In the rapidly evolving digital landscape, safeguarding your organisation from cyber threats is paramount. Fusion, in-conjunction with our alliance partner Claranet, offers a comprehensive range of Cyber Security Measures services designed to protect your business from potential attacks and fortify your cybersecurity defences. Through our alliance with Claranet, we provide Cyber Essentials certification, ensuring that your organisation remains resilient against cyber threats, giving you peace of mind and allowing you to focus on what matters most – your business.
What is Cyber Essentials?
Cyber Essentials is a government-backed cybersecurity certification program that sets out a baseline of cyber hygiene measures for businesses of all sizes. It helps organisations implement fundamental cybersecurity practices to mitigate common internet-borne threats and demonstrates their commitment to safeguarding sensitive information and customer data.
The Importance of Cyber Security for Businesses
In today’s digital landscape, businesses face an increasing number of cyber threats, ranging from sophisticated cyber-attacks to opportunistic malware. The consequences of a successful cyber-attack can be devastating, leading to financial losses, reputational damage, and legal liabilities. Embracing robust cybersecurity practices is not just an option; it’s a necessity for the survival and growth of any organization.
Cyber Essentials Certification – Your Shield Against Cyber Threats
Fusion in conjunction with Claranet specialises in providing Cyber Essentials certification to organisations across various industries. Our certification process ensures that your business meets essential cybersecurity requirements, including:
Protecting Against Common Cyber Attacks
Cyber Essentials certification helps protect your organisation against prevalent cyber threats, such as malware, phishing, and ransomware attacks.
Securing Your IT Systems
We assess your IT infrastructure and implement measures to enhance its security, minimising vulnerabilities and potential entry points for attackers.
Safeguarding Customer Data
Cyber Essentials certification emphasises the importance of protecting customer information and ensures that your business meets the necessary data protection standards.
Boosting Customer Confidence
Displaying the Cyber Essentials badge demonstrates your commitment to cybersecurity, building trust with your customers and partners.
Compliance with Legal Requirements
Cyber Essentials certification helps your business meet legal and regulatory requirements related to cybersecurity.
Our Services for Your Organisation’s Security
Fusion in-conjunction with our alliance partner Claranet offer a range of cybersecurity services tailored to meet the unique needs of your organisation including:-
Cyber Essentials Certification
Our expert consultants guide you through the certification process, providing you with a comprehensive assessment of your cybersecurity posture.
Identify vulnerabilities in your network and applications with our advanced penetration testing services.
Security Awareness Training
Educate your employees about cyber threats and best practices to prevent data breaches through our engaging security awareness training programs.
Incident Response Planning
Develop robust incident response plans to effectively handle cyber incidents and minimize potential damages.
Partner with Fusion Today
Protect your business from the ever-evolving cyber threats with Cyber Essentials certification and our comprehensive cybersecurity services. Partner with Fusion, and together, we will build an impenetrable shield around your organisation, safeguarding your valuable data and ensuring your business thrives in the digital age.
Don’t wait for a cyber disaster to strike. Take proactive steps to secure your organisation’s future with Fusion’s industry-leading cybersecurity solutions. Contact us today on 0333 241 4123 or email [email protected] to embark on a journey towards a safer and more resilient cyber landscape!
Frequently Asked Questions on Cyber Essentials
What is the difference between ISO 27001 and Cyber Essentials?
ISO 27001 and Cyber Essentials are both cybersecurity frameworks, but they differ in their scope, approach, and objectives. Here’s a comparison of the two.
Scope: ISO 27001 is an internationally recognized standard for information security management systems (ISMS). It provides a comprehensive framework for managing an organisation’s information security risks and ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of its information assets.
Risk Management: ISO 27001 emphasizes a risk-based approach, requiring organisations to conduct risk assessments and implement controls based on the identified risks to their information assets.
Comprehensive Coverage: The standard addresses a wide range of information security aspects, including physical security, human resources security, asset management, access control, cryptography, and more.
Flexibility: ISO 27001 is a flexible framework that can be tailored to the specific needs and risk profile of each organization. It is applicable to organisations of all types and sizes, across various industries.
Certification Process: Achieving ISO 27001 certification involves a formal audit and assessment process conducted by an accredited certification body. The organisation must demonstrate compliance with the standard’s requirements to obtain certification.
