With the new GDPR regulations being implemented in May 2018 it was critical that Amberstone was fully conversant with its responsibilities to its partners given the new legislation. The Cyber Essentials qualification certifies that once again we lead the industry ensuring are customers are safe and secure in all aspects of working with Amberstone.
Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed, industry supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common cyber attacks.
According to the UK Government, 80% of cyber attacks could be prevented if organisations put simple cyber security controls in place.
The Cyber Essentials scheme identifies some fundamental security controls that organisations should have in place to secure themselves against common cyber threats.
A simple virus or piece of malware could result in loss of company and client data, disrupt our cashflow and take up staff time. An attack could also put off our customers, stop us trading and damage our hard-earned reputation. Loss of data could breach the Data Protection Act and lead to fines or prosecution.
Cyber Essentials certification:
1. Protects our organisation and our customers against common cyber threats.
2. Shows our Partners that we take cyber security with the upmost seriousness.
3. Amberstone is certified to bid for all Government contracts.