Axis Communications awarded Government-backed Cyber Essentials accreditation in UK

Axis Communications, the network video technology pioneer, has recently received Cyber Essentials accreditation in the UK. The scheme, which was launched by the Government back in 2014, encourages businesses of all sizes in any industry to adhere to Best Practice in the field of IT security. Achieving this accreditation highlights Axis Communications’ dedication to ensuring that its systems are secure from hackers, enabling the business to apply the same knowledge and expertise to the technologies it develops.

The Cyber Essentials scheme is a cyber security standard that identifies the security controls a given organisation must have in place within its IT systems, giving the host company the confidence that it’s addressing cyber security effectively and mitigating the risks posed by today’s Internet-based threats.

As a supplier of physical security and analytical technology, it’s important that Axis Communications’ customers are reassured they’re working with a company that takes cyber security seriously.

The accreditation is about more than securing a firm’s own IT systems, however. As the use of networked technologies, such as IP surveillance and access control devices, continues to increase in the UK, more data than ever is being processed and stored. In light of the European Union’s soon-to-be-introduced General Data Protection Regulation, businesses are beginning to pay more attention to the security credentials their suppliers possess, in turn making schemes such as Cyber Essentials that much more important for manufacturers and vendors alike.

Atul Rajput

Atul Rajput

Atul Rajput, regional director for Northern Europe at Axis Communications, stated: “At Axis Communications, we’ve always had a 100% focus on cyber security. That’s why we’re constantly working hard to mitigate cyber risks within our company and in the solutions we develop. Receiving accreditation from the UK Government-backed Cyber Essentials scheme highlights our commitment to continuing to support our customers in adopting a Best Practice approach to all areas of cyber security. Openness, trust and transparency are core to fighting the threat of cyber crime. We welcome schemes such as Cyber Essentials, which help to give clarity and assurance to all those within the supply chain.”

*To learn more about Axis Communications’ dedication to the subject of cyber security visit: https://www.axis.com/about-axis/cybersecurity

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015.

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