Live events production agency, Identity Group, has demonstrated its commitment to cyber security through its successful certification to Cyber Essentials Plus.

With cyber threats increasing in both volume and sophistication, Cyber Essentials, a government backed scheme, validates that a business has introduced proven cyber security controls in line with recommended good practice.

Rob Gietzen, Commercial Services Director, Identity Group advised, “The protection of our own data and that of our clients is key to our business. Cyber Essentials Plus demonstrates we are doing the fundamentals of cyber security correctly. We’re delighted our investment has paid off.”

Identity Group achieved the certification with the support and auditing of Southern IT Networks Ltd , an IASME Consortium licensed Certification Body. Michael Freeman, Managing Director of Southern IT, stated, “It’s been a pleasure to work in close partnership with Rob and the team at Identity. Their proactive approach to cyber security is highly commendable. These days, cyber threats can target vulnerabilities just as much as they target individual businesses. In that regard, no business is immune from the threat. Identity recognises the threat is very real and by certifying to Cyber Essentials Plus, have taken positive and effective measures. ”

The certification has been awarded through accreditation body, the IASME Consortium. Dr Emma Philpott, CEO of the IASME Consortium said, “We’re delighted for Identity and I congratulate them for recognising the key role cyber security plays in any organisation. This certification is also a true demonstration to their clients and potential clients that Identity has invested in their customers security as much as their own.”

The UK Government recognise the challenge from the current cyber threat and have the ambition to tackle it head on. Cyber Essentials is very much at the heart of their National Cyber Security Strategy and through gaining the certification, Identity is making an important and valuable contribution towards the Government’s aim of making the UK the safest place to do business online.