Cyber Essentials Certification
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To achieve Cyber Essentials certification, the SRM team can work with your organisation to support as much or as little of the process as is required.
What is the challenge?
Internet users are wising up to the inherent risks of dealing with companies that do not adhere to recognised online safety measures. Regular reports detailing the thefts of both personal and financial data make it wise to reassure customers that active steps are being taken to protect them from all types of potential fraud.
What solution does Cyber Essentials provide?
The Cyber Essentials scheme provides evidence that five fundamental technical security controls that an organisation needs are in place, defending against the most common form of cyberattacks emanating from the Internet. These controls are independently assessed for Cyber Essentials accreditation and include: boundary firewalls and internet gateways, secure configurations, access controls, malware protection and patch management.
Who needs Cyber Essentials?
Anyone bidding for a new Government contract must have Cyber Essentials certification. Those already holding contracts will need to be Cyber Essentials accredited when their current contracts expire. The scope of Cyber Essentials is not, however, limited to those with Government contracts but is also being readily adopted in the wider business world. While many large data-rich organisations are likely to have the in-house resource to manage the process internally others, including SMEs and sole traders, may require additional support to complete the process fully and in a cost effective manner.
The SRM team is experienced in all aspects of Cyber Essentials certification. We can do as much or as little as is required. From scoping and assisting with activities that need to be undertaken to providing guidance and practical support all the way up to a pre-audit assessment. During the process, our clients have access to the SRM portal which connects them with SRM consultants who are able to help answer the questions required by the scheme. There is also a documented FAQ section which provide a set of helpful hints and tips for clients which will ensure they understand how to use the portal and what level of detail is required in their answers. Our team can provide all the guidance necessary to ensure that Cyber Essentials certification is achieved and maintained.
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