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Portcullis has become the most established cyber security consultancy to gain the new Government Cyber Essentials certification.

The Portcullis board identified certification as important for them as a leading provider of security services; demonstrating how they adopt the same attitude to information security that they encourage in their clients. This gives them further confidence in Portcullis ability to conduct business securely. It is a key principle of the company that they practice what they preach. The Cyber Essentials scheme is not designed to be the ultimate in cyber security but it is a very useful benchmark for companies to adopt.


Mark Lane MD of Portcullis said we are pleased to join the growing number of early adopters for Cyber Essentials. Anything that further increases the considerable confidence our customers have in us, is to be welcomed.

Portcullis supports The Cyber Essentials Scheme as part of UK Governments National Cyber Security Strategy. As a company Portcullis provides the CREST independent assessment of the essential security controls that organisations need to have in place to mitigate risks from internet-borne threats. Systems that fall within its scope include internet connected end-user devices such as desktop PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones as well as internet connected systems including email, web and application servers. By successfully going through a Cyber Essentials assessment, organisations not only lower their risk of serious data and financial loss, but by displaying the Cyber Essentials badge they demonstrate to customers that they have taken steps to be fundamentally cyber safe.

Cyber Essentials sets out the basic security standards that should be applied by all businesses, regardless of size. The scheme is an important example of collaborative work between the UK Government and the very best cyber security professionals in the country. It is significant that established Cyber Security providers like Portcullis adopt the standard and I congratulate them on their certification said Ian Glover, the President of CREST.