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Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials & Cyber Essentials Plus

 

Cyber attacks are on the rise and the implications of an attack are often wide ranging and costly. Every business is a potential victim as commercially sensitive information, intellectual property and business strategies are attractive targets for cyber criminals. Failure to adequately protect against cyber-threats and prevent data loss can lead to share price and revenue impact, financial penalties and reputational damage.

At CNS we exist to alleviate these concerns by implementing the correct systems to protect your organisation now and in the future.

Cyber Essentials is an industry supported certification scheme developed by the UK Government. The certification scheme provides criteria for organisations to measure their cyber-security systems by measuring and implementing 5 key controls, that can prevent 80% of cyber attacks.

Cyber Essentials has been developed to address the need for government and wider industry to ensure that their partners and suppliers are implementing a standard level of cyber security.

Certification in Cyber Essentials not only builds confidence in an organisation achieving certification, but allows the organisation to provide evidence to its customers and stakeholders that their data is resilient against cyber threats. 

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Benefits & Key Features

The benefits of employing Cyber Essentials & Cyber Essentials Plus are extensive both from a cyber security perspective and a commercial one.

Cyber Essentials:

  • Enables you to identify risks and put controls in place to manage or reduce them
  • Enables you to safeguard commercially sensitive data
  • Is a mandatory requirement for government suppliers and for all public service contracts
  • Demonstrates your compliance to a level that is government endorsed
  • Shows your company's commitment to security; demonstrating to your business partners, regulators and suppliers that you are cyber secure
  • Gives you a competitive advantage, particularly in comparison to rivals without accreditation
  • Meets the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements.

Why become certified?

Cyber Essentials certification provides assurance that your organisation has implemented cyber security controls effectively. 

Cyber Essentials Plus builds on the Cyber Essentials foundations. Certification at this level tests whether your organisation's implemented controls are sufficient enough to protect against internet based threats. 

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Controls covered

  • Boundary firewalls and internet gateways— prevention of unauthorised access 
  • Secure configuration — ensures secure system configuration 
  • Access Control — ensures appropriate access to systems 
  • Malware protection— installation and maintenance of virus and malware protection 
  • Patch management— application of patches and ensuring the latest version of applications is used. 
 

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ICS/SCADA Security Monitoring & Management

Setting up security operations centres (SOCs) can prove expensive and time consuming for your CNI organisation. At CNS, we have the staff numbers and expertise to offer your business a straight forward solution that also improves the security of your ICS/SCADA environment.

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