Cyber Essentials – The UK Government Scheme to improve cyber security

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Tuesday 24 June 2014


Dexter House, No.2 Royal Mint Court, Tower Hill, London EC3N 4QN


IT Governance hosts the first event of its kind on the Government’s Cyber Essentials scheme. A high-profile list of government and industry figures will discuss the scheme, the two levels of compliance and the need for businesses to develop cyber resilience.

Learn first-hand from the UK Government’s Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) what you will need to do to qualify for Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus certification and how this will help your organisation to improve IT security and, in doing so, help to assure your supply chain.

What is ‘Cyber Essentials’?

A primary objective of the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy is to make the UK a safer place to conduct business online. However, determining the benefits of cyber security and knowing where to start are significant challenges for many organisations.

This Cyber Essentials Requirements document presents important guidance on the most basic technical controls an organisation needs to have in place. Deploying these controls will assist every UK organisation in defending against the most common forms of cyber attacks which emanate from the internet using widely accessible tools which require little skill from the attackers. Organisations implementing these controls can benefit by gaining confidence by knowing that basic technical security measures are in place and that important steps are being taken to protect their information and the information of their customers.

IT Governance is hosting this important event to assist C-suite managers and information security managers/officers to properly employ Cyber Essentials and assess their risks in relation to tried and trusted methods.

Cyber Essentials is really ‘Cyber Security Light’. We will show you how to go beyond the basics to protect your data and achieve compliance with the globally accepted Standard: ISO27001:2013.

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IT Governance Cyber Essentials Event
  • Richard Bach – Assistant Director, Cyber Security, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
  • Sarb Sembhi – Chair of the ISACA Government and Regulatory Advocacy Committee, and member of the ISACA Relations Board
  • Richard Skipsey – Global Product Manager, SGS
  • Alan Calder – Chairman of IT Governance and leading authority on cyber security
  • Tony Drewitt – Head of Consulting, IT Governance Ltd
  • Tom Davison - Head of Information Security Practice – UK&I, Symantec Corporation

Sponsors and partners



  • “…appreciate your effort to arrange such a brilliant seminar.” – Amitabha Sikder, ELEXON
  • 60% of respondents to our post-event survey stated that implementing Cyber Essentials in the next 6 to 12 months was a high priority for their organisation.
  • 65% of respondents to our post-event survey stated that they are working towards ISO27001 certification.

Presentation slides

Here are some sample slides from the presentations given by IT Governance CEO Alan Calder and Symantec’s Tom Davison.

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