TDSi has achieved ‘Cyber Essentials Plus’ certification following its initial Cyber Essentials certification back in June.
Cyber Essentials Plus further demonstrates the company’s dedication to fully securing its operations, as well as its products and services, with a hands-on technical verification by an independent assessor, following an earlier self-assessment.
Backed by the UK Government through the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Cyber Essentials helps any size or type of organisation to protect itself, its customers and partners, and anyone else that relies on it from a range of common and potentially dangerous cyber-attacks.
Alex Rumsey, Sales Director at TDSisaid: “We are delighted to have received certification for Cyber Essentials Plus, which builds still further on our initial certification earlier this year.
“Having this additional level of assessment is a clear indication to TDSi’s customers and partners that we take our own cybersecurity just as seriously as that of our products and that no part of our operations is left exposed to potential threats.”
To gain Cyber Essentials Plus certification TDSi’s IT infrastructure was thoroughly assessed in person by a technical expert, following the initial remote assessment for TDSi’s initial Cyber Essentials certification by IASME Consortium Ltd.
By testing TDSi’s network and IT devices, the independent assessor was able to check for any potential issues that may have been missed at the self-assessment stage and to offer additional advice if required.
Cyber Essentials Plus enables TDSi to demonstrate the cybersecurity of its whole IT infrastructure including onsite systems, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) elements, cloud-based systems, and externally managed IT services, along with appropriate password management, malware protection, and security updates management.
Rumsey added: “This is further proof that TDSi and our products offer the highest levels of protection and security.
“Any security system – be it physical security or IT security – is only as well protected as its weakest point.
“With the two sides of security now inextricably linked, it is essential that we demonstrate full IT integrity and Cyber Essentials Plus does just that, so we are very proud to boast this latest certification as proof of this.”