Pulsant, leading UK provider of hybrid cloud services, has announced that it is now a Cyber Essentials Certifying Body, licensed to certify for both the Cyber Essentials Scheme and the IASME governance standard.
As a result, Pulsant has added a Cyber Essentials evaluation service to its Pulsant Protect security portfolio. The service is delivered by qualified assessors and helps organisations achieve their own Cyber Essentials Certification.
Cyber Essentials is a government-based scheme launched in 2014 that aims to help organisations implement a fundamental set of security controls that will address the vast majority of cyber security threats.
“In this current climate, the threat landscape is evolving so quickly that organisations have to do all they can to protect themselves, their customers and their revenue. As a hybrid cloud solutions provider we need to be at the top of our game when it comes to cyber security; not just keeping our own infrastructure safe, but that of our customers as well. Not all companies have the resources, experience and expertise that Pulsant does when it comes to cyber security, which is why the Cyber Essentials control set is critical for businesses of all sizes, ” says Hazel Freeman, head of business advisory for professional services at Pulsant.
As part of the accreditation process, Pulsant also had to achieve the Cyber Essentials certification and IASME Gold (audited) certification, which complement the company’s wider accreditations, including ISO 27001 and CSA Star for cloud security.
Organisations that hold Cyber Essentials certification can demonstrate to their customers, prospects and suppliers that they have those fundamentals in place to address cyber threats, while building on those controls to ensure their entire estate is secure.
“As part of our security focus, we work with our customers in assessing their risk profiles, deploying the Cyber Essentials controls and can also help them implement arisk management framework that they can actively manage and maintain. In the coming months cyber security will play an ever increasing role in business agendas, especially as threats and attacks become more prevalent. But starting off with this basic set of controls is a step in the right direction in terms of mitigating that risk and protecting assets, revenues and reputation, ” concludes Freeman.