Cyber Essentials PLUS and Penetration Testing
Many of SureCloud’s customers benefit from performing Cyber Essentials PLUS assessments alongside penetration testing. These two varying assessments complement each other well.
A number of the components included in a typical penetration test, such as external vulnerability assessment and workstation build reviews, have a very clear overlap with Cyber Essentials PLUS assessments. It can be significantly more efficient to run these activities at the same time.
Furthermore, penetration tests are purely about assurance as opposed to accreditation. Combining penetration tests and Cyber Essentials PLUS means that the net value of the engagement is both a test report with recommendations and the opportunity to achieve a well-known and respected cybersecurity certification.