Local businesses work together to improve cyber security

Allan Guy and Sarah Cook of Purple Creative Services Ltd with their certificate.

Aske-based Purple Creative has been accredited with the nationally recognised Cyber Essentials Certification thanks to help from a local tech company.

Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed scheme that aims to help businesses get protect against a wide range of common cyber attacks.

It provides a framework of basic cybersecurity controls that organisations can implement to improve their overall cybersecurity and reduce the risk of cyber attacks.

Richmond company Evolve North helped to establish five key areas of cybersecurity to focus on, which Purple staff then worked through to make sure the most effective cybersecurity controls were in place.

Operations manager Sarah Cook said: “When we started the process of becoming Cyber Essentials Certified it soon became apparent to us that we needed a bit of help to go through the accreditation process and to make sure our security systems and procedures were as robust as they could be.

“After a quick search on Google we were delighted to find Evolve North who were just on our doorstep and have been a fantastic support throughout the whole process.

“We love working with other local businesses so we are incredibly proud to receive this accreditation with the help of another local business.”

Gary Reeves, from Evolve North, said: “Achieving Cyber Essentials can often take time, but working with Sarah and the Purple Creative team, they fully understood the road ahead and helped make the process straightforward.

“We are proud to see this certification that showcases how seriously they take their Cyber Security responsibilities.”