In-Form are delighted to have been awarded the Cyber Essentials Accreditation.
The Cyber Essentials scheme is a world-leading assurance mechanism which demonstrates to our partners and stakeholders that the most important basic cyber security controls have been implemented.
In 2012 the UK government launched the scheme which encouraged organisations to consider whether they were managing their cyber risks. The government emphasised the need for company boards and senior executives to take ownership of these risks and enshrine them within their overall corporate risk management regime.
These initiatives continued to gain traction. However, government analysis of continuing attacks and feedback from industry vulnerability testers identified that a number of security controls were not being applied, leaving organisations vulnerable to threat actors with low levels of technical capability.
The government viewed the adoption of an organisational standard for cyber security as the next stage after the ‘10 Steps to Cyber Security’ guidance. This was in order to allow organisations, and their customers and partners, to have greater confidence in their ability to reduce the risk posed by threat actors with low technical capability.
In order to be accredited our IT systems and procedures have demonstrated and proven that we have taken the precautions necessary to reduce cyber risks. As part of this process, In-Form Solutions has five key controls in place, these being;
The five key controls
Cyber Essentials is a scheme which is supported by industry and backed by the Government. It’s designed to help organisations to protect themselves from many commonly-seen online threats to security and to make conducting business over the internet safer within the UK.