Drata announces Cyber Essentials support

Drata announces Cyber Essentials support

Drata, renowned as a continuous security and compliance automation platform, has taken another significant step forward.

With a vision to enhance their already robust platform supporting over 17 compliance frameworks, Drata has incorporated the Cyber Essentials framework. This integration is tailored to empower clients aiming for Cyber Essentials, offering them unparalleled automation and vital advice for Cyber Essentials Plus, which demands independent validation.

Established as the globe’s most sophisticated security and compliance automation platform, Drata’s ambition is to render compliance straightforward and available to all. It facilitates thousands of enterprises in simplifying more than 16 compliance frameworks, including SOC 2, ISO 27001, GDPR, and beyond, through persistent, automated control monitoring and evidence collection. The end result is a fortified security stance, diminished expenses, and reduced time allocation for yearly audits.

Developed and endorsed by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Cyber Essentials represents a series of technical protocols designed to assist organisations of every size across various sectors in countering prevalent cyber challenges. Essential for certain UK and Ireland governmental vendors handling sensitive data, Cyber Essentials manifests organisations’ dedication to cybersecurity, making it evident to their customers and other stakeholders.

Drata’s Cyber Essentials features include: ongoing control monitoring to ensure lasting compliance, automated data collection, negating the need for manual spreadsheets or screenshots, ready-made control mapping and customisable policy templates, eliminating the need to start Cyber Essentials from the beginning, and enhanced auditor communication via Drata’s Audit Hub for real-time dialogue, input, and progress tracking.

Surveil CISO and Product Director (M365) Laurence Dale said, “In the UK and Europe, proving compliance within your security programme isn’t an afterthought, it’s an expectation. By opting to support Cyber Essentials, Drata has provided yet another reason for us to put our trust in their security and compliance automation platform. With this development, Drata will not only help simplify and expedite the Cyber Essentials journey, but also ensure we continuously remain in compliance.”

Drata VP, EMEA George Bonser remarked, “Cyber Essentials is a key addition to supporting our thousands of customers across 50 countries, especially as compliance is an international priority. This launch reinforces our commitment to ensuring all of our customers are equipped with the tools they need to build trust on a global scale.”

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