RedDoor is now Cyber Essentials Plus certified

As of May 2024, RedDoor is Cyber Essentials Plus certified.

RedDoor previously had the basic Cyber Essentials certification, in which organisations self-assess their systems and then complete an online assessment. The online assessment is marked by a Cyber Essentials Assessor who provides feedback on areas where improvements could be made. There is no independent validation of the accuracy of the answers at this level.

Both Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus focus on the five essential cybersecurity controls. These are:

  1. Firewalls
  2. Secure configuration
  3. User access control
  4. Malware protection
  5. Security update management

However, Cyber Essentials Plus provides an extra layer of assurance as it’s the same as the basic certification but with independent validation by an accredited third party. Systems are independently tested, and Cyber Essentials is integrated into the organisation’s information risk management.

Businesses need to complete the Cyber Essentials assessment as part of the Cyber Essentials Plus certification, and this must be completed prior to the Cyber Essentials Plus assessment. Alternatively, businesses can complete their Cyber Essentials Plus assessment within three months of their last Cyber Essentials certification.

The cost for the Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation is dependent on the complexity of the environment but for a simple SME would typically cost around £1,400, subject to VAT within the UK.

RedDoor chose to become Cyber Essentials Plus certified to show their commitment to their customers and display that the systems used and offered to their customers are robust enough to stand up to this rigorous audit.

RedDoor is also completing the path to becoming a certified accreditation body for IASME (the UK National Cyber Security Centre partner delivering cyber security).

For more information on how we can get your business Cyber Essentials Plus certified, contact us.

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