Successful Cyber Essentials assessment

Enterprise software development company Box UK has renewed its Cyber Essentials certification, following an independently-verified self-assessment.

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The scheme, which is backed by the UK government, requires that organisations demonstrate robust practices across five security controls:

  • Boundary firewalls (preventing unauthorised access)
  • Secure configuration (setting up systems securely)
  • User access control (restricting access to those who need it)
  • Malware protection (i.e. using anti-virus software)
  • Patch management (i.e. updating software)

Effective cyber security controls

Since first becoming Cyber Essentials-accredited in 2017, Box UK has continued to review its security policies and procedures to enable the organisation to effectively identify and respond to risk, and protect itself and its clients against emerging threats.

Software professionals reviewing code on a screen

The organisation’s commitment to cyber security has also been recognised by international assessment body ISO who last year re-accredited Box UK to the ISO 27001:2013 information security standard, which provides requirements for an effective Information Security Management System (ISMS) encompassing people, processes and systems.

A trusted partner

“We’re very pleased to have once again renewed our Cyber Essentials certification, as maintaining the highest levels of security across our operations is of paramount importance,” said Benno Wasserstein, Box UK’s Managing Director. “We remain dedicated to serving our clients both within the public sector and beyond as a trusted, reliable partner, and securing continued Cyber Essentials status is a great validation of these values, alongside our ISO 27001 accreditation.”


About Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed, industry-supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common online threats. It provides a clear statement of the basic controls all organisations should implement to mitigate the risk from common internet-based threats, within the context of the government’s 10 Steps to Cyber Security. Organisations certified on the Cyber Essentials framework demonstrate to customers, investors, insurers and others that they have taken these essential precautions, significantly reducing their vulnerability to cyber security threats.

About Box UK

At Box UK our team of simply brilliant thinkers, consultants and application developers mastermind simply brilliant solutions to the world’s toughest web and software projects. It’s why blue chip organisations around the world, from airlines to car manufacturers, international banks to global charities, choose to trust us with the execution of their digital strategies, from the development of enterprise-level custom software platforms to the delivery of award-winning multi-channel experiences. So if you want an effective, compelling software solution, talk to us.