Cyber Essentials Grace Period Extended

Cyber Essentials Grace Period Extension - LoughTec

The grace period has been extended for a further three months, to April 2023.

Cyber Essentials has extended the certification grace period to April 2023 to coincide with the next technical requirements refresh.

In January 2022, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) announced an update of the Cyber Essentials technical controls.

At the time, organisations looking to be assessed against the new standards were given a grace period of up to 12 months for some of the requirements. This grace period was due to end in January 2023.

The decision has now been made to extend the grace period for a further three months until April 2023. The new deadline will coincide with the next, light touch, update to Cyber Essentials’ technical requirements.

The April 2023 update to the Cyber Essentials technical requirements will focus largely on a series of clarifications.

Forthcoming update to Cyber Essentials

The April 2023 update to the Cyber Essentials technical requirements will focus largely on a series of clarifications. It will, however, also include important new guidance around:

  • what falls under the scope of ‘firmware’
  • third party devices
  • device unlocking
  • malware protection
  • zero trust architecture in the context of achieving Cyber Essentials
  • the importance of asset management.

 

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) aims to announce the full update of the requirements in January, ahead of the go-live in April 2023.

Find out more about Cyber Essentials from the NCSC website.

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This article was originally published by NIBusinessInfo.co.uk.

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