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Lanware gains Cyber Essentials certification

Tuesday, 24 February, 2015

Lanware, the rapidly growing cloud based outsourced technology service provider for investment management firms and financial institutions, today announced that it has been awarded Cyber Essentials certification by CREST, the UK government approved accreditation body under the Cyber Essentials scheme. The Cyber Essentials classification is a government-backed, industry supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common cyber-attacks. Lanware is amongst the foremost cyber security firms to receive this new accreditation.

Cyber Essentials defines a set of controls which, when properly implemented, will provide organisations with protection from the most prevalent forms of Cyber threats. In particular, it focuses on threats which require low levels of attacker skill, and which are widely available online.

Ensuring cyber security is one of the hallmarks of Lanware’s service offer to its clients and this new certification adds to Lanware’s existing ISO 27001 security standard rating, widening the firm’s authority and capability in advising on and protecting clients against the growing threat of cyber-attack.

“As an outsourcing provider it is vital that Lanware can demonstrate total IT infrastructure and services security and meeting the rigorous standards of Cyber Essentials’ certification clearly shows our clients that we can do this. The Cyber Essentials audit and external scan allow Lanware to be confident that the protective measures we have in place meet industry best practice,” comments Carl White, Service Delivery Manager at Lanware.

“We understand that any company thinking about outsourcing to an IT services provider needs to be absolutely certain they can rely on high standards of data security by their chosen partner. The cyber threat is growing at an exponential rate. The Cyber Essentials certificate is another step in meeting this head on and ensuring our clients’ data is safe,” explains Henry Duncombe, Managing Director at Lanware.

About Lanware
Established in 1993, Lanware is a leading edge cloud-centric technology service provider with the strategic and delivery capability to provide a totally outsourced environment for Financial Services companies. Typically these organisations manage substantial investment or risk and need trusted advice combined with highly robust, compliant, flexible systems with low internal ownership and management.

Lanware’s customers include prominent firms and many different sizes and business focus within the financial services industry from global insurance giants to small specialist asset managers. Clients include Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group, Silchester International Investors, Aerion Fund Management, Origin Asset Management, Marathon Asset Management and Tuxedo Money Solutions. Lanware has offices in London, Paris and Mumbai. For further information please see johns569.sg-host.com

About Cyber Essentials
The Cyber Essentials scheme has been developed by Government and industry to fulfil two functions. It provides a clear statement of the basic controls all organisations should implement to mitigate the risk from common internet based threats, within the context of the Government’s 10 Steps to Cyber Security. And through the Assurance Framework it offers a mechanism for organisations to demonstrate to customers, investors, insurers and others that they have taken these essential precautions.

Cyber Essentials offers a sound foundation of basic hygiene measures that all types of organisations can implement and potentially build upon. Government believes that implementing these measures can significantly reduce an organisation’s vulnerability. However, it does not offer a silver bullet to remove all cyber security risk; for example, it is not designed to address more advanced, targeted attacks and hence organisations facing these threats will need to implement additional measures as part of their security strategy. What Cyber Essentials does do is define a focused set of controls which will provide cost-effective, basic cyber security for organisations of all sizes.

For more information see: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/cyber-essentials-scheme-overview

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