By winning the new Cyber Essentials Plus cybersecurity accreditation from the government recently,
The Cyber Essentials scheme, which was created to help consumers establish whether an establishment has adopted basic security steps, like firewalls and anti-virus software, understands the significance of frequent patching.
Certification will become compulsory for all suppliers bidding for state contracts that involve the management of personal and sensitive information.
However, the scheme does not test for advanced security features such as encryption or two-factor authentication.
Minister for culture and the digital economy, Ed Vaizey, said : "Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus enable businesses to demonstrate that they are taking action to control the risks critical if they are to protect themselves, their customers and their brand."
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