Cyber Essentials Accreditation for the 20/21 funding year.

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Home Forums Data issues Cyber Essentials Accreditation for the 20/21 funding year.

This topic contains 10 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by  Martin Locock 2 weeks, 2 days ago.

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  • Kevin Bunn
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    Good morning all, could some please confirm if we need the Cyber Essentials Accreditation for the 20/21 funding year. above or not? My understand was that this was not needed!

     
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    Martin West
    Participant

    Hi,
    You will need to check your condition of funding agreement documentation for 2020/21 as most still includes the following:

    Use of Cyber Essentials Scheme certification, or any subsequent updated document, are mandated; the Contractor will endeavour to meet the requirements of Cyber Essentials for the 2020/21 Funding Year and present the results to the Department on request.

     
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    Chris_The_ATP
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    Hi Kevin/Martin

    The wording in the most recent funding agreement documentation for TP’s is:

    “Where the Training Provider will handle information at OFFICIAL on behalf of the ESFA, it must comply with the requirements under Cabinet Office Procurement Note PPN 09/14”.

    The question is, how do we know if the information we’re handling is OFFICIAL on behalf of the ESFA?

    Chris

     
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    Martin West
    Participant

    What do you think ILR or learner data is?
    If you check most of the reports these are marked as Official Sensitive.

     
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    Chris_The_ATP
    Participant

    Just wanted to sense check so appreciate the clarity, thanks Martin.

    Chris

     
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    SMurphyKSA
    Participant

    Can anyone confirm if there is a preferred provider for cyber essentials or an approved list?

    I have received a number of emails from different companies (I assume working through the email lists of providers)

     
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    Martin West
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    SMurphyKSA
    Participant

    Hi Martin,

    Thank you. That’s quite a chunk cheaper than I have been quoted.

    Stephen

     
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    Martin Locock
    Participant

    Worth remembering that Cyber Essentials Plus is mandated for 21/22 and requires much more work.

     
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    sambern
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    With Cyber Essentials Plus requirement for 21/22 do you know if that means by the August 1st 2021 we should have Cyber Essentials Plus in place or we should be working to it and have achieved it by July 31st 2022. Just working out how to organise our renewals for this year.

     
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    Martin Locock
    Participant

    My understanding is that Cyber Essentials Plus certification must be in place by 1 August 2021.

     
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