Resonate Testing, as part of its parent company Nacelle Systems Consultancy, is pleased to announce that it has recently been awarded a new Cyber Essentials certificate by The IASME Consortium Ltd. 

The Cyber Essentials certificate is a UK government-backed, industry-supported scheme to help organisations protect themselves against common online threats.

The latest UK Government Cyber Security Breaches Survey found that in the last 12 months, 39% of UK businesses identified a cyber-attack.  However, the survey also found that enhanced cyber security leads to higher identification of attacks.

Of the organisations reporting cyber-attacks, 31% of businesses and 26% of charities estimate they were attacked at least once a week.

As Resonate Testing relies heavily on an online presence for connecting with new and existing customers and generating orders, it was of great importance that the company completed and met all the requirements needed for this certificate. This will ensure maximum protection against cyber attacks and demonstrates its commitment to cyber security to assure all of its customers and suppliers.

In addition, the new certificate is required by all suppliers bidding for contracts within UK Government to ensure the handling of certain sensitive and personal information is protected. Having obtained this certificate, Resonate Testing will now have the opportunity to bid for tenders. 

Managing Director of Resonate Testing, Tom Mallon spoke about the company’s recent accreditation, saying, “Now, more so than ever, it’s so important for companies to have maximum protection against cyber threats. Given the nature of our work here at Resonate Testing and because a large part of our work involves online interactions with global customers, we needed to ensure that our processes were fully protected. We’re delighted to receive the Cyber Essentials certificate, that will reaffirm our commitment to continued protection. A big thank you to George Bartholomew from Helios IT and our Chief Technician Peter Mein for their assistance in securing this award.” 

The Cyber Essentials scheme is a set of five basic technical controls that organisations should have in place to protect themselves against common online security threats.  The scheme was launched with the backing from industry including the Federation of Small Businesses, the CBI and a number of insurance organisations.

Resonate Testing had to demonstrate how it met the five basic requirements of providing adequate:

A qualified assessor verified the information and evidence provided for each cyber security aspect as required. By obtaining the Cyber Essentials certificate, Resonate Testing is well placed to have the required protection against a wide variety of the most common cyber-attacks. 

So far over 120,000 certificates have been awarded to businesses, charities, educational institutions and other organisations.

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On the 18th February 2016, The Nacelle Group and Resonate Testing‘s principal engineer, Mr. Tom Mallon gave an informative presentation on Aerospace Testing to the Royal Aeronautical Society (Belfast Branch). The Presentation was entitled ‘Testing: When "trust me" won’t cut it!’ and also featured an insight in to the capabilities and services available at Resonate Testing.

Speaking afterwards, Tom voiced his gratitude for the opportunity to speak to the society, and the warm welcome provided by the committee and attendees. The lecture highlighted that aerospace was not a “trust me” industry, with regulations cited for acceptable means of compliance. It developed on the theme of testing for certification reasons, to include customer reliability enhancement testing, and product integrity requirements and tracing these to technology readiness levels.

In anticipation of Resonate Testing's commissioning and impending opening, attention was focused on Fire Testing and Vibration Testing, from component level and how this fed through to real-life improvements in product integrity within the aerospace sector. There was also a short discussion on combined Environmental Testing as the new focus, and way forward within the industry.

‘Regulatory and customer specification requirements, and in turn test requirements are becoming ultimately more sophisticated.  The industry response is for more comprehensive and accurate testing: a new challenge which Resonate Testing will embrace.’  Tom commented.

Hon. Secretary Malcolm Cloke of RAeS Belfast Branch voiced their interest in visiting the Resonate Testing facility once it is operational:

‘The RAeS Belfast Branch is most interested in taking Resonate Testing up on their kind offer to visit the facility once it is set up. The Resonate Testing facility in Newry will offer the commercial aerospace sector in Ireland the capability for state of the art Environmental, Vibrational and Flame testing.’