PORTSMOUTH, UK, April 15, 2020 – Planbox, a pioneer in cloud-based AI-powered agile innovation management solutions, today announced its certificate of compliance from Cyber Essentials, a UK government information assurance scheme operated by the National Cyber Security Centre certifying that Planbox’s policies, procedures and security measures adhere to government-endorsed standards. 

Cyber Essentials demonstrates Planbox’s commitment to cyber security, and acknowledges that the company has taken the necessary steps to protect against a wide variety of the most common cyber attacks, viruses and malware. This scheme tested Planbox’s IT defences against the following five critical technical security controls, all of which must be met in order to achieve the Cyber Essentials accreditation:

  • Firewalls
  • Secure Configuration
  • User Access Control
  • Malware Protection
  • Patch Management

Introduced by the UK government Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Cyber Essentials was designed to encourage organisations to adopt good practice in information security, to ensure the protection of data from common cyber threats, and for companies to understand how that data can be used, secured, or compromised.

“This certification gives our customers the peace of mind that their data is highly secure in accordance with government-endorsed standards designed to protect and prevent cyber attacks, many of which typically look for targets which do not have the Cyber Essentials technical controls in place,” said Menno Groen, DevOps Lead at Planbox. 

To learn more about Cyber Essentials, please visit the National Cyber Security Centre.

Also read: Planbox Awarded UK Government’s G-Cloud 11 Certification.

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About Planbox: 

Planbox’s AI-powered cloud-based Agile Innovation Management Suite is a modular platform for full lifecycle Innovation Portfolio Management, Emerging Tech Empowerment and Ecosystem Enablement. The AI engine mines your data for insights while your community collaborates to discover, develop and capitalize on the best strategically aligned ideas within your ecosystem of employees, customers, partners, academia and startups. Planbox accelerates business outcomes by pursuing breakthrough innovations, creating a sustainable continuous improvement program, building a framework for corporate venturing and actioning on consumer insights. Planbox is the comprehensive innovation management platform trusted by some of the world’s most recognized brands, including Blue Cross, Cargill, Caterpillar, Dow Chemical, Exxon Mobil, Honeywell, John Deere, Novartis, Ontario Power Generation, Sun Life Financial, Whirlpool and Verizon, with millions of internal and external users.