Exel continue to be committed to the well-being of our customers, prospective customers and our employees. For this reason, we have always taken steps to ensure the security of the data we hold, as well as the security in regard to the means of access to that data.
The UK government run National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), launched in October 2016, brings together expertise from CESG (the information assurance arm of GCHQ), the Centre for Cyber Assessment, CERT-UK and the Centre for Protection of National Infrastructure in order to provide a single point of contact regarding advice, assessments and accreditation where Cyber Security is concerned.
Exel has recently undergone an assessment by the NCSC and has achieved the Cyber Essentials standard. You can rest assured that Exel are taking all the relevant steps to ensure compliance in regard to the advice given by the UK security agencies, in what will no doubt be an ever-changing landscape.
What is cyber security?
Cyber security is the means by which individuals and organisations reduce the risk of becoming victims of cyber attack.
Cyber security’s core function is to protect the devices we all use (smartphones, laptops, tablets and computers), and the services we access – both online and at work – from theft or damage. It’s also about preventing unauthorised access to the vast amounts of personal information we store on these devices, and online.
Cyber security is important because smartphones, computers and the internet are now such a fundamental part of modern life, that it’s difficult to imagine how we’d function without them. From online banking and shopping, to email and social media, it’s more important than ever to stake steps that can prevent cyber criminals getting hold of our accounts, data, and devices.