Galson Sciences Ltd (GSL) has gained the Government Cyber Essentials certification. The Cyber Essentials Scheme is part of the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy and provides an independent assessment of the essential security controls that organisations need to have in place to mitigate risks from internet-borne threats.
By successfully going through a Cyber Essentials assessment, organisations not only lower their risk of serious data and financial loss, but by displaying the Cyber Essentials’ badge they demonstrate to customers that they have taken steps to be fundamentally cyber safe.
In order to pass the Cyber Essentials Accreditation, GSL had to complete a Cyber Essentials questionnaire, covering the five key elements of the Cyber Essentials programme. Systems that fall within the scope of the Cyber Essential Scheme include internet connected end-user devices such as desktop PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones, and internet connected systems including email, web and application servers.
The Cyber Essential scheme requires:
- Boundary firewalls
- Internet Gateways
- Secure configuration
- User access control
- Malware protection
- Patch management
For more information about the scheme visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cyber-essentials-scheme-overview
Our certificate can be checked at: www.qgstandards.co.uk/cyber-essentials-accredited-companies