We Are Cyber Essential Certified

Over the last week, the team at Zen have been working hard to gain our Cyber Essential certification. As a result, we are delighted to announce that we are now Cyber Essential certified. 

We Are Cyber Essential Certified

What Are Cyber Essentials?

Over the past decade, businesses have become increasingly reliant on digital, whether it’s e-mail or collecting customer data over their website. As a result, there has been an increase in cyber attacks. In 2023, the theft of digital information has become the most reported fraud in the UK, overtaking physical theft.

To combat the increase in cyber-attacks, the Government developed Cyber Essentials in 2014, to ensure good practices for IT security. The scheme helps businesses protect themselves and their customers against the threat of cyber-attacks. Through Cyber Essentials, businesses will be provided with a security framework by covering 5 basic controls designed to secure data:

  • Access Control
  • Patch Management
  • Secure Configuration
  • Malware Protection
  • Internet Gateways and Firewall. 

  Why Should a Marketing Agency be Certified?

Marketing & web development agencies should look to become Cyber Essential certified if they are handling personal data, whether that is through e-mails or website maintenance. Being certified allows your business to successfully deal with 80% of cyber-attacks, giving you & your customers peace of mind that their data is safe, especially the more valuable personal data becomes. 

Benefits of being Cyber Essentials Certified

By being cyber essentials certified, we have improved our clients & our website protection by 80% from common attacks. As we can handle the most common attacks, we can consult and advise our customers of any possible risks or threats within their websites. 

As we’re certified, we’re compliant with offering the securest services to our customers when it comes to cyber security. Our customers, suppliers & stakeholders should have complete trust in the agency to carry out the securest security measures, ensuring data remains secure. 

As personal data becomes more important, we recommend businesses that handle sensitive data work with agencies that are Cyber Essential certified to give them the best chance to keep their data secure. With 23 years of experience working in the web development, we can apply our expertise in web design and web development alongside our cyber security knowledge to offer our clients a high-performing, secure website.

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