Cyber Security

Protect your business from online attacks
Protect your business from online attacks

 

 

Research has shown that one in ten UK businesses has experienced a cyber attack with an average cost of £330,000. Online attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated with more hitting the headlines than ever before.

 

The pressure for small businesses to keep their data secure is understandably increasing. However, uncertainty around what steps to take means that many small business owners ignore the issue until they are forced into action by either becoming, or knowing, a victim of cyber crime.

 

Some of the most common cyber threats you could face are:

 

 

Ransomware

A type of malware that infects users’ computers and restricts access to their files or permanently destroys files unless a ransom is paid.

 

Business Email Compromise (BEC)

This is a type of payment fraud that involves the compromise of legitimate business email accounts often belonging to the Chief Executive or Chief Financial Officer.

 

Intellectual Property Theft

Involves robbing individuals or companies of their creative expressions, ideas & inventions.

 

 

What can you do?

 

Credibility and trustworthiness are key components for all companies. To demonstrate these qualities to your customers there are 2 processes you can go through:

 

 

Cyber Essentials

The Cyber Essentials certification process includes a self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ) and an external vulnerability scan.

 

Cyber Essentials Plus

Cyber Essentials Plus certification includes all of the assessments for the Cyber Essentials certification but includes an additional internal scan and an on-site assessment.

 

 

Cyber Essentials

 

Cyber Essentials is a Government backed and industry supported scheme to guide businesses in protecting themselves against cyber threats. Here are a few reasons for investing in your Cyber Essentials Qualification:

 

 

Prevent around 80%

of Cyber Attacks

 

Increase your service continuity and

enhance your business reputation

 

Open new commercial opportunities

with larger PLCs

 

 

Prove to your customers and

suppliers that you take the security of

their information seriously

 

 

Potentially reduce

insurance premiums

 

 

It is mandatory for any

central government contracts involving

handling personal information

 

 

 

What we can do for you...

 

Cyber Essentials

Provide assurance that the technical controls in place at the perimeter and internal boundary levels, as well as in the user and server environments, are effective.

Audit & Assurance

Review the efficiency of your administrative, personnel, technical and physical areas of your security operations.

Penetration Testing

Test the technical area of your security including the logical perimeter, internal boundary and websites.

Training

Provide your staff with the skills and knowledge to identify security threats and understand the importance of their role to the security of your organisation.

 

We understand that every company’s security needs are unique. With this in mind, we also offer additional services such as drafting policies and procedures, reviewing system architecture, third party supplier management, etc. Please contact us so we can talk through your requirements with you.