Cyber Essentials

Implementing security measures

Cyber Essentials Certifications

Cyber-attacks are constantly on the increase and are becoming more sophisticated by the day. Firms can no longer be complacent and claim they can resist potential cyber threats on their platforms, they must be able to prove it, particularly if they hope to secure work in the government public sector.

Since 2014, Cyber Essentials has been a mandatory requirement when applying for government contracts and since then we have been transitioning to a point where all accreditation bodies such as Lexcel, SQM, AQS, MAS and UKAS are starting to require firms to obtain the Cyber Essentials certification as the basis of proving that they are adhering to the base security requirements.

Gaining your certification

We have partnered up with IASME certification bodies to be able to complete Cyber Essentials certification on behalf of our clients. Our security consultants will work with your firm to not only complete the security questionnaire, but also implement the necessary changes on your platform, should it be required, to ensure that your firm has all the core security requirements implemented.

The Cyber Essentials certifications require firms to comply with the following 5 technical security controls:

  • Boundary firewalls – prevent unauthorised access to or from private networks
  • Secure configuration – ensuring systems are configured securely and tailored to an organisation
  • Access control – only allowing those with authority to have access to systems
  • Malware protection – ensuring the most current virus and malware protection is installed
  • Patch management – ensuring the latest applications are used with patches applied
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