You must have a valid Cyber Essentials pass certificate prior to starting the Cyber Essentials Plus assessment.

Cyber Essentials Plus is the highest level of certification offered under the Cyber Essentials scheme. Cyber Essentials Plus is a more rigorous standards-orientated technical audit of your organisation’s Cyber Security systems where our Cyber Security experts carry out vulnerability tests to make sure that your organisation is protected against basic hacking and phishing attacks.

Cyber Essentials Plus is the second step in the UK Government’s Cyber Essentials program and is a technical security audit of your environment. The Cyber Essentials Plus builds on the base level Cyber Essentials accreditation with a technical review of a sample set of your workstations and an internal vulnerability scan of those systems within the sample set. If you want to be best prepared for your audit, it is strongly recommended you follow our simple guide to running your own authenticated vulnerability scan using our guide here. You can find out more about the tests performed in the audit in our audit guide here.

Gaining Cyber Essentials Plus certification also enables organisations to showcase their credentials as trustworthy and secure when it comes to Cyber Security.