Protos Networks Awarded Cyber Essentials and GDPR Readiness Assessor Status
Protos Networks have been awarded official Certification Body status for Cyber Essentials, Cyber Essentials Plus and GDPR readiness by the IASME Consortium – one of only five bodies in the UK granted as an accreditation body by HM Government.
Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed and industry-supported scheme to help businesses protect themselves against cyber threats. When properly implemented, Cyber Essentials will provide organisations with basic protection from the most prevalent forms of threats from the internet. In particular, it focuses on threats which require low levels of attacker skill and those widely available online. Cyber Essentials is now a requirement to bid for a number of public and private sector contracts.
As well as Cyber Essentials, Protos Networks can also assess companies against the IASME Governance standard. The standard was developed over several years during a Technology Strategy Board funded project to create a cyber security standard which would be an affordable and achievable alternative to the international standard, ISO27001. The most recent standard also assesses a company’s readiness for the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – which comes into force in May 2018.
Protos Networks can offer companies a range of assessment options – from self-assessment, to consultancy and support, and more rigorous penetration assessments to meet the Cyber Essentials Plus requirements.