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Capital Support Achieves Cyber Essentials Plus Certificate

Cyber Essentials Plus

Capital Support has been awarded the Cyber Essentials Plus certificate. This is an extremely challenging badge to obtain, and is only provided to the most security aware organisations.

The Cyber Essentials Plus certificate is a UK Government-backed scheme, introduced as part of their National Cyber Security Strategy to make the UK a safer place to conduct business online. After being carefully assessed, Capital Support has been deemed worthy of receiving the certificate as an indicator of the seriousness with which we treat our cybersecurity, and of the consistently high standards we maintain internally.

What is the Cyber Essentials Plus Certificate?

The Cyber Essentials scheme was developed by the UK Government in collaboration with the cybersecurity industry. It acts as a means of underlining a basic standard that organisations should adhere to in order to make themselves less vulnerable to cybercrime, in particular against the most common methods of cyber-attack: hacking and phishing. The certificate also gives organisations a way to demonstrate to their clients, investors and insurers that they have met these important requirements. The Cyber Essentials Plus certificate is a step above the regular certificate, and we are extremely proud to have acquired it.

What is the Process for Obtaining the Certificate?

In order to determine the extent to which an organisation has met the requirements, an internal and external assessment is carried out. The assessment covers a number of categories in which an organisation must demonstrate that they maintain a high standard of security. These categories include: –

  1. Boundary firewalls and internet gateways;
  2. Secure configuration;
  3. Access control;
  4. Malware protection;
  5. Patch management.

The assessment is carried out by security professionals, who attend site to properly audit these areas.

Moving Forward

At Capital Support we know that any security breach can cause irreparable operational, financial and reputational damage to a firm. By having this badge, we demonstrate that we can implement security best practice for all of our clients, measured against ISO 27001:2013 and Cyber Essentials Plus. This should reassure our clients that they are in the safest of hands with Capital Support regarding their cybersecurity. It is with the same hardened attitude towards cybersecurity that we have developed our own Managed Security services to further benefit our clients.

For more information on how you can protect your firm against the developing cybercrime trends, please contact Capital Support for an audit.

Toby Shackleton
Toby Shackleton