CYBER ESSENTIALS PLUS
Effective Cyber Security Control

Implement effective cyber security controls to drive business efficiency, save money and improve productivity.

Cyber Essentials Plus will help you to enhance your organisation’s reputation and win more business by demonstrating to customers and other interested parties that you take the security of their information seriously and have taken the necessary steps to reduce cyber threats.

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What is CYBER ESSENTIALS PLUS?

Cyber Essentials is for all organisations, whatever sector you’re in. Implementing these controls will help your organisation defend against the most common forms of cyber-attack.

Additionally, If you intend to apply for government contracts, achieving a Cyber Essentials Certification is often a mandatory requirement.

The Scheme itself focuses on Internet-originated attacks against an organisation’s IT system, based on five key security controls.

  1. Boundary firewalls and internet gateways – these provide a basic level of protection where a user connects to the Internet. A firewall will help to keep attackers or external threats from getting access to your system.

  2. Secure configuration –systems need to be configured to ensure that the current design and build state of the system is known, good & trusted.

  3. Access control – it is important that only the appropriate personnel have access to systems and at the appropriate level.

  4. Malware protection – this doesn’t just protect you against viruses, worms and key loggers, but also nuisance programs. It is important that virus and malware protection is installed and is kept up to date.

  5. Patch management – managing upgrades for software applications and technologies. A patch management plan can help you handle changes efficiently, ensuring the latest supported version of applications is used and all the necessary patches supplied by the vendor been applied.

By choosing QMS to assist you with implementing the appropriate cyber security controls, you will benefit from support and advice throughout the process, an internal assessment of your cyber security processes and an onsite technical vulnerability scan of your devices.

When implemented correctly, the Cyber Essential Plus scheme will help you to improve business efficiency, save money and increase productivity.

Here are the top benefits of using the CYBER ESSENTIALS PLUS framework:

  1. Implement recognised, best-practice security controls to protect against cyber-attacks

  2. Reduce the cost of insurance premiums, through participating insurers

  3. Improve customers confidence by demonstrating that you are a responsible company with a commitment to security

  4. Protect your company’s reputation by reducing the likelihood of a cyber attack occurring

  5. Improve your organisation’s ability to win more contracts by meeting Government tender requirements

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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How can QMS help your Business?

QMS gets your business set up for success:

Expert

Our team of consultants has provided GDPR assessments to clients ranging from SMEs to blue chip organisations across a broad spectrum of verticals and industries.

Affordable

Our processes add value at every stage, without taking up unwarranted management time. We commit to providing you with the best possible value for money – including a price promise from the outset, along with the ability to stagger payments at no extra cost.

Simple

We make the process as smooth and uncomplicated as possible, and ensuring you get the training and advice that works for you.

How have businesses benefited from CYBER ESSENTIALS PLUS?

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    The Consultancy, about which I was nervous, was constructive and helpful. It highlighted areas where progress was needed, but was positive and supportive.
    Clare Nicholson, Director, Etills Limited

    The ISO 27001 Consultant was absolutely brilliant. He talked me through the processes and stages making sure I understood each one. It made the whole process seem very easy. QMS have well established processes and procedures making the whole experience very good
    Susannah Williams, Practice Lead, CloudSource Ltd

3 Steps to Certification

With the help of QMS, the certification process can take as little as 45 days to complete

    Gap Analysis

    A QMS Consultant will visit your Organisation to review and document your current processes and procedures, highlighting any areas that do not meet the requirements of the Standard.

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    Implementation

    Now its time to make sure any required process or procedural changes are made, as highlighted in the Review. QMS can provide templates to assist you in doing this.

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    Certification

    An Auditor must now visit your Organisation to check that the documented processed are being followed and that the necessary changes have been made. Once they are satisfied, you will be rewarded with your certification.

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Once you have achieved certification the certification cycle will commence. This is made up of surveillance and re-certification audits, one of which must take place each year, around the anniversary of your certification. These visits confirm your continued compliance with the Standard and verify the validity of your certification.

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CYBER ESSENTIALS PLUS RESOURCES

    Guide to ISO certification

    Why you should choose QMS to assist your business with ISO certification

    Scheme Overview: Cyber Essentials Plus

    Overview of the Cyber Essentials Plus scheme

    Understanding the Basics of Cyber Essentials Plus

    Guide to Information and Cyber Security

    A visual guide to the areas covered by each of the information security products

    A visual guide to the areas covered by each of the information security products

    Overview of the QMS Cyber Essentials Offering

    Overview of the different options available for QMS customers looking to implement the Cyber Essentials Scheme

    What Information Security Products are Available?

    The QMS International suite of information security products

    The QMS International suite of information security products

    QMS International Company Profile

    Find out about QMS, our achievements and some of our clients

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