How Many Cyber Essentials Accreditation Bodies Are There?

Cyber Essentials certification is a UK government-backed scheme to improve cybersecurity across the private and public sectors. It forms a pivotal component of the national cybersecurity strategy, assisting organisations in developing robust defences against a range of common online threats. 

By achieving accreditation, an organisation demonstrates that it adheres to cybersecurity best practices.

Cyber Essentials Accreditation Bodies

The IASME Consortium is the accreditation body that administers the Cyber Essentials certification scheme on behalf of the UK Government.

IASME oversee the Cyber Essentials scheme helping to ensure it’s operating as intended, provides valid protection against cyber-attacks, that consistency is being maintained and that any disputes are quickly resolved.

Equilibrium Security are one of the few Cyber Essentials Certification bodies within the Midlands. We have been working alongside IASME conducting Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus assessments since 2016.

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What is the role of the Cyber Essentials Accreditation Body?

IASME, the governing body for Cyber Essentials accreditation, plays a pivotal role in overseeing the programme’s management.

They are responsible for defining and maintaining certification standards, accrediting bodies and assessors, providing guidance to aspiring organisations, and continuously improving the Cyber Essentials framework to address evolving Cyber Security challenges.

The key responsibilities of the three accreditation bodies are:

Setting Certification Standards

Accrediting Certification Bodies

Ensuring Consistency & Quality

Handling Disputes & Compliance Issues

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Cyber security certification you can trust

As a certification body, Equilibrium Security works with the accreditation body IASME to ensure the highest professional standards are being maintained. 

We ensure that there is consistency across the assessment process and that our clients and the organisations they work with can be confident that high security standards are being met.

We have been working alongside IASME conducting Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus assessments since 2016. We understand how the scheme operates and its evolving criteria, providing advice and support to help our partners achieve their security objectives.

Contact us to find out more about how we can help your organisation achieve Cyber Essentials certification.

Customer Feedback

Victor Stephenson-Henshaw
Victor Stephenson-Henshaw
Learn Plus Us
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Learn Plus Us recently worked with Jacob and the team at Equilibrium Security to pass our Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation. We found them to be extremely supportive and knowledgeable throughout the process. They were always available to answer any questions we had and provided us with the guidance and resources we needed to ensure a successful outcome. We found them to be a pleasure to work with and would highly recommend them to anyone looking to pass their Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation.
The Institute of Clinical Science and Technology
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I have undertaken my organisations Cyber Essentials Plus certification with Equilibrium for another year recently. It is such a positive experience, straight forward and clear. They have again provided great support and guidance to complete the certification, and as always a level of professionalism and expertise that provides great value to our organisation.
Arif Shah
Arif Shah
Cority Cohort
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Equilibrium Security have been our vendor of choice for Cyber Essentials for the last 4 years. They are always professional, helpful and patient, with lots of good advice on hand to guide us through the process. I can thoroughly recommend their services.