TEKenable Awarded Cyber Essentials Certification

TEKenable has been certified by BSI, part of CREST as meeting the required standard of cyber security best practice to be awarded Cyber Essentials Certification.

About CREST

CREST is an international not-for-profit accreditation and certification body that represents and supports the technical information security market.

CREST provides internationally recognised accreditations for organisations and professional level certifications for individuals providing penetration testing, cyber incident response, threat intelligence and Security Operations Centre (SOC) services.

About Cyber Essentials

A primary objective of the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy is to make the UK a safer place to conduct business online and from 1 October 2014 all suppliers must be compliant with the new Cyber Essentials controls if bidding for government contracts which involve handling of sensitive and personal information and provision of certain technical products and services.  You can find further information here.

To achieve this, CREST was engaged by CESG (now known as the NCSC), the information security arm of GCHQ, to develop an assessment framework to support the Government’s “Cyber Essentials” scheme, which forms a key deliverable of this strategy.

CREST is an approved accreditation body under the UK Government Cyber Essentials scheme. CREST certifies its member companies to provide Cyber Essentials services. Each of these organisations is a member of CREST and further information about the role of CREST can be found at www.crest-approved.org.

Selected by industry experts, the technical controls within the scheme reflect those covered in well-established standards, such as the ISO/IEC 27000 series, the Information Security Forum’s Standard of Good Practice for Information Security and the Standard for Information Assurance for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises.

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