How Method IT Helped First Intuition Secure Cyber Essentials Certification in Record Time

Professional education provider First Institution needed cyber essentials certification fast. They turned to one of the only Cyber Essentials Certification Bodies in the area for help.

Challenge

As an online and in-person education provider, good cybersecurity practices are essential to the health of First Institution’s business. But adopting best practices was no longer sufficient.

The company’s regulators demanded First Institution prove the calibre of their cybersecurity practices with Cyber Essentials certification. Speed was of the essence. The longer FI remained uncertified, the more it risked disrupting business operations.  

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Solution

The only way to complete a Cyber Essentials certification within a two-week timeframe was to outsource it to a Cyber Essentials Certification Body.

As one of the only Cyber Essentials Certification Bodies in the area, Method was the natural partner. We consulted the FI team on the basics of Cyber Essentials and provided a fully outsourced assessment to achieve certification as fast as possible.  

Results

First Institutions Cyber Essentials Certification couldn’t have gone better. Thanks to Method IT’s support, FI was able to achieve self-certification in record time. The certification was approved first time, and the entire process took less than two weeks. 
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First Intuition is a nationwide professional education provider.

It opened its first study centre in 2007 and now has locations in over a dozen towns and cities. Each year, over 10,000 students use FI to achieve industry-leading results. 

 

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