We have achieved Cyber Essentials certification

RhiannonBusiness update, Software

Members of our technology team (left to right: Rhiannon Miller, Alex Bromley, and Cora Meaden) with our Cyber Essentials certificate

We are proud to announce that we have completed our first Cyber Essentials assessment and have been certified compliant with the Cyber Essentials scheme.

The Cyber Essentials certification shows that we take online security seriously. The scheme is backed by the UK Government and supported by the CBI and the Federation of Small Businesses. It’s required for many UK Government contracts. But it’s also a reassurance for all our clients that we are aware of the damage that security breaches can cause, and have taken the necessary steps to ensure our systems, and your data, are kept safe.

To achieve certification, we had to assess our performance on five security controls, confirming that we meet a basic level of protection against hacking and phishing attacks. The controls cover correct firewall setup, secure configuration of our networks and systems, access restrictions, protection against malware, and keeping software up to date. Even before the assessment began, we already met most of the requirements, so we only needed to make a couple of changes to qualify for the certification.

We plan to renew our Cyber Essentials certification annually, so you can be reassured that we will always stay up to date with the latest best practice in online security.