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Yes – All new certificates issued by IASME will have a 12-month expiry date.

Yes – organisations overseas are able to get certificates

Yes – you need to complete the online Cyber Essentials assessment as part of the Cyber Essentials Plus certification, and this must be completed prior to the Cyber Essentials Plus assessment. Alternatively, you can complete your Cyber Essentials Plus assessment within 3 months of your last Cyber Essentials certification.

Yes – A board member from the organisation signs a declaration to confirm that the assessment answers are true. A qualified assessor who works for a Certification Body then evaluates the responses. In the event that you pass you receive a certificate. If you fail, you will receive feedback so you know which areas need to be addressed should you either want to re-apply for Cyber Essentials certification or take the opportunity to improve your cyber security.

Some Government contracts may require you to be Cyber Essentials certified or to be able to demonstrate that the technical controls are in place. In the first instance please confirm with the Government department their expectations with regards to Cyber Essentials. Requirements and exemptions may vary between department, so it is important that you are able to seek clarification for each contract.

The Cyber Essentials Certificate search can be queried by name to find organisations holding a Cyber Essentials certificate issued in the last 12 months

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