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Magenta Security Services achieves Cyber Essentials accreditation

Magenta Security Services has been recognised by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) after taking significant steps towards protecting its online systems. The effort expended has seen the Hounslow-based Security Industry Authority Approved Contractor added to a list of endorsed organisations on the NCSC’s website and accredited with a Cyber Essentials certificate.

Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed, industry-approved scheme aimed at helping organisations protect themselves against common types of cyber attack. At its basic level, the scheme advocates businesses implementing certain technical controls in order to bolster overall system security.

To earn its Cyber Essentials certificate, Magenta Security was required to have all of the business’ digital defences assessed by an independent accreditation body.


Abbey Petkar

Having self-implemented the technical controls already, its systems and software also met a detailed set of requirements with various forms of evidence provided to back this up.

Finally, a self-assessment questionnaire was completed as proof of understanding the new implementations and configuration of its systems.

Abbey Petkar, managing director of Magenta Security, explained to Risk Xtra: “Following many recent high-profile data breaches as well as the General Data Protection Regulation deadline, there has been a substantial increase in business awareness of the need to boost online defences. Magenta Security is protecting its clients in every possible way.”

Magenta Security also runs operations in Swindon, Birmingham, Manchester and Kent, providing security guarding solutions, mobile patrols and electronic surveillance.

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DVS Ltd takes home the gold at the 2015 Fast Growth 50 Awards

DVS Ltd, the multi-brand distributor of electronic surveillance products, has won the fastest-growing firm accolade in business-to-business services having been shortlisted in no less than three categories at the 2015 Fast Growth 50 Awards.

The award was bestowed in recognition of the company’s growth of 297.7% between 2012-2014, making DVS the fastest-growing B2B company in Wales.

Overall, DVS placed 9th against Wales’ largest firms in the fastest-growing businesses list having placed 24th last year.

The ceremony took place at the Mercure Holland House Hotel in Cardiff. DVS Ltd’s managing director Shaun Bowie and sales director Scott Douglas took to the stage on behalf of the company and collected the trophy.


Shaun Bowie and Scott Douglas collect the trophy

DVS was also shortlisted for the fastest-growing firm in Cardiff and fastest-growing medium-to-large scale business.

This was the fifth time DVS has been included in the Fast Growth 50 List.

Speaking about the business’ latest success, Shaun Bowie told Risk UK: “The award is a true testament to the hard work that everyone at #teamdvs has put into this company. We have only managed to be at this level through the support and input of our staff. With the move to our new headquarters imminent, we will continue to grow and provide an exceptional service to our customers.”

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