BIS to speak about new Cyber Essentials Scheme at IT Governance Event

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If you are the leader of a UK organisation, regardless of size or market influence you need to action cyber security as part of your business plan.

You also need to take account of the Government’s new badge scheme, Cyber Essentials, as it represents an opportunity for you. To quote BIS:

“The Cyber Essentials Scheme identifies the security controls that organisations must have in place within their IT system in order to have confidence that they are beginning to mitigate the risk from internet-based threats.

The Scheme focuses on five essential mitigations within the context of the ‘10 Steps to Cyber Security’. It provides organisations with guidance on implementation as well as offering independent certification for those who need it. Whilst providing a basic but essential level of protection in itself, organisations who believe they are good at cyber security can also make this a selling point – demonstrating to their customers that they take cyber security seriously.”

Richard Bach, Assistant Director – Cyber Security, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, will be speaking about the Cyber Essentials Scheme in a new addition to the published programme. The Scheme identifies the security controls that organisations must have in place within their enterprise IT to have any confidence that they are mitigating the risk from internet-based threats that use ‘commodity’ capabilities, i.e. capabilities that are freely available on the Internet. A primary objective of the Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy is to make the UK a safer place to conduct business online. However, determining the benefits of cyber security best practice and knowing where to start are real challenges for many UK organisations. Richard will explain how the new scheme is intended to help UK organisations of all sizes and industry sectors.

Other new additions to the speaker line-up at the Churchill War Rooms include:

ISACA to speak on ‘Cyber Security and Aligning COBIT 5 with ISO27001:2013’: Talk by Sarb Sembhi CISM, Chair of ISACA’s Government and Regulatory Advocacy Regional Subcommittee for the area of Europe/Africa.

Suzanne Fribbins of BSI on ‘Achieving ‘Business As Usual’ in the face of Cyber Threats: Positioning ISO 27001:2013 and ISO22301 certifications strategically within your business as part of a ‘cyber resilience’ approach’.

Nick Wilding, Head of Cyber Resilience, AXELOS, a global leader in Best Practice and owner of ITIL® and PRINCE2® is developing a cyber resilience best practice portfolio. Cyber resilience policies, standards and guidance continue to be published but organisations are still searching for the right, pragmatic way to ensure these play an integral part in their day-to-day business operations. Nick will outline the approach that AXELOS is taking in developing its new portfolio and how it will help you in delivering value across the organisation.

The war against cyber crime is raging. Just because you can’t hear the sirens doesn’t mean you are safe!

Would you like to book your place? The cost is only £45+VAT

For just £45, you could receive some of the best advice that you will hear in your career. Advice that could help you to resource where needed, train staff across your organisation, and put in place procedures and controls to enable you to manage cyber security in line with HM Government’s advice.

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Read our page on Cyber Health Checks – find out if you need to close gaps in your own cyber security measures in line with the Cyber Essentials controls.