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Cyber Essentials Accreditation

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The specialist cyber security firm, Net-Defence, is helping companies to achieve the government backed  which protects against up to 80% of cyber attacks and is a requirement when bidding for public sector contracts.

Net-Defence is now fully certified to carry out Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus accreditations. Cyber Essentials demonstrates that companies have put in place a number of measures and processes to protect from cyber attack.  Cyber Essentials is mandatory for suppliers of Government contracts which involve handling personal information and some ICT products and services.

Alan Greig, Managing Director, Net-Defence, said:

“Any company that doesn’t take cyber security seriously is exposing themselves to huge risk as almost half of UK businesses have reported a cyber breach or attack in the last 12 months.

“The Cyber Essentials Scheme ensures that companies maintain active measures to combat cyber crime. Our specialist teams work closely with customers to take them painlessly through the accreditation process and achieve the necessary standard.”

The scheme is backed by industry including the Federation of Small Businesses, the Confederation of British Industry and a number of insurance organisations.

Net-Defence is part of the Ogilvie Group, one of Scotland’s most consistently successful family owned businesses.  The Group is over 60 years old and employs around 400 people across its various business operations.