Company History

ECSC is a proven provider of cyber security services that offers a comprehensive range of solutions to a wide variety of clients. The Company’s solid blue-chip client base covers a diverse range of sectors.

ECSC was established in 2000 by Ian Mann and Lucy Sharp, who recognised the growing market need for cyber security services. ECSC initially created the Firehat Linux-based security operating system in response to the need for secure internal systems. This then became the foundation of the wide range of remotely managed cyber security services which ECSC provides. In 2001, ECSC deployed its first client managed services, using ECSC internally developed security technologies. Following this, ECSC received the ‘Best New Technology’ award at the Yorkshire Internet Awards in 2002.

In 2003, certification of all ECSC operations to the security international standard ISO 27001 was completed, with the subsequent roll-out of client services to help them meet this same standard. This was followed in 2007 by ECSC achieving status as a Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) company. This enabled ECSC to offer services supporting retailers handling payment cards and their third-party service providers. The Company also added ISO 9001 quality certification covering the sales and operational delivery capability in the same year.

In 2009, ECSC obtained certification to ISO 20000 (IT Service Management standard), covering managed service delivery. The following year, ECSC became, so far as the Directors are aware, the first UK-based organisation to be certified as a Level 1 service provider for the PCI DSS standard, for cyber security managed services.

These major milestones in the Company’s history have resulted in ECSC achieving consistent organic growth over 19 years, along with building its blue chip client-base, finding and retaining experienced staff, and developing an ability to add new service lines and product offerings, often in response to client demand.

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ECSC Group plc

ECSC Group plc is incorporated and registered in England and Wales under the Companies Act 2006 with Registered No. 3964848. Its main country of operation is the UK.

VAT No. 746361914


28 Campus Road
Listerhills Science Park
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 1274 736 223

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