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SBRC Trusted Partners Initiative

The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) has worked with Cyber Essentials Certifying Bodies based and operating in Scotland to support organisations, both small and large, to focus on cyber hygiene and achieve Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus, the Government backed baseline standard accreditation in cyber security.

This ‘Trusted Partners’ initiative, endorsed by our partners in Police Scotland, has developed into a network of independent companies focussed on promoting continuous improvement in cyber resilience across all sectors in Scotland and supports the Scottish Government’s Safe, Secure and Prosperous: A Cyber Resilience Strategy for Scotland.

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Certifying Bodies are professional companies that have been licensed to deliver Cyber Essentials assessments and offer consultancy services to help organisations achieve the certification. On 1st April 2020, the IASME Consortium Ltd were selected by the National Cyber Security Centre to oversee Cyber Essentials within the UK and Certifying Bodies will now work in partnership with IASME to deliver the scheme.

Certifying Bodies based and operating in Scotland are listed below.

The first port of call is to select a Certifying Body that will perform the evaluation and award your Cyber Essentials Certificate.  SBRC currently signpost this group to organisations in Scotland seeking to achieve Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus on the clear understanding that it does not endorse one supplier over another.  It is for organisations to identify the supplier that they wish to work with.

In addition, there is a wide range of other Cyber Essentials Certifying Bodies located throughout the rest of the UK and details of these companies can be found on the NCSC website.

For more information on IASME, visit their website.