Why is cyber security important?
The cost of cyber crime is at an all-time high, and incidents often take months to be discovered – often by a third party. For instance, APTs (advanced persistent threats) use continuous hacking techniques to gain access to a computer system and can remain inside for months before the intrusion is observed.
How we help
We offer a number of options and solutions so whether you’re running a business or running the IT team, we can ensure a fit. We cover your whole range of security needs: from audits, reviews, designing or recommending solutions, through to procurement, installation, configuration, to on-going management, monitoring and support of security.
We’re experts in the following technologies:
- Anti-spam and anti-virus
- Email filtering and security
- Unified threat management (UTM)
- Securing desktop computers or servers (endpoint security)
- Management of updates and patches (patch management)
- Managing access rights to data and information
- Content filtering and Web Access
- SSL and certificates
- Wireless security
- VPN and mobility
- Remote monitoring and event-driven management
The costs of data breaches are soaring
Emerging privacy laws can mean significant fines for organisations. The high-profile EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) has a maximum fine of €20 million (about £17 million) or 4% of annual global turnover, whichever is greater. Such penalties are usually on top of damages and other legal action. There are also non-financial costs to be considered, such as organisational sustainability and reputational damage.
Cyber attacks are becoming increasingly sophisticated
Cyber attacks continue to grow in sophistication, with attackers using an ever-expanding variety of tactics, including social engineering, malware and ransomware (used for Petya, WannaCry and NotPetya).
Cyber attacks are lucrative
Usually, cyber attackers seek some type of benefit and will invest in various techniques, tools and technology to achieve their motives. Financial gain is a common motivation, but they may also be driven by political, ethical, intellectual or social incentives.
Cyber security is a critical, board-level issue
New regulations and reporting requirements make cyber security risk oversight a challenge. The board will continue to seek assurances from management that their cyber risk strategies will reduce the risk of attacks and limit financial and operational impacts.
A strong cyber security stance is a key defence against cyber-related failures and errors and malicious cyber attacks, so having the right cyber security measures in place to protect your organisation is vital.
The definition of cyber security
Cyber security is often confused with information security.
Cyber security focuses on protecting computer systems – including hardware, software, data and digital infrastructure – from unauthorised access or being otherwise damaged or made inaccessible.
Information security, on the other hand, is a broader category that looks to protect all information assets, whether in hard copy or in digital form.
In recent years, cyber security has come under intense media scrutiny because of a rapid increase in the size and number of attacks, and the degree of effect on individuals, governments and organisations.
Moreover, the introduction of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) in 2018 means organisations must implement appropriate security measures to protect the personal data they process or risk substantial financial losses.
All well-informed organisations now consider cyber security a critical business issue.
Next Gen Anti Virus
Next gen cloud based anti virus with built in anti malware and DNS based content filtering,always up to date.One of the easiest ways to protect your endpoints and servers.
Add out hosted spam and phishing filtering service onto your office 365 or in house mail server and get an additional layer of protection against the latest threats and phishing email attacks.
Help lock down your perimeter network using our managed firewall services.With integrated deep packet inspection and intrusion detection as standard,as well as application patrol and content filtering options.
Help reduce the risk of GDPR data breaches with our Mobile device management solutions.Control and remotely erase and disable devices.
Adding Two factor authentication in to your External Applications and Perimeter you can greatly reduce the risks of password compromises and cracked web applications passwords from ,data breaches and password bots.
Cyber Security Training
Get up to speed on the latest risks and prevention methods with our easy to use Cyber Security Video training Modules.Lower your employee risk through education and training.