Stockport based Platform81 is supporting Cyber Essentials, a simple but effective scheme that helps businesses to protect their organisation, whatever its size, against a whole range of the most common cyber-attacks.
The Cyber Essentials Government-backed scheme has grown a lot since its first launch in 2014 and Platform81 have committed to the scheme and their clients by completing the Cyber Essentials Plus Certification.
With a recent Cyber Security Breaches Survey highlighting that over four in ten businesses (43% %) experienced a cyber security breach or attack in the last 12 months, Platform81 felt it was more important than ever to make this even more of a priority and formalise their cyber security policy.
With the majority of businesses being reliant on online services, their exposure to cyber security risks is increased and, with Platform81 being so heavily reliant on digital communication, they knew it was the right time to assure their clients that their systems were 100% secure.
Gary Mawhinney, Platform81’s Technical Director said,
“It’s important for our clients to know we have reached a certain standard when it comes to cyber security and we value the importance of it as a business. Companies who trust us to look after their websites and digital marketing need to feel confident they can trust us when it comes to looking after their data too. Over the last 12 months we have invested heavily in on our internal systems and staff training to ensure all services are safeguarded. Cyber security is important to us and something we will be working to improve even further in 2019.”
Working alongside Assure Technical, Platform81 completed the Cyber Essentials Plus variation of the scheme which includes an external audit by third party, IASME consortium to ensure all their systems are secure.
* The Cyber Security Breaches Survey is a quantitative and qualitative survey of UK businesses and, for the first time in this 2018 release, charities. The quantitative survey was carried out in winter 2017 and the qualitative survey in early 2018.