January 30, 2018
We are committed to best practice in outsourced data and document handling. As part of that, our in-house data security team are continually reviewing practices, systems and processes to safeguard data, and to provide assurance to clients that their data is being handled in a highly secure manner.
The Cyber Essentials scheme has been developed by the UK Government and industry to fulfil two functions:
• it assesses an organisation's control measures associated with mitigating the risk from internet-based threats, within the context of the Government’s 10 Steps to Cyber Security.
• and, through the Assurance Framework, it offers a mechanism for organisations to demonstrate to customers, investors, insurers and others that they have taken these essential precautions.
Cyber Essentials offers a sound foundation of measures that organisations can implement. The UK Government believes that putting these measures into practice can significantly reduce an organisation's vulnerability.
As part of our wider data security strategy, the internal data security team has taken the necessary steps to ensure our continued compliance with Cyber Essentials, resulting in our being awarded the corresponding accreditation for the third successive year.
Guy Symonds, IT Manager, said:
"For the third year running we are pleased to have retained our Cyber Essentials accreditation. In the ever-evolving world of electronic data there is nothing more important than staying up to date on the latest Cyber security techniques. We are constantly reviewing and updating our security systems so you can be sure that when you trust us with your data, we will keep it as safe as you do yourself."
The Cyber Essentials accreditation further adds to the existing portfolio of data processing and data security accreditations we have already secured.
To find out more about Cyber Essentials visit: www.gov.uk/government/publications/cyber-essentials-scheme-overview