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Security Alliance Supports New Cyber Essentials Scheme from the UK Government
The scheme, which is known as Cyber Essentials, has been developed by the UK government to help make the UK a safer place to do business online. Through independent assessment, the scheme identifies fundamental technical security controls that a business needs to have, in order to defend against Internet-borne threats.
The scheme draws on technical controls that reflect those covered in well-established standards, such as the ISO/IEC 27000 series, the Information Security Forum’s Standard of Good Practice for Information Security and the Standard for Information Assurance for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. Systems that fall within its scope include Internet connected end-user devices (desktop PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones)
John Beale, Managing Director of Security Alliance comments, “The UK government is investing heavily in cyber security defences, as this brings direct benefit to the UK economy. We see this as being extremely positive for UK businesses, as there is a growing need effectively defend against online attacks. The Cyber Security Essentials scheme now gives businesses of all sizes a clear and accessible standard against which they can be assessed.”
He added,“We are delighted to have been certified, and that Security Alliance’s experience in helping organisations defend themselves against online attacks has been recognised.”
The Cyber Essentials accreditation provides a standard that enables organisations to evaluate their cyber security posture against and to drive secure business forward. Through CREST certified companies, such as Security Alliance, it also gives added assurances that cyber security suppliers have both the skills and expertise to deliver the services required.
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