CSP supports updates to Cyber Essentials Scheme

Cyber Security Partnership, the specialist’s in providing pragmatic and practical information security consultancy services, have welcomed the announcement that there will be changes to the Governments Cyber Essentials (CE) scheme.​

“While the original CE scheme helped provide guidance on basic cyber hygiene and a first step for many large and small organisations, it didn’t implement the security culture which is core to any improvement in a company’s cyber security, nor did it give  an easy roadmap to implement higher level security if required” states Kevin Else, CSP’s Consulting Director.​

CSP are monitoring the changes, which are to be announced in April 2020 and will keep all existing CE clients updated. All current CE certifications are still valid until their renewal dates.​

CSP agree with NCSC, that basic Cyber Hygiene is the key to dealing with the majority of opportunistic Cyber-attacks and that independent validation of an organisations security controls which protect itself and information it holds is a differentiator that should be recognized.​

CSP have helped many organisations achieve CE, including Advansys Solutions who are a high-tech defence consultancy company. They required Cyber Essentials certification to meet their customer’s requirements, so CSP assisted them in achieving it. Their company director had this to say “Advansys would recommend CSP as a cost effective, highly competent, cyber security consultancy organization”.​

CSP’s other services include assistance security architecture, information risk management and data protection services. CSP’s certification service, of which CE certification is one, also includes ISO27001 and Data protection act:2018/General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).​

Should organisations wish to take part in the Cyber Essentials Scheme, they can contact CSP for further details by calling 0113 5323763 or emailing them at info@csp.partners.

More information on the CE scheme is available on the government website.​