Cyber Essentials3 January 2019–MGP is delighted to announce it has recently been accredited the kite mark for data protection and security in the UK under the IASME Cyber Essentials Scheme.

In a year when the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force, and consumer data leaks raised the profile of cyber security, MGP undertook a rigorous approach to ensure continued client and audience data security, and the Cyber Essential badge demonstrates MGP’s compliance in security and training in this increasingly important area of technology security.

Notes to Editors

The Cyber Essentials Scheme aims to help organisations implement basic levels of protection against cyber attack, demonstrating to their customers that they take cyber security seriously. Since 1 October 2014, Cyber Essentials has been a minimum requirement for bidding for some Government contracts (see www.gov.uk/government/publications/procurement-policy-note-0914-cyber-essentials-scheme-certification).

Under this IASME Cyber Essentials scheme, organisations assess themselves against five basic security controls and a qualified assessor verifies the information provided. The five controls were chosen because, when properly implemented, they help to protect against unskilled internet-based attackers using commodity capabilities that are freely available on the internet.

Organisations that undertake the Cyber Essentials Scheme are encouraged to recertify at least once a year and, where appropriate, progress their security. For further information please see: www.cyberstreetwise.com\cyberessentials