WHAT IS CYBER SECURITY?

Learn how to protect your business from cyber criminals

It’s Time To Be More Cyber Aware

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Is Your Business Protected Enough?

While global organisations falling victim to ransomware or data theft hit the headlines in reality it’s small and medium sized business that are targeted the most.

The criminals performing the attacks understand that they have a higher chance of success if the operational processes and modern security tools are not in place.

A few basic protections could be all that’s needed to move you out of that low-hanging-fruit category, and keep you, your data, and your business safe.

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Every device that connects to your network, can be the equivelant of an open window or door into your network.

Networks and their connected devices, not to mention the software, settings and data can change daily. To compound this while your network is changing, the cyber security threat landscape is also changing and advancing daily.

Multiple layers of protection to tackle the constant evolution of risks
Combination of real time updates taken from the cloud and other artificial intelligence.
Behaviour analysis implemented to predict the next threat to mitigate any risks.

Cyber Security Hacking…

How Do Hackers Get In?

Most hacks start with an email, a combination of deception, manipulation and influence. Socially engineered hacking leaves no logs on the system whereas direct hacking does. In every organisation, there is always someone who will unwittingly help the hacker on their journey.To help combat this we educate the users or as we say ‘The Human Firewall’ by monitoring the responses to a series of emails. Users that fall into the category ‘serial clickers’ are automatically enrolled onto quick training programs designed to raise awareness.

Vulnerabilities in operating systems such as Microsoft also allow for data to be compromised. It is therefore of utmost importance that security updates are installed as part of a good housekeeping routine.

Solutions 4 IT establishes a maintenance window, usually out of working hours, with all our customers where we ensure these updates are carried out on a weekly basis as part and parcel of our service.

Cyber Security & Data Protection

Keeping Your Data Safe

In May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was put in place, this is the toughest privacy and security law in the world. Whilst this is a European regulation and no longer applies to the UK, you do need to comply with UK data protection law. The GDPR has been incorporated into UK data protection law as the UK GDPR which sits alongside the Data Protection Act 2018 – so in summary there is little change to the core data protection, principles, rights and obligations put in place in 2018.

As the Cyber landscape evolves Governments and people now realise more than ever that anyone who holds data has a big responsibility on how that data is stored, processed, and protected.

The governing body in charge of enforcing Data protection is the ICO www.ico.org.uk – they are looking for organisations to demonstrate that they are fully aware of their obligations under the law and are taking appropriate measures concerning data protection.

Solutions 4 IT can help with the technical and organisational measures in order to ensure you are meeting your legal obligations.

Cyber Security and Data protection go hand in hand, they are inextricably linked. Privacy depends on security. No obligation to provide privacy can be meaningful if the data to be protected is accessed or stolen by unauthorised third parties.

Demonstrating commitment to Cyber Security

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With Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is a government backed scheme designed to help safeguard your business against the most common cyber-attacks. There are two types of certifications that are available:

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Cyber Essentials

An independently verified self-assessment against five basic security controls – Includes cyber liability insurance.

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Cyber Essentials Plus

A technical audit of your business which verifies the Cyber Essentials self assessment through internal and external tests of your network and computers.

We can provide the expertise to guide you through the entire process, whether this is your first assessment or renewal.

We are a fully certified body for Cyber Essentials and deal with any business of any size.

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5 quick ways to improve your Cyber Security

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A recent UK Government’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey has found that 2 in 5 UK businesses have reported a cyber attack or a data breach in the last 12 months. These findings are suggesting to us that the level of cyber security breaches and attacks have amplified since Covid-19. A huge reason for this is remote working and businesses struggling to manage and oversee IT security whilst their employees are working from home.

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Email security and how to recognise phishing attacks

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One of the most common communication methods amongst businesses is through email. However like with most things, emails come with their own vulnerabilities and security problems. A lot of businesses will have a low security email system in order to receive emails from new and existing clients. A high security email system poses the issue of not receiving all emails which can be disruptive and inefficient in a work environment. This is why it is important to understand how to recognise fraudulent and ‘phishing’ emails and the best practises on staying safe whilst communicating through emails.

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