London, UK -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/28/2016 -- Cyber security affects every business and continues to be a significant concern for growing companies that rely on their digital assets to engage with clients and prospects. In the aftermath of recent security breaches that have hit the national press, the British Government has taken measures to implement the Cyber Essentials quality guidelines to all companies wishing to work in partnership with the public sector.
Marathon Professional Services has today become a nominated Cyber Essentials Certified Assessor, which gives the company the ability to provide training and support to other IT service providers and their clients in the market. As a channel only partner, Marathon Professional Services is well known as a technology partner to technology resellers and distributors. They deliver enterprise IT solutions through their white labelled service or as a nominated partner, working with some of the largest technology companies in the UK.
"This appointment as a Cyber Essentials Certified Assessor means that we can now support other distributors and Value Added Resellers to achieve Cyber Essentials certification," commented Paul Hepburn, MD of Marathon Professional Services.
"According to the statistics published by the National Cyber Security Strategy, 94% of cyber essentials registered companies have not had any attack since becoming certified. In addition, companies who have Cyber Essentials Security Protocols in place are 80% more likely to mitigate against a cyber security attack. We're working with IT service providers to help them and their clients achieve this accreditation in the hope that they will be able to tender for larger public sector contracts, whilst improving their overall cyber security in the process."
In addition to providing the training and assessment, Marathon Professional Services offers an end to end solution to assess a company's information governance and cyber security against benchmarked national standards. They provide the training and support for a company to achieve the Cyber Essentials accreditation which also guarantees business access to fee cyber security insurance for companies under £20 million turnover.
IT companies wishing to embark on the Cyber Essentials qualification should contact Marathon Professional Services to receive a free complimentary on-boarding session.
For more information about the process please visit http://www.marathon-ps.com/Services/Security-Services
About Marathon Professional Services
Marathon Professional Services was formed in 2002 with the objective of delivering high quality professional services to technology resellers and distributors across the whole of the UK.
Address: Marathon Professional Services, Unit 15, Kingsmill Business Park, Chapel Mill Road
Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 3GZ
Phone: 020 8329 1000
Press Contact: Steve Pailthorpe, Iconic Digital – 020 7100 0726