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My organisation is not based in the UK. Can I still obtain Cyber Essentials certification?

By |2022-07-29T09:01:43+01:00July 8th, 2022||

The short answer is Yes. It does not matter where your business, charity or organisations is based in the world. Regardless of your location, even if you are based overseas or you are a nomadic entity. You will be able to be assessed against the Cyber Essentials standards and if you are assessed to be

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Is Windows Server 2008 end of life?

By |2022-07-08T05:40:48+01:00July 8th, 2022||

Windows Server 2008 went End of Life 14/01/2020). In circumstances where your organisation has paid for Extended Security Updates (ESU) from Microsoft for every device that is unsupported, this will be considered permissible as technically the software is supported.

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How is the questionnaire assessed?

By |2022-07-29T13:21:42+01:00July 8th, 2022||

When you finish your online questionnaire and click on the submit button, a job is raised within our audit team to assess your questionnaire. The assessment will typically take place within a business day of completing it. We will review your questionnaire submission and it will be marked against the strict criteria set out by

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What is the difference between Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus?

By |2022-07-08T05:39:54+01:00July 8th, 2022||

Cyber Essentials is a verified self-assessment questionnaire completed by your organisation that clearly demonstrates your organisations compliance to the Cyber Essentials scheme. Cyber Essentials Plus is an audit of your network, and is a validation that the information provided in the Cyber Essentials questionnaire is correct and accurate.

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What is a sample of our workstations?

By |2022-07-08T05:38:21+01:00July 8th, 2022||

When performing a Cyber Essentials Plus audit, the amount of machines that we test is dependent on the size of the organisation. We must a sample of each type of device on the network to ensure Cyber Essentials compliance. The goal is to test a number of devices that make up 90% of the organisation.

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What is required for Cyber Essentials

By |2022-07-08T05:37:37+01:00July 8th, 2022||

Organisations complete the IASME self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ). This must be verified and signed off by a member of the board or an equivalent signatory. It is then independently verified by a certification body trained and licensed to certify against the government’s Cyber Essentials scheme.

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