The Cyber Resilience Centre (CRC) works to support organisations, both small and large, to focus on cyber hygiene and achieve Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus, the Government backed baseline standard accreditation in cyber security. The CRC, along with our Trusted Suppliers, are focussed on promoting continuous improvement in cyber resilience across all sectors in Great Manchester.
These Certifying Bodies have been nationally accredited by one of the five UK Accreditation Bodies, selected by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to oversee Cyber Essentials. The Accrediting Bodies are:
- APMG International
- IRM (Information Risk Management)
- QG Management Standards
The first port of call is to select a Certifying Body who will perform the evaluation and award your Cyber Essentials Certificate. CRC will soon be launching the Trusted Suppliers network to help signpost organisations in Greater Manchester seeking to achieve Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus to local suppliers on the clear understanding that we do not endorse one supplier over another. It is for organisations to identify the supplier that they wish to work with.
In addition, there are a wide range of other Cyber Essentials Certifying Bodies located throughout the rest of the UK and details of these companies can be found on the NCSC website.