Research and analysis

Cyber Essentials scheme research

This research asked businesses about improving Cyber Essentials, the Government's scheme to protect organisations from common cyber threats.



Adopting the Cyber Essentials scheme is recommended by Government as one of the key ways businesses can improve their cyber security. This research a) tested the experience of businesses who have adopted Cyber Essentials and their perceptions of how the scheme could be improved, and b) tested the communications and messaging around the scheme with businesses who have not yet adopted it, with a view to improving those communications.

The results of this research are being fed into improvements to the scheme.

Further details about the scheme can be found on the Cyber Essentials website

Published 21 December 2016