Multi-disciplinary engineering solutions provider BGEN has been awarded the UK’s Cyber Essentials Plus certification for passing the cyber security scheme that demonstrates the company has taken the appropriate action to ensure it is cyber secure. The independently verified assessment measures the organisation against security controls, which demonstrate the organisation’s protection against cyber-attack.
Cyber Essentials is a government-backed and industry-supported scheme that helps businesses protect themselves against the growing threat of cyber-attacks and provides a clear statement of the basic controls organisations should have in place to protect themselves.
It is the UK Government’s answer to a safer internet space for organisations of all sizes, across all sectors. Developed and operated by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Cyber Essentials is considered the best first step to a more secure network, providing protection from 80% of the most basic cyber security breaches.
IT Director, Louis Steyn, says “I’m extremely proud of the IT Team in working so hard to achieve the Cyber Essentials Plus Certification for our Nuclear Division. In addition, they’ve also just received the DART Certification.” The Defence Assurance Risk Tool (DART) is used to register all ICT systems owned or used by Ministry Of Defence (MOD) industry partners, where those systems are processing MOD owned information.
He adds that “These certifications are important for the company, as they set high standards across the organisation, and they also support the IT Team to continuedly improve security, policies and procedures.”
Gaining Cyber Essentials certification also enables BGEN to showcase credentials as trustworthy and secure when it comes to cyber security.
Cyber Essentials Plus is the highest level of certification offered under the Cyber Essentials scheme. It is a more rigorous test of our organisation’s cyber security systems where cyber security experts carry out vulnerability tests to make sure that our organisation is protected.