From: Supply Management
Suppliers bidding for government contracts that require handling sensitive and personal information will need to comply with cyber security controls from 1 October.
The government has developed Cyber Essentials – a set of controls to offer a “sound foundation of basic cyber hygiene measures which can significantly reduce a company’s vulnerability”.
There are two levels of assurance available to satisfy the requirement – Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus. Organisations assessed as successful in meeting the scheme’s requirements are awarded a certificate and are able to display the appropriate Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus badge on their marketing material.