LONDON, UK – June 9, 2014 — / — Databarracks has been named as one of the first organisations in the UK to become certified with the Cyber Essentials Scheme, a new digital security standard deployed under the government’s National Cyber Security Strategy.

The scheme offers guidance and assistance to organisations taking their first steps towards cyber security. The scheme is focused around a set of five controls derived from Government analysis of the most common attacks and vulnerabilities.

Databarracks partnered with Penetration Testing and Security Monitoring services provider Security Alliance to take part in the pilot phase of the scheme.

John Beale, Managing Director at Security Alliance went on to say: “We chose Databarracks for the pilot phase of the Cyber Essentials scheme because of their demonstrable on-going commitment to digital security.

“The technical controls within the Cyber Essentials scheme reflect those of more established standards, such as the ISO/IEC 27000 series, so testing in an environment already approved to those standards made for a great proving ground.”

Peter Groucutt, Managing Director of Databarracks, commented: “Cyber security has always been an integral part of Databarracks’ DNA, so I’m delighted that we’ve been given the opportunity to lead the way with the Cyber Essentials Scheme.

“Good security practices don’t have to be complicated to be effective. Giving small and medium businesses clear guidance and simple, practical advice will bring more robust security practices to the front and centre in the industry.”

Oscar Arean, Technical Operations Manager at Databarracks commented: “Businesses are getting better at taking cyber security more seriously. Standards like the Information Security Forum’s Standard of Good Practice for Information Security and accreditations like the ISO/IEC 27000 series have been invaluable in encouraging organisations to become more accountable for their own security capabilities, and more uniform in the methods used to strengthen them.

“However, attaining those standards is a notoriously difficult and rigorous process. I’m confident the Cyber Essentials Scheme will make good security practices accessible to organisations of all sizes and capabilities.”

About Databarracks:
Databarracks provides secure Infrastructure as a Service, Backup as a Service and Disaster Recovery as a Service from UK-based, ex-military data centres.

Databarracks is certified by the Cloud Industry Forum, ISO 27001 certified for Information Security and has been selected as a provider to the G-Cloud framework. For more information, please see:

About Security Alliance:
Security Alliance is a UK based cyber security services provider with a global delivery capability. We focus on simplifying cyber security and offer value-added services to clients who want to secure their future and mitigate risk. Through an innovative services model we remove the cost and complexity of doing business with several suppliers, by managing our clients’ cyber security requirements through one single interface. Through collaboration with our member companies, whom we strictly assess, we are able to provide higher quality deliverables, in a more cost effective and timelier manner. For more information visit:

Nick Bird or Andrew Chatterton
Spreckley Partners Ltd
Tel: +44 (0) 207 388 9988

Source: Databarracks