Pro Logic Computers (UK) Ltd are proud to announce we are now Cyber Essentials certified.
What is the Cyber Essentials scheme?
Cyber Essentials is a UK government assurance scheme. It is based on the government’s “10 Steps to Cyber Security” programme and administered by the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre).
Cyber attacks come in many shapes and sizes, but the vast majority are very basic in nature, carried out by relatively unskilled individuals. They’re the digital equivalent of a thief trying your front door to see if it’s unlocked. Our advice is designed to prevent these attacks.
Cyber Essentials helps you to guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate your commitment to cyber security, gives you protection against a wide variety of the most common cyber attacks. This is important because vulnerability to simple attacks can mark you out as target for more in-depth unwanted attention from cyber criminals and others.
Certification gives you peace of mind that your defences will protect against the vast majority of common cyber attacks simply because these attacks are looking for targets which do not have the Cyber Essentials technical controls in place.
Cyber Essentials and GDPR
The GDPR is a far reaching set of regulations, intended to guarantee the privacy of individuals and protection of personal data, within the European Union.
Although the regulation demands that you take appropriate measures to protect the integrity and confidentiality of any personal data you hold, it does not provide a check list of measures for you to take. Instead, it specifies that you must determine your own cyber security approach based on the personal information you hold and the risk to individuals were that information be lost or compromised. The NCSC has published some information on the relationship between GDPR and cyber security.
Cyber Essentials can help with this, but it’s not a solution for all your GDPR obligations. It’s also important to realise that the information security which GDPR requires extends beyond cyber security to include things like the physical and organisational security measures necessary to protect personal data.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), whose job it is to uphold the GDPR in the UK, recommends Cyber Essentials as ‘A good starting point’ for the cyber security of the IT you rely on to hold and process personal data. Our technical controls will give you a solid base on which you can build your cyber security as appropriate.
The GDPR came into effect on 25 May 2018.
Pro Logic Computers UK Ltd
CERTIFICATE OF ASSURANCE
6 – 8 Doncaster Road
COMPLIES WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE CYBER ESSENTIALS SCHEME
Certificate Number: 4198107
Date of Certification: 3 December 2019
Profile Published: February 2017
Recertification due: 2 December 2020
Assessor: Ed Moses – Specialist Industries Limited
The scope of this certification covers the IT infrastructure currently used within Pro Logic Computers (UK) Ltd including, but not limited to servers, workstations, firewall hardware, anti-virus and software applications. All equipment within the scope of this assessment is at the South Elmsall office in Pontefract, West Yorkshire.