In January 2022, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) announced an [update of the Cyber Essentials technical controls](https://www.nibusinessinfo.co.uk/content/changes-cyber-essentials-scheme). At the time, organisations who were looking to be assessed against the new standards were given a grace period of up to 12 months for some of the requirements.
This grace period was due to end in January.
However, the grace period has been extended for a further three months until April 2023. Read more about the [Cyber Essentials grace period extension](https://www.nibusinessinfo.co.uk/content/cyber-essentials-grace-period-extended).
The NCSC will host a live Digital Loft webinar to share a first look at the changes to Cyber Essentials technical requirements and new guidance
The webinar will take place on Tuesday 24 January 2023 from 10:30am to 12 noon. A further ‘deep dive’ session will take place on 14 March 2023 to explore the Cyber Essential changes in depth.
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