Cyber Security

Cybercrime is costing businesses billions of pounds every year and is increasing at a rapid pace.

Prevention is the key because when you have had an attack, its already too late. We have for far too long took IT security for granted as a nation and have a mindset that ‘it wont happen to me’, but it could and it might if you don’t protect your business and train your staff to understand the threats that we come across on a daily basis.

How protected are you? And what would happen to your business if you had a breach.
A password can be cracked no matter how complex you think it might be, so having extra security and policies in place can prevent hackers from gaining access to your data.

Here are some of the factors that we look at when protecting your business:
2FA stands for Two-Factor Authentication; a form of security in which two separate, distinct forms of identification are needed in order to log in and access a site. Factor #1 is a password, then Factor #2 can include a verification text sent to your mobile, or biometric verification from a fingerprint, face, or eye scan.
Data encryption is a crucial part of any security program. It takes your data and scrambles it into unreadable information, called ‘ciphertext’. Without the correct key or password to decrypt this information, it remains untouchable. There are various levels of encryption, as well as key management to protect all kinds of sensitive data from unauthorised access, editing, sharing or theft. There are encryption solutions available for ‘stationary’ IT setups, as well as physically transferring data from one building to another.
A responsible business owner should provide the appropriate facilities to create and store passwords securely. Depending on the nature of the business and the sensitivity of any information being handled; it is important that the level of security matches the data in question. We provide and manage Password Management Software, preventing any members of your workforce to create their own, potentially vulnerable, passwords within your network.
Think of your Firewall as a bouncer working on the door. Its job is to stop any suspicious attempts gaining access to your system, as well as preventing any unwanted traffic or unfamiliar sources. It does this by analysing all incoming network traffic; welcoming connections that it has been configured to accept, then blocking unsolicited, malicious traffic such as malware and ransomware.

VPN set-up and management for Remote Desktop

For advice on protecting your business from a cyber-attack, get in touch with our sales team and request an audit. Our initial consultation will be free of charge.

A UK business is successfully hacked every 19 seconds