A recent survey carried out by Barclays Business Banking has identified that 41% of businesses surveyed consider that Cyber Security is a major issue for them in 2018, In the same survey taken ahead of 2017, cybercrime did not feature anywhere in the top five business fears for 2017, this is most likely impacted by the events of 2017 where we saw some rather sophisticated attacks, from the rather disruptive attack on the NHS, various attempts to compromise websites and also many email scams that people fell victim to.
How we can help
We believe the solution to this problem is a multi-layered approach to IT Security, this requires, Technical, Physical and Education solutions to be implemented, we are able to provide you with assistance on all of these and can implement them in a means appropriate for any size business and/or budget.
Some Statistics for you…
of businesses have had staff attend any form of cyber security training in the last 12 months
of businesses have a formal policy that covers cyber security risks
of businesses believe Cyber Threats to be a major challenge in 2018
of businesses hold personal data on customers electronically
Our Work Flow
Cyber Essentials Certification is rapidly becoming a standard requirement for all businesses to prove to their customers that they have taken steps to make themselves secure. Most large businesses and local and national government departments now ask for proof of Cyber Essentials Certification when working with new suppliers or continuing to work with existing ones and this is becoming more common for all customers not matter what their size. Achieving Cyber Essentials is not difficult and most businesses only need to make minor changes to be certified, get in contact and we will be more than happy to take you through the process.
The EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) replaces the current data protection act (DPA) on 25th May 2018, this is a massive change and is set to affect all businesses in all industries, we are able to offer the advise you need to be compliant and ensure all your company data is held securely, correctly and within legislation. Doing this on your own would be incredibly time consuming, we can help you through the minefield and to certification and give you and your customers piece of mind.
Training staff on what to look out for and keeping them updated with emerging techniques and fraud attempts forms a major part of your cyber defences. Often it is a human that takes action with the best intentions only to be duped by a cyber actor, that is the start of an attack succeeding.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are a few of the common questions we receive along with some basic answers, we are more than happy to help with any questions you have and offer you guidance with the regulation of the GDPR and how to best deploy a sensible Cyber Security policy.
You will find more details on the subject pages, however if you still have a question please get in contact and we are happy to help.
What is Cyber Essentials?
Cyber Essentials is a certification developed by Government and industry which provides a clear statement of the basic controls organisations should have in place to protect themselves against malicious cyber attacks which require low levels of attacker skill and are widely available online
Who is Cyber Essentials for?
Cyber Essentials is for all organisations, of all sizes, and in all sectors. The Government encourages all organisations to look at the requirements and adopt them.
Can I do it myself?
You can undertake the assessment yourself, and we provide a checking service before submission to ensure you have completed the form correctly and to help reduce any delays in the processing, we then pass it to one of the government approved certification bodies that we work with for certificataion to be issued.
How long does the assessment take?
The assessment takes anything from a few hours, and will depend a lot on your current configuration and any changes needed, you may need time to make changes to the current configuration and put extra measurers in place which is fine, there is no time limit and we are happy to advise and work alongside your existing IT department of support company, if you done have either we can make a recommendation for you.
What is GDPR?
Who does GDPR Apply to?
What changes will the GDPR introduce to organisations operating in the EU?
What happens when uk leave the EU?
We requested Not Just Computers to undertake an audit to obtain our Cyber Essentials Certification, the process was painless, they took care of all the paper work and ensured our machines and business were compliant, I would highly recommend their service which was very professional.
We work with Not Just Computers to help our clients gain Cyber Essentials Certification and to ensure GDPR Compliance, they are very knowledgeable on these subjects and offer sensible solutions to sometimes complex processes.
Paul and the Not Just Computers team are brilliant at explaining the benefits of good IT security in a way that makes sense to non-technical people.
Their expert, no-nonsense, approach to security advice and Cyber Essentials Certification works really well as it is tailored for each client’s individual commercial and operational needs.
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