Brian Sims

TDSi adds Cyber Essentials Plus certification to boost security credentials

ACCESS CONTROL solutions developer TDSi has now achieved Cyber Essentials Plus certification following its initial Cyber Essentials certification attainment back in June. Cyber Essentials Plus further demonstrates the company’s dedication to fully securing its operations, as well as its products and services, with a hands-on technical verification by an independent assessor having been conducted in the wake of an earlier self-assessment.

Backed by the UK Government through the National Cyber Security Centre, Cyber Essentials helps any size or type of organisation to protect itself, its customers and partners (and anyone else that relies on it) from a range of common and potentially dangerous cyber attacks.

Alex Rumsey, sales director at TDSi, commented: “We are delighted to have received certification for Cyber Essentials Plus, which builds still further on our initial certification earlier this year. Having this additional level of assessment is a clear indication to TDSi’s customers and partners alike that we take our own cyber security just as seriously as that of our products and that no part of our operations is left exposed to potential threats.”

To gain Cyber Essentials Plus certification, TDSi’s IT infrastructure was thoroughly assessed in person by a technical expert following the initial remote assessment for TDSi’s inaugural Cyber Essentials certification conducted by the IASME Consortium. By testing TDSi’s network and IT devices, the independent assessor was able to check for any potential issues that may have been missed at the self-assessment stage and offer additional advice if required.

Whole infrastructure

Cyber Essentials Plus enables TDSi to demonstrate the cyber security of its whole IT infrastructure including on-site systems, Bring Your Own Device elements, cloud-based systems and any externally managed IT services, along with appropriate password management, malware protection  and security updates management.

Rumsey added: “This is further proof that TDSi’s products offer the highest levels of protection and security, as does the company as a whole. Any security system – be it physical security or IT security – is only as well protected as its weakest point. With the two sides of security now inextricably linked, it’s essential that we demonstrate full IT integrity. Cyber Essentials Plus does just that, so we’re very proud to boast this latest certification.”  

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