HowToMoodle have announced that they have achieved a ‘Cyber Essentials Plus’ certification.
The eIC company are UK Moodle and Totara Learn learning management system experts, providing specialist services to help organisations of all sizes and across a variety of sectors.The Cyber Essentials scheme, backed by the National Cyber Security Centre, addresses the most common Internet-based threats to cyber security, which include hacking, phishing and password guessing.
The certification is awarded to companies who meet their strict security standards, which include use of firewalls, secure configuration, user access control, malware protection and patch management.
While the Cyber Essentials tier 1 certification can be achieved via a self-certification, at HowToMoodle they have gone further in acquiring the Cyber Essentials Plus tier 2 certification; an impressive accolade that required the HowToMoodle team to participate in a rigorous procedure to demonstrate security processes for both their internal infrastructure and wide area networks.
The team prepared for an external audit by an independent accreditation body. This included internal desktop and server security testing with externally facing vulnerability testing. HowToMoodle also have an ongoing commitment to ensuring the best possible security processes are in place, including regular security testing of all services.
This Cyber Essentials Plus certification has ensured that HowToMoodle protects the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data stored on any devices that connect to the Internet.
HowToMoodle’s Infrastructure Manager, Paul Flanders commented on what this will do for their clients: “This is great news for us and our clients. In addition to the ISO 27001 data centres we use for client hosting, Cyber Essentials Plus certification of our operations network demonstrates that we’re serious about information security across all aspects of our business. We’re delighted that our strict security procedures have been acknowledged with the Cyber Essentials Plus certification.”