We recognise that not everyone has the necessary resources to address the business-critical issue of cyber security.
The scheme provides a set of five controls that organisations can implement to achieve a baseline of cyber security, against which they can achieve certification in order to prove their compliance. Addressing these five topics and controls eliminate up to 80% of typical cyber threats.
All of the five requirements are recommended as part of the “SANS Top 20” controls, and the ISO27001 standard:
We are pleased to have successfully accomplished the Cyber Essentials+ certification. The scheme will provide our clients with additional confidence, and reduce risk against cyber-threats. CST assisted us in understanding the Scheme, worked with us to advance our cyber-defence posture, and undertook the assessment. Their approach was professional, efficient and pragmatic, I can highly recommend them.
Andrew Flatt CTO, Omni Partners Ltd. Dec 2017.
Omni Partners LLP is a London based hedge fund sponsor and investment management firm founded in 2004.