Our commitment to Cyber Security – Cyber Essentials Scheme
As part of our firm commitment to ensuring the highest levels of data security for our partners and clients at SCAPE, we are delighted to announce we have been re-certified as fully compliant with the requirements of the Cyber Essentials Scheme, accredited by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).
In today’s increasingly digital world, most businesses transfer documents and data across their networks during everyday operations. Therefore, it is expected that organisations take a proactive and continuous approach towards ensuring cyber security.
Successful re-certification is now in place, but we will be making strides to ensure continued compliance. We will start to apply outputs from ISAME and GDPR audit which will have an impact on our data and how we interact with it. Many thanks to the Exec team in their continued support in all that we do with regards to securing our digital assets.”
Head of ICT
Why Cyber Security is Important to SCAPE Group
With over 600 public bodies actively using our services, our goal is to adhere to the highest security practices to ensure our clients and partners have peace of mind. SCAPE’s Cyber Essentials certification has the potential to reduce the risk of a cyberattack on our business by as much as 98.5%.
Our Cyber Security Measures
SCAPE Group is now a certified member of Cyber Essentials. Operated by the National Cyber Security Centre, Cyber Essentials is a government-funded information assurance scheme that encourages organisations to adopt best practices for data security.
Our certification by Cyber Essentials affirms our commitment to maintaining maximum data protection protocols, and protects us against cyber threats through complying with best practices around eight technical control themes:
- Boundary firewalls and internet gateways
- Secure configurations
- Device locking
- Security update management
- User access control
- Administrative accounts
- Password-based authentication
- Malware protection
Security is a journey that requires investment from everyone. By having these audits and resultant certification we can champion our stand against the ever-increasing threats from criminal Cyber Security activities.