Friday 25 November 2022, 11am-12noon (GMT)
Despite a consistent increase in the number of organisations being certified to Cyber Essentials, the proportion of the economy that is certified remains comparatively low. Why don’t organisations get Cyber Essentials, and what could be done to improve the uptake?
Cyber Essentials is a Government certification scheme that helps organisations, regardless of size, improve their cyber resilience through the implementation of five key technical controls.
Wider adoption of the scheme will raise the UK economy’s cybersecurity baseline, and certification is increasingly being recognised as an indicator of cybersecurity maturity.
DCMS joined us once again to hear your views from the front line. The people behind the scheme want to better understand the perceived benefits of Cyber Essentials, and to clarify why so many organisations are not certified.
They also explored your perspectives on the value of Cyber Essentials when managing your supply chain. In a recent DCMS Supply Chain Call for Views, 46% of respondents highlighted a lack of tools or assurance mechanisms as a severe barrier to effective supplier cyber risk management. So could Cyber Essentials play a role in supply chain assurance?
Watch now for a discussion on Cyber Essentials with representatives from DCMS.
Guest chaired and facilitated by
Zoe Edmeades (info), Managing Director, The Security Company
Tom Howes (info), Senior Policy Advisor, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)
Neil Furminger, Cyber Essentials Manager, The IASME Consortium
Emma Philpott MBE, CEO, The IASME Consortium