IT Security

Certification Assessment

Certification Assessment

We will prepare and guide you through the Cyber Essentials certification

The Cyber Essentials scheme has been developed by Government and industry to fulfil two functions.

  1. It provides a clear statement of the basic controls all organisations should implement to mitigate the risk from common internet-based threats, within the context of the Government’s 10 Steps to Cyber Security.
  2. Through the Assurance Framework it offers a mechanism for organisations to demonstrate to customers, investors, insurers and others that they have taken these essential precautions.

Cyber Essentials offers a sound foundation of basic hygiene measures that all types of organisations can implement and potentially build upon. Government believes that implementing these measures can significantly reduce an organisation’s vulnerability.

However, it does not offer a silver bullet to remove all cyber security risk; for example, it is not designed to address more advanced, targeted attacks and hence organisations facing these threats will need to implement additional measures as part of their security strategy. What Cyber Essentials does do is define a focused set of controls which will provide cost-effective, basic cyber security for organisations of all sizes.

The Assurance Framework, leading to the awarding of Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certificates for organisations, has been designed in consultation with SMEs to be light-touch and achievable at low cost. The two options give organisations a choice over the level of assurance they wish to gain and the cost of doing so.

It is important to recognise that certification only provides a snapshot of the cyber security practices of the organisation at the time of assessment, while maintaining a robust cyber security stance requires additional measures such as a sound risk management approach, as well as on-going updates to the Cyber Essentials control themes, such as patching.

Highstream believe this scheme offers the right balance between providing additional assurance of an organisation’s commitment to implementing cyber security to third parties, while retaining a simple and low cost mechanism for doing so.

We will prepare you and guide you through the Cyber Essentials certification.  We don’t believe in assessing our own work in this regard, so will then bring in Cyber Essentials Certification body and our partner Xyone Cyber Security to carry out the final assessment.

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Benefits of Cyber Essentials certification

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    Reduced Vulnerability

    The Cyber Essentials scheme helps your organisation protect itself from 80% of common cyberattacks.

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    Increased Credibility

    A Cyber Essentials certification demonstrates your commitment to the protection of your data and your customer’s data.

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