Exel has recently undertaken an assessment by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and has achieved the Cyber Essentials Plus standard, which is the highest standard of accreditation available.
The UK government run 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 always placed a very high emphasis on Cyber Security, and this latest accreditation means that our prospects and customers can rest assured that Exel are taking all the relevant actions to ensure compliance with the latest advice provided by UK agencies, in this constantly evolving space.
Cyber security is the means by which individuals and organisations reduce the risk of becoming victims of a 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 is 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 take steps that can prevent cyber criminals getting hold of our accounts, data, and devices.