Commissum Achieves Cyber Essentials Plus Certification

Commissum Achieves Cyber Essentials Plus Certification

Press Release

Edinburgh – Wednesday 28th January 2015

Commissum, a leading UK cyber security services provider, is proud to announce this week it was assessed for and has passed the Cyber Essentials Plus Certification. Launched in 2014, Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed, industry supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common cyber attacks and builds on the Government’s 10 Steps to Cyber Security.

Cyber Essentials Plus supplements the basic, self-assessed certification by adding additional levels of assurance through technical security testing of corporate end user Internet-connected devices including mobile devices. From 1st October 2014 all government suppliers that hold certain sensitive or IT contracts have been mandated by the Crown Commercial Service to certify to at least the basic level. Certifying to the Plus level ideally places Commissum to further develop its standing as a trusted supplier of cyber security services to Government and the wider public sector.

Boglarka Ronto, Commissum Head of Technical Services commented, “This is an excellent way to demonstrate our status as a secure link in the public sector supply chain. It is also an important step to further assure our commercial clients, industry partners and external bodies that we are committed to maintaining the highest levels of information security not just for our clients but internally too, and show that we really do practice what we preach.”

As an early adopter, Commissum joins other leading organisations and Tier 1 suppliers to Government to successfully achieve the Plus level certification.

Boglarka went on to say “as a CREST Cyber Essentials Certification Body it was important for us to also hold the highest level of certification ourselves. This CESG and Cabinet Office backed initiative is a great first step for many organisations to protect themselves from Internet-based threats. Any organisation, large or small, should be capable of attaining the basic level. However any organisation serious about demonstrating its commitment to high quality cyber protection should certify to the Plus standard, and this is exactly what we have done.”

Additional client assurance is demonstrated by Commissum’s ongoing certification to ISO 27001, the de facto international standard for Information Security Management Systems, as well as its ISO 9001 certification for quality management, both of which cover the activities of the entire organisation.

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