Cyber Essentials Plus
Cyber Essentials Plus is the highest level of certification offered under the Cyber Essentials scheme. A cyber essentials plus assessment aims to independently verify your compliance to the cyber essentials standard.
Cyber Essentials Plus is a more rigorous test of your organisation’s cyber security systems and is carried out by Key Sigma consultants on your premises.
The Cyber Essentials Plus Assessment Timeframe
Your organisation must hold a Cyber Essentials (basic) certification before it can be assessed to the Cyber Essentials Plus standard.
The Cyber Essentials Plus assessment must be completed within 3 months of your organisation being awarded Cyber Essentials certification.
If your cyber essentials certificate is more than 3 months old your organisation must recertify to Cyber Essentials before it can undergo the cyber essentials plus assessment.
The Cyber Essentials Plus assessment includes a vulnerability scans of your systems.
Vulnerability scanning is the use of software tools to identify and report on security issues (known as vulnerabilities) that affect your systems. A vulnerability scanner is a highly specialized software tool that searches for security vulnerabilities. Armed with this knowledge, you can take action to remediate the security weaknesses discovered.
Click the link below to find out more about the importance of regular vulnerability scans.