Leading business consultancy, RWA, is proud to announce that it has gained Cyber Essentials certification.
The Cyber Essentials scheme is part of the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy and provides independent verification of an organisations commitment to cybersecurity and the measures that are in place to mitigate risks from common cyber threats.
Organisations that successfully complete the Cyber Essentials certification process not only lower their cyber risks but by displaying the Cyber Essentials badge, they also demonstrate to customers that proactive steps have been taken to protect the information they hold.
Tom Wood, director at RWA, commented: “We are delighted to have been awarded this certificate in recognition of our cybersecurity efforts. We have invested heavily in our infrastructure and operations to ensure that our defences meet, and in many cases exceed the required standards and to demonstrate publicly our commitment to cybersecurity.”
In order to pass the Cyber Essentials accreditation, RWA had to provide evidence of having addressed key elements of cybersecurity and common internet-based threats such as hacking, phishing and password attacks.
If firms are interested in learning more about Cyber Essentials, please contact your RWA Business Manager
Notes to Editors
Cyber Essentials aims to help organisations implement basic levels of protection against cyber attack, demonstrating to their customers that they take cyber security seriously. The scheme is available at two levels:
• Cyber Essentials - an independently verified self-assessment. Organisations assess themselves against five basic security controls and a qualified assessor verifies the information provided.
• Cyber Essentials PLUS – a higher level of assurance. A qualified and independent assessor examines the same five controls, testing that they work in practice by simulating basic hacking and phishing attacks.
The five basic controls within Cyber Essentials were chosen because, when properly implemented, they will help to protect against unskilled internet-based attackers using commodity capabilities – which are freely available on the internet.
Organisations that undertake Cyber Essentials are encouraged to recertify at least once a year and, where appropriate, progress their security.
Since 1 October 2014, Cyber Essentials became a minimum requirement for bidding for some government contracts (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/procurement-policy-note-0914-cyber-essentials-scheme-certification)
For further information please see www.cyberstreetwise.com\cyberessentials