ARC Secures Cyber Essentials Certification

Posted: 2 April 2020 in Company News

ARC Secures Cyber Essentials Certification

Even during challenging times, Business Compliance is essential for organisations supporting Critical Services in the UK and Europe.

ARC has recently secured Cyber Essentials Certification, which ensures all the information we manage is secure, and safe from intrusion, by internet-borne threats.

ARC’s Head of IT (UK and Europe) – Mitch McAuley – explains why this certification is vital in providing our clients with peace of mind and total confidence in our ability to manage their intellectual assets:

“Cyber security is an ever-growing concern for all businesses, which is why ARC has made the decision to obtain the basic level certification in Cyber Essentials. This self-assessment certification allows ARC to apply for Cyber Essential Plus, which reinforces the emphasis ARC places upon essential Cyber Security and how critical it is to ensure that client and company data is handled with the utmost care. “

Cyber Essentials aims to help organisations implement basic levels of protection against cyber-attack, demonstrating to their customers that they take cyber security seriously. The scheme is available at two levels:

  • Cyber Essentials – an independently verified self-assessment. Organisations assess themselves against five basic security controls and a qualified assessor verifies the information provided.
  • Cyber Essentials PLUS – a higher level of assurance. A qualified and independent assessor examines the same five controls, testing that they work in practice by simulating basic hacking and phishing attacks.

The five basic controls within Cyber Essentials were chosen because, when properly implemented, they will help to protect against unskilled internet-based attackers using commodity capabilities – which are freely available on the internet.

ARC Secures Cyber Essentials Certification – Organisations undertaking Cyber Essentials accreditation are encouraged to recertify at least once a year and, where appropriate, progress their security.