The Cyber Essentials
Scheme is a Government scheme that helps organisations to guard against the most common cyber threats from the internet and demonstrate commitment to cyber security. It covers five main technical controls which will protect companies against an estimated 80% of common internet threats. The controls are:
- Secure your Internet connection (Firewalls and routers)
- Secure your devices and software (Secure configuration)
- Control access to your data and services (Access control)
- Protect from viruses and other malware (Malware protection)
- Keep your devices and software up to date (Software updates)
IASME Cyber Assurance certification is aligned to the Government’s Ten Steps to Cyber Security and covers the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and privacy requirements. IASME Cyber Assurance is aligned to a similar set of controls in other international security standards but is more affordable and achievable for small and medium sized organisations to implement.
Cyber Essentials certification is required before undertaking the IASME Cyber Assurance assessment.