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iHASCO achieve recertification in Cyber Essentials Scheme

We're delighted to announce that our Cyber Essentials renewal application was approved for a sixth year running, meaning we are now certified in Cyber Security for 2023! 

What is the Cyber Essentials Scheme?

The Cyber Essentials Scheme is a government-backed scheme that helps organisations guard against some of the most common cyber threats. Organisations that pass their applications demonstrate a strong commitment to cyber-security.

Cyber Essentials Badge

The scope of this certification covers the IT infrastructure currently used within iHasco, including, but not limited to, servers, workstations, firewall hardware, anti-virus, and software applications.

What does this mean for you? 

Our certification provides you with the reassurance that our defences will protect against the vast majority of common cyber-attacks!

What does Cyber Essentials actually test? 

  • Boundary firewalls and internet gateways - all networks should have a properly configured firewall.
  • Secure configuration - default configurations are often vulnerable, these need to be made secure.
  • User access controls - only the correct, authorised people can access systems.
  • Malware protection - protection against malware and other viruses.
  • Patch management - all software and systems should have the latest security patches installed. 

Take a look at our certificate for 2023 below: 

iHASCO's Cyber Essentials Certificate 2023