Date of Certification: 20th March 2017
Certificate Number: IASME-A-03258
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
I have worked with activereach as our primary LAN and wireless networking supplier for a number of years.
We recently had a site power outage that impacted the core network in our head office and the link to our main warehouse. activereach were able to supply us with replacement equipment the same day and arranged for one of their own engineers to come onsite at 4am to make sure that we did not lose a trading day in the busy run-up to our peak trading season.
Only half of businesses are ready to defend against cyber attack
Source: Cisco's 2016 Annual Security Report
Solution: Get ready for a cyber attack. Practice drills to educate staff on what they should do in the event of a cyber attack. Usually the cost associated with being attacked is much greater than the cost to practice and implement safeguards.