What companies have Cyber Essentials Plus?
Cyber Essentials Plus is designed for businesses that have matured their network infrastructure data requirements and have outgrown the minimum requirements of the basic Cyber Essentials scheme. A range of public and private organisations have already adopted Cyber Essentials Plus since the scheme’s inception in 2014 with large global corporates such as Vodafone and Oracle leading the way in cyber security best practice. This has led to many public sector organisations, such as the Ministry of Defence and Home Office, mandating its requirements across their respective supply chains.
Dermot O’Kelly, Senior Vice-President and Country Leader of Oracle UK, Ireland and Israel, said: “We understand that the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your information is vital to your business.
“Security is embedded in Oracle’s ‘DNA’ – within the product, the development cycle and cloud operations practices – to ensure your information remains your information. Mission-critical data can only be maintained by having the most stringent security measures in place.”
Vodafone, which was the first telecoms company to be awarded Cyber Essentials Plus, stated: “To be the first telecoms company and the first multinational to have met the new Cyber Essentials Plus standard highlights our ongoing commitment to ensuring the security and protection of our IT and customer systems and online assets.”
Ed Vaizey, former UK Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy, added: “Protecting personal data depends on good cyber security, and the threats and challenges are getting ever more sophisticated.”