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Bloom achieves Cyber Essentials Plus Certification

The Cyber Essentials scheme is a government-backed framework aimed at helping businesses protect themselves against cyber-attacks.   

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Developed and managed by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), CE is considered the best first step to a more secure network by protecting against 80% of the most common cyber threats. Achieving Cyber Essentials certification demonstrates a commitment to protecting business operations, ensuring cyber security, and safeguarding the data of customers and partners.

Bloom Procurement Services Ltd is proud to announce that we recently achieved Cyber Essentials Plus certification, the higher-level qualification of the Cyber Essentials scheme. To achieve Cyber Essentials Plus, we underwent a third-party hands-on technical verification to ensure that we met the requirements of the scheme in full and had effectively implemented each of the five basic control themes (access control, secure configuration, software updates, malware protection and firewalls and routers). This technical assessment was conducted by the accredited certification body URM Consulting Services, and involved a comprehensive vulnerability scan.

URM’s assessor commented, “Bloom Procurement Services Ltd took onboard advice provided and achieved complete adherence to the scheme's requirements.”

Having achieving certification against Cyber Essentials Plus, Bloom Procurement Services Ltd is now listed on a directory of certified organisations, which is available on IASME’s website, the National Cyber Security Centre's (NCSC's) Cyber Essentials scheme delivery partner.