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Licencecheck awarded Cyber Essentials security accreditation

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Driving licence monitoring firm Licencecheck has qualified for Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation.

Since October 2014, Cyber Essentials became a minimum requirement for bidding for some government contracts, and so the company identified the qualification as vital to its growth and security responsibilities.

Cyber Essentials Plus is the higher of two levels awarded, and is verified by a qualified and independent assessor examining five basic controls, testing that they work in practice by simulating basic hacking and phishing attacks.

Managing director Richard Brown (pictured) said: “We’ve always been proud of our security standards, but this Cyber Essentials Plus and IASME recognition cements our achievements in this field.  As a pre-requisite for many public sector contracts, this also allows us to grow our business even further after an incredibly busy few years.”

Licencecheck has also been awarded the IASME standard, which is similar to the international ISO27001, but created specifically for small companies to achieve a cyber security standard.

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