Cyber security measured up to industry standards

The importance of rock-solid protection against cyber threats speaks for itself, but do you wonder if IT security certification is really necessary? The truth is, certification should form a vital part of your security strategy for a number of reasons.

Your staff need to feel protected in their workplace. Your customers need to trust you before they will buy from you. And any organisations you partner with will want to know your security is as watertight as theirs – especially if you’re sharing systems or data. You may even discover that contracts you’re bidding for stipulate specific security certification – such as government tenders which require participation in the Cyber Essentials Scheme, or in high-value target industries such as finance.

Now consider what would happen if you suffered a breach? Could you prove to the ICO that you’d done everything possible to prevent the loss of confidential customer or employee data?

For all these reasons, if you’re serious about cyber security, you need to get certified.

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We’re a Cyber Essentials provider

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed scheme designed to help businesses guard against the most common cyber threats. ComputerWorld is a Cyber Essentials provider which means that we’re accredited to audit, test and certify the security posture of any business who chooses to adopt the standard.

Cyber Essentials helps you get to grips with the basics and prevent the most common attacks, but if you require a more rigorous assessment, we also offer Cyber Essentials Plus. Though the protections you need to put in place are the same, you’ll also undergo a hands-on technical verification of your systems. We’ll examine all the technologies and processes you’ve implemented, extending out to your whole network – including remote workers and third-party connections.

Industry-recognised standards provide a clear indication of your security level, reassuring your staff, customers and partners that protecting them matters to you. At ComputerWorld we practice what we preach and are certified with Cyber Essentials plus, as well as ISO 27001 Information Security. Having been through the process of meeting expectations of these accreditations, we are happy to share our knowledge and experience with you.

Our certification solutions

  • Cyber Essentials
  • Cyber Essentials Plus

Information security certification made easy

Many businesses worry that security certification can be complex, time-consuming and process heavy. But with the right security partner, it doesn’t have to be that way. We’re here to help make your certification process as effortless as possible.

Our experts can walk you through the Cyber Essentials process from start to finish – providing as much, or as little, technical insight as you want. You want to get certified, but you also want to get on with running your business – which is why we always aim to get you a pass first-time.

Cyber Essentials certifications are renewed annually, and ISO standards every three years. As well as taking you through the renewal process, we can also provide interim support through our managed services, such as ongoing monitoring and testing. If your security is in a good place when it comes to re-certification, you’ll breeze through the process more easily.

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