Anglia Components today announced that it has achieved Cyber Essentials certification confirming the quality and robustness of its IT systems. The government-backed scheme provides independent validation of UK firms’ defences against common cyber-attacks. It also demonstrates a commitment to cyber-security.
Anglia CEO Steve Rawlins commented, “We are delighted, though not surprised, that Anglia has secured the Cyber Essentials certification. Given the confidential nature of our contracts, cyber-security is something we have always taken incredibly seriously at Anglia. The certification provides valuable reassurance for all of our customers that data about their business and relationship with us is held securely. Cyber Essentials is a requirement for some customers working on government contracts. We hope this achievement will encourage more customers to collaborate with us on a wider range of projects.”
Cyber Essentials was launched by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre. It is designed to help businesses of any type or size protect themselves from the most common types of cyber-attack, such as ransomware, password guessing and network attacks. The scheme’s requirements are divided into five core themes: firewalls; secure configuration; user access control; malware protection and security update management. The assessment covers the entirety of a business’s IT infrastructure, including devices that are used for working remotely. Businesses that meet the criteria are added to a listed directory of certified organisations.
It is planned that the requirements for businesses will evolve to meet the ever-changing challenges of cyber-security.
Anglia is the UK’s leading independent authorised distributor of semiconductors, optoelectronics, interconnect, passive and electromechanical components. A signatory of the ADS SC21 programme, the company holds AS9120, ISO9001 and ISO14001 accreditations.
Technically adept, with an experienced team of staff, Anglia supports OEM and EMS companies in every sector of electronics manufacturing. Anglia’s suppliers include many of the world’s leading electronic component brands, complemented by many smaller companies with leadership in their chosen technologies.
Anglia stocks over 2 billion components from over 1.3 million product lines in the UK. Components from every supplier are stocked in depth and breadth for same-day dispatch. Anglia aims to streamline logistics and reduce customers’ transaction costs through services that include VMI, KAN-BAN, API, EDI, BoM management tools and customer-dedicated inventory, while an accurate, on-time delivery performance is a vital goal for the company.
Technical support spans a sampling service that delivers over £150,000 worth of free components and evaluation tools each year and expert technical advice from well-trained product specialists and face-to-face guidance from field applications engineers. Both commercially and technically, management of industry legislation and component obsolescence are recognised as areas of vital importance to customers.
Anglia is driven by an ethos of ever-improving customer understanding and, as a privately owned business, aims to provide a fast, consistent and highly responsive service. Further information can be found at www.anglia.com