PDMS has been awarded the UK Government's Cyber Essentials Plus Certificate of Compliance

PDMS has been awarded the UK Government’s Cyber Essentials Plus Certificate of Compliance through one of the industry’s CREST certification bodies.

The overall Cyber Essentials certification program is a UK Government-backed and industry-supported scheme that guides businesses in protecting themselves against cyber threats; allowing organisations to demonstrate to customers and partners that cyber security is taken seriously.  The certification aims to ensure that security controls are fully setup and working effectively ensuring the secure configuration of an organisation’s computing resources.  During the process, the certifying body assessed PDMS against a number of criteria at three distinct stages:

  • Self-Assessment Questionnaire
  • Remote Threat Scan
  • Onsite Vulnerability Assessment

The Cyber Essentials Plus scheme is a thorough assessment of the organisation and builds upon the requirements of the basic certification; as a result providing greater security assurance.  Our network and workstations were subjected to an onsite technical review by a representative of the certification body and this additional phase of testing increases the validity of certification considerably by providing evidence of compliance against the following areas:

  • Prevention of malicious files entering the organisation from the Internet through either web traffic or email messages.
  • The effectiveness of the anti-virus and malware protection mechanisms, should malicious content enter the organisation.
  • The likelihood that the organisation will be compromised due to failings in the patching of the organisation’s workstations, in the event that the organisation’s protection mechanisms fail.

As an approved GCloud supplier, working with a number of central and local UK Government organisations, the Cyber Essentials Plus certification provides added reassurance in relation to our IT security.

View our Cyber Essentials Plus Certificate.