Cyber Essentials Plus
Cyber Essentials Plus is a UK Government-backed, industry-supported certification scheme introduced in the UK to help organizations demonstrate operational security against common cyber-attacks.
It demonstrates the baseline controls AWS implements to mitigate the risk from common Internet-based threats, within the context of the UK Government's "10 Steps to Cyber Security". It is backed by industry, including the Federation of Small Businesses, the Confederation of British Industry and a number of insurance organizations that offer incentives for businesses holding this certification.
Cyber Essentials sets out the necessary technical controls; the related assurance framework shows how the independent assurance process works for Cyber Essentials Plus certification through an annual external assessment conducted by an accredited assessor. Due to the regional nature of the certification, the certification scope is limited to EU (Ireland) and EU (London) regions.