Glider gains Cyber Essentials certification

Demonstrating their commitment to the UK Government cyber security initiatives and following an independent review of its security practices, asset lifecycle software specialist Glider is pleased to announce it has been awarded Cyber Essentials (CE) certification.

At a time when information security and the value of data across the built environment has never been more critical, Cyber Essentials (CE) certification demonstrates that Glider has implemented necessary security measures to help mitigate risk and keep infrastructure and data secure. To obtain certification, organisations must undergo a rigorous independent assessment of the security controls they have in place to mitigate risks from internet-borne threats.

Launched in 2014 by the government’s National Cyber Security Centre, the Cyber Essentials scheme highlights the five basic cyber security controls that all businesses should be implementing:

  • Secure connections to the internet
  • Secure devices and configurations
  • Controlled access to devices and data
  • Protection from viruses and other malware
  • Management of software patches and updates

Commenting, Nick Hutchinson, Managing Director of Glider said: “This certification demonstrates to our partners and customers our commitment to UK cyber security measures and that we are a company they can trust. A big thanks to our team for all their hard work in achieving this accreditation.”

“Your data is only as secure as the company that holds it after all and I’m reliably informed that the government will soon require Cyber Essentials Plus certification or equivalent for their vendors. Maybe now is the time for people to get ahead of the game? We look forward to gaining Cyber Essentials Plus shortly as we bid for government contracts.”

As part of the company’s information security defence, Glider’s flagship product gliderbim® – an intelligent information management platform which supports the whole asset data lifecycle – has also been reaccredited with the leading information security standard ISO 27001, providing further assurances to its clients that their data is secure. Government clients can procure this via G-Cloud 12 on the Digital Marketplace here.

To find out more about Glider and gliderbim® call 0202 8268 001 or email info@glidertech.com.