We are pleased to have had our Cyber Essentials certification renewed, a Government-backed, industry-supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common online threats. As we handle sensitive and personal information, our clients can be assured we adopt best practices to reduce any possible attacks.
The Government worked with the Information Assurance for Small and Medium Enterprises (IASME) consortium and the Information Security Forum (ISF) to develop Cyber Essentials, a set of basic technical controls to help organisations protect themselves against common online security threats.
The full scheme, launched on 5 June 2014, enables organisations to gain one of two Cyber Essentials badges. It is backed by industry including the Federation of Small Businesses, the CBI and a number of insurance organisations which are offering incentives for businesses.
Cyber Essentials is suitable for all organisations, of any size, in any sector.
From 1 October 2014, Government requires all suppliers bidding for contracts involving the handling of certain sensitive and personal information to be certified against the Cyber Essentials scheme.