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​Cyber Essentials


Cyber Essentials Plus LogoInformation Services are delighted to announce that, as a University, we have successfully retained our Cyber Essentials Plus certification after undergoing assessment in March 2020.


Cyber Essentials is a UK Government scheme which helps organisations protect themselves against the most common types of cyber-attacks and which the Scottish Government has asked all Scottish public sector organisations to achieve as part of its Public Sector Action Plan.  The Cyber Essentials Plus certificate demonstrates that Edinburgh Napier’s cyber security has been verified by independent experts.


Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus require annual recertification, so the standards that have been achieved and confirmed by the external assessor will now need to be maintained going forward, including any new additions to the scheme over time. 


This is just one of several activities being carried out to ensure that the possibility of disruption or damage caused by cyber security incidents is minimised and that we fully comply with legislation such as GDPR.   We are delighted that, thanks to the hard work and dedication of our staff members, we have successfully achieved this Cyber Essentials Plus certification.


If you have any questions or concerns about any element of information security, or wish to discuss areas where you feel you need additional advice or guidance, please contact the IS Service Desk in the first instance.



Cyber Essentials Details - Edinburgh Napier University


View Edinburgh Napier University's Cyber Essentials Plus certificate​


  • Level of certification:  Cyber Essentials Plus
  • Scope of certification:  Edinburgh Napier University (entire institutional network)
  • Date of certification:  24 March 2020
  • Certificate number – 6831201858139502​ - NCSC Cyber Essentials Certificate Search