DVV Solutions, leading experts in Third-Party Risk Assessment, has now been certified by QG Management Standards to the UK Government’s Cyber Essentials Scheme and The IASME Standard.
Back in June 2014 and in conjunction with the Information Assurance for Small & Medium Enterprises (IASME) and the Information Security Forum (ISF), the UK Government developed Cyber Essentials. From October 2014 the Government has said that they will require those organisations bidding for contracts handling sensitive/personal information to be certified on the scheme.
Certification demonstrates an organisation’s ability to mitigate risk and reduce vulnerability from cyber attacks not only providing a degree of peace of mind for the certified organisation but the very same down the supply chain. The Cyber Essentials Scheme offers a core set of security controls within a standardised assurance framework and is backed by industry including the Federation of Small Businesses and the Confederation of British Industry(CBI).
Sean O’Brien, DVV Solutions Managing Director commented on the achievement: “We are delighted with the accreditation. We think it’s particularly important to demonstrate to our customers that we practice what we preach. Data Security is our area of expertise; demonstrating that we abide by a given level of risk mitigation is essential in maintaining and building trust with our customers. We are now listed on the QG Management Standards website as a certified company and can continue to work with both our Public and Private sector with an improved level of assurance.”