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Is the UK Cyber Essentials the same as ISO 27001?

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Is the UK Cyber Essentials the same as ISO 27001?

No, the UK Cyber Essentials is not the same as ISO 27001. Cyber Essentials is a government-backed scheme designed to help organisations protect themselves against the most common cyber threats. It is a compliance-based standard, which requires organisations to meet certain criteria in order to be certified.

ISO 27001, on the other hand, is an internationally recognised standard for information security management. It is a risk-based standard, which requires organisations to identify, assess and manage the risks associated with their IT systems and processes.

Although both standards are aimed at helping organisations protect against cyber threats, their approach and requirements are different. Cyber Essentials focuses on compliance and meeting certain criteria, while ISO 27001 focuses on risk management and mitigating the risks associated with IT systems and processes.

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