At Mainstream we are very security conscious and we are always looking for ways to improve our systems and ensure we are doing all we can to minimise threats from the latest computer viruses.
In 2016, Mainstream was accredited with ISO27001, one of the most widely recognized and internationally accepted, independent security standards for managing risks to the security of information held.
Certification to ISO 27001 proves to our clients and other stakeholders that we are actively managing the security of information and provides a set of standardised requirements for an Information Security Management System (ISMS).
Mainstream are now pleased to announce that in addition to this, we have now achieved Cyber Essentials and IASME certification and are able to display the Cyber Essentials badge alongside the IASME logo.
Designed and promoted by the UK Government, Cyber Essentials was included as part of the National Cyber Security Strategy, with the primary aim of making the UK a safer place to conduct business online. Cyber Essentials certification identifies companies that are taking appropriate steps to secure data and any personal information they hold.
All suppliers bidding for government contracts which involve handling personal information and providing some ICT products and services must be compliant with the Cyber Essentials controls.
Cyber Essentials helps prevent the vast majority of cyber-attacks as even a simple virus or piece of malware can result in loss of company and client data. Cyber-attacks commonly exploit basic, easily secured vulnerabilities within IT systems and software. Cyber Essentials ensures crucial security measures have been implemented to prevent the most common attacks.
IASME is similar to ISO27001, but where 27001 is globally recognised, IASME is more suited to small and medium enterprises here in the UK. Having both, ensures Mainstream is covered for both international and local trade. IASME also makes Mainstream GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) ready, which is coming into effect in May 2018. Read more about GDPR here >>>
Security consultant to Mainstream, Neil Southwell, Managing Director of JE2 Limited says,
“I am impressed with the vision and vigour in how Mainstream implements security and integrity of data into it’s products, services and procedures. They punch above their weight and their impressive client base attests to their high standards and quality of work.”
“Any client of Mainstream can be assured that Mainstream are a quality organisation who are a safe and secure company to do business in and with. They go that critical extra mile to ensure that any data they handle (theirs or clients) has the appropriate security and data protection measures in place to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of such data.”