Every day we interact with different websites and applications, and every week we read about a data leak costing businesses significant fines and reputation. With so much of our personal and company information held in the cloud, it’s important to trust those we do business with. But how do we know if they are committed to keeping our data safe?
It’s hard to stay one step ahead of the cybercriminals who appear to have almost limitless resources. However, businesses can take action to reduce the risk of a breach. Strong policies that are easily understood and relayed to the entire team, with frequent training and good internal communication, can reduce the risk significantly. But policies don’t just get written overnight, and they need to be rigorously maintained, updated and amended as the business grows.
It is not just the IT department’s responsibility to protect corporate data and assets. It is everyone’s obligation to maintain a good security mindset and be on guard at all times. A trained, motivated business workforce acts as a human firewall. Knowing the signs of a phishing or smishing attempt and what to do are highly important for business security.
This year, Nomadix chose to undertake Cyber Essentials certification to show our long-term commitment to Cybersecurity. As a result, on November 23, 2021, Nomadix received the Cyber Essentials accreditation, issued by IASME.
Cyber Essentials is a government-backed program known in the UK that cooperates with other cybersecurity groups around the world, including the U.S.-backed Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. Businesses that acquire certification have gone through several core policy and procedure reviews, confirming the company has at a minimum five core technical controls in place:
- Boundary firewalls and internet gateways
- Secure configuration
- Access control
- Malware protection
- Patch management
The certification is reviewed annually by the certification body. It offers peace of mind that a company’s defenses will protect against the vast majority of common cyber attacks simply because these attacks are looking for targets that do not have the Cyber Essentials technical controls in place.
We are committed to keeping our products and services at the highest standards of safety and security. We will continue to keep cybersecurity at the forefront of our development efforts and across our teams.