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CBSbutler have been re-certified by the Cyber Essentials Scheme

9 May 16  | CBSbutler |  Cyber Security |  ICT
CBSbutler Have Been Re-certified by the Cyber Essentials Scheme 

CBSbutler are happy to communicate that we have been re-certified under the UK Government’s Cyber Essentials Scheme, confirming that our IT infrastructure meets the Government’s security guidelines. 

Launched in 2014, the Cyber Essentials Scheme follows on from the Government’s 2012 ’10 Steps to Cyber Security’ programme and subsequent ‘Small businesses: what you need to know about cyber security’ guidance and was developed in partnership with industry to create new requirements and standards for cyber security. Created in conjunction with the Information Assurance for Small and Medium Enterprises (IASME) consortium and the Information Security Forum (ISF), the Scheme provides a set of ‘basic technical controls for organisations to use’ to help safeguard their IT infrastructure and data. The scheme is backed by industry, including the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), the CBI and a number of insurance organisation, which are offering incentives for businesses signed up to the scheme. 

The Cyber Essentials Scheme was created to fulfil two functions, according to the scheme’s summary: to provide ‘a clear statement of the basic controls all organisations should implement to mitigate the risk from common internet-based threats’, and, through the Assurance Framework, to offer ‘a mechanism for organisations to demonstrate to customers, investors, insurers and others that they have taken these essential precautions’.

CBSbutler’s IT Manager, Antonio King, considers IT security to be of paramount importance to any business:

“IT System Security and the threat of intrusion should not be taken lightly. It is – in my opinion – one of the biggest threats to any business operating on- or even offline. As members of the Cyber Essentials Scheme, we can assure our customers that our IT Security meets Government standards, and that any data we hold is very well protected.” 

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