As secure networks and mission critical communications specialists and a Top 100 SME supplier to UK Government, Spectra Group applied for and received Cyber Essentials certification as soon as it became available. The company has now also received the Cyber Essentials Plus certification.
Developed in conjunction with the Information Security Forum (ISF), Cyber Essentials forms a robust and stringent checklist that security companies must meet to be considered eligible to work with highly sensitive information and government level security contracts. Cyber Essentials is awarded to organisations that complete a self-assessment questionnaire, which is reviewed by an external Certifying Body
Cyber Essentials Plus actually tests an organisation’s systems. An external Certifying Body carries-out a technical review to ensure compliance against the following scenarios:
- Can malicious files enter the organisation from the Internet through either web traffic or email messages?
- Should malicious content enter the organisation, how effective are the anti-virus and malware protection mechanisms?
- Should the organisation’s protection mechanisms fail, how likely is it that the organisation will be compromised due to failings in the patching of the organisation’s workstations?
Spectra Cybersecurity Solutions deliver peace of mind in an ever-increasing threat environment. Using a detailed understanding of voice and data 1st principles networks are designed to protect an organisation’s most valuable information. As an accredited company, Spectra can provide Cyber Security as a Service (CSECaaS) in both the government and enterprise market sectors, to ensure the achievement of industry standards and maintenance of corporate and legal compliance.
With a service offering covering Design, Hosting and Consultancy, organisations can leverage the many years of experience Spectra has in this area in preventing information exploitation. With particular emphasis on civil government, specialised SMEs and the utilities sector CSECaaS can provide solutions in both fixed and deployed environments.
To best meet the needs of different companies, Spectra offers a Cyber Concierge service that provides direct support from internal highly trained resources and indirect support using carefully hand-picked providers. Depending on the requirement, the solution can be both proactive and designed to prevent an attack or reactive, to minimise reputational damage following a breach of security and assist in the disaster recovery and business continuity activities.