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IT Governance congratulates charity client Sheffield Futures on achieving Cyber Essentials certification


IT Governance, the leading cyber security services provider and CREST-accredited certification body for the UK Government’s Cyber Essentials scheme, congratulates independent charity Sheffield Futures on achieving Cyber Essentials certification.
Alan Calder, founder and executive chairman of IT Governance, says, “I am delighted to congratulate Sheffield Futures on their successful certification.
“Cyber Essentials compliance helps improve the cyber security posture of an organisation by providing a set of five critical controls that have to be implemented to meet its requirements. The scheme is as relevant to the charity sector as to any other.”
The Cyber Essentials scheme was officially launched on 5 June 2014. It is emerging as the default minimum standard for cyber security and the UK Government requires organisations to prove compliance with the scheme in order to bid for government contracts that involve the handling of sensitive and personal information, and the provision of certain technical products and services.
Sheffield Futures took advantage of IT Governance’s Cyber Essentials Certification service, which is also available as a convenient online service helping organisations to save time and money.
In order to achieve Cyber Essentials certification, companies need to complete a self-assessment questionnaire, signed off by a senior company representative, and then verified by an external certification body. An external vulnerability scan will also be required if the company has chosen to be certified through a CREST-approved certification body like IT Governance.
The IT Governance Cyber Essentials Certification service can be booked online at www.itgovernance.co.uk/shop/p-1622.aspx.
Alternatively, organisations can call +44 (0)845 070 1750 or send an email to request a custom quote.
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