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Squire Technologies takes data security to the next level

Squire Technologies is delighted to have been awarded the Cyber Essentials Plus certification. In today’s digital world, safety and security is of paramount importance. As a Telecoms core network vendor, Squire Technologies is committed to protecting the integrity of the data we handle and ensuring the same for our Telco customers that are spread across more than 100 countries globally.

The Cyber Essentials scheme was introduced by the UK Government in 2014 as a way to help make the UK the safest place to do business. On 24 January 2022, some of the technical control requirements changed in line with recommended security updates. The evolution of Cyber Essentials allows UK businesses to continue raising the bar for their cyber security. In January 2022, the National Cyber Security Centre introduced the biggest update to Cyber Essentials technical controls since its launch. This update is the biggest overhaul of the scheme’s technical controls since it was launched in 2014 and is in response to the evolving cyber security challenges that organisations now face. The update includes revisions to the use of cloud services, as well as home working, multi-factor authentication, password management, security updates and more. The controls have been updated with input from NCSC technical experts and also better align Cyber Essentials with other initiatives and guidance, including Cyber Aware.

It is commonly assumed that cloud services are secure out of the box, but this is not the case. It is necessary for users to take responsibility for the services they use, spend time reading up and checking their cloud services, and applying the Cyber Essentials controls where possible. Previously, Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) were not in scope for Cyber Essentials, but the new requirements mandate that organisations take responsibility for user access control and the secure configuration of their services.

Bradley Knight Chief Operating Officer

“Telecom Networks are the backbone for connectivity in today’s world. A cyber-attack on a telecom core network can lead to service disruption, data breach, and even network espionage. As a Telco vendor we look after our network and our customer’s network security with uncompromising standards. Cyber Essentials Plus updated policy on Cloud services and home working is a step in the right direction and we are pleased to have implemented it.”

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