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TALL Group Re-accredited with Cyber Essentials Plus Standard

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As part of its ongoing commitment to good practice, The TALL Group of Companies, the UK leader in the provision of secure paper and electronic payment solutions, has once again secured the Cyber Essentials Plus standard.

This stringent accreditation is an independent recognition of the essential security controls that the TALL Group has in place to protect its technology and data. The Cyber Essentials scheme is a cyber security standard created by the UK Government in partnership with UK business.

The scheme identifies the security controls that an organisation must have in place within their IT systems in order to have confidence that they are addressing cyber security effectively and mitigating the risk from web-based threats and cyber-crime.

The Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation has the Cyber Essentials trademark simplicity of approach. Certification gives an organisation peace of mind that its defences will protect against the vast majority of common cyber-attacks simply because these attacks are looking for targets which do not have the Cyber Essentials technical controls in place.

Cyber Essentials illustrates how to address those basics and prevent the most common attacks.

However, the Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation, whilst still highlighting the protections an organisation needs to put in place, includes a hands-on technical verification with an internal scan and assessment of IT systems carried out.

Martin Ruda, Managing Director of the TALL Group of Companies said, “This accreditation acknowledges the comprehensive cyber defences we have in place, which protect our own business and the operations we run for our customers. This independent certification sets us apart from competitors in the market and underpins our commitment to best practice in this area.

I would like to congratulate our teams across the Group once again in achieving this standard. Our three Group sites in Runcorn, Hinckley and Lisburn exchange secure data on a daily basis and so this important Government-led initiative provides a clear focus on cyber-crime. “

By successfully going through a Cyber Essentials assessment, businesses not only lower their risk of serious data and financial loss, including intellectual property theft but also, by displaying the Cyber Essentials’ badge on marketing collaterals, they demonstrate to customers and suppliers that they have taken steps to be fundamentally cyber safe.”

TALL Security Print Secures Leading Financial Services Supplier Qualification

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TALL Security Print, part of The TALL Group of Companies, the UK leader in the provision of secure printed and electronic payment solutions, has successfully achieved the rigorous Hellios Financial Services Supplier Qualification (FSQS). The Runcorn-based security print specialist achieved the certification which is required by major Banks and Financial Services Organisations when selecting suppliers.

The FSQS financial services supplier qualification is designed to improve the standard of suppliers through a common set of policy and risk areas including IT Security, Operational Risks, GDPR and Responsible Business Governance which are reviewed annually and updated to stay ahead of regulatory changes. 

As the regulated environment becomes more complex, the rigorous qualification system provides a standardised way to manage requests for compliance and assurance information.  

FSQS is currently used by 32 major Banks, Building and Insurance companies including Lloyds Banking Group, Metro Bank, Santander, TSB, Clydesdale Bank and The Bank of England. 

Martin Ruda, Managing Director of the TALL Group of Companies, said: “We are extremely proud to have successfully achieved this certification, which reinforces our commitment and demonstrates our ability to consistently provide products and services that meet the compliance and regulatory requirements of our clients.”

“This certification also recognises the hard work our dedicated staff at Runcorn has made during the recent COVID-19 pandemic, operating throughout as a ‘key’ supplier to the financial sector, ensuring a continuous supply to our clients and their customers.”

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