Here at UserOne, we have just been awarded our very first Cyber Essentials certificate! The Cyber Essentials accreditation is a mark of our commitment to security and respect for data protection.

What Is A Cyber Essentials Certificate And What Does It Do?

Cyber Essentials, offers protection against cyber-attacks and provides both the parent organisation and its customers with peace of mind. If a cyber criminal sees that a business has a Cyber Essentials accreditation, they will likely change target and launch their attack elsewhere.

Basically, this Government-approved accreditation protects our customers from the growing levels of cyber-attacks that are going on in the world today. While online capabilities and benefits grow, the downside of this is that it breeds more cyber criminals, who are out to steal data, both financial and personal.

What Does This Mean For Our Clients?

Achieving our Cyber Essentials certificate proves that we take security very seriously, and it’s an important message to relay to our clients. It’s especially vital for clients who deal with important information, whether financial, medical or personal. A Cyber Essentials certificate cements that crucial trust between business and client. All sensitive data is protected against the risks posed by the legions of cyber criminals out there.

From our point of view, the Cyber Essentials certificate gives us that competitive edge. Which company are you likely to choose? The one with or without proof of extra security measures in place? It’s a matter of reputation, and with this accreditation, customers can see that we take the integrity of sensitive data very seriously indeed.

Attaining our Cyber Essentials certificate proves our co-operation with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which were introduced in May 2018. All personal data of EU citizens must be protected from unauthorised access, theft and loss. The Cyber Essentials accreditation is a vital first step in proving that we have all the relevant tools in place for safeguarding against cyber criminals.

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