ICON achieves Cyber Essentials Certification

20-02-2017

We’re delighted to announce that ICON has achieved the Cyber Essentials Certification accredited by APMG International. Cyber Essentials is an industry-supported certification scheme developed by the UK Government. It ensures that governmental suppliers have all the necessary technical and operational controls in place to protect against common cyber-attacks and safeguard personal information. Any supplier operating in the field of Information Technology and wishing to work with the UK Government and its agencies must have this certification.

Cyber Essentials Certification

One in four businesses in the UK experienced a cyber attack or breach in the past 12 months, disrupting the company’s daily activities and resulting in thousands of euros worth of costs. Cyber attacks can take many forms and magnitudes, but the major part of them are very basic in nature and tend to be carried out by relatively unskilled individuals.

Luckily, most attacks can be prevented by accurate layers of security. It is important to protect your business immediately as vulnerability to simple attacks can portray you as a potential target for more intelligent, unwanted attention from cyber criminals and others. Achieving certification in Cyber Essentials provides reassurance that the certified organisation has covered the essential cyber-security precautions. On the other hand, organisations not protected by the Cyber Essentials certification become the perfect targets for such attacks.

The Cyber Essentials Certification addresses the need for government and the wider industry to ensure that their partners are employing a standard level of cyber-security, and allows the certified organisation to provide evidence to its clients and stakeholders that their assets and data are protected against cyber threats.

ICON is a Microsoft Partner, has a Google-Certified team and is an iOS and Android Licensed development firm.

View ICON’s certifications and awards here.

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