Whether it is the UK GDPR or ISO certification, cyber security compliance is essential for every organisation dealing with IT.
In the UK, The Data Protection Act 2018 controls how your organisation should process and control information under the GDPR. A key principle of the UK GDPR is having “appropriate technical and organisational measures” to secure data.
This means you need appropriate cyber security measures for compliance. At Creative Networks, we offer IT governance, risk management and cyber security compliance solutions to satisfy all your compliance needs.
How We Can Help
No matter the size of your business or the complexity of your operation, we will review your IT setup and identify areas of improvement. We will assess your cyber security policy, networks, devices, software, storage and hardware and data processes. This review will reveal areas for compliance, so that you can invest in areas of your business that matter.
We are an accredited certification body and can help you achieve the government-backed Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials PLUS certifications. These simple but effective certifications are a good starting point for all SMEs.
As your cyber security compliance requirements become more complex, we can help you get ISO 27001 compliance with GDPR assessments. ISO 27001 certification is considered the gold standard for Information Security Management Systems.
Cyber Essentials scheme
The government-backed Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials PLUS certifications help small and medium-sized businesses guard against common cyber threats. By gaining compliance, you can demonstrate a commitment to cyber security.
The Cyber Essentials scheme certifies your cyber security defences against the most common cyber threats. The Cyber Essentials Plus scheme includes a hands-on technical verification to assure the integrity of your systems and processes.
We’ll help you implement the Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials PLUS certifications so you can demonstrate compliance in your industry.
PCI DSS Compliance
If you process credit card payments, you are bound to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
The PCI DSS applies to all entities that store, process, and/or transmit cardholder data, e-commerce stores and physical shops included.
Something to keep in mind is you do not automatically comply with PCI DSS if you use a payment gateway like Stripe. You must still accept payments in a PCI compliant manner. You can find out more about PCI DSS here.
Creative Networks can review your payment systems and advise on compliance so you can achieve PCI DSS certification. We will check your firewalls, encryption, data storage, network and use of anti-virus software.
ISO 27001 Certification
ISO 27001 is an important certification for organisations with an Information Security Management System (ISMS). It delivers a framework to establish, operate, monitor, review and maintain an ISMS to international standards.
As an information security framework, ISO 27001 has cyber security built into it, delivering an important demonstration of compliance.
Many international businesses require ISO 27001 certification to do business. Benefits include increased partner and customer confidence, new business, compliance with industry regulations and better risk management.
Audits and Assessments
Our compliance audits and assessments are conducted onsite with minimal disruption to your operation. They are necessary to identify areas of compliance, so we can design security into your systems and help you get certified.
A cyber security audit is a full review and analysis of your IT infrastructure. It will reveal threats and vulnerabilities. The audit is a one-day service, and you will receive a report with recommendations and advice.
We will recommend certifications based on your business, and your audit will detail all the things you need to do to achieve certification. This is also a golden opportunity to develop a cyber security policy built for the future.
Why Demonstrate Compliance?
You may need to demonstrate compliance to do business. There are regulations in some industries that require a minimum standard of cyber security. Certifications like ISO 27001 help you to comply with certain regulations, such as SOX.
Here are some of the business benefits to gaining cyber security compliance:
- Increase partner confidence in your business
- Meet standards set by the UK GDPR
- Avoid hefty fines for non-compliance
- Plug gaps in your cyber security policies
- Avoid costly data breaches
- Build a culture of security in your organisation
The way we see it, demonstrating cyber security compliance is a matter of reputation and trust. Would you trust your data and information with an organisation that didn’t have sound cyber security systems and practices in place?
What Does Compliance Look Like?
For some organisations, cyber security compliance will be as simple as completing the Cyber Essentials scheme or gaining ISO 27001 certification.
For others, compliance may require specific certifications. Examples include PAS 555 (cyber security) and ISO 22301 (business continuity management systems).
Knowing which cyber security certifications you need can be difficult. The main thing you need is an internationally recognised certification that provides a cyber security framework for your systems. ISO 27001 is a good example.
At Creative Networks, we will help you gain compliance by identifying what certifications and processes are relevant to you. The first step is a risk and vulnerability assessment, which will determine all key areas of compliance.
Why Choose Creative Networks?
Creative Networks helps small and medium-sized businesses meet industry and regulatory requirements for cyber security compliance.
As a managed IT company, we have significant cyber security experience, consulting on cyber security policies and building security systems.
We go beyond certifications, offering personalised advice that ensures a higher level of compliance. If your business operates in a highly regulated industry, we are the people to talk with about safeguarding your business.
Here are eight more reasons to choose us for compliance:
- Comprehensive audits for all SMEs
- Significant reduction of compliance burden
- Access to world-class cyber security experts
- Comprehensive compliance certifications
- Testing, auditing and monitoring of your systems
- An authorised partner to leading vendors
- Managed, fully scalable cyber security solutions
- Accredited certification body for UK Government schemes