RUSSELL Taylor Group has been awarded Cyber Essentials certification which shows the company’s commitment to cyber security and the safety of clients’ information.
As a standard endorsed by the government, the accreditation confirms the business has internet protection in place and that it is maintained via annual inspections.
Overseen by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Cyber Essentials encourages the adoption of good practice in information security. As a guard against cyber attack, the certification also includes an assurance framework and a set of security controls to protect information from threats coming from the internet.
Russell Taylor Group managing director Rob Kurton said: “This accreditation shows how seriously we take cyber security and verifies that the company’s IT defences have been assessed and found to adhere to the high standards set out by Cyber Essentials.
“It ensures we are taking all the right steps to ensure our systems are secure, that we are guarding against common cyber threats and, most importantly, that our clients’ data and information is protected.
The Cyber Essentials accreditation is the result of a major collaborative effort between Russell Taylor Group’s HR, quality and facilities manager Jennifer Scott, the company’s IT department and its external partners Rawson IT Services.
Helping to make the UK the safest place to work online, the National Cyber Security Centre acts as a bridge between industry and government, providing a source of advice, guidance and support on cyber security, including the management of cyber security incidents.