09 May 2016

Cyber Essentials Explained: Ian Kerr [video]

On 1 October 2014, Cyber Essentials certification became mandatory for suppliers bidding for government contracts involving sensitive or personal information. The certification became mandatory for defence contracts at the start of 2016. Here Defence Contracts Bulletin Editor, Paul Elliott, speaks with ID Cyber Solutions Managing Director, Ian Kerr, about the scheme’s significance to suppliers.
Cyber Essentials is a scheme that tackles the increase in online threats to national security, by ensuring better online protection among the suppliers that sell to government.Here ID Cyber Solutions Managing Director Ian Kerr explains:
  • Why businesses should invest in cyber security.
  • Common areas of business vulnerable to cyber attack.
  • How Cyber Essentials can help suppliers beat their competition.



Leading the way in public sector procurement, DCI is working with ID Cyber Solutions and the UK MOD to offer Cyber Essentials Accreditation through its portal.


For more information on Cyber Essentials click here.