Cyber Essentials Scheme Changes 2022

4 May 2022

Cyber Essentials Scheme Changes 2022

In our webinar of 20 January 2022 Bruce Penson, MD at Pro Drive IT, outlined the major changes to the Cyber Essentials scheme. He explains the implications for your business and staff and addresses common questions.

On 24 January 2022, changes were released on the Cyber Essentials scheme from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and IASME. Here, we explain what the changes are, what they will mean to businesses and how you can use them to improve your cyber security defences.

Why are they changing parts of the Cyber Essentials scheme?

Since the introduction of the UK Government-backed Cyber Essentials scheme in 2014, forward-thinking businesses have used it mainly for two reasons:

  1. As a yardstick to tighten up their cyber security and reduce the chance of an attack.
  2. To demonstrate to their clients that they care about – and will look after – their data.

The scheme has not changed significantly since its launch, but the way we use our technology has transformed dramatically. The last 18 months especially, with the COVID-19 pandemic, has seen a huge shift towards the use of more cloud technology and hybrid working (home and office).

So now the Cyber Essentials scheme is being updated so you can raise the bar on your cybersecurity and be cyber safer. We cover the main pages in our video but there are more – see the ‘useful resources’ slide in our video.


Bruce Penson

Bruce Penson

Managing Director
Pro Drive IT

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Bruce Penson and Pro Drive IT love helping people use tech to do business better. Bruce is a cyber security presenter with many years’ experience in the IT sector, especially with Professional Services, Financial Services, Legal and Energy industries.

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