IT Hotdesk has gained the Government certification for Cyber Essentials which is part of the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy and provides an independent assessment of the essential security controls that organisations need to have in place to mitigate risks from internet-borne threats.
By successfully going through a Cyber Essentials assessment, organisations not only lower their risk of serious data and financial loss, but by displaying the Cyber Essentials’ badge they demonstrate to customers that they have taken steps to be fundamentally cyber safe.
Gordon Christie, Managing Director of IT Hotdesk, commented “We believe we are the first local IT Company to achieve this certification. Cyber Essentials is an important government-driven initiative to ensure cyber security for organisations. Commercially, it is also mandated for organisations bidding for a range of government contracts.”
“For us, this accreditation not only proves our own security, but it also demonstrates our security awareness to our customers. For organisations, it provides a stronger measure of security, than those with the lower level PCI certification, particularly level 4. And organisations can also have greater confidence in cyber security if they buy from suppliers who are certified.”