VMSL achieves Government-backed Cyber Essentials Certification for IT security.

Our IT infrastructure has received certification under the Cyber Essentials scheme backed by the British Government, thanks to the diligent support provided by our partners at Surf Tech IT.

The Cyber Essentials scheme is supported across industry and further endorsed by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) as well as a number of prominent insurance companies.

It sets out technical controls that enable certified organisations to guard against common online security attacks and threats, and to demonstrate a commitment to cyber security. Some British Government contracts mandate the Cyber Essentials certification.

As the scheme documentation points out, cyber attacks come in many shapes and sizes, but the vast majority are very basic in nature and typically carried out by relatively unskilled individuals. Protection against a variety of common cyber attacks is important as any vulnerability from a simple attack is likely to spotlight an organisation as a target for more in-depth, unwanted attention from cyber criminals and others. With the new certification for Validair Monitoring Solutions Ltd, our IT guys at Surf Tech have us covered.