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6 November 2019

Directorbank awarded Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation

Directorbank has received ‘Cyber Essentials Plus’ accreditation demonstrating that we have adopted the best practices in cyber security.

What is Cyber Essentials –

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed scheme to encourage organisations to adopt best practices in their information security strategy. It helps guard them against common online threats such as hacking, phishing and password guessing and helps protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data stored on devices which connect to the internet such as desktops, laptops, tablets and phones as well as all server and networking equipment.

How did Directorbank gain the ‘Cyber Essentials Plus’ certificate –

By demonstrating that our IT is suitably secure and meets the strict requirements set out in the Cyber Essentials framework. This covers 5 themes – firewalls, secure configuration, user access control, malware protection and patch management. Following an independent assessment of our security controls by a Certification Body (including an external and internal vulnerability scan) Directorbank was upgraded to the tier 2 level – ‘Cyber Essentials Plus’ status.

Benefits of the Cyber Essentials scheme – 

  1. It has provided us with a strong framework in which to review our internal security and made us fully question and test all aspects of our IT infrastructure and systems. As a result any potential weaknesses have been highlighted allowing us to put robust measures in place to overcome them.
  2. It protects us against common threats – the Cyber Essentials certification provides peace of mind that our defences will protect us against the vast majority of prevalent cyber-attacks.
  3. It reassures our clients/candidates/contacts by demonstrating that we take the security of our systems – and the integrity any personal data stored within them – very seriously.
  4. It supports our commitment to GDPR. 


Should you have any further queries regarding Directorbank’s approach to cyber-security, please email Ian Street, our Head of IT and Data Protection, at