Colonial Awarded Top Marks For Cyber Security

July 24, 2018

Colonial Group International Ltd. has been awarded a top cyber-security business protection certification.

The Bermuda-based holding company received ‘Cyber Essentials Plus ‘ certification from the National Cyber Security Centre [NCSC], a UK Government organisation that helps public and private sector organisations protect themselves from cyber attacks.

“Cyber Essentials Plus is the highest accreditation offered by the NCSC, requiring the implementation of key controls to defend against cyber attacks. These include: secure configuration of mobile devices and system endpoints; system-wide firewalls; access control; patch management; and malware protection,” the company said.

Colonial’s defences against cyber attack were tested in all its operating jurisdictions including Bermuda, Cayman, The Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Barbados and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

“Cyber security is a big and growing challenge for virtually all businesses today,” Ben Mobley, Colonial’s Technology Security Officer, said.

“It requires vigilant, proactive management, and the Cyber Essential Plus certification – a first for Bermuda – reflects our approach to the challenge.”

“The priority driving this work is to provide a safe and secure business environment for our customers and our employees,” Naz Farrow, Colonial’s Chief Executive Officer, said.

“Colonial will continue to work with the NCSC and other authorised bodies to further strengthen the security of our products and operating processes for the protection of our policy holders and their personal data.”

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  1. Heck says:

    Ok security is one good thing but what about what happens if security fails for some unforeseen issue? What does Colonial do then? Do they have contingency plans in place? I just came from a cyber security conference in Washington DC and they said that even with a certified cyber security program you ultimately need a contingency plan and for every office so your clients have some service.