The Cyber Essentials accreditation is part of a drive to get the UK protected from cyber threats by the Government. The scheme Cyber Essentials is a set of controls and measures that determine if a business is adequately protecting itself from cyber threats.
Cyber Essentials has two options, firstly a basic certification that asks a set of questions the business needs to answer. Once marked you business will recieve the Cyber essentials basic certification.
The second option is Cyber Essentials Plus. To obtain Cyber Essentials Plus the business must first reach Cyber Essentials Basic certification within the last three months. Then an onsite audit must be carried out to check that all of the elements from the self-assessment are being put into practice.