European law firm Fieldfisher has been awarded the government's new Cyber Essential Certificate of Compliance.
The Ministry of Defence had issued an Industry Security Notice, requiring suppliers of contracts involving 'MoD identifiable information' to achieve Cyber Essentials Scheme certification ahead of the implementation of the new Cyber Security Model later this year.
This is the latest recognition of the firm's strict information security controls and follows on from Fieldfisher being awarded the ISO 27001 certification in April 2014. ISO 27001 is an internationally recognised standard, guaranteeing that ample information security controls, and other forms of risk management, are in place to prevent and defend against potential data system vulnerabilities.
Fieldfisher is recognised as a leading adviser to the public sector and has been for more than thirty years. The firm advises a wide range of government departments and agencies, local authorities, regulatory bodies, Royal Charter bodies and non-departmental public bodies in a number of ways – developing new commercial models to deliver more effective services; maximising the benefits and dynamism of public service mutuals or using cloud-based services to enhance service delivery, to name but a few.
Michael Chissick, Fieldfisher managing partner, said: "Whether they're public or private sector our clients rightly demand assurances over how the firm treats the highly valuable and business sensitive data that is under our care.
"Being awarded the Cyber Essentials Scheme certificate of compliance further demonstrates that the firm remains absolutely committed to the tightest security controls, confidentiality and data management."
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