Barclays Passes Government's Internet Test

Barclays bank has been awarded the government's cyber security certificate for digital banking services.

Barclays is the first major company to gain the status, which is part of the government's Cyber Essentials Scheme. The test is used to find out whether organisations are protected against 'internet born' threats.

The Cyber Essentials Scheme said: "Large organisations would already be expected to have some knowledge or experience of cyber security. However, like smaller companies, many still have limited capability to implement the full range of controls necessary to achieve robust cyber protection."

Philip Sowter, director of mobile banking at Barclays said: "We identified this new government scheme as an important part of our plans to help customers in the digital age transact completely safely and securely."

Barclays has invested heavily in digital services and strives to be seen as a digital leader. The firm appointed Michael Harte as the replacement for recently departed global chief operations and technology officer Shaygan Kheradpir.

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