CYFOR is accredited with the Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus scheme
This has been developed by the Government and cyber security industry to fulfil two functions;
- 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.
- 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.
It 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.
Cyber Essentials Plus
The Plus certification includes the same requirements as the Essentials certification but also includes an additional internal scan and an on-site assessment of all systems, using a range of tools and techniques.