29 Jun

The Virtual Forge is officially Cyber Essentials Certified

The Virtual Forge is officially certified against cyber threats by Cyber Essentials, a UK Government-backed scheme.
Sarah Evans
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In an ever-evolving landscape of cybersecurity threats, it is no longer sufficient to implement static controls. Constant vigilance through iterating over controls, internal audits and improving detection and automation is the only way to remain secure as new attack vectors surface.

That's why we are proud to announce that we have achieved the Cyber Essentials certification, which demonstrates our dedication to maintaining robust cybersecurity measures.

What is the cyber essentials certification?

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed scheme designed to help organisations guard against a range of common cyber threats.

By obtaining this certification, The Virtual Forge has undergone a thorough evaluation process to ensure that our systems and practices meet the necessary standards. We have implemented key security controls to protect our staff and systems against potential cyber attacks and vulnerabilities.

Notably, as a company that works exclusively in the cloud, our certification was obtained under the updated terms introduced last year, which expanded the scope to include cloud services, multi-factor authentication (MFA) mechanisms, and various other aspects.

Christian Backlund, our Head of DevOps, acknowledges the significance of attaining this standard;

Trust is a key component in any relationship, and building upon our ISO 27001 accreditation with this Cyber Essentials certification clearly showcases our dedication to resilient security practices. Upon these foundations, we can confidently develop strong and lasting relationships of mutual trust with our clients.

How does cyber essentials certification benefit The Virtual Forge?

The benefits of certification are manyfold:

  • By achieving Cyber Essentials certification, we demonstrate our commitment to maintaining a robust cybersecurity posture at all times. This helps build trust and confidence in our services, as clients can rest assured that their data is in safe hands.
  • The certification process itself provides us with valuable insights into our existing security infrastructure. It enables us to identify potential vulnerabilities and weaknesses, allowing us to take appropriate measures to address them effectively. Regularly reviewing and improving our security protocols helps us stay ahead of emerging threats and ensures that our clients' data remains secure at all times.
  • Being Cyber Essentials certified also positions us favourably in the marketplace. In today's digital landscape, where cybersecurity breaches dominate headlines, organisations that prioritise security stand out from the competition. Our certification serves as a testament to our dedication to protecting our clients' interests and sets us apart as a trustworthy and reliable partner.

Cybersecurity is an ongoing endeavour and by maintaining our certification we adopt a proactive approach to security. Our focus is on constant progress, not momentary perfection.

How can we assist you in reaching your desired levels of security?

If you’re considering doing more with your cloud security and architecture, reach out for a complimentary consultation!

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