What is Cyber Essentials/Cyber Essentials Plus?

Although Cyber Essentials is a scheme developed by UK industry and backed by the UK Government, it is not reserved for use exclusively in the UK as organisations from Hong Kong, Poland, Trinidad and the US have been assessed for Cyber Essentials.

Cyber Essentials/Cyber Essentials Plus Consultancy and Assessment Services

Cyber Essentials defines a focused set of core controls which provide cost-effective, straightforward cyber security for your business. Its five control topics (Boundary Firewalls and Internet Gateways; Secure Configuration; Access Control; Malware Protection; Patch Management) align with many aspects of other information security standards and compliance obligations, such as the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) or ISO 27001.

Cyber Essentials therefore provides the perfect cyber security foundation from which to build your information security operational, technical and management capabilities.

The Cyber Essentials certification is awarded on the basis of an independently verified self-assessment, which is carried out annually. Cyber Essentials PLUS certification provides a higher level of assurance to your stakeholders and customers through testing to verify that the controls implemented are sufficient to protect your business. This advanced certification is available to organisations have already validated against Cyber Essentials Basic.

Sysnet is licensed by the IASME Consortium as an independent Cyber Essentials certifying body and offers two levels of Cyber Essentials Assessment Service to verify the security of your business and compliance with this UK Government endorsed standard: Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials PLUS.

To support your achievement and maintenance of Cyber Essentials certification, Sysnet‘s information security professionals can be engaged to work with you as your independent trusted advisor guiding and supporting you as needed, for example with security awareness/training, security controls implementation or remediation, and our Testing Services team are available to perform periodic vulnerability scanning or penetration testing to identify vulnerabilities and exploitable weaknesses in your systems and controls.

Cyber Essentials/Cyber Essentials Plus Consultancy and Assessment Services