Kirona Awarded Cyber Essentials Accreditation

By David Steer

Field service management solutions specialist Kirona has received the UK government’s Cyber Essentials accreditation.

The Cyber Essentials Scheme is part of the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy that aims to encourage businesses and organisations to implement digital protection against common cyber-attacks, whilst allowing them to demonstrate an increased awareness of cyber security.  Its main functions are to provide a clear statement of the controls all organisations should implement to mitigate cyber security risks and to provide a mechanism for organisations to demonstrate to their customers, investors and other stakeholders that they’ve put these controls in place.

In order to pass the Cyber Essentials Accreditation, Kirona were required to complete a Cyber Essentials Questionnaire, covering the five key elements of the Cyber Essentials Programme:

  • Configuration Protection
  • Malware protection
  • Internet gateways and firewalls
  • Patch management
  • User access control

Kirona was then submitted to a Technical Vulnerability Scan and Assessment conducted by BSi specialists.

Phil Crewe Compliance Manager, Kirona said: “Receiving accreditation from the Cyber Essentials scheme highlights our commitment to supporting our customers in adopting a best practice approach to all areas of cybersecurity. Openness, trust and transparency are core to fighting the threat of cybercrime and we welcome schemes such as Cyber Essentials, which help give clarity and assurance to all those within the supply chain.”

Neil Harvey CTO said: “I am delighted that we have achieved Cyber Essentials certification. Our clients, which include the UK Government, Utilities, Public Sector and Commercial organisations, trust us with some of their most sensitive data and this accreditation recognises our commitment to protecting their interests to the highest standards.”