Cyber Essentials is a government-backed, industry supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common cyber attacks.
The government has worked with the Information Assurance for Small and Medium Enterprises (IASME) consortium and the Information Security Forum (ISF) to develop Cyber Essentials, a set of basic technical controls for organisations to use, to protect their IT infrastructure and ultimately, their data, from attackers.
The Cyber Essentials Requirements document sets out the necessary technical controls. The Assurance Framework shows how the independent assurance process works and the different levels of assessment organisations can apply for to achieve the badges. It also contains guidance for security professionals carrying out the assessments.
The full scheme, launched on 5 June 2014, enables organisations to gain 1 of 2 new Cyber Essentials badges. It is backed by industry including the Federation of Small Businesses, MoD, the CBI and a number of insurance organisations.
We’re happy to announce that iRed have recently achieved our Tier 1 Certification, proving our commitment to data security. This certification indicates that iRed have developed policies and processes, to ensure data integrity and security. We sought to obtain this certification as part of our growth strategy plan, to demonstrate the highest level of commitment to our client and student data security.