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C3IA Awards SecQuest “Cyber Essentials Plus” Accreditation

Posted on: 07/04/2021

Following on from our recent “Cyber Essentials” accreditation, SecQuest has now been awarded the “Cyber Essentials Plus” accreditation by fellow Dorset Chamber member company C3IA Solutions LTD, based in Poole. Cyber Essentials Plus involves a technical audit of  IT systems security controls. The aim of the assessment is to confirm that all controls that have been declared in Cyber Essentials are implemented on SecQuests networks and systems. By undertaking and completing Cyber Essentials Plus, SecQuest has been proven to meet baseline security standards set out by Cyber Essentials, enabling SecQuest to participate in United Kingdom government information assurance schemes operated by the National Cyber Security Centre.

Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation further assists organisations by ensuring a good technical security posture that goes some way to mitigating common cyber attacks, the vast majority of which can be very basic in nature, carried out by relatively unskilled individuals. They’re the digital equivalent of a thief trying your front door to see if it’s unlocked.

Paul Marsh, a SecQuest Director, said:  “As with our previous accreditation, C3IA were fast and efficient when auditing our systems and data for the Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation, and provided great feedback and timely communications during all phases of the assessment – big thanks to all the C3IA consultants for their hard work”.

So why did SecQuest decide to gain Cyber Essentials Plus? The following points cemented the mind-set of the leadership team:

SecQuest could further reassure their client base that they are consistently working to secure their IT against cyber attacks in a timely manner.
SecQuest could attract new business with the promise that they have enhanced cyber security measures in place.
The Public Sector is important to SecQuest and some Government clients require Cyber Essentials Plus certification.
SecQuest continues to evolve their services to align with the requirements of the National Cyber Security Centre.

SecQuest are continuing to work towards NCSC CHECK accreditation.

CHECK is the term for the NCSC approved penetration test companies and the methodology used to conduct a penetration test. Companies providing CHECK services do so using staff who hold NCSC approved qualifications and have suitable experience. Penetration tests are conducted using NCSC recognised methods and the subsequent report and recommendations are produced to a recognised standard.

For more information on SecQuest see https://secquest.co.uk and C3IA Solutions LTD to https://www.c3ia.co.uk




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