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In this day in age, data security is of utmost importance. To ensure QX has adequate security controls in place to protect data we’ve passed stringent testing and renewed our Cyber Essentials Plus certification. This is the second consecutive year that our Skipton office has achieved Cyber Essentials Plus certification. We’re also very proud of the fact that our delivery centre in India with +1200 staff has achieved certification to the UK Government’s Cyber Essentials scheme
The accomplishment demonstrates that we take IT security seriously. We don’t just say that our systems are secure, we have them thoroughly and independently tested to PROVE that they are!
What is Cyber Essentials Plus?
Cyber Essentials is a UK government-backed cybersecurity certification scheme launched by the UK Government in 2014 and is part of the Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy. It lays out a good baseline of cybersecurity for businesses and is the highest level of cyber security accreditation available, from the Government-backed Cyber Essentials scheme. The scheme addresses five key controls, that when implemented correctly can prevent 80% of cyber-attacks. Testing of our controls was done by a government-approved professional.
Controls tested in Cyber Essentials
• Boundary firewall and gateways
• Secure configuration
• Access control
• Malware protection
• Patch management
Why is it important to us?
A majority of our processing is digital and this certificate provides assurance that our systems are secured against common cyber threats. In addition to establishing system security, the Cyber Essentials Plus certification is also a foundation of QX’s GDPR compliance and existing ISO 27001 certification.
By participating in the Cyber Essential assessment, organisations like QX are able to demonstrate to clients and other stakeholders that we have taken the necessary precautions to fight today’s internet threats.
As a Cyber Essentials Plus certified organisation, we treat information as the most valuable asset and continually assesses our systems to ensure the highest level of information security. You can find out more about our commitment to security here.
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