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Method IT have recently gained our Cyber Essentials Plus Certification

Method IT Achieves Cyber Essentials Plus Certification

Cyber security best practice is of the utmost importance for the team at Method IT, we pride ourselves on our cyber security expertise, our industry cyber security partnerships, and on our relationships with the best-in-class cyber security solution providers. As a Managed Service Provider with over 25 years delivering IT services and solutions to local companies, we like to lead by example.

It’s due to our dedication to cyber hygiene and effective cyber security solutions, that we’re delighted to announce we’ve been accredited with Cyber Essentials Plus Certification. By undertaking this comprehensive certification, we have greatly enhanced our own cyber security measures and ensured that the Method IT cyber security team are in an even stronger position to deliver strategic IT security services, products, and strategies to local businesses.  

Cyber Essentials Plus is the highest level of certification provided by the National Cyber Security Centre, this higher standard of certification encompasses all five standard Cyber Essentials Controls, detailed below: 

The Five Cyber Essentials Controls 

Firewalls 

Effectively designed and managed to prevent unauthorised access to, or from private networks.  

Secure Configuration 

Effective and secure configuration of web servers, application servers, computers, and network devices. 

User Access Control 

Effective implementation and management of administrator rights, use of defined access privileges, and clearly assigned authorisations. 

Malware Protection 

Effective protection from malicious software, malware, and viruses. 

Patch Management 

Regular updates (patches) to software and hardware. 

Gaining a Cyber Essentials/ Cyber Essentials Plus certification establishes: 

  • Our dedication to excellent cyber hygiene  

  • Verification that we are committed to securing our data, systems, infrastructure and employees from cybercriminals and cyber-attacks 

  • Proof that our entire company fully understands our cyber security defences, protocols, and solutions 

  • Confirmation that our colleagues and employees are enrolled into, and have undertaken regular, comprehensive cyber security training and testing programmes. 

As a Cyber Essentials Plus certified managed service provider, should we wish to, we are able to bid on not only MOD contracts (Ministry of Defence) but for Central Government contracts too.  

If you’d like to know more about the benefits of gaining a Cyber Essentials certification, we can help.  Not only are we certified but we’re able to define the necessary steps your business needs to undertake to gain a Cyber Essentials certification.  

Our Cyber Essentials and Cyber Security experts can help ensure your business has all the correct procedures and systems in place to protect your business and to attain your own Cyber Essentials certification.  

Feel free to get in touch with us to learn more.


 

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