Vodafone UK becomes the first telecoms provider to gain Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation

vodaphone 3Interesting news from Vodafone who have announced they have become the first telecoms provided to gain Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation…

Following in the footsteps of Barclays, the Cyber Essentials scheme is reaching out to larger businesses and Vodafone prove that they are taking security seriously by gaining this certification. This is from Vodafone…

Howard Pinto, Head of Technology Security at Vodafone UK said: “We take cyber security and protection of our customers’ data very seriously. We want our customers to be assured that when they do business with us we are doing everything possible to protect their data, our critical systems and business operations. To be the first telecoms company and the first multi-national to have met the new Cyber Essentials Plus standard, highlights our ongoing commitment to ensuring the security and protection of our IT and customer systems and online assets.”

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.

It is anticipated that the new Cyber Essentials scheme will become an increasingly important standard for businesses who wish to work with public sector organisations in the future.

From 1 October this year, Government will require all suppliers bidding for certain personal and sensitive information handling contracts to be Cyber Essentials certified.

You can download the full Vodafone press release as a PDF here

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