Our cybersecurity accreditations

It’s vital that your cybersecurity accreditations and cybersecurity qualifications are kept up to date – and we do too.

While some of our cybersecurity accreditations are UK specific, most are global.

The NCSC acts as a bridge between industry and government, providing a unified source of advice, guidance and support on cyber security, including the management of cyber security incidents.

CREST is a certification body that recognises and assesses the skill, knowledge and competence of the individual. In order to pass the CREST examinations a candidate will require more than classroom-based theory; they will require experience in the practical application of tools, techniques and research.

The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) is an intelligence and security organisation responsible for providing signals intelligence (SIGINT) and information assurance to the government and armed forces of the United Kingdom. Based in “The Doughnut” in the suburbs of Cheltenham, GCHQ is the responsibility of the country’s Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, but it is not a part of the Foreign Office and its director ranks as a Permanent Secretary.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is a department of the United Kingdom government, with responsibility for culture and sport in England, and some aspects of the media throughout the whole UK, such as broadcasting and internet.

Cyber Essentials is a UK government information assurance scheme operated by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) that encourages organisations to adopt good practice in information security. It includes an assurance framework and a simple set of security controls to protect information from threats coming from the internet.
It was developed in collaboration with industry partners, including the Information Security Forum (ISF), the Information Assurance for Small and Medium Enterprises Consortium (IASME) and the British Standards Institution (BSI), and is endorsed by the UK Government. It was launched in 2014 by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

The purpose of the Commission Recommendation dated April 10, 2008 on the management of intellectual property in knowledge transfer activities and the Code of Practice for universities and other public research agencies (notified by document number C(2008) 1329) is encouraging Member States to define or adopt policies or guidelines on the management of intellectual property and knowledge transfer. Thus, the Commission contributes to promoting the use and exploitation of the results of scientific research funded with public funds, whose purpose is the commercial and social innovation, so as to attract new talented human resources and raising private funds both from Europe and abroad.