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Halian obtain Cyber Essentials Certification

Halian are thrilled to announce that we are now an accredited member of the Cyber Essentials scheme.

The Cyber Essentials badge can assure customers and partners that Halian have taken the essential precautions to protect data and mitigate risks from internet-based threats. Cyber Essentials was developed by the UK government, in consultation with industry leaders, and it offers a sound foundation of basic cyber hygiene measures which, when properly implemented, can significantly reduce a company’s vulnerability. 

Minister for Cabinet Office, Francis Maude said:

 

“It’s vital that we take steps to reduce the levels of cyber security risk in our supply chain. Cyber Essentials provides a cost-effective foundation of basic measures that can defend against the increasing threat of cyber attack. Businesses can demonstrate that they take this issue seriously and that they have met government requirements to respond to the threat. Gaining this kind of accreditation will also demonstrate to non-government customers a business’s clear stance on cyber security."

Cyber Essentials is a single, government and industry endorsed cyber security certification. It is accessible for businesses of all sizes and sectors to adopt, and I encourage them to do so.”

The scheme was launched in June and is gathering pace, with insurance firms like AIG offering incentives to businesses to become certified and larger organisations like Hewlett-Packard (HP), one of its early adopters, also beginning to demand it from their own supply chains.

Stuart Bladen, Regional Vice President & General Manager, UK Public Sector, HP Enterprise Services said:

“Cyber Essentials helps keep businesses safe online, which is why HP has been an active supporter of the scheme from its initial concept. Our extended supply chain of differing business types, including a large SMEcommunity, can get affordable cyber security assurance to protect their own and HP intellectual property and information, and that of customers. For this reason HP UK Public Sector has written to its entire supply chain explaining the merits of the certification and notifying our intention to require them to adopt this scheme.”