blu-3 aces cyber security audit

blu-3 has announced it has successfully renewed its Cyber Essentials PLUS certification following a recent audit, gaining special praise from the assessor and improving on its previous review in 2019.

Cyber Essentials is a scheme run by the National Cyber Security Centre, which aims to help companies protect themselves against the most common cyber threats, enabling them to demonstrate a commitment to cyber security.

IT Services Manager at blu-3, Steve Simmonds, said: “Securing this certification for another year was really important to us and is a testament to the hard work the IT team has put in to preparing and maintaining the company’s systems. It is also another great example of the company’s commitment to continuous improvement across the business.”

The top tier accreditation secured by the company will allow the specialist infrastructure provider to better understand its level of cyber risk by having access to more security assessments. Other benefits of the scheme include the improved protection of customer and supplier data, a boost in company reputation, and the opportunity to work with the Ministry of Defence.

The audit was carried out by Indelible Data who certify hundreds of companies to Cyber Essentials, who have congratulated blu-3 for once again achieving Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation. Assessor Jason McNicholas commended blu-3’s readiness for the assessment, stating that “blu-3 was among the best prepared companies we have certified.”

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