Cyber Security threats are growing every day and a large number of businesses are falling prey to them. The data breaches that occur can cause significant damage to a business; some of which may out your permanently close your business. Protecting your business from cyber threats is essential to ensure that your business continuity is never compromised.
Our Cybersecurity solutions ensures that your business have the most comprehensive approach to protect your data whilst proactively searching for any vulnerabilities and protecting them accordingly. Even if you have never had a data breach, without adequate protection you still run the risk of a data breach. Businesses can’t afford to ignore the risk.
Start layering your protection with our Cybersecurity solutions.
Our Cybersecurity Solutions
Our cyber security solutions are highly scalable, flexible and affordable and ensures that your business is always protected.
We can help you with a robust cybersecurity solution:
- Backup and Recovery
- Cyber Essentials
- GDPR Compliance
- Internet Security Solutions
- Layered Protection
- Managed Endpoint Security
- Penetration Testing
- Phishing Simulation
- Ransomware Protection
- User Awareness Training
Backup and Recovery
Cyberattacks are a common cause for data loss so it’s vital that you ensure your business has a robust data back-up and recovery solution in place.
When you are looking at a comprehensive data back-up and recovery solution, you need to decide on what frequency of back-ups is needed for your business. Many businesses opt for back-ups to be made several times a day, at key times, others, opt for 30minute increments throughout the day. It depends on your business needs but the idea is to weigh up the amount of data loss and what impact that will cause your business.
Cyber Essentials is a Government-backed, industry-supported scheme to help businesses protect themselves against the growing threat off cyberattacks. Regardless of the size of your business or industry, Cyber Essentials can add value.
Cyber Essentials defines a set of security controls and clear guidance on the basics of cyber security. Once you go through the modules, you are awarded a certificate which showcases that you are proactive against cyber-attacks.
The National Cyber Security Centre states that by undertaking the Cyber Essentials certification process and implementing even one of the five controls required by Cyber Essentials, it can protect businesses from around 80% of attacks.
GDPR instructs that personal data must be processed securely using appropriate technical and organisational measures. The meaning is clear; protect personal data by having sufficient security measures in place.
Further guidance has been given to describe a set of security related outcomes that businesses should aim to achieve. There are four ‘top-level’ aims; Manage Security Risk, Protected Personal Data against Cyber Attack, Detect Security Events and Minimise the impact of Data Breaches.
We will ensure that you are in full GDPR compliance when it comes to your data security.
Internet Security Solutions
Most cyberthreats come from the internet which most people use for their job but it poses a problem because it opens up the ability for your network to be breached.
There are a variety of devices and tools that can be used to protect you whilst you use the internet. These are: Antivirus and anti-malware software, Application security, Behavioural analytics, Data loss prevention, Distributed denial of service prevention, Email security, Firewalls, Mobile device security, Network segmentation, Security information and event management and Web security.
We will work with you to best find the internet security solutions which will help protect your business.
Layered protection is a cybersecurity system that has multiple levels of protection. The different layers work together to reduce the risk of a cybersecurity breach. Layered protection security is known as defence in depth. The main principle of this system is prevention, detection and response. In the IT cybersecurity world, defence in depth seeks to offset the weaknesses of one security layer by the strengths of two or more layers.
Managed Endpoint Security
Endpoint devices such as desktops, laptops and mobiles are a point of access to your business network. You need to be assured that if your staff uses their device that provides that entry point, that it won’t harm your business network.
When you employ managed endpoint security, you are in effect putting in a process to authenticate and monitor access to your network through your devices. You’ll have security policies put in place to prevent any external or internal threats to your network.
Your devices that are accessing your networks over remote/internet connections are the most prevalent devices that require endpoint management.
There are also specialised endpoints such as specialised embedded software that secure and manages your internet of things (IoT) devices, such as remote sensors and industrial controls. They will need managed endpoint security, too.
The more endpoint devices a business has deployed, the greater the need to manage them all.
The National Cyber Security Center describes penetration testing as: "A method for gaining assurance in the security of an IT system by attempting to breach some or all of that system's security, using the same tools and techniques as an adversary might." Essentially, with penetration testing, we are identifying any possible vulnerabilities in your system, network, or infrastructure by simulating a cyber-attack. When those vulnerabilities are identified, we can suggest countermeasures so as to reduce the risk.
There are several different Penetration testing methods; External testing, Internal testing, Blind testing, Double-blind testing, and Targeted testing. Our penetration testing can be automated with software applications or performed manually.
Phishing is where the attacker uses social engineering tactics whilst masquerading as a trusted entity to steal your data, login credentials, and any accounting information. Phishing commonly occurs via emails but can also be via fake websites, instant messaging, and text messages.
Simulated phishing is a function where you can test your business and your staff's reaction to phishing emails. Essentially, it mimics the role of the attacker, sending realistic phishing emails to test your staff’s reactions. You can then gauge how susceptible your business is to a cyber-attack and educate your team accordingly. An effective phishing simulation program can help to significantly improve employee's awareness of phishing threats and increase the likelihood that they will respond correctly when they encounter a threat.
Ransomware is a form of illegal malicious software (malware) that obtains access to your computer and network, locks and encrypts your files. To restore access to your files, the attacker demands a payment. They send instructions on how to pay and once payment is sent, you get a decryption key to unlock the files.
Ransomware is often spread via phishing emails, spam and even some websites when they do something called “Drive-by downloading” which is where someone visits an infected website and malware is downloaded without their knowledge. Phishing email are easier to spot as generally they try to get you to open a link in the email or download an infected document. Ransomware can also be spread manually by remotely accessing insecure computers and servers and deploying the software.
User Awareness Training
A lack of awareness is the biggest cause of successful ransomware attacks. Malicious software is designed to trick us into giving the attacker an opening. Malware is becoming more and more sophisticated. Being able to identify cyber threats is key in prevention and minimising risk to your business which is why user awareness training is so important.
We can deliver bespoke, user awareness training to your business which has been designed to educate your team in learning the risks, identifying suspicious activity and best cybersecurity practice in highlighting the activity and protect the business.
We’ll tailor the training to suit your business size, industry and current knowledge of your team.