Carl F Groupco achieves Cyber Essentials certification

Leading independent hardware supplier Carl F Groupco has just announced it has achieved Cyber Essentials certification. John Crittenden, Carl F Groupco’s Managing Director, said: “Holding the Cyber Essentials certification helps us guard our business against cyber attacks. It also gives our customers the reassurance that we have cyber safeguards in place to not only protect their data but also ensure business continuity.”

Cyber Essentials is an effective, Government backed scheme that helps protect organisations, whatever their size, against a whole range of the most common cyber attacks.

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John said: “Every business takes steps to ensure the security of its physical premises. By seeking Cyber Essentials accreditation we’re taking the same approach to our virtual assets.”

Government research shows that cyber attacks are a serious threat to business.

In the last 12 months, 39% of UK businesses identified a cyber attack. One in five businesses (20%) said they experienced a negative outcome as a direct consequence of a cyber attack. Where the attack had a financial consequence, the average estimated cost was £4,200.

John said: “The figures make for sobering reading, which is why we’ve taken the steps we have. We now know we are protected against a wide variety of the most common cyber attacks. My thanks go to every member of the team who worked hard to show how we meet all the requirements of the scheme.”

Carl F Groupco has a decades-long track record of being a value-added hardware supplier thanks to its core principles of product quality, first class service and industry knowledge. In achieving Cyber Essentials certification, it has taken proactive steps to secure all aspects of its business, demonstrating its commitment to being a reputable, reliable and responsible hardware partner to its customers.