Your cyber security strategy: building the castle walls

In a digital age, cyber security is something your business can’t ignore. No matter the size of your company, it’s likely that security will be high up on your risk register. And if the worst happens, you’ll need to prove you’ve done everything you can to prevent an attack, and the resulting data loss.

Whilst many organisations suspect that their security posture could be improved, doing so can feel daunting and it can be challenging to know where to start. High profile security breaches, reported in the media, cause nervousness among the business community. Acting on impulse, there is a tendency to remedy this with the latest technology in the hope that more means more protected. But that’s not always the case, and this attitude can lead to significant overspend, not to mention confusion over coverage and which technologies are effective or not.

If this feels familiar, don’t worry. ComputerWorld’s security experts can help you take a step back, assess the security you have in place and help you build a plan to improve your business’ protection – and your peace of mind.

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Your IT security – what’s it worth?

Step one along the path to rock solid IT security is knowing the risks you face. If targeted, how would your business be affected and what could you stand to lose? When you know the answer, you’re in a better place to decide how much you should reasonably spend to safeguard your business and customers.

Getting the basics right is key: with the fundamentals in place you’ll be protected against the majority of threats. This doesn’t just mean installing anti-virus but also implementing protection against all the major classes of threats, whether they could occur internally or externally. From this point, you’ll have better visibility of any remaining vulnerabilities and, with the help of our security specialists, be able to select technology to plug these gaps. On implementation of our security solutions we always test to ensure that nothing can slip through the net. If we need to, we can source and deploy additional measures at any stage.

Already running a range of security software?

Not sure which is serving your business best? We can audit your existing security measures to help you consolidate technologies, making them easier to manage and monitor.

With the right protections in place, you’ll hopefully never suffer a breach. But with cyber attacks evolving and becoming more sophisticated all the time, it’s sensible to prepare for every eventuality. If you need help with this, we can create an incident response plan – so that if disaster strikes, you’ll know how to respond. For the best chance of defence against emerging threats, we offer regular testing, monitoring and certification through our managed services.

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Cyber security starts with the essentials

We know what good security posture looks like – and our credentials prove it. We’re certified with ISO 27001 and Cyber Essentials plus, demonstrating our understanding of the best practices around security and data protection.

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed scheme designed to help businesses guard against the most common cyber threats. ComputerWorld is a Cyber Essentials assessor which means that you can train and get certified with us.

We’re security experts, but unlike other cyber security companies, we are also equipped with all round knowledge of the technologies which exist within your business. This means that should you be looking for infrastructure, workspace solutions or tech supply we can ensure that security is built in as standard and that your strategy maximises on the features and capabilities of the technology solutions we deploy.

Security is one of the most important roles of your IT team – but it’s not the only one. When resource becomes stretched, it can put your defences at risk. Handing over responsibility to ComputerWorld’s managed services can relieve the burden of ongoing maintenance, or provide temporary support while your team catch up on training.

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