SIS works closely with many organisations and we store sensitive data on our computer systems, and as such we take our cyber-security very seriously. Cyber security is how individuals and organisations reduce the risk of cyber-attack. Cyber security’s core function is to protect the devices we all use (smartphones, laptops, tablets, and computers), and the services we access – both online and at work – from theft or damage.
SIS are accredited with Cyber-Essentials, a government-backed, industry-supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common online threats. By clicking on the Cyber-Essentials logo on this page or on the footer of our website you can view our certification.
The process involves running rigorous checks on our computer systems, hardware, software, policies and processes to ensure they are compliant with the latest National Cyber Security Centre guidelines.
This year as well as scrutiny of our office-based systems the examination has looked at hybrid working (a mix of working from an office and from home) to ensure that any connection to our business data is secure.
This is an annual procedure that the Digital Team will undertake to ensure that we have reduced the risk to our data and systems by cyber-attacks.
Every organisation, whatever their size, should ensure that they are Cyber-Essentials accredited. For more information visit: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberessentials/overview