The initiative is part of the National Cyber Security Strategy and provides an independent assessment of security controls that organisations should have in place to protect against internet-based threats.
How does it work?
The Cyber Essentials scheme provides guidance to help organisations of all sizes to measure their defences against common forms of cyber-attacks. Selected by industry experts, the technical controls within the scheme reflect those covered in well-established standards. Cyber Essentials offers a sound foundation of basic hygiene measures that all types of organisations can implement and potentially build upon.
Cyber Essentials (Stage 1) and Cyber Essentials Plus (Stage 2) cover five key areas:
- Secure configuration
- Boundary firewalls and internet gateways
- Access control and administrative privilege management
- Patch management
- Malware protection
Sovereign is uniquely positioned to work with you to help support your certification to both Cyber Essentials (Stage 1) and Cyber Essentials Plus (Stage 2). Our experienced security consultants are able to help you complete and assess your current security compliance and perform practical tests to ensure you meet the vigour of the scheme for both levels.
To find out more speak to one of our cyber security consultants.