SSAIB are delighted to announce that we have successfully attained certification for the Cyber Essentials Plus scheme.
In doing so, the SSAIB has become the first certification body within the security industry to achieve Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation.
A government-backed and industry supported scheme, Cyber Essentials is used to help organisations protect themselves against common cyber-attacks and is available to any firm of any size.
Within an organisation’s IT system, the scheme covers the basics of cyber security and implementation of the controls suggested can significantly reduce the risk of prevalent but unskilled cyber-attacks.
The Cyber Essentials Scheme summary states: “For many organisations - especially those with significant information assets or who are exposed to a wider range of threats - Cyber Essentials will become a practical component of a wider ranging cyber security posture.”
Following the news that the company’s IT facilities now meet Cyber Essentials Plus standard, SSAIB chief executive Alex Carmichael remarked: “It’s great to see the SSAIB awarded with Cyber Essentials Plus – as it shows that we are committed to IT security.
“We’ll also be passing useful information about cyber security and what can be done to prevent attacks onto our registered firms through our various channels of communication, in an effort to help them become more self-aware of the threats that cyber-attacks can bring.”
For more information on the Cyber Essentials scheme and how to apply for it, please visit https://www.cyberaware.gov.uk/cyberessentials/.