On 16 February 2017 decisionLab was accredited with Cyber Essentials (CE) certification, demonstrating the company’s commitment to follow best practice in cybersecurity.
As a small business decisionLab recognise that the threat of cybercrime is real and could have a devastating impact not only on their business but also their clients. Their intention is to not be an easy target. To that end steps have been taken to protect systems against cyber-attacks by reviewing processes and practices to develop security strategies and mitigate threats.
David Buxton, Director, said “I am delighted that we’ve received this award. I recognise that cyber security threatens us all and I will do my utmost to protect my business and that of my clients”
Decision Lab Ltd are listed as a certified organisation on IASME’s website
Notes to Editors
decisionLab’s mission is to help global businesses evolve and grow by making better decisions. This involves building tools and models of business challenges using the latest technologies from Data Science, Analytical Modelling and Operational Research. Their expertise lies in Mathematical Optimisation and simulation.
Since 2011 decisionLab have helped their clients to answer questions by applying the most appropriate techniques or analysis. Their work has improved systems used by millions of people in the UK within the Water, Asset Management, Aerospace and Defence industries.
Angela Russell, HR & Office Manager
020 3735 8580
Cyber Essentials aims to help organisations implement basic levels of protection against cyber attack, demonstrating to their customers that they take cyber security seriously. The scheme is available at two levels:
• Cyber Essentials – an independently verified self-assessment. Organisations assess themselves against five basic security controls and a qualified assessor verifies the information provided.
• Cyber Essentials PLUS – a higher level of assurance. A qualified and independent assessor examines the same five controls, testing that they work in practice by simulating basic hacking and phishing attacks.
The five basic controls within Cyber Essentials were chosen because, when properly implemented, they will help to protect against unskilled internet-based attackers using commodity capabilities – which are freely available on the internet.
Organisations that undertake Cyber Essentials are encouraged to recertify at least once a year and, where appropriate, progress their security.
Since 1 October 2014, Cyber Essentials became a minimum requirement for bidding for some government contracts (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/procurement-policy-note-0914-cyber-essentials-scheme-certification)
For further information please see www.cyberstreetwise.com\cyberessentials