Step by Step Cyber Essentials

Step by Step Cyber Essentials is:
  • A one day classroom based session that teaches organisation the minimum recommended level of Cyber Security and how to achieve it
  • Prepares organisations wishing to earn the accreditation for the assessment process
Cyber Essentials:
  • Is the only government-backed, industry supported scheme to encourage awareness and of, and protection from, the escalating risk of Cyber Attacks.
  • Promotes what are termed the 5 key technical controls that every organisation should have in place as a minimum level of protection
  • Is a formal accreditation that an organisation can earn and then use to promote its recognition of, and actions to defend, against cybercrime.
  • Earning Cyber Essentials signals to customers and suppliers that steps are being taken to prevent your business being compromised and thereby reducing risk to theirs.
  • Through the IASME consortium an SME can self-certify against clearly defined criteria expressed within targeted questions presented through an on-line portal. Certified consultants then assess Cyber Readiness and award the accreditation
  • Cyber Essentials was developed in consultation with industry and the specific needs of SME’s for a practical solution to the growing cyber crime threat
Purpose of this course

To equip delegates to work with their organisation to ensure appropriate policies and systems are in place and for those interested in earning the accreditation to complete the on-line self-assessment

Benefits to your Organisation
  • Assess the level of security in place against a recognised national standard and reduce business risk.
  • Once you have achieved the certification, you can demonstrate to suppliers and customers that they are trading with a Cyber Safe organisation through authorized use of the Cyber Essentials logo for your website and collateral. Once you have completed the course, certification can be achieved through IASME.
  • Free Cyber Liability Insurance.
Who should attend?

An IT background is not essential for this course although some basic understanding is advantageous, it is aimed at those with leadership responsibility for business continuity and risk mitigation. For some organisations IT and business continuity responsibility may reside with the same person.

While not essential it is recommended that if there is split responsibility then senior representation from both the business and IT leadership should attend.


Classroom learning with an experienced Cyber Security professional:

  • What is Cyber Security?
  • Where is the threat originating and why you?
  • What is Cyber Essentials and the Five Key Controls and how to provision them?
  • How is Cyber Essentials Assessed and what is the intent of each of the sections of questions
  • What additional effort is required to attain the IASME accreditation?

As part of the day the group goes through a simulated Cyber Attack and through this exercise develops a deeper understanding of the issues and the potential impact of an event

The course materials include a detailed workbook that can be used after the class to develop and implement a Cyber Defence Plan and if appropriate prepare for the accreditation process

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Date Time Location Providers Cost
TBC 10:00 am - 4:30 pm Gloucester Growth Hub, Gloucester, GL2 9HW £300 Enquire
TBC 10:00 am - 4:30 pm National Cyber Skills Centre, Malvern, WR14 3SZ TBC £300 Enquire
TBC 10:00 am - 4:30 pm University of Gloucestershire Park Campus, Cheltenham, GL50 2RH £300 Enquire
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