We are thrilled to share that Hive Communications has received the Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation after an independent audit of our internal systems. Our diligent IT team worked tirelessly to ensure that we are compliant with Cyber Essential requirements.
The accreditation must be renewed annually. It reflects our commitment to maintaining tight cyber security measures to protect ourselves and our clients against potential cyber attacks.
The Cyber Essentials scheme
Hive Communications’ achievement is a significant milestone for the company. The Cyber Essentials scheme was launched in the UK in 2014 to help organisations improve their cyber security measures and protect themselves against common cyber threats. The scheme is now widely recognised and recommended globally.
This accreditation is a high cyber security standard that we are proud to reach.
Protecting ourselves and our clients’ data
The certification required us to demonstrate that we have put in place the five key controls:
- Boundary Firewalls and Internet Gateways: Ensuring that all internet gateways and boundary firewalls are secure and configured correctly.
- Secure Configuration: All devices and software within the company must be configured securely and maintained regularly. This includes employee mobile phones where office software is used to help us work from home.
- Access Control: Ensure that only authorised individuals have access to sensitive data and systems.
- Malware Protection: We must protect against malware and other malicious software.
- Patch Management: Devices and software must be kept up to date with the latest security patches.
The Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation
Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation is an essential achievement for any business that handles sensitive data or provides IT services to clients. The scheme provides a set of basic cyber security controls that are in place to help businesses protect themselves against the most common cyber risks.
Achieving this certification requires a significant amount of work and dedication. Our successful application for this certification demonstrates a strong commitment to safeguarding our clients’ data and improving our cyber security measures.
IT and cyber security services
We offer a comprehensive service in IT and cyber security suitable for businesses of any size and industry.
If you are looking for assistance, cyber security solutions, cloud-based services, or telecoms support, you can trust us as a Cyber Essentials-certified provider to protect your business. Contact us today to speak to our technicians about your requirements.