Cyber Essentials Plus is they highest level of Certification in the Cyber Essentials Scheme. It ensures that all the technical controls required by the Cyber Essentials Self-Assessment certification are in place by conducting an external audit.
The external audit is the key difference between Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus and it gives the organisation and their stakeholders the confidence their cyber security is really at the level they believe it to be.
The internal assessment uses automated tools to locate any machines which are not in compliance with the standard.
A vulnerability scan is conducted against all public facing services to establish if any of them can be exploited to gain access to your systems.
In addition to the automated testing, a series of manual checks are conducted to make sure everything is in compliance with the standard.