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System Loco awarded Cyber Essentials Certification

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Author: Dominic Finn, CPO

Published: February 2024

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Cyber Essentials Certification awarded to System Loco
System Loco is delighted to announce the attainment of the Cyber Essentials Certification. This pivotal achievement underscores our unwavering commitment to maintaining the highest standards of security and excellence, particularly in the IoT solutions we provide for asset tracking and ensuring the visibility and security of assets in transit.

What is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber Essentials is a robust cybersecurity certification scheme backed by the UK government. It establishes a foundational security protocol for organizations, focusing on critical preventative measures to safeguard against a vast array of cyber threats.

The Importance of Cyber Essentials for IoT Solutions:

Cyber Essentials certification ensures that System Loco has comprehensive protections to manage access to software systems, hardware, and data effectively. This certification is a testament to our adherence to stringent policies and control mechanisms to mitigate cybersecurity risks. From the design and manufacture of our hardware to the delivery of our applications, services, and the IT systems we operate, we have demonstrated through rigorous documentation and measurement that our solutions are secure. This is particularly crucial as we safeguard highly valuable assets and their associated data. Case and point of our own security achievements is the T1Band HGD4 Container Security Solution. When these devices are combined, a container can be sealed securely. Communication is securely encrypted between the devices and the server. Many BLE sensor and gateway solutions still fail to ensure adequate security.

The Significance of This Achievement for System Loco and Our Clients:

Achieving the Cyber Essentials certification propels System Loco to the forefront of secure asset tracking solutions, ensuring that we provide the most reliable services in sectors that demand high-security levels for their assets in transit. Here's how this achievement directly benefits our clients:
  • Assured Security in Asset Tracking: We are committed to cybersecurity excellence, ensuring that every tracking solution we provide is fortified against potential cyber threats. Our proactive cybersecurity approach keeps us ahead of advanced cyber-crime.
  • Confidence in Compliance and Partnership: Choosing System Loco means partnering with a company that not only prioritizes but also achieves recognized cybersecurity standards. This alignment boosts compliance postures and strengthens business partnerships.
In the context of escalating cyber threats targeting supply chains and asset tracking systems, System Loco's recent achievement is a testament to our commitment to securing our solutions. The need for such certification is underscored by recent cybersecurity incidents. For example, a ransomware attack onDigital ID, a supplier of identity and access cards, evolved into a significant supply chain issue affecting Greater Manchester Police. Similarly, the SolarWinds breach illustrated the complexity of supply chain attacks and the need for robust security measures. For CIOs and COOs, ensuring adherence to schemes like Cyber Essentials is critical to prevent data breaches, maintain customer trust, and achieve a competitive advantage in cybersecurity readiness. The types of security breaches that could impact asset tracking suppliers include unauthorized access, tampering with tracking data, and ransomware attacks that could halt tracking operations. These incidents can cause financial losses, operational disruptions, and reputational damage. System Loco's Cyber Essentials certification embeds a culture of security within our organization, ensuring that every layer of our service is constructed with security as a foundational element. This proactive cybersecurity approach is vital for companies in asset tracking and supply chain management, where data integrity and security are of the utmost importance. For additional insights into cybersecurity threats and the importance of certifications like Cyber Essentials, we invite you to review the National Cyber Security Centre's resources. Further detailed reporting on supply chain attacks, such as the SolarWinds incident and its implications, can be found in TechTarget's comprehensive overview and Computer Weekly's analysis of the Greater Manchester Police data breach. These resources emphasize the critical importance of cybersecurity measures for asset tracking suppliers and in-transit visibility platforms.

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