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Cyber Certification

Safeguard your organization, its valuable data, and critical applications from hacking and malicious attacks.

of UK businesses had cyber certification in 2022, due to low awareness.
reduction in cyber insurance claims with Cyber Essentials
of business cyberattacks can beprotected against with cyber certification.

Statistics sourced from studies conducted by: UK Government, AAG, University of Portsmouth

Stats

of UK businesses had cyber certification in 2022, due to low awareness.
reduction in cyber insurance claims with Cyber Essentials.
of business cyberattacks can be better protected against with cyber certification.

Statistics sourced from studies conducted by: UK Government, AAG, University of Portsmouth

Get Certified

Businesses, associations and even individuals can become "certified" in specific cybersecurity practices and techniques or with processes and tools that typical organizations don't use. There are many certifications in this sector from a variety of different regulatory boards and international groups, and if businesses are certified in a certain category, they earn the right to flaunt that achievement in hopes of it attracting clients.

Generally speaking, a certification in a certain cybersecurity practice or infrastructure - whether it's compliance with UK National Cyber Security Centre Cyber Essentials, the International Standards Organization's 27000 family of information security standards, strict adherence to the National Institute of Standards and Technology's framework or simply using a digital certificate for e-commerce transactions - means that an organization is following rules and guidelines (sometimes legally binding ones) put forth by a given association or agency. In other words, security certifications are proof that an entity meets a set of cybersecurity and data protection benchmarks defined by a third party.

Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials serves as the foundational framework, offering organizations—irrespective of size or industry—a risk assessment and suggestions for enhancements. The ensuing report fosters heightened awareness and stimulates behavior changes.

With Cyber Essentials accreditation, you can concentrate on your core business goals while gaining defense against the majority of cyber-attacks. This, in turn, enables you to enhance business efficiency, cut costs, and boost productivity through streamlined processes.

Why Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials represents a scheme established by the UK Government, designed to equip businesses with defense mechanisms against cyberattacks and hackers. This initiative furnishes your organisation with a structured framework encompassing five fundamental security controls: firewalls, secure configuration, user access control, malware protection, and patch management.

Irrespective of whether your business possesses in-house cybersecurity expertise or not, the Cyber Essentials scheme serves as a resource to help mitigate the pervasive security threats that businesses face. Cyber Essentials now extends to all devices and software that can receive or establish network connections from untrusted internet-connected hosts and manage data flow between these devices and the internet.

ISO/IEC 27001

The ISO 27001 standard helps organisations to establish and maintain an effective Information Security Management System (ISMS), using a continual improvement approach. You will systematically assess any risks to the organisation’s information security and put in place policies and procedures to manage those risks. ISO 27001 is an internationally-recognised standard when it comes to information security, it is particularly credible when tendering for public sector or large company work. ISO 27001 gives you a marketing edge over your competitors, putting your head and shoulders above your rivals and proving that you take a more serious and sensible attitude to information security. ISO 27001 could be the difference between winning and losing that vital contract.

ISO/IEC 27001 Requirements

Achieving your certification involves demonstrating that you have put into place the necessary processes for an ISMS that meets the standards of ISO 27001.

 

Part of this involves providing your auditor with documented evidence of these processes. These documents include:

 

• Scope of the Information Security Management System
• Information security policy and objectives
• Risk assessment and risk treatment methodology
• Statement of Applicability
• Risk Treatment Plan
• Risk assessment and risk treatment report
• Definition of security roles and responsibilities
• Inventory of assets
• Acceptable use of assets
• Access control policy
• Operating procedures for IT management
• Secure system engineering principles
• Supplier security policy
• Incident management procedure
• Business continuity procedures
• Legal, regulatory, and contractual requirements
• Records of training, skills, experience and qualifications
• Monitoring and measurement of results
• Internal audit programme and results
• Results of the management review
• Non-conformities and results of corrective actions
• Logs of user activities, exceptions, and security events

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

NIST is the National Institute of Standards and Technology at the U.S. Department of Commerce. The NIST Cybersecurity Framework helps businesses of all sizes better understand, manage, and reduce their cybersecurity risk and protect their networks and data. The Framework is voluntary. It gives your business an outline of best practices to help you decide where to focus your time and money for cybersecurity protection.

NIST Framework

You can put the NIST Cybersecurity Framework to work in your business in these five areas: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover.

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