Cyber Essentials Partner Announcement

Announcement - Cyber Essentials Partner

IASME is extremely honoured to have been chosen by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to be their sole Cyber Essentials Scheme Partner from April 2020. This was announced in an NCSC blog which you can see here.

Since its launch in 2014, Cyber Essentials has been delivered through multiple Accreditation Bodies (AB) and their respective Certification Bodies (CBs). After extensive consultation, the NCSC decided to make changes to improve the scheme. One objective was to introduce a clearer, more consistent, path for customers by appointing a single delivery partner. Today, NCSC have publicly announced that the sole Cyber Essentials Partner will be the IASME Consortium Ltd.

Commenting on the announcement, IASME Chief Executive, Dr Emma Philpott, MBE, said, “ We are extremely excited about the prospect of working in partnership with the NCSC to develop and grow the Cyber Essentials scheme. We have seen such a positive effect already over the last 5 years where Cyber Essentials has increased the basic levels of security across all sectors. We are so pleased that we can be part of the future developments, working closely with the excellent Certification Bodies, trade bodies, police and other key stakeholders, to ensure further growth of the scheme.”

The change from multiple Accreditation Bodies to one Partner is due to take effect from 1st April 2020. Until then, it is very much business as usual and organisations can continue to gain certification from any of the five Accreditation Bodies.

Over the coming months IASME will be providing more details on the transition in April. To ensure you receive the latest updates, please follow us on LinkedIn (The IASME Consortium) and Twitter (@IASME1). Alternatively, you can sign up to receive the latest information via our newsletter.

IASME will be inviting feedback on the proposed running of the scheme from stakeholders. To register your interest in the consultation events please see more details here.