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J Tomlinson gains Cyber Essentials certification for third year running

August 18, 2020

J Tomlinson continues to demonstrate its commitment to cyber security after successfully gaining Cyber Essentials certification for the third year running.

The company was awarded certification following a comprehensive assessment of its IT infrastructure across key areas including access control, malware protection, patch management, secure configuration, boundary firewalls and internet gateways, as part of a government-backed cyber security scheme.

The scheme confirms that J Tomlinson was assessed as meeting the Cyber Essentials implementation profile published in February 2017, and that the organisation’s ICT defences meet the required standards to protect it against commodity-based cyber attacks.

Quote from Paul McGeady, head of IT at J Tomlinson:

Paul McGeady, head of IT at J Tomlinson, commented: “Ensuring optimal cyber security is paramount to the successful and safe running of our organisation’s daily operations. In light of the current pandemic, during which more staff are undertaking their daily roles and responsibilities from home, it is even more essential that we are able to continue to provide a secure, dependable and seamless service to our clients and customers.

“Our commitment to cyber security is supported by ISO9001 Quality Management System (QMS) certification, GDPR compliance, as well as regular training delivered across the business, empowering our people with the knowledge and skills required to process data in accordance with GDPR regulations, as well as identify potential cyber threats – including phishing attempts. Our in-house IT undertake regular internal testing and updating of our systems and hardware to confirm protection against breaches.”

About the Cyber Essentials scheme

Launched in 2014, the Cyber Essentials scheme is a government-backed cyber security standard that organisations can be assessed and certified against. On April 1 2020, the IASME Consortium took over full responsibility for Cyber Essentials delivery after being awarded a five-year contract by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

To find out more about the scheme, visit https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberessentials/overview

 

Pictured below: Paul McGeady – Head of IT at J Tomlinson

J Tomlinson, which was founded in Nottingham the 1950s, works primarily across the Midlands, Yorkshire and Northern and Central England.

The company provides a range of sustainable building solutions including refurbishment, repairs and maintenance, engineering services, extra care construction, renewable energy, and facilities management, working across a range of key sectors including extra care, healthcare, blue light, social housing and local government.

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