Cyber Security and the increasing risk to businesses
Cyber threats, such as ransomware, are growing. Consequently, over half of UK businesses have suffered an attack. The knock on effects are becoming more and more severe. Because of this you therefore need to ensure you can protect yourself and your clients data.
We can help make sure you are not a target, or if you are, you do not become a victim. Let us show you how.
Each day we read and hear about malware, trojans, ransomware, phishing, and hacking. Many firms assume that having a firewall and anti-virus software is adequate protection. Sadly this is just not the case. As a result the number of companies effected continues to rise.
It is therefore, essential to have a strategy to protect yourself. We at Alchemy Systems, recommend a multi-layered approach to security. This means regular updates to software, firewalls and email cleansing. As well as threat detection processes and management. This will enable you to reduce the risks and also mitigate the impacts. Finally, as well as all of this, your files should be backed up on a regular basis. Therefore if the worse happens you can do a complete restore.
Our staff are highly experienced in developing, implementing and monitoring cyber security strategies.
Cyber attacks cost thousands of pounds and cause lengthy periods of disruption. Do you have a plan for what you would do if your customer database was stolen? What if your website was forced offline, or you couldn’t access your email or business-critical data as a result of an attack?
Cyber criminals don’t just attack banks and large companies. They target anyone which isn’t properly protected, even small business.
The majority of cyber attacks exploit basic weaknesses in your IT systems and software. Cyber Essentials shows you how to address those basics and prevent the most common attacks. The scheme is designed by the Government to make it easy for you to protect yourself.
We are approved and accredited to advise and assist you to achieve Cyber Essentials certification. This will then prevent around 80% of cyber attacks. This is not an expensive exercise and shows your clients and suppliers you have taken the security of your business and data protection seriously.
Since October 2014 Cyber Essentials has been mandatory for suppliers of Government contracts which involve handling personal information and providing some ICT products and services. Hence, holding a Cyber Essentials badge enables you to bid for these contracts. Find out more here.
Security awareness training
As part of our multi-layered approach to security, there also needs to be aware of the person that is sat in front of the computer, mobile phone and tablet. Your users are your last line of defence and therefore, they need to be trained and remain on their toes with security top of mind.
We use some of the most popular platforms for awareness training combined with dummy phishing attacks. Thus ensuring that you know your staff have the tools they need to keep themselves and your organisation safe. We can also provide more formal, seminar style training upon request. Contact us using the form below for more help.