Penetration Testing, also known as an IT Health Check (ITHC), is a systematic examination of your systems, networks and web applications, to identify vulnerabilities which could be exploited by attackers and damage your organisation.
All Government departments and non-departmental Government bodies under their control must comply with the Cabinet Office Security Policy Framework, and those that process Protectively Marked Material must also be accredited and comply with CESG HMG Information Assurance Standards.
A CTAS (CESG Tailored Assurance Service) evaluation is a bespoke assurance of a whole system or a single product. It provides assurance to the accreditor, SIRO, customers and stakeholders that the threats, vulnerabilities and overall risks have been assessed and treated.
CESG Assured Service (Telecoms) is a certification scheme for telecommunications services. The scheme supports the pan-government Public Sector Network (PSN) programme, which requires that all telecoms services procured by public sector bodies must be accredited.