The UK Cyber Essentials Scheme: our dedication to security

10 November 2022

The UK Cyber Essentials Scheme: our dedication to security

Our commitment to ongoing security and trust for our clients remains a continual high priority for us. As part of this dedication to instilling the greatest level of trust with our clients, we recently took part in the UK Cyber Essentials Plus Scheme.  

What is the Cyber Essentials Scheme? 

The Cyber Essentials Scheme is a UK government-backed certification to help organisations protect themselves against common cyber threats. The certification comes in 2 categories: Essential and Essential Plus, the latter being a more comprehensive set of technical controls with a hands-on technical audit. 

The aim of the certification is to give organisations of any size the ability to demonstrate they have the necessary technical controls in place to be cyber secure. Secure against threats such as: 

  • Malware 
  • Phishing 
  • Man-in-the-middle threats 
  • Denial-of-services attacks 

Why is Cyber Essentials important? 

At DataShapa we’re committed to being a Trusted Partner to all of our customers, from trust in the services we deliver, trust in the systems underpinning DataShapa, and trust in our team of specialists that make it possible. Cyber threats may target an individual organisation, but the impact can often be widespread.  

For that reason, we decided to undergo the process of becoming Cyber Essentials Plus certified. This demonstrates to all of our partners that we continuously take cyber security seriously – giving our partners peace of mind that we have the tools and measures in place to be cyber secure. 

What does this mean for DataShapa and our customers? 

It’s easy to take cyber security for granted and to fall into the trap that common sense will prevail. With every aspect of working life becoming digital, and cyber attacks growing in sophistication, the likelihood of falling foul increases exponentially. Being able to demonstrate to both employees and customers that cyber security is a subject that we take seriously is invaluable helps reinforce the fact that we are a trusted partner in all aspects.  

Being awarded Cyber Security Essentials Plus is not the end of the journey for us, cyber security, and the threat it poses to DataShapa and our partners is a continual focus. 

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