Resistor manufacturer Cressall Resistors has recently received a Cyber Essentials certification — a government-backed scheme developed by the National Cyber Security Centre and delivered by IASME Governance. The certification scheme supports organisations of all sizes to protect against online threats and demonstrate a commitment to cyber security, and acts as a valuable trust marker of Cressall’s own cyber secure status.
Cyber Essentials was launched in 2014 as part of the Government’s wider National Cyber Security Strategy. It provides an opportunity for businesses to protect themselves against the most common cyber-attacks, with the idea that protecting against such threats reduces the chances of a being identified as a target for more malicious, in-depth attacks by cyber criminals.
Cressall has undergone a rigorous assessment of each of its internal policies, procedures and all areas of its IT infrastructure to ensure compliance with the most stringent of standards. As the nature of threats develops and working practices evolve, certification requirements are reviewed and changed frequently and organisations are required to undergo annual renewal.
While Cyber Essentials certification is not an essential, an increasing number of customers, suppliers and other industry stakeholders are setting requirements for their partners in terms of cyber security.
“As a business operating in manufacturing, Cressall supplies several industrial sectors including automotive, marine and energy generation,” explained Malcolm Garbett, business systems senior project manager. “Several of these projects require strict confidentiality, and partners value Cressall’s initiative to provide tangible evidence of its commitment to ensuring the security of their data.”
Cyber security is becoming an increasing issue in the UK, with recent data from the UK government revealing that, in 2022, 39 per cent of UK businesses identified a cyber-attack. The actual number of cyber-attacks that occur is likely to be much higher than this, as businesses that are less cyber mature may not even identify the attacks that take place.
“Cressall is committed to protecting data from customers, suppliers and all other stakeholders. We’re increasingly dealing with queries around what we do with data and how we ensure its security,” added Simone Bruckner, managing director of Cressall. “With the Cyber Essentials certification, Cressall can provide a valuable trust marker to its customers and suppliers to offer them the peace of mind that their data is protected within an IT infrastructure that is compliant and secure.”
For more information on Cressall’s Cyber Essentials certification or to get in touch with a member of the team about a potential project visit the website or contact us on +44 (0) 116 273 3633.