Date of Certification: 21st March 2019
Certificate Number: IASME-A-010223
activereach has successfully certified against the UK Government’s Cyber Essentials scheme. Working with accreditation body IASME to achieve Cyber Essentials, the certification confirms activereach’s commitment to cyber security best practice and secures its position as a leading supplier of security solutions to the UK marketplace.
Developed by the UK Government as part of a broader initiative to raise cyber security awareness and protection in businesses of all sizes, Cyber Essentials provides a set of criteria against which organisations can measure the effectiveness of their cyber security systems. Achieving the certification demonstrates to customers that a business has taken basic and essential cyber security precautions.
Since 1 October 2014, Cyber Essentials became a minimum requirement for bidding for some government contracts that entail the handling of sensitive and personal data (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/procurement-policy-note-0914-cyber-essentials-scheme-certification)
The IASME Consortium is one of the four Cyber Essentials accreditation bodies appointed by the UK Government. activereach has performed a self-assessment against the five most important security controls and the information we provided has been verified by Baigent’s, one of the IASME certification bodies.
For further information please see www.cyberstreetwise.com\cyberessentials
Membership Number: 1049728
activereach is a member of the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group (Essential Membership)
activereach is a Core Member of the UK Cyber Security Forum.
Core Members are sole traders and SMEs (250 staff or less) actively working in cyber security. Members have capabilities in:
As a premium holiday supplier, we absolutely depend on reliable and speedy communication to our clients and partners overseas. We were recommended to ask activereach about improving the bandwidth to our head office, and right from the start they showed that they cared about the level of service they provided to my company. They installed EFM and were able to reuse my existing equipment, liaising with third parties to make sure that everyone was kept in the loop.
The difference in access has been remarkable with frankly little change to my IT budget.
Microsoft saw an increase in phishing by e-mail of 250% in 2018 to a high of 0.55% of all inbound email to Office365 users. Ransomware declined by 60% and malware, in general, by 37%.
Source: Microsoft Security Intelligence Report 2019
Solution: Stopping phishing attacks requires a multi-faceted solution of technical controls, awareness training, and detection methods for successful breaches - and good password and security hygeine by employees. Multi-factor authentication and/or PAM for administrators is essential.