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IT Governance offers its Cyber Essentials certification service at no cost in conjunction with other services to support the scheme’s implementation

22/07/2014

IT Governance, the fast-growing cyber security provider and CREST-accredited certification body for the Cyber Essentials scheme, has announced that it is offering its Cyber Essentials certification service at no cost in conjunction with specific products and services before 31 July 2014. These include Cyber Essentials Plus, ISO27001 consultancy, ISO27001 documentation toolkit and penetration testing.
 
This limited offer has been introduced as part of the company’s programme to support UK organisations in their efforts to tackle cyber threats by implementing Cyber Essentials. More information can be found at: www.itgovernance.co.uk/cyber-essentials-offers.aspx.
 
Alan Calder, Founder and Executive Chairman of IT Governance, said, “With more than a dozen companies already certified to Cyber Essentials, there is pressure on UK businesses to comply. IT Governance has always been committed to engaging businesses in tackling cyber security effectively.
 
“As a CREST-accredited certification body for the Cyber Essentials scheme, we would like to play our part in encouraging implementation of the scheme and offer the certification service for free in conjunction with some of our other core products and services.”
 
Organisations will receive free Cyber Essentials certification service if they take advantage of one of the following offers:
 
  • Cyber Essentials Plus – Get a lot of help packaged solution
  • ISO27001 consultancy
  • No3 ISO27001 Documentation Toolkit
  • Penetration testing
 
Conditions apply, which can be found on the IT Governance website here: www.itgovernance.co.uk/cyber-essentials-offers.aspx.
 
The Cyber Essentials scheme, which was officially launched on 5 June 2014 by the UK Government, was developed to keep UK business safe. It aims to offer a baseline for cyber security and sets out the key steps to manage cyber risks.
 
The Cyber Essentials scheme applies to small- and medium-sized organisations and large companies alike. While it doesn’t replace international information security frameworks or standards, notably ISO27001, it makes the implementation of cyber security more accessible for smaller companies. British organisations that meet the assessment requirements of the scheme will be awarded a badge (or ‘mark’) to demonstrate compliance. There are two levels of compliance: Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus.
 
More information about the scheme can be found at: www.itgovernance.co.uk/cyber-essentials-scheme.aspx