Cyber Essentials Certification Gained by PNE Group

Cyber Essentials

We are pleased to announce PNE Group has gained UK Government Cyber Essentials certification.

The Cyber Essentials Scheme is part of the Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy and provides an independent assessment of the essential security controls that organisations need to have in place to mitigate risks from cyber threats.

By successfully going through a Cyber Essentials assessment, PNE Group has demonstrated to clients, funders and insurers that we’ve have taken the necessary steps to be cyber safe. In addition, the certification will enable us to undertake work on UK Government contracts that involve the handling of personal and sensitive information.

Gary Nagel, Head of Digital at the Group, commented, “We take information security very seriously and the Cyber Essentials assessment process has identified that we have sound technical security controls in place for all our clients.  We will build on this to defend against cyber threats in a constantly changing digital landscape.”

In order to pass the certification, PNE Group had to pass an external vulnerability scan of our Internet-facing networks and applications to verify that there are no known vulnerabilities present.

The scheme’s five security controls include:

  • Secure configuration
  • Boundary firewalls and Internet Gateways
  • User access control
  • Patch management
  • Malware protection

More info on cyber essentials can be accessed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cyber-essentials-scheme-overview