We are pleased to announce that ASL Group is now Cyber Essentials Plus accredited, further demonstrating to our customers and suppliers our commitment to cyber excellence.

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed and industry-supported scheme that helps businesses to guard against the growing threat of cyber-attacks and provides a clear statement of the controls that organisations should have in place.

Cyber Essentials vs Cyber Essentials Plus

Cyber Essentials is a foundation level certification designed to provide a statement of the basic controls that organisations should have in place to mitigate the risk from common cyber threats.

Cyber Essentials Plus is the highest level of certification offered under the Cyber Essentials scheme. It tests more rigorously an organisation’s cyber security systems, allowing cyber security experts to carry out vulnerability tests to make sure that their organisation is protected against hacking and phishing attacks.

In a recent review of how Cyber Essentials has influenced cyber security attitudes and behaviours, the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) found that:

  • The vast majority of certified organisations surveyed (93%) say they are confident that they are protected against common, internet-based cyber-attacks.
  • Most certified organisations surveyed (61%) claim that they are more likely to choose suppliers with Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus.