrastructure.
Your completed SAQ serves as a statement of your organisation’s compliance, demonstrating that you have met the scheme’s requirements. It must be signed off by a member of your organisation’s board or equivalent.
Free download: Cyber Essentials self-assessment questionnaire
Download copies of the Cyber Essentials SAQ and Cyber Essentials: Requirement for IT Infrastructure before applying for certification.
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