Churchill Knight Umbrella is committed to compliance within our sector. However, we’re equally dedicated to customer service and ensuring our umbrella company employees have the best possible payroll experience using our umbrella company. As a result, we’re delighted to provide all our employees with access to My Digital – state-of-the-art cloud-based software specially designed exclusively for umbrella companies. My Digital makes getting paid with an umbrella company more effortless than ever before. Most importantly, the software is secure and protected with cyber security that is second to none. Keep reading, and we’ll explain My Digital’s approach to cyber security.
The best umbrella software in the marketplace
Churchill Knight Umbrella is partnered with My Digital – specialist providers of bespoke umbrella company software. We chose to partner with My Digital and make their cloud-based software available to all our umbrella company employees because we believe it’s the very best in the marketplace. By having access to a unique My Digital portal, our employees can minimise their administrative responsibilities. Uploading timesheets and viewing payslips has bever been easier. The My Digital mobile app is available on Apple and Android devices. For those who prefer using laptops and personal computers – you can log in in seconds by visiting the My Digital website.
From an in-house perspective, My Digital helps us remain compliant with HMRC’s rules and regulations and manage payroll for thousands of temporary workers efficiently and accurately. The software has multiple features exclusively designed to support umbrella companies, including simple integration with different internal systems (such as our Content Management System), PAYE tools, rapid processing speeds, and more.
My Digital’s thorough approach to cyber security
Ensuring internal systems are secure and staff are fully trained are two properties of the Senior Team at My Digital. As a result, we’re delighted to partner with them because we believe they provide the most advanced and secure cloud-based software in the sector, and we want our employees to have the very best.
Working with Mitigo Group – cyber security experts
My Digital are devoted to ensuring their software is secure from online security threats, and they go above and beyond to ensure protection is in place and up to date. The management team at My Digital work closely alongside Mitigo Group. Mitigo offers multiple services that are extremely valuable to all companies that operate online. They offer ongoing and ongoing tailored support to help protect businesses from cybercriminals and unethical online threats.
Ongoing vulnerability assessments
Bi-annually, Mitigo undertakes a thorough vulnerability assessment on My Digital’s office. This review aims to identify any vulnerabilities, outdated software, open ports, encryption, and more. The team at My Digital are also interviewed by Mitigo to ensure they’re up to speed with their cyber security and understand Mitigo’s application usage and password policies – to name a few.
The team at My Digital are highly trained in regards to cyber security and must undergo several modules before they ever have access to any online systems. Training isn’t just a one-off requirement. The My Digital staff must undergo annual training to ensure they’re up to date and familiar with all-things related to cyber security, including identifying scams, social engineering methods, device security, and more.
Working towards ISO 27001 certification
My Digital is currently working towards obtaining the highly-regarded ISO 27001 certification. This “enables organisations of any kind to manage the security of assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details or information entrusted by third parties.”
Annual AWS infrastructure checks
Each year, My Digital appoint an independent consultant to undertake a best-practices check on their AWS (Amazon Web Services) infrastructure – to ensure the current arrangement is optimised and secure. The consultant provides My Digital with a risk report, which they take extremely seriously.
Software penetration tests
Each year, My Digital will conduct penetration tests against all of its web applications. These are designed to test the security of their software and identify any potential weaknesses.
“A perfect match”
Ciaran Woodcock, Director at Churchill Knight Umbrella, shared his thoughts on the partnership with My Digital:
“Cybercriminals have recently targeted the umbrella company sector, and it’s certainly highlighted the importance of having secure systems in place. Thankfully, Churchill Knight Umbrella has extensive internal security, and our umbrella company software provider [My Digital] is an expert in their field.
My Digital’s ongoing commitment to cyber security is one of the main reasons we’re delighted to be using their umbrella application. Not only does it improve our in-house efficiency and compliance-related procedures, but it also provides our employees with secure and easy-to-use software that, in my opinion, is by far the best there is. And, knowing that all of My Digital’s web applications have undergone extensive security reviews by experts gives me great peace of mind.
Like Churchill Knight Umbrella, My Digital is always looking to improve its security and enhance its clients’ protection. I believe we’re a perfect match, and I look forward to continuing to work with them.”
Churchill Knight Umbrella
Churchill Knight Umbrella is a leading UK-based umbrella company. Each week, we process the payroll of thousands of temporary workers – efficiently and in compliance with HMRC’s rules and regulations. We’re always doing everything we can to ensure our employees are protected online, and we only engage with third parties (such as My Digital) that share the same values.
As well as security, we take compliance extremely seriously. The FCSA (Freelancer & Contractor Services Association) is a leading professional body dedicated to ensuring the supply chain of temporary workers is compliant with HMRC – and we’re proud to be an accredited member. Each year, we undergo a thorough assessment process to ensure we remain compliant and all our internal systems are up to date and operate under the law.
If you’re interested in joining an umbrella company you can trust, you’ve come to the right place. Please give us a call on 01707 871622, or send us a message here. Alternatively, you can request a call back at a suitable time, request a tailored take-home pay projection by clicking here.
Founded by an IT Contractor in 1998, Churchill Knight has become one of the most respected contractor accountants in the UK. We’ve helped over 20,000 contractors with their accountancy requirements. As well as our accountancy services, we also have an industry-leading PAYE umbrella company and dedicated in-house personal tax department. Whichever service you choose, you can move forward with complete peace of mind. We are proud of the reputation we’ve built over the years, and our FCSA accreditation proves how committed we are to compliance within our sector. Keep reading…