Concert is awarded Cyber Essentials Plus Certification

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We are pleased to announce that Concert has been re-certified for the Cyber Essentials Plus certification.

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed, industry supported scheme that helps organisations protect themselves against common cyber-attacks and Concert has again met all the requirements of the scheme. The accreditation allows consumers to easily identify and work with companies that are cyber secure and have implemented essential security measures.

 

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This certification was awarded to us following an assessment of our ICT defences, carried out by Xyone Cyber Security. The assessment, which includes a full test of an organisation’s system to check that they meet cyber security standards set by accreditation, showed that our defences meet the requirements for the Cyber Essentials Plus.

The tests looked at whether we had in place cyber security measures such as firewalls, anti-virus software, the changing of default passwords and the understanding of keeping software up-to-date.

These security measures help to stop cyber-crime so our clients can feel re-assured that their data and valuable information is in safe hands when working with Concert. As a result of our certification, Concert is proud to be included on the QG Cyber Essentials Register.

Concert’s compliance with the Cyber Essentials Scheme forms part of our ongoing commitment to provide leading Cyber Secure Cloud Services. We are advocates of cyber security and regularly work with organisations such as the North West Cyber Security Cluster to help create a safer online future.

Just last week we attended the North West Cyber Security Finance Seminar, where Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland talked about how cyber criminals commonly target SME’s and discussed preventative measures.

Why is Cyber Security so important?

Cyber-crime is increasingly becoming a threat for many businesses, regardless of size, as cyber criminals find new ways to hack into technology and steal information or rack up huge telephone bills for companies through telephone fraud. Just within our industry phone hacking and telecommunications fraud is thought to cost the UK more than £1 billion a year!

You can read more about our advice on Cyber Security here.