Being a certification body Fortis is qualified to certify companies that meet the criteria to Cyber Essentials (CE), Cyber Essentials PLUS (CE+) and the IASME Governance certificate. This process takes place via the Fortis online CE portal.
Cyber Essentials Scheme
HOW DOES CYBER ESSENTIALS WORK?
Cyber Essentials sets out five controls which you can implement immediately to strengthen your cyber defences:
Use a firewall to secure your internet connection (Office Firewalls and Internet Gateways)
Choose the most secure settings for your devices & software (Secure Configuration).
Control who has access to your data and services (User Access Control)
Protect yourself from viruses and other malware (Malware Protection)
Keep your devices and software up to date (Software Patch Management)
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
Fortis can help your company to develop, improve or create an effective information security strategy that is aligned to your business requirements. We are experienced with large and small companies and always align with frequently used international security standards.
This self-assessment and audited Cyber Essentials option will give you protection against a wide variety of the most common cyber-attacks.
Your Cyber Essentials certification will:
Reassure customers that you are working to secure your IT against cyber attack.
Attract new business with the assurance you have cyber security measures in place.
Give you a clear picture of your organisation's cyber security level
Present more business opportunities since some Government contracts require Cyber
Reduce the risk of your organisation becoming a victim of a cyberattack
Show your customers that you care about the security of their information and help you win their trust.
WHAT DOES CYBER ESSENTIALS COVER?
If you are a company who wants to demonstrate a commitment to safeguarding customer data and ensuring you are guarded against a cyberattack, then the CE certification is certainly for you.
Cyber Essentials is appropriate for your business if you want a base-level security certification to demonstrate that you have key technical controls in place and as a company you take cyber security seriously.