Cyber Essentials Certified: DLRC’s Latest Accreditation

Published 03rd April 2023

Cyber Essentials Certification

DLRC are pleased to announce the receipt of the Cyber Essentials accreditation. This government backed accreditation allows DLRC to guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate commitment to cyber security.


What is Cyber Essentials Accreditation?

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed accreditation scheme that sets out a baseline of cybersecurity standards that businesses must meet to achieve certification. The scheme was launched in 2014 as part of the UK government’s National Cyber Security Programme and is designed to help businesses of all sizes protect themselves against cyber threats.

The Cyber Essentials certification is a self-assessment process that assesses a business’s cybersecurity against five key controls:

  • Boundary firewalls and internet gateways
  • Secure configuration
  • Access control
  • Malware protection
  • Patch management


To achieve Cyber Essentials certification, DLRC completed a self-assessment and provided evidence to demonstrate that DLRC have implemented the required controls. The questionnaire covers a range of topics, including password policies, email security, and secure remote access.


Receiving Cyber Essentials Accreditation

DLRC’s in-house IT team are committed to safe guarding the entire business from cyber threats. The team are constantly working to secure our IT systems against cyber attack, developing the way we work, and adding extra levels of security wherever possible. DLRC value security highly, and fully appreciate the value and sensitivity of the information we handle.

During DLRC’s internal announcement Head of IT & Systems, Drew Williams, thanked Technical Services Manager, Russell MacFarlaine, for managing the project and ensuring it’s smooth completion. He also thanked IT Helpdesk and Support Engineer, Jack Hipkins, for auditing every laptop in the company, while rectifying any security problems prior to us applying for the accreditation.

The successful management of the project and application is the perfect demonstration of DLRC’s IT Team skillset and expertise. DLRC have a committed team of IT professionals, who ensure the highest level of securing and support when working internally and with external clients. The accreditation is a well-deserved recognition of this, and another layer of security provided to DLRC and all we work with.


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