3Squared Achieves Cyber Essentials Accreditation

Here at 3Squared we are committed to providing the most robust service we can to clients and suppliers alike, and we treat the security of our clients’ information with the utmost respect and care.  We are therefore delighted to announce that we have recently been awarded Cyber Essentials accreditation, illustrating our commitment to cyber security, and demonstrating that we assure the highest duty of care when it comes to organisational information management.

This latest accreditation, backed by the Government’s National Centre for Cyber Security, enhances our suite of accreditations.  We have been ISO27001 accredited since 2017 and expect to achieve Cyber Essentials Plus as soon as we are able once COVID19 restrictions are lifted.

Whilst ISO27001 provides an internationally agreed definition of what is required for establishing, implementing, maintaining, and improving an Information Security System, Cyber Essentials is of increasing importance.  Cyber Essentials is a mandatory requirement for any company operating in the UK and bidding for central government contracts that deal with the handling of personal information and the provision of certain ICT products and services.

Achieving this accreditation supports our aims to work with more Government-level clients and projects, which plays a significant role in our company strategy.  3Squared has a well-earned reputation throughout the railway and construction sectors, and as such we are delighted that we can demonstrate our dedication to protecting our clients’ assets and data at this level.

3Squared invests heavily in the continued professional development of all its staff through dedicated personal training bursaries.  By achieving and maintaining both Cyber Essentials and ISO27001 accreditations we are also guaranteeing our continual development at an organisational level.

Alex Bennell, our head of QA explains that “being Cyber Essentials accredited proves to our customers and regulatory bodies that we continue to take security seriously and are always looking for ways to improve. This accreditation is testament to the work undertaken by the compliance and IT teams at 3Squared who have worked together closely to achieve Cyber Essentials.”