Choosing a knowledge supplier
You may already have an idea where to find the expertise you are looking for and would like some other options to consider, or perhaps you are not sure yet.
Whatever is the case, we have put together some ideas on this portal for how to choose a supplier and details of organisations, such as our Knowledge Transfer Networks, who can provide you [WITH] further information. We hope these suggestions will guide you to the knowledge you need.
You may also like to refer to the CESG website to find CLAS (CESG Listed Advisor Scheme) consultants that can advise you on how to effectively manage your cyber risk within your business here:
http://www.cesg.gov.uk/Finda/Pages/CLASSearch.aspx Please refer to the CESG website to find CHECK consultants to conduct a health check on your IT: http://www.cesg.gov.uk/Finda/Pages/CHECKSearch.aspx
Who are CESG?
CESG are the government's national technical authority for information assurance. Working in partnership with industry and academia, CESG provide policy and assistance on the security of communications and electronic data.
CLAS is a partnership linking the knowledge of CESG with the expertise and resources of the private sector. CESG also have a list of approved companies with accredited penetration testers qualified to assess HMG systems – this is called CHECK. Companies that appear on the CESG's site as CLAS or CHECK accredited will be deemed suitable providers under this Innovation Voucher
You do not have to use one of the above consultants but you do need to use a qualified person who is either;
- Certified by CESG for their CLAS, Check, CCP, Tiger or Crest scheme
- Can prove they are a suitably qualified by being a full member of a professional body such as the Institute of Information Security Professionals