Scope: Cyber Essentials is a UK government-backed cybersecurity certification scheme with a more limited scope compared to ISO 27001. It focuses on a specific set of technical controls to protect against common cyber threats.
Risk Management: While Cyber Essentials does consider basic cybersecurity risks, its approach is more prescriptive and focuses on implementing specific technical measures.
Limited Coverage: The scheme addresses five essential technical security controls: firewalls, secure configuration, user access control, malware protection, and patch management. It does not cover other aspects of information security, such as physical security or human resources practices.
Simplicity: Cyber Essentials is designed to be straightforward and accessible, making it suitable for smaller organizations or those starting their cybersecurity journey.
Certification Process: Cyber Essentials certification involves a self-assessment process for the basic level, where organizations complete a questionnaire. For the higher-level certification (Cyber Essentials Plus), there is an additional verification process by an independent certification body.
ISO 27001 is a comprehensive and internationally recognised standard that covers all aspects of information security management, emphasising risk-based decision-making. It is suitable for organisations seeking a robust and flexible cybersecurity management system.
On the other hand, Cyber Essentials is a more focused and straightforward scheme aimed at providing basic cybersecurity measures. It is often used by organizations, especially in the UK, as a starting point to demonstrate their commitment to cybersecurity best practices.
What is Cyber Essentials?
Cyber Essentials is a cybersecurity certification scheme developed by the UK government to help organisations, both in the public and private sectors, protect themselves against common cyber threats. The program was designed to establish a baseline of cybersecurity measures that businesses and institutions can implement to enhance their overall cyber resilience.
Five Security Controls
The Cyber Essentials scheme focuses on five essential technical security controls that are considered fundamental in safeguarding against a range of common cyberattacks
Firewalls: Ensuring that internet-connected devices have properly configured firewalls to protect against unauthorised access.
Secure Configuration: Implementing secure settings and configurations for devices and software to minimize potential vulnerabilities.
User Access Control: Managing user privileges to ensure that only authorized individuals can access sensitive information and systems.
Malware Protection: Employing anti-malware software and solutions to defend against various types of malicious software.
Patch Management: Keeping software and devices up to date with the latest security patches to address known vulnerabilities.
By achieving Cyber Essentials certification, organisations can demonstrate their commitment to cybersecurity best practices and show their customers, partners, and other stakeholders that they take cybersecurity seriously. The certification can be beneficial for winning contracts, reassuring clients, and improving the overall security posture of the organiSation.
Two levels of Cyber Essentials certification
Cyber Essentials: This level requires organisations to self-assess their cybersecurity measures against the five essential controls and submit their responses for review. Once approved, they receive the Cyber Essentials certification.
Cyber Essentials Plus: At this level, organisations undergo a more rigorous assessment where cybersecurity checks are carried out by independent certification bodies. This includes vulnerability scans and simulated cyber-attacks to test the effectiveness of their security measures.
What does Claranet do?
Claranet is a strategic alliance partner of Fusion and has extensive experience of Cyber Essentials assessment, documentation and independent verification of the scheme, in particular for Cyber Essentials Plus.
Claranet’s specific offerings related to Cyber Essentials
Cyber Essentials Consultation: Claranet provide consulting services to guide organisations through the process of understanding the Cyber Essentials scheme’s requirements, identifying gaps in their cybersecurity measures, and formulating an action plan to address those gaps. Fusion then deliver on the action plan formulated.
Cybersecurity Assessments: Claranet conduct cybersecurity assessments to evaluate an organisation’s existing technical controls against the Cyber Essentials framework. This assessment helps identify areas that need improvement to meet the necessary criteria for certification. Fusion then develop and implement the technical controls to ensure compliance.
Vulnerability Scanning and Penetration Testing: Claranet offer vulnerability scanning and penetration testing services to identify potential weaknesses in an organisation’s network and systems. These tests help organisations proactively address vulnerabilities before they can be exploited. Fusion then put solutions in place to address any vulnerabilities identified.
Documentation Assistance: Achieving Cyber Essentials certification involves providing evidence and documentation to support compliance. Claranet help organisations prepare the necessary documentation required for certification.
Many organisations choose to implement Cyber Essentials as a foundational step towards ISO 27001 compliance. ISO 27001 certification signifies a higher level of maturity in an organisation’s cybersecurity management system and can be beneficial for those seeking to do business internationally or with partners that require strict information security standards.