Hixon Group attains Cyber Essentials Certification backed by UK Government’s National Cyber Security Centre and IASME (Information Assurance for Small & Medium Enterprises.)
Cyber Essentials serves as an information assurance program overseen by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and backed by the UK Government with the primary objective of assisting organisations to protect themselves against online threats.
In a joint effort, the Government joined forces with the Information Assurance for Small and Medium Enterprises (IASME) and the Information Security Forum (ISF) to establish a comprehensive set of technical controls.
These controls are designed to empower organisations in safeguarding themselves against various online security threats.
The technical controls meausered by the cyber essentials scheme include:
- Access control.
- Secure devices and software.
- Secure internet connection.
- Security update management.
- Malware protection
Officially launched in 2014, and supported by reputable entities like the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), and multiple insurance companies. Their backing emphasises the significance and reliability of the Cyber Essentials initiative.
The Cyber Essentials certification represents a significant milestone for Hixon Group, aligning perfectly with its core values of minimising risk and ensuring utmost security for both its existing and prospective clients.
This certification scheme sets an industry benchmark for data handling practices, IT hardware management, and overall cybersecurity culture within the company.
” The annual renewal of our Cyber Essentials certification reinforces our continued commitment to maintaining a best practice cybersecurity culture.
In an era where data privacy and robust data handling processes are paramount, this certification showcases our comprehensive understanding of both fundamental and advanced cybersecurity controls. “Jonathan Lawton – Founder, Hixon Group
The NCSC, established in 2016, plays a pivotal role in safeguarding critical organisations in the UK, including the public sector, industries, SMEs, and the general public.
In times of cyber incidents, the NCSC efficiently responds to mitigate damage and aids in the recovery process, making it an invaluable resource in the fight against cyber threats.
As cyber awareness and security become increasingly critical for privately owned and publicly listed clients, the Cyber Essentials certification serves as a reassuring badge of trust.
Clients can rest assured that their data is being handled with the utmost care and security by our team. Additionally, this accreditation is a key requirement for participating in government contracts that involve managing sensitive and personal data.
|Certified by:||The IASME Consortium Ltd|
|Date of certification:||2023-07-19|