CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LHIS IT ASSURANCE TEAM ON THEIR IASME ACCREDITATION!
ONCE AGAIN WE HAVE ACHIEVED BOTH THEIR CYBER ESSENTIALS AND IASME GOVERNANCE CERTIFICATION FOR THE FORTHCOMING YEAR!
Back in 2015, we were the first public organisation to achieve the Cyber Essentials accreditation, a real step forward in public sector IT Security, allowing us to compete with private sector organisations for high profile opportunities. Since then the team has grown their reputation year on year. The Assurance function is now viewed as the ‘go to’ organisations for penetration testing, digital forensics and a variety of other IT Security services!
WHAT IS CYBER ESSENTIALS?
Cyber Essentials aims to help organisations implement basic levels of protection against cyber attack, demonstrating to their customers that they take cyber security seriously.
Cyber Essentials is an independently verified self assessment. Organisations assess themselves against five basic security controls and a qualified assessor verifies the information provided.The five basic controls within Cyber Essentials were chosen because, when properly implemented, they will help to protect against unskilled internet-based attackers using commodity capabilities – which are freely available on the internet.Organisations that undertake Cyber Essentials are encouraged to re-certify at least once a year and, where appropriate, progress their security.
Since the 1st October 2014, Cyber Essentials became a minimum requirement for bidding for some government contracts: click here for more.