A brokerage firm that is part of the Willis
commercial network has completed a nationally-recognised cyber accreditation from a government-appointed body.
Henshalls Insurance Brokers has met the tough IASME Information Security Standard after working with Shrewsbury-based technology firm Flex IT.
The brokerage said the accreditation reflects the “high level” of cyber security measures that it has put in place to protect customers’ information online.
“The aim of the initiative was to prove that our management procedures and IT security meet the very strict criteria required by the Government,” said Henshalls director Anthony Hughes.
“Thanks to the experts at Flex IT, we were able to work our way through the steps required to make sure we could prove that we are following best practice – their expertise and support when it came to meeting the required standards was invaluable,” he added.
With its accreditation set to last for 12 months, Henshalls will be subject to continuous self-assessment and an independent annual review.
The IASME standard was developed over several years to create an achievable cyber security standard for small companies.
Appointed by the UK government, the IASME Consortium is one of only four recognised cyber essentials accreditation bodies.
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