Nexor: Cyber Essentials – Simples!

June 2014

Following the launch of the new Cyber Essentials Scheme this morning by the Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts, Nexor is pleased to announce its full support for the Scheme and that it has self-certified compliance to the standard. Nexor will formalise its Cyber Essentials certification as soon as the capability is generally available.

UPDATE: On the 11th June, Nexor was one of the first companies to be officially certified by IASME.

Cyber Essentials logoCyber Essentials is an easy-to-access Scheme for all organisations, large or small, whatever their sector; demonstrating that they have taken the necessary basic precautions to protect themselves against the risks of operating online. Nexor was asked to pilot the Scheme by the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS), based on the first draft of the standard.

Nexor provided feedback on both scope and implementation from an SME perspective, which has been reflected in the published standard.

Following a gap analysis we addressed a small number of concerns and we are now fully compliant across the whole of our business. Despite our long standing and broad ISO 27001 certification, we found the Cyber Essentials scheme challenged a few of our processes and assumptions, so it has provided real value to us as a business.

As a trustworthy technology solutions vendor it is important that our customers can be confident of the integrity of our entire capability: people, processes as well as our technology. As an SME, Nexor differentiates itself with a commitment to continuous improvement and process maturity and is accredited to Investors in People (Gold), TickITplus, ISO 9001 as well as ISO 27001.

CEO, Steve Kingan, who has been an industry representative on the Scheme as part of his involvement with the UK Government’s Cyber Growth Partnership, had this to say about Cyber Essentials:

I welcome the advent of the Cyber Essentials Scheme and believe it is an important development in improving the supply chain to HMG.

Nexor has demonstrated that the Scheme can be straight forward to implement even for an SME. I am pleased that this new mark will become a mandated accreditation for all HMG suppliers of sensitive information technology procurements; and delighted that Nexor has been involved from the start of the Scheme.

Further details on the Cyber Essentials scheme are available from the official website.

Cyber Essentials simples - Launch of Cyber Essentials

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