More than half of all crime in Gloucestershire is cyber related
The 2016 National Crime Agency report found that cyber crime costs Gloucestershire businesses over £300,000 every month. Research has also shown that around only 20% of cyber crimes are actually reported.
Cyber protection knowledge is essential to ensure your business has the necessary safeguards in place to help prevent cyber crime.
Protecting your business
When you partner with System 15, you can be assured that you are engaging with a highly qualified, experienced and fully accredited cyber security consultancy.
We take information security very seriously.
Cyber Essentials Certification
The Cyber Essentials Scheme is a government-backed accreditation to help organisations protect themselves against common cyber attacks. The certificate is awarded upon completion of an independently verified self-assessment.
Being Cyber Essentials certified shows partners, customers and clients your commitment to information security. The certification also ensures you are following best practice in terms of information security.
What is GDPR?
The forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation is the updated, stronger version of the existing Data Protection Act.
The GDPR intends to give control back to citizens over how their personal data is processed and used. The regulations are applicable to ALL companies, regardless of size.
Large fines can be imposed for data breaches or failure to adequately protect personally identifiable data.
Cyber Essentials certification is a great first step. You will also need to consider these other key points from the ICO to ensure you fully meet requirements.
Antivirus is no longer enough
How IT security is managed and controlled is changing rapidly. It is likely that traditional antivirus software may not even detect a ransomware attack.
Viruses are now in the minority when it comes to malware such as ransomware, Trojans, worms, backdoors, exploits and adware.
Although antivirus is a good first line of defence against basic threats you need to consider complementary software to detect other threats and to properly protect your organisation.
The changing face of security software
Security should be multi-layered as no single solution is likely to give you all the protection you need. The table shows some of the differences between traditional antivirus and enhanced protection offered by additional software:
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How can we improve our information security?
Our security consultants can work with you to help achieve Cyber Essentials certification. In addition to helping protect your organisation and providing a secure platform for business activities, you may also need accreditation if you're a supplier bidding for government contracts.
There are 5 key aspects to review including firewalls and gateways, secure configuration, user access control, malware protection and patch management. We would also recommend the risk-assessment based IASME Standard which is an extension of Cyber Essentials. This is more focused on the protection of business information using methods such as increased staff awareness and physical security.