Cyber Essentials technical requirements v3.1

All Cyber Essentials certifications will be assessed using this version: version 3.1 of the Cyber Essentials Requirements

As first previewed in January, this 2023 update is a ‘lighter touch’ than the major update in 2022, however it features several clarifications and some important new guidance. 

This update is part of a regular review of the scheme’s technical controls, ensuring that it continues to help UK organisations guard against the most common cyber threats. All changes are based on feedback from assessors and applicants and have been made in consultation with technical experts from the NCSC. As well as the updated requirements and new question set, IASME are also providing more guidance documents to help applicants during the certification process.

This includes articles to help applicants understand the questions, as well as access to a dedicated knowledge base. These resources will become available over the coming months.

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