What is Cyber Essentials?
Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed scheme to help organisations protect themselves from the most common types of cyber attack: hacking, phishing and password guessing. It also considers the security of data stored on devices that connect to the Internet, such as servers, desktop PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones.
There are two levels of Cyber Essentials certification. We chose the PLUS option, which means that an external certification body carried out an independent verification of our IT security, including a penetration test to ensure that our firewall was able to withstand an external attack. We were awarded our certificate in December 2019.
In conjunction with our certification to ISO 27001, the standard for information security management, we are committed to ensuring that our data and our customers' data is protected from access, loss or theft.
To read more about Cyber Essentials PLUS, visit the website at www.cyberessentials.ncsc.gov.uk.