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CFC Underwriting has partnered with Information Assurance for SME (IASME) to offer all its clients the government-backed Cyber Essentials certification, free of charge.

The Cyber Essentials scheme, developed by the Government, gives organisations and firms guidance on how best to protect themselves from common cyber threats, and how to maintain a strong cyber hygiene.

Through the partnership, CFC will build this certification into its cyber product suite. IASME will offer the guidance for its customers to obtain the qualification.

CFC cyber practice leader Vicky Paxton said: “We are passionate about helping our clients get to grips with cyber risks, particularly as governments such as that in the UK and major organisations are increasingly mandating their partners demonstrate that they have basic levels of cyber protection in place.”

IASME is a Cyber Essentials accreditation body and will help customers get up to standard before they can buy a policy through CFC.

IASME chief executive Emma Philpott said: “After seeing an increasing number of companies improve their security by going through the Cyber Essentials process, it is fantastic news that CFC are giving their clients this opportunity free of charge.”

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