The Cyber Essentials scheme was developed by the UK’s National Cyber Security Programme in response to the growing risk of cyber-attacks in both the public and private sectors. It was launched on 5 June 2014, and aims to provide guidance to help all sizes of organisations measure their defences against common forms of cyber-attacks. From 1 October 2014 all suppliers must be compliant with the new Cyber Essentials controls if bidding for government contracts which involve handling of sensitive and personal information and provision of certain technical products and services.
The goal of the scheme is to improve cyber security practice by implementing five key technical security controls that address up to 80 per cent of common cyber security threats, including fraud, industrial espionage, and theft of intellectual property.
These five security controls are:
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With much uncertainty and understandable concern surrounding the current Coronavirus crises, Bell Integration would like to communicate the following message to our valued community. As of Thursday, 19th March, we are:
Open for business and operating as usual.
All Bell employees are present for work, either working from home or from Bell office locations.
Our warehouses in Portsmouth and Wokingham are fully operational.
Our recycling vehicles are continuing to carry out IT Recycling and Data Destruction of Legacy IT equipment.
On a day-to-day basis, we are updating contingency planning in preparation for possible further circumstances.
Please be assured that we are taking precautionary measures to minimise and contain any risk of contagion with the health of our employees and are following guidance and advice from Government.