The Cyber Essentials Scheme, and Cyber Essentials Plus, is a security certification introduced by the UK Government to encourage businesses to protect themselves against common Internet threats.
The scheme is based around the National Cyber Security Centre’s Ten Steps to Cybersecurity
Although it is predominantly aimed at Small and Medium sized enterprises, organisations are also required to be certified in order to bid for public sector contracts. Consequently it was a priority for EY to achieve certification and I managed an internal project to do so, achieving certification on the first attempt.
Subsequently I led a team to support a retail client in achieving Cyber Essentials.