We work with businesses and organisations of varying sizes, providing cyber security advice, project-based contract placements and individual consultations.
There is extensive publicity alerting businesses to the threats from so called cyber-space. A substantial amount of free advice is available from internet security providers and governments. An excellent source of information is the UK NCSC's Small Business Guide.
Unfortunately, they keep moving the location of this guide so if you find that link doesn't work, do let us know.
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If you're not sure what security controls are right for your business, we can help you determine an appropriate information security policy.
William Gibson, in his novel Neuromancer, wrote:
“Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation...”
Cyberspace is generally regarded as the modern, extended internet, i.e. the interconnected set of all computing and communication devices.
When considering the threats to businesses' information, we tend to use the encompassing term, information assurance. By this we mean assuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the information a business needs to function. This extends beyond digital assets into physical information storage and communication too. By taking an holistic approach to information security management, an organisation can ensure it effectively and pragmatically protects both its own and its customers' data.
An Information Assurance Audit (IAA) is a survey of your company's policies, procedures and use of ICT. The audit comprises a visit to your premises to examine all aspects of your data security practices. You will receive a report of the findings giving recommendations for improvement.
The areas covered by an IAA encompass those of the Government-backed Cyber Essentials scheme so on implementing all our recommendations your business will be ready to apply for Cyber Essentials certification.
A Preliminary Assessment provides a short initial view of your company's information assurance practices. Targeted at micro businesses or those not wishing to undertake an IA audit, the assessment covers similar topics to an IAA but in less depth.
The assessment can be carried out during a site visit or by a phone interview. The resulting report will show you the main areas you need to focus on to give your business greater protection from cyber threats.
Call us or send an email to book a consultation or find out more details about our information assurance services.