With ISMS.online you can seamlessly integrate your Cyber Essentials approach with the legal requirements of GDPR
The Cyber Essentials certification is an effective low-cost way to demonstrate your practices against cyber attacks and illustrate that your organisation is on the road to information security competence.
Cyber Essentials is a self-assessment that gets submitted to certification bodies like the IASME Consortuim, for independent review. The ISMS.online platform offers an easy to use Workspace to help you plan and get the Cyber Essentials certification. It also allows you to demonstrate that what sits behind your submission is worth the (digital) paper it’s written on.
Using our purpose built cloud software, you can follow the IASME methodology for Cyber Essentials (or the Cyber Essentials Plus version) and work as a team internally to demonstrate your compliance.
You can also avoid paying for the certification until you are ready to submit your self-assessment. It’s really easy to review and update it as your organisation changes and grows in the future.
Cyber Essentials is a certification. GDPR is regulation and mandatory.
While Cyber Essentials is a good start, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) means you must demonstrate your commitment to protecting personal data for your staff, customers and other EU/UK citizens. Cyber Essentials compliance helps with some of the computer and network security requirements of the GDPR.
ISMS.online can help you comply with the new regulations right now, and whether or not you get Cyber Essentials today or in the future. It’s not a question of one or the other, but if you are considering the improvement of your information security, then we suggest you start with GDPR compliance and consider applying for Cyber Essentials later. You are then in a great place to start protecting all your valuable information assets by aligning to, or achieving, ISO 27001 certification.