Valeport has been awarded Cyber Essentials Plus certification, the more rigorous level of accreditation in the Government backed scheme that helps organizations protect against a range of the most common cyber attacks. The certification provides reassurance to Valeport’s customers that the company treats the threat of cyber crime, and the protection of their personal information, with all seriousness.

Cyber Essentials provides a set of security processes and policies to adhere to, while the Cyber Essentials Plus programme includes a penetration test at least every year to assess the vulnerability of the company’s data. The verification of Valeport’s cyber security is carried out independently by a Certification Body.

Peter Adams, head of IT for Valeport, commented: “Obtaining Cyber Essentials Plus involved completing an online assessment followed by a technical audit of the systems that were in-scope for Cyber Essentials Plus. This included a representative set of user devices, all internet gateways and all servers with services accessible to unauthenticated internet users. This comprehensive process has taken many months and the checks and tests we undertook will become part of our ongoing practices to maintain this rigorous accreditation.”

Research by IOD has demonstrated that UK businesses are collectively attacked more than seven million times a year, that on average it takes 120 days for a business to know that its data has been compromized, and that Cybercrime accounted for almost 30% of all crimes recorded in the UK from July 2016 to July 2017.

Guy Frankland, marketing manager for Valeport, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the Cyber Essentials Plus certification, which reinforces our ethos of unsurpassed quality, reliability and exceptional service levels. We are passionate about upholding this reputation, which means that we really do manufacture technology you can trust.”

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