CyberSmart wins innovative vendor of the year

Innovative vendor of the year

Today is a very proud day at CyberSmart. In a time where we could all do with cheer, we’ve got great news. We’ve won UK Innovative Vendor of the Year at the 2020 CompTIA UK Spotlight Awards.

Who is CompTIA?

CompTIA is a global not-for-profit trade association, promoting excellence in the tech industry. As part of CompTIA’s mission to elevate the best the tech world has to offer, it hosts an annual award ceremony celebrating outstanding contributions from the previous year.

What’s the award for?

CompTIA’s Innovative Vendor of the Year award is open to any tech business that has demonstrated innovation – whether within their own business, working with clients or impacting the wider industry. 

For 2020, the awards had an extra element. Candidates who have shown leadership in their community or industry during the pandemic have been given special consideration.

We’re honoured to have won Innovative Vendor of the Year. Our mission has always been to address the ‘cyber privilege gap’ between large enterprises who can afford the best in cybersecurity and SMEs who are often left behind. 

The COVID-19 crisis has made our work more important than ever. As many SMEs switch to permanent remote working, they’ve become a prime target for cybercriminals. And good cyber hygiene and access to cybersecurity knowledge have never been more vital to protecting small businesses. 

To win an award which recognises our own small contribution to a safer digital world is an honour. But it’s also a great motivation to double down on our efforts in 2021. 

We’d like to thank our backers, everyone at CyberSmart who made this nomination possible and, of course, small businesses everywhere. 

Are you a start-up looking to improve cybersecurity but not sure where to begin? Start by getting certified in Cyber Essentials, the UK government scheme that covers all the fundamentals of cyber hygiene.

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