Westgate Global achieves Cyber Essentials (Plus) certification

24 July 2023

Cyber Essentials certified


We are thrilled to announce that Westgate Global has achieved the prestigious Cyber Essentials (Plus) certification, marking a significant milestone in our commitment to cyber security. As a leading company supplying construction and industrial sectors, we recognise the importance of protecting our data and our clients’ information from the ever-evolving threat landscape of the digital world.


What is Cyber Essentials?


Cyber Essentials is a UK government-backed cyber security certification program aimed at enhancing the overall cyber security of organisations, both large and small. The scheme focuses on five essential security controls that, when properly implemented, significantly reduce the risk of common cyber threats. These controls include boundary firewalls, secure configuration, access control, malware protection, and patch management.


The “Plus” certification goes a step further and involves a rigorous independent assessment conducted by qualified cyber security experts. This additional assessment involves on-site vulnerability tests and in-depth analysis to evaluate the organisation’s resilience against various cyber threats.


Why cyber security matters?


In an era where online threats are becoming more sophisticated and prevalent, obtaining the Cyber Essentials certification demonstrates Westgate Global’s commitment to maintaining robust cyber security practices. By adhering to the established security controls, we ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of our systems and data.


Nathan Barr, managing director said “The certification provides our clients and partners with an added layer of confidence in their business dealings with Westgate Global. It assures them that we have taken proactive measures to protect their sensitive information and reduce the risk of potential data breaches or cyber attacks”.


The future of cyber security at Westgate Global


At Westgate Global, achieving the Cyber Essentials (Plus) certification is not just a one-time accomplishment; it is an ongoing commitment to the continuous improvement of our cyber security practices. We will remain vigilant and adapt to emerging threats, always striving to maintain the highest standards of information security.


As we move forward, we will continue investing in cyber security technology, conducting regular security audits, and providing our employees with continuous training to stay ahead of cyber challenges. Our aim is to not only protect our business but also contribute to creating a safer digital environment for all our clients and partners.


Obtaining the Cyber Essentials certification is a significant achievement for Westgate Global, reflecting our dedication to safeguarding our data and ensuring the security of our clients. As we celebrate this milestone, we remain committed to upholding the highest standards of cyber security, maintaining the trust placed in us by our clients, and working towards a more secure digital future.


To learn more about the Cyber Essentials scheme, please visit gov.uk/government/publications/cyber-essentials-scheme-overview