Integris Applied Renews Cyber Essentials Certification

Integris Applied has successfully renewed its Cyber Essentials security certification for a second year.  Launched in 2014, Cyber Essentials is an initiative by the UK National Cyber Security Centre (part of GCHQ) that helps organisations assess their level of protection against cyber attack.  It grew out of the UK government’s “10 Steps to Cyber Security” program and provides a common recipe for cyber security based on real-world attacks investigated by GCHQ.  

Senior Advisors Lynn McNeal and Gerardo Fernandez coordinated the certification.  They said, “Cyber Essentials certification is an investment of time but it allows us to test our internal security processes while also proving to customers that we ‘practice what we preach’.”  Les Druitt, Integris Applied CEO said, “In the UK, Cyber Essentials certification is a minimum requirement for bidding on many government contracts.  For the rest of the world, it’s a global statement of our commitment to take security seriously.

Cyber Essentials certification is based on demonstrating capability in five basic areas:  securing internet connectivity, securing devices & software, controlling data access, protecting against malware, and maintaining devices and software currency.  More information can be found at\cyberessentials