CPC secures Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation
Following a major IT upgrade, CPC has secured accreditation to the Cyber Essentials Plus scheme, which acknowledges organisations that have a high level of assurance against cyber threats across their IT infrastructure and operations.
Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed and industry-supported scheme in the UK, that identifies five fundamental security controls including firewalls, access control, password configuration, malware protection, and patch management, and is a pre-requisite for any organisation bidding for Government contracts involving sensitive, personal and confidential data.
Whilst Cyber Essentials accreditation demonstrates a basic level of protection of in line with these security controls, the Cyber Essentials ‘Plus’ demonstrates a much higher level of assurance, involving an external audit by an accredited body.
CPC was audited by CREST, an accredited body to the Cyber Essentials scheme. CREST were invited by CESG (now known as the NCSC), the information security arm of GCHQ, to develop the original Cyber Essentials assessment framework on which the scheme is now based.
Brandon Stringer, CPC Partner said “I am delighted that our IT infrastructure was awarded the highest standard within the Cyber Essentials scheme and demonstrates our ongoing commitment to cyber security protection”.