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Protecting our Clients and Ourselves: Why Cyber Essentials is Vital to Workplace

Updated: Feb 29

As a FM service provider, we recognise the importance of cybersecurity in our operations. We understand that cyber threats are becoming more sophisticated, and it is essential to take proactive measures to protect our systems against these threats. That's why we pursued Cyber Essentials, and we are proud to have achieved it for almost 3 years.


A logo of Cyber Essentials

One of the main reasons why we decided to pursue this accreditation was to demonstrate our commitment to cybersecurity to our clients. Many of our clients handle sensitive information that requires protection against cyber threats. Cyber Essentials gives them peace of mind, knowing that we have appropriate measures in place to protect their data and maintain their confidentiality.


Cyber Essentials is an important step for any business that wants to demonstrate a commitment to cybersecurity. It helps protect sensitive information, improve internal cybersecurity practices, gain a competitive advantage, and comply with any regulatory requirements. As a FM service provider, we take cybersecurity seriously and will continue to invest in appropriate measures to protect our clients' data and maintain their confidentiality. The process of obtaining the certification involved reviewing and improving our internal processes, identifying and addressing vulnerabilities and weaknesses in our systems, and improving our overall cybersecurity posture.


Staff training is another critical aspect of our cybersecurity measures. We recognise that our employees are one of the most significant threats to our systems' security, as they may inadvertently expose our networks to cyber threats.


When our operatives work on client sites, we ensure that they receive the appropriate training to maintain our high standards of cybersecurity. Before sending operatives to a new client site, we provide them with specific training that is tailored to the client's unique cybersecurity requirements. This training covers the client's security policies, access controls, and other relevant security measures.


We also make sure that our staff are aware of their responsibility to report any cybersecurity incidents or suspicious activities that they observe while working on client sites. Our goal is to ensure that our operatives understand their role in maintaining the confidentiality and integrity of our clients' data and systems, and are equipped with the knowledge and skills to do so effectively. We believe that providing our staff with the appropriate training when working on client sites is essential for maintaining our clients' trust and ensuring that their data remains secure.


Obtaining Cyber Essentials has helped us comply with any regulatory requirements that may be applicable to our industry. While there may not be specific cybersecurity regulations for commercial cleaning, some of our clients may require that we meet certain standards to do business with them. Cyber Essentials gives us a clear framework for implementing appropriate cybersecurity measures.


Cyber Essentials is an important step for any business that wants to demonstrate a commitment to cybersecurity. It helps protect sensitive information, improve internal cybersecurity practices, gain a competitive advantage, and comply with any regulatory requirements.

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