What is the difference between a Cyber Essentials Certification Body and a Cyber Advisor Assured Service Provider?

Jul 5, 2023 | Cyber Advisors, Cyber Essentials

Cyber Advisor is the National Cyber Security Centre’s new Industry Assurance scheme delivered in partnership with IASME. It provides small and medium sized organisations with reliable and cost effective cyber security advice and practical support.

 A Cyber Essentials Assessor works for a Certification Body. They can assess whether or not an organisation meets the criteria required for Cyber Essentials certification and issue that certification – something a Cyber Advisor cannot do unless their organisation is also a Cyber Essentials Certification Body.

A Cyber Advisor works for an Assured Service provider. They are competent at offering practical, hands-on IT configuration and support for implementing the Cyber Essentials technical controls and have a proven ability to understand and work with small organisations.

You can find more information and a list of registered Cyber Advisors that are located all around the UK on the IASME Website (find a cyber advisor). Contact them directly for advice.

Any questions, please contact IASME at [email protected]