Cyber Tec Security – one of the UK’s largest certification bodies for the government-backed information security scheme Cyber Essentials – have launched operations in Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man.
Newly headquartered in Jersey, and assisted in the move by Grant Thornton, Cyber Tec Security announced a partnership with telecoms and IT service provider Sure Business this week and look forward to working to improve cyber resilience across the crown dependencies.
Bringing a technical team with nearly 40 years of experience, Cyber Tec Security can certify organisations to both the Cyber Essentials Basic and Cyber Essentials Plus schemes, as well as security offerings such as Managed Threat Detection, Vulnerability Assessments, Penetration Testing, Cyber Insurance and Ongoing Compliance to protect customers from the risk of cyber-attack and breaches of their data.
Chief Executive Officer, Mike Ralston said: “In expanding our UK operations we’re delighted to enter the exciting local markets in Jersey, Guernsey and The Isle of Man. Due to our scale customers can look forward to very competitively priced solutions, starting with Cyber Essentials in order to secure their communities and businesses against the risk of cyber-attack.
“A special thanks to the Jersey government, and officers from the Department for the Economy who’ve helped us set up in Jersey. Building on the work of the past few years in raising awareness of the importance of cyber security we can offer expertise, opportunities and high-quality services to help make the crown dependencies a safe place to live and work online.”
Louise Ralston, Director of Operations commented: “This is a great move for Cyber Tec Security for a number of reasons; we’ve got considerable experience and the knowledge that comes with it to offer something new and different across the crown dependencies.”
“Of course, we’re looking forward to growing our business but also, we want to contribute to a burgeoning tech sector. We have begun to employ local staff and will continue with the type of cyber security roles that graduates might have stayed in the UK to pursue, and we will give prospects training and new skills to improve the island’s overall cyber resilience.”
The Minister for Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture, Deputy Kirsten Morel, said; “I welcome the contribution that Cyber Tec Security will make to the wider Jersey business community and to the work of our Cyber Emergency Response Team. Global cybercrime is a continued threat to Jersey’s businesses and institutions and the Government is committed to ensuring that our Island maintains robust digital connectivity and continuous improvement in Jersey’s cyber resilience.”
Matt Palmer, Director of CERT.JE said “We are delighted to welcome Cyber Tec Security to the Island as a Cyber Essentials certifying body. Cyber Essentials Plus is an excellent benchmark for organisations seeking to demonstrate basic cyber hygiene and local organisations now have a good choice of qualified providers to support them in improving their cybersecurity. Inward investment by cyber security providers is a vote of confidence in the island and our ability to provide a secure and trusted environment for business.”
Pictured: Cyber Tec Security Chief Executive Officer, Mike Ralston and Louise Ralston, Director of Operations