Is your business safe & secure?
We have been independently assessed and been awarded certification to confirm that we comply with the requirements of the Cyber Essentials Plus Standard.
What is Cyber Essentials?
In order to adopt good practices in information security, the UK government Department for Business, Innovation and Skills released a government-endorsed scheme called Cyber Essentials in 2014.
The scheme was introduced to ensure the protection of data, and to help companies understand how data can be used, secured, or compromised. The scheme ensures that data is protected from common cyber threats online. Organisations can gain one of two Cyber Essentials badges, and it’s backed by the Federation of Small Businesses, the CBI, and many insurance companies who offer incentives to businesses.
You can read more about it on the National Cyber Centre Security website
The Cyber Essentials certification is required for any suppliers to the UK government who handle any sensitive and personal information, and any companies bidding for government contracts must achieve this certification.
Cyber Essentials Plus is the highest credential offered by the NCSC, requiring the implementation of key controls to defend against cyber security attacks. These include:
- Secure Configuration
- User Access Control
- Malware Protection
- Patch Management
The two levels of certification
The two levels of certification are Cyber Essentials, and Cyber Essentials PLUS.
Cyber Essentials PLUS is the same as requirements of Cyber Essentials, except the system tests are carried out by an external certifying body, using tools and techniques which your company may not have access.
Cyber security threats are constantly evolving and what works today won’t necessarily work tomorrow, which is why it’s so important to continually review and refine strategies to keep your business safe and protected.
At Outsource we are committed to continually developing our processes and striving to deliver the highest possible standards that everyone can benefit from.
Get in touch to talk to talk to one of our expert team about ways we can create and deliver technology solutions to help protect , defend and secure your business from cyber security attacks and breaches.