Vulnerability testing for Cyber Essentials Plus Certification
Organisations seeking certification to Cyber Essentials Plus require a series of internal vulnerability tests.
These tests can be described as an authenticated internal scan and a test of the security and anti-malware configuration of each device type/build.
The internal scan checks patch levels and system configurations, while the security and anti-malware test ensures that the organisation’s systems are resistant to malicious email attachments and web-downloadable binaries. As the tests are internal, they will be performed on-site by a qualified tester.
The following internal tests are required for Cyber Essentials Plus:
- Inbound email binaries and payloads.
- Inbound emails containing URLs linking to binaries and browser exploitation payloads.
- Authenticated vulnerability and patch verification scan.
If the internal vulnerability tests result in a fail, we will provide a list of corrective actions to take to repeat the tests before a certificate can be awarded.
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