Cyber security is becoming more important in the digital age, more than ever before. Only late last month was the corporate monolith that is Marriott, hacked, leaving over 500 million users exposed because of the security breach. This underlines the importance of security in our modern society.
Naturally, Pharos takes security very seriously. This is why we took the necessary steps to ensure that every aspect of the business was secure from all forms of security threats that the modern-age throws in our direction. This is also why we chose to be both Cyber Essentials and IASME accredited.
Cyber Essentials is a government-backed scheme that helps companies, small-to-large, protect themselves from a whole range of cyber attacks, whilst also demonstrating their commitment to cyber security. The body was formed in 2014 and it has seen a dramatic rise in cyber attacks since its launch.
The body states that “Cyber attacks come in many shapes and sizes, but the vast majority are very basic in nature, carried out by relatively unskilled individuals. They’re the digital equivalent of a thief trying your front door to see if it’s unlocked. Our advice is designed to prevent these attacks.”
IASME is an Information Assurance standard that is designed to help improve the cyber security of Smalll and Medium sized Enterprises. The governance standard is risk-based and includes aspects such as physical security, staff awareness and data backup. The UK Government recently recognised it as the best cyber security standard for companies. The IASME governance standard includes both Cyber Essentials Standard and an assessment of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), interred to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union.
“We are proud to be both Cyber Essentials and IASME accredited. We have put in a lot of hard work over the past few months and across the whole of the company to ensure that our security meets their high standards. This will help reaffirm to our existing clients as well as future clients, that all aspects of their business are and always will be firm, safe and secure with Pharos,” said Nick Belle, Managing Director of Pharos.
If you’re interested in hearing more about the scheme and exactly what it means for companies that work organisations that have been accredited by Cyber Essentials, please check out their website here. To learn more about the IASME Consortium and the governance standard please click here.