What is Cyber Essentials?
Cyber Essentials is a UK privacy and security certification scheme which helps organisations to prove that they have achieved foundational data security and privacy by design principles throughout their organisation.
Cyber Essentials is awarded via annual assessments. The process requires organisations to self-report security systems, devices, and data management processes. It ensures that every part of the organisation that falls within the scope of assessment is following data protection best practices in their day-to-day operations, and that they are capable of reacting responsibly to data security threats with appropriate measures and planning.
For the purposes of certification, we placed the entire eBoss organisation within the scope of assessment. This assures you, our customer, that your data is always safe and being managed with UK government best practices – whichever part of our organisation you are dealing with.
Our most recent Cyber Essentials certificate was awarded: 28.07.2022
What does this mean for my recruitment enterprise?
By choosing eBoss, you have selected a recruitment software service provider whose systems and products have been rigorously tested. You company data – and that of your clients and candidates – is managed with the highest level of care, and held within a system that operates to the required standards.
Certification has additional benefits, which go beyond providing peace of mind for our customers.
The Cyber Essentials certification is now a requirement for any organisation that wishes to supply services to central UK government and other public bodies.
It means that, if you are using eBoss for your recruitment agency, you will be able to bid on public tenders and government contracts. Current data protection laws state that your entire service supply chain must be protected and secure. If you choose to use a recruitment software that has not been certified, your bid is likely to be rejected at the earliest stage.
Learn more about Cyber Essentials and how it can help your business.