What is Cyber Essentials?
Government-backed, Cyber Essentials is a scheme to help organisations protect themselves against online threats.
Working with the Information Assurance for Small and Medium Enterprise (IASME) consortium and the Information Security Forum (ISF), the government developed Cyber Essentials as a way to help organisations protect themselves from online security threats.
Custodian have followed the full process by firstly achieving Cyber Essentials certification through self-assessment; and then going onto the more intensive Cyber Essentials Plus certification, where our cyber security was verified by independent experts.
What does Cyber Essentials mean for Custodian?
By obtaining the certification it enables Custodian to bid on certain government contracts. As of October 2014, it is a government requirement that any supplier bidding on contracts that involve handling sensitive and personal data be certified via the Cyber Essentials scheme.
Phil Brand, Head of Compliance at Custodian, commented “Not only does the Cyber Essentials Plus certification allow us to provide our services to the government sector, it also instils a level of confidence in our cyber security systems that are already in place to protect both ourselves and our clients.”
For more information on the Cyber Essentials Plus certification, visit the government website.