Protecting data and keeping it secure is extremely important to MPS. As part of our ongoing commitment to Cyber Security, we’re very pleased to announce that MPS has achieved certification to the UK government’s Cyber Essentials scheme. Cyber Essentials was jointly developed by the UK Government and the Cyber Security Industry. The Cyber Essentials scheme defines a baseline standard of security for businesses in the UK. It outlines the controls that all organisations should implement to help alleviate risks from common internet-based threats.
Cyber Essentials concentrates on five key areas:
Securing connectivity to the internet through appropriate management of firewalls and internet gateways
The secure configuration of software and devices used within the business
Strong access control to data and services
Suitable processes and mechanisms for protecting against viruses and other malware
Effective management that ensures devices and software are up to date
Our certification is another step on our journey of continuous security improvement and adds a level of external, independent assurance that we’re doing the right things to help protect our systems and services.