Brighton, United Kingdom, June 17, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Alliantist, the company behind ISMS.Online, has been awarded Cyber Essentials certification by IASME, one of four Cyber Essentials accreditation bodies appointed by the UK Government.
The firm has been compliant with Cyber Essentials since it was released but until now had concentrated on independent validation being achieved through its broader UKAS accredited ISO 27001:2013 certification, the international standard for Information Security.
The submission for Cyber Essentials certification was independently assessed by Security Risk Management Solutions, an IASME certifying body. Dr. Emma Philpott, CEO of IASME congratulated Alliantist on their certification and said “It’s a clear demonstration of Alliantist’s ongoing commitment to information security.”
Commenting on this latest achievement Mark Darby, Chief Executive at Alliantist, said, “As a trusted cloud software provider dealing with sensitive content, information security has always been important to us. Supplementing our existing ISO 27001 certification with Cyber Essentials gives further reassurance to our public and private sector clients who are increasingly seeing the two certifications as the standards to meet. Cyber Essentials means that we have independently met the five important technical security controls to protect against cyber attack.”
Darby was clear how Cyber Essentials could help other organisations at earlier stages of information security maturity, “We worked really hard to achieve 27001 a few years ago and have kept improving that system. Those requirements are a challenge for any organisation, and rightly so. However the Cyber Essentials scheme offers a more achievable starting point for information security assurance and we endorse that. In fact, given the way Alliantist achieved it using ISMS.Online, we have now also made it even easier for organisations to prepare and demonstrate readiness for certification themselves.”
Notes for editors
Since October 2014, Cyber Essentials became a minimum requirement for bidding for some UK government contracts that involve handling personal information and providing certain ICT products and services.
The Cyber Essentials Scheme is often seen as an affordable option for SME’s looking to verify their security credentials and can be the first step towards further accreditations such as ISO 27001:2013.
For this reason, preparing and managing Cyber Essentials compliance within a purpose built future proofed and expandable secure online environment from day one makes sense. It allows for a more comprehensive Information Security Management System (ISMS) to be developed around it, without the need for duplication or repetition, at lower total cost and risk too.
Information and its security is at the heart of an organisation and its supply chain, so being able to communicate and collaborate with staff and other stakeholders on the subject is essential.
Alliantist has recently launched ISMS.Online, a cloud software solution that offers all the tools and frameworks needed for success around information security internally and externally. In addition to the frameworks for implementing and managing ISO 27001: 2013 it has now released a complementary framework for achieving Cyber Essentials too.