Consult MB Ltd, a cyber-security consultancy based in Weston-super-Mare, has successfully completed the exacting process to become a licensed Certification Body for the National Cyber Security Centre (part of GCHQ) Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus schemes. Consult MB Ltd also gained licensed Certification Body status for IASME Governance, an affordable information assurance management scheme.
With cyber threats increasing in both volume and sophistication, Cyber Essentials and IASME Governance validate that a business has introduced proven cyber security and information assurance controls in line with recommended good practice. The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) includes Cyber Essentials on its security check list for GDPR compliance.
The Government’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2018 states, “Over four in ten businesses (43%) and two in ten charities (19%) experienced a cyber-security breach or attack in the last 12 months”. The Government recognise the challenge from the current cyber threat and have the ambition to tackle it head on. Cyber Essentials is very much at the heart of their National Cyber Security Strategy.
Mike Brett, the founder of Consult MB Ltd, commented, “Previously, our focus was on the design and implementation of cyber defences for large enterprises. We’re delighted to have achieved licensed Cyber Essentials Certification Body status, and can assist the local business community in implementing and validating their own cost effective security measures.”
Details of the Cyber Essentials Scheme can be found at the National Cyber Security Centre’s website – https://www.cyberessentials.ncsc.gov.uk. Details of the IASME Governance standard can be found at IASME – https://www.iasme.co.uk/the-iasme-standard/.