The Landmarc IT Security team has undergone external independent, rigorous testing of all IT environments resulting in Landmarc being awarded the Cyber Essentials Plus certification. 

Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed, industry-supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common online threats. From 1 October 2014, Government required all suppliers bidding for contracts involving the handling of certain sensitive and personal information to be certified against the Cyber Essentials scheme.

There are two types of certification: Cyber Essentials, a simpler self-assessment option that certifies protection against a wide variety of the most common cyber-attacks, and Cyber Essentials Plus, which requires the same levels of protection but verification is carried out by an independent Certification Body.

Ceri Lambdin, Head of IT, said, ”Following the granting of Full Accreditation from Defence Assurance and Information Security in May, we are delighted to have received another certification demonstrating that our IT environments are secure”.

Lee Martin, Finance Director and Senior Information Risk Owner, added, “Achieving Cyber Essentials Plus demonstrates our ongoing commitment to cyber security, helping us to protect our business and our people against common threats such as hacking, phishing and password guessing.  Well done to our IT team for their hard work in securing this additional level of certification, which will ensure the continued confidentiality, integrity and availability of data stored at Landmarc.”