Pearson Building Achieves Cyber Essentials Plus with the Help of JJM Networks

Cyber Essentials Plus

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In an era where cyber threats are becoming increasingly sophisticated, businesses need robust cybersecurity measures to safeguard their sensitive data and operations. Pearson Building Limited, a prominent construction company recognised the importance of fortifying their digital infrastructure and took steps to protect their business against potential cyber risks.


To achieve this, they partnered with JJM Networks, an IT service provider based in Carlisle to attain the prestigious Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation. This case study delves into the collaborative journey and strategies deployed by JJM Networks to help improve Pearson Building Limited’s cybersecurity measures and enable them to become Cyber Essentials Plus certified.

Client Profile:

Company: Pearson Building Limited

Industry: Construction

Location: Wigton, Cumbria




Pearson Building aimed to achieve the Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation to demonstrate their commitment to cybersecurity and strengthen their position as a trustworthy partner in the construction industry. They sought JJM Networks’ expertise to identify vulnerabilities, enhance their security protocols, and help them to achieve the desired security accreditation.



Initial Assessment:
JJM Networks conducted a thorough assessment of Pearson Building Limited’s existing infrastructure and cybersecurity measures. This involved analysing network configurations, identifying potential vulnerabilities, and understanding the company’s unique security needs.


Tailored Security Plan:
Based on the assessment findings, JJM Networks developed a tailored security plan for Pearson Building Limited. This plan addressed the identified vulnerabilities, while accommodating the construction company’s unique IT landscape.


The implementation phase focused on deploying necessary security measures across Pearson Building Limited’s systems. This involved network hardening, patch management, antivirus deployment, and user access control enhancements.


Preparation for Assessment:
To ensure a successful accreditation, JJM Networks guided Pearson Building Limited through the preparation process for the Cyber Essentials Plus assessment. They conducted simulated assessments, helping the construction company’s team become familiar with the evaluation process.



Thanks to the collaborative efforts between Pearson Building Limited and JJM Networks, the construction company successfully achieved the Cyber Essentials Plus security accreditation. The results were significant:




  1. Enhanced Cybersecurity: Pearson Building Limited’s digital infrastructure became more resilient to potential cyber threats with the implementation of robust security measures.

  2. Credibility and Trust: The Cyber Essentials Plus certification boosted Pearson Building Limited’s credibility and enhanced their reputation as a secure and trustworthy partner in the construction industry.

  3. Ongoing Support: Even after achieving Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation, JJM Networks continues to support Pearson Building  with IT maintenance, support and security updates, ensuring their cybersecurity practices remain up-to-date.



The collaboration between Pearson Building and JJM Networks exemplifies the importance of proactive cybersecurity measures for businesses operating in a digital landscape. By achieving Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation, Pearson Building Limited demonstrated their dedication to implementing security controls to protect their digital assets and customers’ information.

Remember, a strong cybersecurity foundation is not just a competitive advantage; it’s a fundamental requirement for maintaining government contracts and building trust with your clients and partners. With JJM Networks as your trusted cyber security partner, we’ll ensure your organisation remains safe and resilient in the face of evolving cyber threats.

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