Why is cyber essentials plus better than the basic?

Why Is Cyber Essentials Plus Better Than The Basic?

Timeless IMS are Cyber Essentials & Cyber Essentials Plus certified, which means we have attained the highest level of certification offered under the Cyber Essentials scheme. The government-backed, security certification requires a technical audit of an organisation’s systems and infrastructure to confirm compliance with the basic level of security. For a better understanding of the cyber essentials assessment, click here. Once the basic level has been passed, an organisation can be assessed under the Cyber Essentials Plus scheme, which is the highest level of assessment.

Here are some key reasons why Cyber Essentials Plus is considered superior to Cyber Essentials Basic:

  1. External Verification: Cyber Essentials Plus involves an external assessment and verification by an accredited certification body. This means that a third-party organisation evaluates and validates the security controls and practices implemented by the organisation. This external verification adds a higher level of credibility to the certification.
  2. In-Depth Assessment: Cyber Essentials Plus includes a more comprehensive and rigorous assessment of an organisation’s cybersecurity measures. This assessment typically involves both automated vulnerability scans and manual penetration testing to identify vulnerabilities that may not be easily detected by automated tools.
  3. Reduced Risk: Cyber Essentials Plus provides a stronger level of assurance to stakeholders, including customers, partners, and regulators. his can help reduce the risk of cyberattacks and data breaches.
  4. Suitable for Higher-Risk Environments: While Cyber Essentials Basic is a good starting point for improving cybersecurity, Cyber Essentials Plus is more suitable for organisations operating in higher-risk environments, such as those dealing with sensitive customer data, government contracts, or critical infrastructure.
  5. Continuous Improvement: Achieving Cyber Essentials Plus often requires organizations to make significant improvements to their cybersecurity practices. This can lead to a culture of continuous improvement in cybersecurity, which is beneficial for long-term security.

It’s important to note that Cyber Essentials Basic is still a valuable certification and a good starting point for organisations looking to enhance their cybersecurity posture.
However, Cyber Essentials Plus offers a higher level of assurance and is typically recommended for organisations with more significant security concerns or compliance requirements.

Ultimately, the choice between Cyber Essentials Basic and Cyber Essentials Plus depends on an organisation’s specific needs and risk profile. For more assistance on deciding which certification will suit your business best, be sure to contact us.

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