By SP&T Staff
OTTAWA — Video security firm March Networks has been designated as a cybersecure business by Cyber Essentials Canada for a second consecutive year. The firm says it was the first company in Canada to achieve the certification in 2018, and is the first to re-certify through the program this year.
Developed as part of the U.K.’s National Cyber Security Programme, Cyber Essentials certification is awarded to organizations able to demonstrate good cybersecurity practices and an ability to mitigate risks from Internet-based threats in areas including boundary firewalls and Internet gateways, network configuration, software management, access control, and malware protection.
“March Networks works with many Fortune 500 customers, including some of the world’s largest banks, so strong corporate security practices have always been a priority,” said Peter Strom, president and CEO, March Networks, in a prepared statement. “Our participation in the Cyber Essentials program enables us to confirm that we are adhering to the most current security best practices. It also provides our customers with yet another assurance of our high cybersecurity standards.”
Endorsed by the U.K. government, Cyber Essentials was originally created in collaboration with industry partners such as the Information Security Forum (ISF) and the British Standards Institution (BSI). CyberNB, a special operating agency of Opportunities New Brunswick, administers the program in Canada.
“The team at CyberNB is proud of the commitment to security and continuous improvement that we’ve seen from March Networks,” said Josh Waite, head of Cyber Essentials Canada, also in a statement. “Proactive resilience strategies help strengthen organizations’ ability to avoid disruption and demonstrate responsible practice. We congratulate March Networks for having made Cyber Essentials Canada certification part of their strategy.”