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
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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 IT industry which provides a clear statement of the basic controls that 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 or your support company, if you don’t 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?
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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