Method Consulting Cyber Essentials.

Client Name: Method Consulting

Company Overview: Method Consulting are a group of sustainability professionals with a common goal to reduce the environmental impact of buildings, through sustainable engineering design and advice. With offices in Swindon, Bristol and Plymouth they offer a wide range of services, supporting an aim to provide intelligent engineering for sustainable, low-energy buildings.

Date: February 2018

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Services Used:
WestSpring Procurement
WestSpring Managed IT

Project Brief

Method Consulting needed to become Cyber Essential Basic and Cyber Essential Plus certified to meet the requirements of some of their tenders. These certifications would help them to provide the evidence of implementing sufficient measures to protect their business and customers against cyber-attacks.

Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus


  • Improve IT security and in doing so;
  • Gain Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certifications.

The Solution

Method commissioned WestSpring to manage the process of gaining the certifications from start to finish. WestSpring carried out a full review of Method Consulting’s existing security. We were able to make informed recommendations for new hardware and network equipment to help improve IT security and help the firm to gain the Cyber Essentials certifications.

The team spent 3-4 days onsite to lock down Method’s network to ensure it was secure and in compliance with Cyber Essentials guidelines. The appropriate IT policies and procedures were designed and implemented.

The Results

Method were successful in gaining both their Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certifications. They now have a secure and well managed network and improved security policies and procedures.

They are now in the position to tender work and appease the requirements of prospects and customers.

Before and During the Project

  • WestSpring provided detailed project plans.
  • Weekly communication.
  • Regular project meetings to provide updates on project progress.
  • Full documentation and write up at the end of the project.