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Cyber Essentials Plus

Cyber Essentials Plus

Forfront is proud to announce that it has achieved the Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation. .

Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed and industry-supported scheme that helps businesses protect themselves against the growing threat of cyber-attacks and provides a clear statement of the basic controls organisations should have in place. 

It is the UK government’s answer to a safer internet space for organisations of all sizes, across all sectors. Developed and operated by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Cyber Essentials is considered the best first step to a more secure network, protecting businesses from 80% of the most basic cyber security breaches. 

Gaining the Cyber Essentials certification also enables organisations to showcase their credentials as trustworthy and secure when it comes to cyber security. 

The certification defines a focused set of controls which provide clear guidance on basic cyber security for organisations of all sizes and offers a sound foundation of cyber security measures that all types of organisations can implement. 

  • Cyber Essentials is a foundation level certification designed to provide a statement of the basic controls your organisation should have in place to mitigate the risk from common cyber threats, which we have held for a number of years. 

  • Cyber Essentials Plus, however, is the highest level of certification offered under the Cyber Essentials scheme. It is a practical, more rigorous physical test of your organisation’s cyber security systems where cyber security experts carry out vulnerability tests to make sure that your organisation applies the necessary measures to protect against hacking and phishing attacks. 

CEO Ron Kellermann commented: 

"We are delighted to have been able to achieve both ISO27001:2013 and Cyber Essentials Plus accreditations in 2021. Security is in our DNA, and we have always been committed to the highest standards of cyber security throughout the business; from safe coding through protected infrastructure to office policies and processes. We have held the Cyber Essentials accreditation for several years, but with many more of our clients in the public sector, it is critical to be able to demonstrate our practical security implementation carried out by external, independent CHECK approved auditors. Implementing the strict Cyber Essentials Plus felt like a natural next step. Cyber Essentials Plus is one of many ways that means our clients know that their valuable and sensitive data is in safe hands." 

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