Frequently Asked Questions
Due to the rapidly evolving threat posed by cyber-criminals we have been working closely with key stakeholders to simplify the landscape for SMEs and provide a more consistent response across the country. That’s why we’ve made the decision to withdraw Digitally Aware from 30 November 2021.
Yes. You will still be able to use the Digitally Aware logo on your website until your certificate expires – at which point we kindly ask you to remove it from any marketing material where the logo is displayed.
If you have an existing Digitally Resilient certificate that has been issued to you by BSI (British Standards Institution), then it remains valid until its expiry date. After it has expired, you will no longer be able to renew it. To contact BSI regarding your current Digitally Resilient certificate, please contact .
If you have an existing account, you can continue to access the platform until 29th November 2021. However, the platform will be permanently shut down on 30th November. You will not be able to renew your Digitally Aware certificate between now and 30th November.
Yes, you can apply for Cyber Essentials, a Government-backed scheme, that helps organisations protect themselves from the most common types of cyber crime. For more information on Cyber Essentials, please visit https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberessentials/overview.