Axis Communications, a leading light in the network security and surveillance industry, have recently received Cyber Essentials accreditation in the UK. The government backed scheme, launched back in 2014, is designed to encourage businesses and companies of all types and sizes to adhere to best practices in IT security.
The Cyber Essentials scheme sets a cybersecurity standard which businesses should aspire to exceed and identifies the security controls that an organisation must have in place within their IT systems. As a supplier of innovative physical security and analytical technology, Axis Communications have highlighted how important it is that their own cybersecurity is up to scratch.
Receiving the Cyber Essentials accreditation, therefore, demonstrates the company’s dedication to ensuring its systems are secure from hackers, enabling it to apply the same knowledge and expertise to the technologies it develops, according to their announcement of the accreditation.
Being a part of the scheme doesn’t only mean that Axis Communications’ own IT systems are secure either. The accreditation also means that the company have taken a leading role in the protection of customer and client data and sensitive information, which is increasingly important given the impending EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
After the announcement of the company’s Cyber Essentials accreditation, Axis Communications’ regional director for Northern Europe, Atul Rajput, explained the importance of the scheme:
‘At Axis, we have always had a 100% focus on cybersecurity. That is 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.’