Certification and accreditation in the field of cyber security

Security in the digital age is one of the most important aspects of the business industry in the twenty-first century. If your firm does not have safe and secure practises in place, it runs the danger of releasing data as a result of a breach triggered by an external source. The number of leaks grew by more than 50% in 2019, indicating that the threat is real and should be taken seriously.

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Cyber Essentials assists you in protecting your company from hackers and costly mistakes that can damage your reputation. Whatever the dangers are, whether they are the most obvious or the ones that most organisations do not anticipate, a Cyber Essentials certification will ensure that your organisation is safe.

What Is the Definition of Cyber Essentials?

A scheme supported by the government, CE strives to draw attention to common concerns and provide assistance to businesses that are able to operate without being noticed. The programme accomplishes this by highlighting the threats that the vast majority of businesses are unaware of, as well as providing simple yet effective remedies to these threats.

There are two levels of qualifications that your company can make use of. Level 1 qualifications are the most basic.

What You Need to Know About Cybersecurity

The first of the two accreditations is the most fundamental. However, you should not let this affect your opinion of the plan, as a large number of leaks are the consequence of little issues that spiral out of control and cause widespread damage.

Many organisations are targets because they are easy to hack, which is why it is critical to protect all of your data and infrastructure. This will provide you with the confidence that your systems are capable of withstanding simple attempts from outside sources who wish to cause harm to your firm.

A self-assessment questionnaire is included in the Cyber Essentials course, and the results are independently confirmed by a third party. This means that you can confidently state that you meet the requirements of Cyber Essentials if you have achieved the Standard Level of Certification.

Cyber Essentials Plus is a software programme that helps you protect your computer from viruses and other malware.

A Cyber Essentials Plus certification entails raising knowledge of the types of safeguards you need to put in place to defend yourself against cyber dangers. Among these are common problems as well as more complex issues.. As a result, a recognised accreditor must carry out a technical verification to confirm that you fulfil the required standards for certification.

The following topics are covered in a Cyber Essentials Plus course:

  • Information on the ten initiatives taken by the government to improve cybersecurity. You must demonstrate that your company’s procedures are in accordance with the requirements.
  • A test of the system.
  • A self-assessment conducted by a recognised organisation.
  • Choosing the degree of qualification you want is entirely up to you.

What It Does and How It Works

It makes no difference whether you choose the regular certification or the Cyber Essentials Plus qualification; your firm will be examined against the same five fundamental security measures. They are as follows:

  • Configuration with Confidence
  • Boundary Firewalls and Internet Gateways are two types of firewalls.
  • Access Control and Administrative Privilege Management are two important aspects of information security.
  • Patch Administration and Malware Protection

It is important to note that there is a difference between the certification and accreditation processes for Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus in that the former examines the five controls through a technical audit, while the latter does not. An assessor just needs to verify the information you supply in order to receive a basic Cyber Essential qualification.

The amount of proof necessary for either programme is determined by the size of the company. As a result, the evidence is relative, which means that each application is considered on an individual basis. There is no policy that is one size fits all.

The Use of the Application

Listed below is a breakdown of what you may expect during the application process.

A briefing on the subject: We’ll walk you through the basics of the plan and point you important aspects such as the length of the course and the information you’ll need to submit.
An application form is as follows: You’ll learn how to provide the essential evidence to support your application in this section.
The results of the evaluation are as follows: Once you have completed the form and sent it to us, we will analyse the information and contact you to let you know whether or not your application has been successful.
The following is an excerpt from the interview: The final step in the procedure is for the service provider to participate in an interview with the service provider.
Certification: Congratulations, you have completed the Cyber Essentials training course!
We always provide comments on unsuccessful applications so that you can identify your own weak points and provide the documentation necessary to obtain your certificate of completion.

Is Using Cyber Essentials a Good Thing in Your Life?

An extensive list of advantages is provided as part of your qualification. First and foremost, the basic certificate is a legal requirement for all suppliers to the United Kingdom government, as well as anyone vying for government contracts. In the absence of this document, you will not be able to demonstrate that you are capable of handling sensitive and personal information safely, and you will be refused.

Additionally, the Cyber Essentials certification includes liability insurance for firms that have earned the certification. For £300 + VAT, you may have complete peace of mind knowing that you are protected against any cyber-related threats.

You must be certified and have a yearly revenue of less than £20 million pounds.

What JVR Consultancy Can Do to Assist You

All of the issues listed above may appear to be hard, but they are fundamental security issues that are simple to resolve. With the help of JVR Consultancy, you can equip yourself to take your company’s security to the next level by being assessed and certified as a Cyber Essentials qualified professional.

With our accreditation by the IASME Consortium in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Centre, which makes us one of just 42 organisations in the United Kingdom to do so, we can review your application and certify you as Cyber Essentials ready. In addition, we provide critical guidance that will increase your chances of completing the task successfully on the first try.

Cyber Essentials is sponsored by the government, which is why it’s critical to get in touch with us as soon as possible for a free audit of your present systems and a road map for how to proceed in the most effective way for you. As one of just a handful of consultancies in the United Kingdom to be recognised by the IASME Consortium in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Centre, we can evaluate and certify your application.

Get in touch with us right away to schedule your free Cyber check.

What JVR Consultancy Can Do to Assist You

If you would like more information on how JVR Consultancy can assist your company with being compliant with a variety of accreditations, please get in touch with us immediately.

Who We Are

JVR Consultancy is one of the best compliance consulting firms in the UK. Many of our clients appreciate the top-notch, fully integrated Management Systems we develop, implement, and support. Our system is an integrated system covering health, safety, environment, human resources. We provide HR procedures, which many companies overlook, particularly smaller ones. We also provide support for meeting ISO standards, various security systems and handling drug and alcohol testing of your personnel.

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Speak with one of our experienced consultants. At JVR, we know that time is precious, and you want the answers to your questions quickly, especially during an audit!. Once we speak with you for the first time over the phone, we need around 10 minutes to fully evaluate which accreditation you need support with and a brief introduction into you and your company.

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