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26 May 2017

We are pleased to announce we have been awarded certification to the Cyber Essentials PLUS scheme.

Cyber Essentials (PLUS) Badge Small (72dpi)For many years NSI, the UK’s most widely recognised Certification Body specialising in security and fire safety, has maintained a Business Resilience and Disaster Recovery policy – designed to protect itself and its Approved Company records from cyber threats. Already certificated for Cyber Essentials, NSI has now received the endorsement of Cyber Essentials PLUS, further underlining its commitment to cyber security.

The Cyber Essentials PLUS scheme, developed by the Government and Industry, provides a clear statement of the controls all organisations should implement to minimise risk from internet based threats. Cyber-attacks are at pandemic levels, cost some organisations potentially business crippling expense, put customer data at risk and create severe disruption to normal operations. Cyber criminals target any organisation that holds data of value to criminal interests.

NSI have been certified by Risk Factory, a recognised Cyber Essentials certification body. Nick Roberts, Business Development Director at Risk Factory, comments “having been assessed as meeting the requirements of Cyber Essentials PLUS, NSI’s approach to information risk management demonstrates best practice in cyber-security”.

Richard Jenkins, Chief Executive at NSI, added “Cyber-attacks are a serious matter and the threat and challenges we all face are getting ever more sophisticated. The recent cyber-attacks reported in the media are a wake-up call for organisations large and small to review their risk management processes and procedures.  Achieving Cyber Essentials PLUS provides reassurance that at NSI our IT resilience has been thoroughly stress tested using recognised tools and techniques.

”Companies operating within our sector should consider Cyber Essentials as a minimum if they haven’t already done so, as more and more buyers of security services rightly require  evidence of cyber security credentials from their suppliers. It shows your professionalism in a new light.”

Full details about how business can protect itself from cyber-attacks via the Cyber Essentials scheme are available at:

www.cyberaware.gov.uk/cyberessentials/