Network video technology supplier Axis Communications has been awarded Cyber Essentials accreditation, a UK government scheme for mitigating cyber security risks within an organisation.
The scheme, launched in 2014, encourages organisations of all sizes in any industry to adhere to best practice in IT security. It sets out to address the most common threats to cyber security including:
- hacking — exploiting known vulnerabilities in internet-connected devices, using widely available tools and techniques
- phishing — and other ways of tricking users into installing or executing a malicious application
- password guessing — manual or automated attempts to log on from the internet, by guessing passwords
The Cyber Essentials scheme is a cyber security standard that identifies the security controls that an organisation must have in place within their IT systems, explains Axis Communications, giving them the confidence that they are addressing cyber security effectively and mitigating the risk of internet-based threats.
It is important that, as a supplier of innovative physical security and analytical technology, Axis’ customers are reassured they are working with a company that takes cybersecurity seriously.
But accreditation is about more than securing a firm’s own IT systems, says Axis. As the use of networked technologies such as IP surveillance and access control continues to increase in the UK, more data than ever is being processed and stored.
In light of the impending EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), businesses are paying more attention to the security credentials of their suppliers, making schemes such as Cyber Essentials that much more important for manufacturers and vendors, says the company.
“At Axis, we have always had a 100% focus on cybersecurity,” said Atul Rajput, regional director, Northern Europe at Axis Communications. “That’s why we are constantly working hard to mitigate cyber risks within our company and in the solutions we develop.
“Receiving accreditation from the UK government-backed Cyber Essentials scheme highlights our commitment to continuing to support our customers in adopting a best practice approach to all areas of cybersecurity.
“Openness, trust and transparency are core to fighting the threat of cybercrime, and we welcome schemes such as Cyber Essentials, which help give clarity and assurance to all those within the supply chain.”
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