What is Cyber Essentials Plus?
Level 1 of Cyber Essentials Plus entails completing a self-assessment questionnaire about networking and security, followed by an external scan and an onsite visit by the Certification Body. Our network's internal security scan revealed no flaws; all systems are patched and up to date, and hard drives are encrypted.
Why did we undertake the certification?
This qualification is a recommendation from the UK government regarding IT protection industry standards. It demonstrates to our clients that we adhere to the highest IT security practices. An independent evaluation of security controls is necessary to achieve Cyber Essentials Plus status, ensuring that the required technological security controls have been successfully enforced. In order to mitigate common internet-borne cyber-attacks such as hacking, phishing, and password guessing, Cyber Essentials allows an organisation to have a variety of technological and operational controls in place. Longer-term investments in cybersecurity solutions are being driven by the increase in cyber threats, cyber-attacks, and the need for data protection are constantly evaluated by the team. This qualification reaffirms our commitment to upholding the highest data protection requirements in everything we do.
What does this mean for our clients?
Our clients benefit from our stable internal network and configuration in terms of data security and privacy. This qualification is a recommendation from the UK government regarding IT protection industry standards. An independent evaluation of security controls is necessary to achieve Cyber Essentials Plus status, ensuring that the required technological security controls have been successfully enforced. We take cybersecurity very seriously, and it is part of our overall risk management strategy to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data stored on Internet-connected devices.
We'll keep reviewing our processes and procedures to ensure that we're protecting ourselves, our candidates, and our clients as much as possible from the ever-changing risks.