In July this year one of the best-known credit monitoring companies in the UK, Equifax, admitted that well over half a million UK consumers had their personal information compromised in a cyber-attack.
Sadly, this kind of thing is not uncommon, and as our reliance on technology grows the threat of such attacks will only increase, according to the National Cybersecurity Centre.
Since October 2014 a Government scheme known as Cyber Essentials has been mandatory for any supplier to Government working on contracts which involve the handling and storage of personal information for UK citizens.
There are two levels of cyber security that a company can reach, known as Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus, with the latter involving the independent testing of company systems by an external certifying body, using a range of different tools and techniques.
Here at Lovetts we believe that the personal data provided to us by you, our clients, deserve to be protected from cyber-attack in the best way possible, which is why we have taken this important step. We would encourage all businesses to challenge their suppliers and subcontractors as to whether they have gained Cyber Essentials accreditation and, if not, why not!
As we move into an era where cyber-attacks are becoming more and more common, rest assured that your personal information is as secure as possible with us.