EKKO Awarded Cyber Essentials Accreditation

In addition to providing digital marketing, engagement and analysis systems, our role at EKKO is protecting systems against cyberattacks and ensuring that platforms are always available has been a top priority from the very first day.

With this in mind, we are proud to announce that EKKO have recently been awarded the Government-backed Cyber Essentials accreditation.

The Cyber Essentials scheme is part of the UK Government’s National Cyber Security Strategy and provides an independent assessment of the essential security controls that organisations must have in place to mitigate risks from internet-borne threats.

It addresses the five key controls that when implemented correctly prevent around 80% of all cyberattacks:

  • Secure configuration
  • Boundary firewalls and internet gateways
  • Access controls and administrative privilege management
  • Patch management
  • Malware protection

    EKKO's systems were independently assessed by IT Governance, who specialise in providing best-practice action plans, consultancy services, risk assessment, risk management and compliance solutions with a special focus on cyber resilience, data protection, cyber security and business continuity.

Neil Burton, EKKO's Implementation Manager summed up the news, “It’s good to know that all our cybersecurity ducks are in a row!

“Since day one, EKKO have always taken all the steps necessary to ensure we have the processes in place to safeguard all data connected with the company, and our platform maintains near perfect uptime. It's reassuring for our clients across NHS, Housing and Health and Social Care too, and a key USP for the company”