Big Increase in the Number of Cyber Essentials Certifications

In the week that the publication of “Lessons Learned Review of the WannaCry Ransomware Cyber Attack” concluded that the impact on the NHS of last May’s attack was preventable; there is some good news on the cyber security front….

The number of organisations achieving certification under the UK Government’s Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus schemes has continued to grow significantly.  Based on information from the four recognised accreditation bodies (CREST, IASME, APMG and QG Management Systems); as of this week 6394 organisations had achieved certification, up from 4574 six months ago (a rise of 40%).  A glance at the list of names suggests that all sizes of organisation and sectors of the economy are embracing the scheme.

Clearly though, there are still many organisations who have not recognised the need to improve information security: follow the link to find out how we can help your organisation.