ENVITIA awarded Cyber Essentials scheme certification

Mar 7, 2016 -- ENVITIA has been awarded a Certificate of Assurance for compliance with the information security requirements for the Cyber Essentials Scheme through The IASME Consortium.

ENVITIA is a leading provider of geospatial intelligence software and solutions, serving defence, government and industry customers all around the world. ENVITIA has more than 25 years’ experience helping customers make better and faster operational decisions through software specialising in the discovery, visualisation and exploitation of geospatial information.

Cyber Essentials was developed by the UK Government and industry with the aim to help organisations implement basic levels of protection against common cyber attacks and, reduce the level of cyber security risk in its supply chain.

Cyber Essentials is a minimum requirement for suppliers bidding for certain sensitive information and personal information handling government contracts. ENVITIA has achieved the Cyber Essentials certification, demonstrating the continuous commitment to our customers for providing secure geospatial intelligence services and solutions.

Dr Sharon Cooper, ENVITIA’s CEO commented: “We are proud to have achieved the certification of assurance demonstrating to both our company and customers that we take cyber security seriously. Our customers can be assured that our products and solutions have been assessed to the highest level of security standards that this scheme provides”.

The IASME Consortium Limited is one of the four Cyber Essentials accreditation bodies appointed by the UK Government. IASME has developed a suite of assessment and certifications for small companies to demonstrate their level of information assurance. ENVITIA has performed a self-assessment against the five most important security controls and the information we provided has been verified by Capital Network Solutions, one of the IASME Certification Bodies.

For further information, please contact:

ENVITIA Ltd

North Heath Lane

Horsham, West Sussex

RH12 5UX, UK

Tel: +44 1403 273 173 Fax: +44 1403 273 123

Email: Email Contact

Website: www.envitia.com

About Envitia

ENVITIA is a geospatial software and solutions provider, serving defence, government and industry customers all around the world. Established in 1989, our mission is to help our clients make better operational decisions from actionable geospatial intelligence, using open information-sharing and visualisation technologies. ENVITIA’s solutions are underpinned by a suite of geospatial products which are easily configured for agile development and deployment. We follow an open systems approach and complement ENVITIA’s commercial technology with open source GIS software. We also provide technical consultancy and applied research in the application of advanced geospatial technology and work to develop geospatial open standards through our membership of the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). This activity informs our product roadmaps and ensures our customers benefit from the latest technical developments.

About ENVITIA

ENVITIA is an UK SME providing geospatial intelligence software and solutions to defence, government and industry customers worldwide. We specialise in serving customers working in mission- and time-critical domains, delivering products, sub-systems and end-to-end geospatial solutions. Established in 1989, ENVITIA’s mission is to help clients make better operational decisions from actionable geospatial intelligence, using open information-sharing and visualisation technologies. ENVITIA’s solutions are underpinned by a suite of geospatial products which are easily configured for agile development and deployment.

About Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials aims to help organisations implement basic levels of protection against cyber attack, demonstrating to their customers that they take cyber security seriously. The five basic controls within Cyber Essentials were chosen because, when properly implemented, they will help to protect against unskilled internet-based attackers using commodity capabilities – which are freely available on the internet. Organisations that undertake Cyber Essentials are encouraged to recertify at least once a year and, where appropriate, progress their security. For further information please see www.cyberstreetwise.com\cyberessentials



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