The Cyber Scheme has been licensed as an Assessment Provider by IASME, who are operating the scheme on behalf of the NCSC. NCSC accredited Cyber Advisors will have to pass our assessment. This measures your:
- Knowledge and understanding of the Cyber Essentials’ technical controls
- Competence in providing practical, hands-on support
- Ability to understand and work with small and medium sized organisations.
The assessment process is made up of three elements: multiple choice test; questions requiring short form written answers and a face-to-face discussion with an assessor.
The assessment tests your knowledge of the Cyber Essentials Standard and the practical skills required to implement any recommendations made to organisations who wish to meet the Standard.To become a Cyber Advisor, you will need to:
- Pass this assessment, at which point you will be issued with a Certificate of Competence in Cyber Essentials Implementation
- You will then need to provide IASME with that evidence here.
- Once that is submitted, you will be required to sit an online induction training course with IASME, which will take you through the essential elements of the scheme and be followed by a simple test of understanding.
Once a candidate has successfully completed these steps, the company they work for can become an NCSC Assured Service Provider (ASP).
Please note, all Cyber Advisors (Cyber Essentials) must be based in the UK or Crown Dependencies.Find out more about the Cyber Advisor Scheme on our Opportunities Page