Gradian Achieves Government’s Cyber Essentials Accreditation
Gradian has now been certified by the IASME to the UK Government’s Cyber Essentials Scheme and The IASME Standard. One of only 27 companies to achieve the accreditation so far, Gradian is the very first company to qualify for automatic cyber liability cover with AIG.
Back in June 2014 and in conjunction with the Information Assurance for Small & Medium Enterprises (IASME) and the Information Security Forum (ISF), the UK Government developed Cyber Essentials. From October 2014 the Government will require those organisations bidding for contracts handling sensitive/personal information to be certified on the scheme.
Certification demonstrates an organisation’s ability to mitigate risk and reduce vulnerability from cyber attacks not only providing a degree of peace of mind for the certified organisation but the very same down the supply chain. The Cyber Essentials Scheme offers a core set of security controls within a standardised assurance framework and is backed by industry including the Federation of Small Businesses and CBI.
Additionally, Gradian now benefits from automatic Cyber Liability Assurance underwritten by AIG providing a £25,000 indemnity. Importantly Gradian is the first company to benefit from the new AIG product.
Grant Clements Gradian’s Head of Services comments on the achievement:
“We are delighted with the accreditation and it is obviously a coup to be the first company to claim automatic Cyber Liability Assurance. We think it’s particularly important to demonstrate to our customers that we practice what we preach. Data Security is our area of expertise; demonstrating that we abide by a given level of risk mitigation is essential in maintaining and building trust with our customers. We are now listed on the IASME website as a certified company and can continue through October unhindered when bidding for new contracts.”
Gradian Systems adopts a progressive forward facing approach to the provision of data security services. In addition to the Cyber Essentials Scheme accreditation, they are Symantec Gold Partners offering expert consultancy, sales & pre-sales advice within the data security arena. Contact Gradian on 01420 540700 for further information.