Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 4th October 2017.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many organisations have completed the Government's Cyber-Essentials Scheme in each year since it was created.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Since the launch of the Cyber Essentials scheme in June 2014 there has been an ongoing upward trend in the number of certificates awarded to organisations, with 7,907 certificates awarded by the end of August 2017, 3,685 of which have been awarded since January 2017.

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