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Business Resilience

May 2022

INEX Microtechnology: Business resilience through cyber security

Based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, INEX is the UK’s leading full-service developer and manufacturer of advanced semiconductor devices used across the globe in applications ranging from defence sensing and next-generations comms, to high-efficiency power conversion systems for energy and e-mobility.

Technical Security Assessment Lead

What they needed

In an ever more digital world, the team at INEX was conscious that having robust defences was essential to avoid a costly cyberattack, but with an ever-changing threat landscape, best practices and security products, knowing where to start was difficult.

The business needed a baseline to show them what good looks like, and to protect them from the most common security threats, without impacting their main business objectives – and that was Cyber Essentials, and Cyber Essentials Plus.


We started by working with the team to analyse and understand the gaps against both standards, using our expertise to find novel solutions to complex problems and craft a bespoke treatment plan.

The Waterstons team was always on hand for advice and support where needed, especially when solving technical challenges and understanding the unique requirements of the standards.


After four years, and several major changes to the CE standards, INEX has maintained its certifications, has not suffered a cyberattack, and we continue to have a strong, collaborative working relationship.

What the client said

“Thanks as always for helping us maintain out CE+ certification. The accolade is very important to our customers but even more so to us as it gives us confidence that our security processes and systems are in good shape, and keep us safe, in the ever more aggress cyber environment that we work in.”

 Andrew Stokes 

Projects and Systems Manager at INEX Microtechnology