Cheetah Transformation Achieves Cyber Essentials Plus

Last year Cheetah Transformation undertook and achieved Cyber Essentials certification awarded by the UK government’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) for the first time.

This year we have been re-certified and gone a step further to also become Cyber Essentials Plus certified, strengthening our commitment to future proofing our systems against cyber-criminals.

With cyber-attacks becoming ever more common and sophisticated, we recognise the need to prioritise cyber security and to be working at the highest standards possible to protect client information, as well as our own business information.

Good cyber security is good business

Last year there were an estimated 2.4m instances of cybercrimes aimed at UK businesses. And it is being reported that cyber security is dropping down the priority list for many organisations in light of the difficult economic climate1.

At Cheetah Transformation, we continue to prioritise cyber security. Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certifications are awarded by the NCSC, which provides advice and support for the public and private sectors on how to avoid computer security threats.

“We cannot emphasise enough the critical importance of re-certifying our Cyber Essentials certification for a further year, but also achieving our Cyber Essentials Plus certification.

“Whilst our Cyber Essentials certification provides us with a solid foundation for safeguarding our digital assets, Cyber Essentials Plus takes our cyber security measures to the next level by subjecting our systems to rigorous penetration testing and thorough vulnerability assessments, all of which are conducted by an external independent auditor. 

“This additional upgraded certification not only ensures that we meet the fundamental cyber security requirements, but it also validates the effectiveness of our defences against real-world cyber threats.

“In today’s ever-evolving digital landscape, where cyber-attacks are becoming more frequent and increasingly sophisticated, the Cyber Essentials Plus certification serves as a proactive defence mechanism, instilling confidence in our commitment to robust cyber security practices and the ongoing protection of our clients’ data, and our own operational structures.”

Gary Thornton, Cheetah Transformation Operations Director

About Cyber Essentials

There are five areas of technical control assessed by Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus.

Discover more about each technical control in our blog here.

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    Secure configuration

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    User/admin access controls

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    Malware protection

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    Security update management

The next step on our journey to future-proof our cyber security

We are not resting on our laurels; you can never relax with cyber security!

Our next undertaking is ISO27001 accreditation, the internationally recognised standard for information security management systems (ISMS). It defines requirements an ISMS must meet.

The ISO27001 standard provides companies of any size and from all sectors with guidance for establishing, implementing, maintaining and continually improving their information security management systems.

Conformity with ISO27001 means that a business or organisation has put a system in place to manage risks related to the security of data owned or handled by the company, and that this system respects all the best practices and principles enshrined in this International Standard.

Our grateful thanks and admiration go to Tim Saunders, Senior Solution Architect, and Gary Thornton, Operations Director, for the dedication and work they put into keeping Cheetah Transformation and all of our clients digitally safe.

If you have any questions about Cheetah Transformation’s Cyber Essentials or our ISO27001 journey, please contact us.

Our certifications can be independently verified on the UK Government NCSC website. 

1Department for Science, Innovation and Technology; Cyber security breaches survey 2023.