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Welsh Cyber-Security Specialist Celebrates Major Milestone


Welsh cyber-security specialist Capital Network Solutions (CNS) has established itself as one of the biggest certification bodies in the UK after successfully certifying over 1000 Cyber Essentials customers.

Cyber-crime is an escalating issue throughout the UK and is estimated to cost the British economy up to £34 billion every year. To solve this issue, the Cyber Essentials Scheme was established to help businesses implement basic levels of protection against cyber-attacks and to demonstrate to their customers that they take cyber security serious. The scheme was launched by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and is a mandatory requirement if businesses want to bid for government contracts.

Capital Network Solutions is an IASME accredited Cyber Essentials Plus certification body, and has been providing certification training and support since November 2014. After reaching this significant milestone of 1000 Cyber Essentials certifications, Capital Network Solutions has established itself as one of the largest certification bodies in the UK.

Commenting on the landmark certification, Mark Edwards, managing director of CNS said:

“This is a huge achievement for us at a crucial time. With cyber-crime becoming a more common threat to the UK economy, Cyber Essentials certification is a flexible and cost-effective option for businesses of all sizes to stay protected online. Having reached the 1000 certifications mark we can now look forward to helping even more businesses get certified in the future.”

Alongside its ongoing Cyber Essentials commitments, Capital Network Solutions has also launched a new GDPR readiness assessment service to assist businesses in preparing for the upcoming GDPR requirements.

Karl Greenfield, Head of Cyber Security at CNS, said:

“There is just so much uncertainty regarding what GDPR means within UK businesses and many companies are looking to their IT department for guidance. However, meeting GDPR requirements will mean a bigger business input than from just the IT department.”

“We are able to come in and assess the key areas covered within GDPR to highlight the areas in which the business is currently not compliant and provide tangible and cost-effective guidance to give the business confidence that they have taken the much-needed steps towards compliance and Cyber Essentials is a key part of this.”