BMF completes Cyber Essentials Certificate

BMF completes Cyber Essentials Certificate

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has completed the Cyber Essentials Certificate, ahead of the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) law on 25 May 2018.

Following guidance by the BMF‘s GDPR and Cyber Audit Plus Service supplier, the BMF was assessed by RDS Global, an accredited IASME Consortium Assessor.

The certificate confirms the BMF has been assessed as meeting the Cyber Essentials implementation profile, published in February 2017, demonstrating that, at the time of testing, the BMF’s ICT defences are satisfactory against cyber attack.

Oz Bham, BMF Membership & IT Manager, commented: “We are proud to complete the Cyber Essentials certificate. GDPR is changing the way businesses obtain, store, use and delete data and we are proud to complete this first step, ensuring our data is currently protected against cyber-attack. I urge our members to take the necessary steps towards GDPR compliance, to protect their businesses too.”

The BMF says RDS Global can provide all members with a free Cyber Risk Assessment, where a series of questions will be completed by the business and RDS will then provide some feedback in regards to the next steps. They will also provide more information on the policies and processes the business needs to have to be compliant and avoid any fines following May 2018.

For more information about the BMF Cyber Audit Plus contact RDS Global on 0330 2211244 or email

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