Cyber-attacks are, sadly, part of a growing and alarming trend. They are becoming more frequent and more damaging to companies. It’s not only a company’s reputation that suffers but also the cost to business and loss of trust with customers.

This week the Chief Executive of Travelex has spoken out for the first time following its cyber-attack 2 weeks ago that caused a global blackout in the foreign exchange provider’s online services. Tony D’Souza said the IT system used by staff was now working again and apologised “for the loss of some of our services and any inconvenience that has caused”.

The company had been forced to use pen and paper to serve thousands of customers after hackers from the ransomware gang Sodinokibi had demanded $6 million (£4.6 million) from Travelex in return for customer data.

Good news

AlphaBiolabs takes online security seriously and we are dedicated to protecting our customers’ personal information by ensuring our security is as good as it can possibly be. Whilst robust security systems are critical to our business operations, potential customers (especially in the public sector) need evidence of this by way of certification.

Cyber Essentials is a simple but effective, Government-backed scheme that helps businesses protect themselves against a whole range of the most common cyber-attacks. Following a positive review and assessment of our security systems, we are now confident we have everything possible in place to protect our customers.

Certification gives us peace of mind that our defences will protect against the vast majority of common cyber attacks.

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