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February 13, 2023

Cyber Essentials assessment change

The Cyber Essentials questions are being revised for 2023, with Montpellier the name of the new question set that will replace the current question set of Evendine.

This information is correct as of 23rdJanuary 2023.

Time frames:

  • No further Evendine assessment accounts can be created,in the portal after 23rd April 2023.

  • For the Evendine assessment accounts, that have been created before 24th April, you will have six months to complete them. That means that the Evendine verified self-assessment will retire on 23rdOctober 2023.

  • No Submissions for Evendine will be accepted after this date.

  • There will then be 3 months where Evendine CE+ assessments can take place. Evendine CE+ Assessments must be COMPLETED by 24th January 2024.

Please contact us for information about the changes and if you require assistance with understanding either the self-assessed Cyber Essentials or the PLUS standards.

We have been CE & CE+ Certification Body since 2017 and like to place Customer service and satisfaction in front of everything we do.

Cyber Essentials certification

CST is registered by the IASME to assess and certify against the UK Government Cyber Essentials Scheme. CST are also licensed to advise on achieving Cyber Essentials certification, as well as deliver Cyber Essentials PLUS and the IASME governance assessment and certification. We have a number of Cyber Essentials product and service options available.

Why the Cyber Essentials Scheme exists

Since October 2014, the UK Government has required all suppliers bidding for certain information handling contracts be Cyber Essentials certified for the purpose of providing further protection for the information the Government handles.

As well as the Government mandating the standard, it is also being used by non-government affiliated organisations to demonstrate a level of formal compliance to security best practises. Many of our customers are asked by their customers to complete IT security questionnaires, and agree with information protection agreements. Using the Cyber Essential scheme is a method to respond and validate their security posture to their clients.