Rockford Associates are Cyber Essentials Certified!
We are proud to announce that Rockford Associates are now Cyber Essentials certified!
Rockford Associates have been awarded the government-backed certification in September 2017, which we believe demonstrates our dedication to protecting our systems and data, reinforcing the commitment we have to our clients.
Commenting on certification, Ray Dorney Director Rockford Associates said
” We are delighted to gain independent certification for our Hardware and Software Infrastructure as confidentiality and security of Client data is a prerequisite when evaluating Accounts Payable Recovery Audit suppliers. “
” Our Professional and dedicated IT/Data team regularly manage large volumes of data and this certification provides a positive reassurance to a growing number of Accounts Payable Recovery Audit Clients within Central Government, Local Government, NHS Trusts, Universities, Charities, Housing Associations and Commercial businesses “
What is Cyber Essentials?
Cyber Essentials plays a key role in GDPR compliance. Businesses with CE certifications lower their risk of cyber-attacks and can use it to show customers that they have the sufficient security controls to reduce risk of data and systems breaches.
It’s a fantastic tool to use in your journey to GDPR compliance as it covers many of the practical security aspects set out within the GDPR.
” Cyber Essentials is a government-backed, industry supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common cyber attacks “
Cyber Essentials focuses on five main controls:
Boundary firewalls and gateways – devices to prevent unauthorised access to or from networks
Secure configuration – ensuring systems are configured in the most secure way
Access control – ensuring only those who should have access to systems have access
Malware protection – making sure virus and malware protection is installed and up to date
Patch management – ensuring the latest supported version of applications is used
But it doesn’t end there……………….
For Rockford Associates this is just the start of our journey towards ensuring that our information security standards exceed those of our clients (both public and private sector). And that we understand how important it is to continue the process and best align ourselves with our clients’ requirements.
For more information relating to Cyber Essentials, please see below.