Mina awarded Cyber Essentials Certification following ongoing self-assessments

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After months of self-assessment qualifications, Mina has been awarded the Cyber Essentials Certification, ensuring that our business remains as secure as possible.

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) has been at the forefront of cyber security news in recent years, however, to many, it’s not entirely clear what this entails, and more importantly, how it affects businesses. 

GDPR came into force across the European Union on 25 May 2018, leading to the Data Protection Act (2018), superseding the previous one created in 1998. 

In short, this regulation is a set of guidelines for how businesses handle personal data. This includes obvious data such as names and addresses, but it can also apply to IP addresses and cookie identifiers.

Mina's Chief Technology Officer, Andrew Gunn, said: "Mina takes security very seriously and always operates using the principle of least privilege, so team members only have enough access to carry out their daily duties. This is because Mina wants to do these processes the right way by going through Cyber Essentials.

This self-assessment qualification set out by the UK government ensures that businesses are protected against a wide range of cyber attacks. Mina is constantly striving to improve information security standards, which is why the business is already working towards Cyber Essentials Plus, extending the Cyber Essentials Certification by having an in-person audit to validate the company’s application. 

Mina aims to achieve the gold standard of infosec certifications alongside Cyber Essentials, that being ISO 27001, which the company hopes to reach by the end of 2023. In the meantime, best practices to ensure a smooth transition are already in effect. 

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