Boyce Hatton achieves Cyber Essentials Security Accreditation

We are delighted to announce that we have received Cyber Essentials Security Accreditation.

Introduced in 2014 by the National Cyber Security Centre, Cyber Essentials is a Government backed national accreditation scheme relating to cyber security. It’s aim is to provide reassurance for clients that we are compliant with certain standards and are committed to keeping your data secure.  This is particularly important when handling monetary transactions. It also demonstrates our commitment to GDPR and how we handle any sensitive or confidential information.

By adhering to the standards set out within the accreditation, it is proven that the risks of a cyber attack or hacking is significantly reduced and it protects against 80% of common threats.

To gain accreditation we need to prove that we are compliant in five key areas. We also need to demonstrate that these principles are complied with on an ongoing basis due to the changing nature of threats and attacks.

The five key areas are:

    • All configuration of servers & equipment need to be secure
    • Appropriate firewalls need to be in place
    • Robust restrictions are set on access controls
    • Malware protection is in place
    • All software updates are carried out promptly

Achieving this accreditation means that not only do we have a clear picture of our organisation’s cyber security level, but we can also reassure our clients that we take cyber security very seriously and are pro-actively working to secure our IT systems against cyber attack or data loss.

You can find out more about Cyber Essentials by visiting the National Cyber Security Centre website.

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