How vulnerable is your business to a breach of cyber security?

Want to ensure that, in a world where the increasing volume and sophistication of cyber-attacks makes them more of a threat than terrorism, your operation and team do not become the victims of cybercrime? Then, you need to invest in a professionally designed and managed holistic cyber security service that encompasses prevention, detection and remediation.

Cyber Security Services

The threat to cyber security is not going away, because, quite simply, cybercrime pays. The rewards are high and, thanks to cybercriminals utilising applications like artificial intelligence, detection levels are low.

A report published in January 2019 by Accenture estimates that over the next five years businesses could incur up to $5.2 trillion in additional costs and lost revenue as a result of cybercrime.

Against the backdrop of an ever-evolving cyber landscape, businesses are facing increased and more complex threats to their operating environments. Whatever the size of business, it is essential to put robust IT security measures in place before the inevitable happens.

Cyber security breaches within business can take many forms. From social engineering, where people are manipulated into giving away information or taking action that is damaging to your company, to hacking and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. DDoS occurs where multiple systems are used to flood the bandwidth or resources of a single targeted system.

Information is the lifeblood of any company, be it client or employee data, intellectual property or accounting information. A leak of sensitive data could have damaging consequences, financial and reputational.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) implemented in May 2018 certainly put the spotlight on integrity and confidentiality when it comes to holding and processing personal data. The penalties for non-compliance can be huge with fines of up to €20 million or 4% of total revenue, for the most serious offences.

With continually adapting threats common among email, web browsing and personal devices, no business is immune to cyber security risks.

There are simple steps that can be taken, internally, to help protect a business:-

  • Taking regular backups
  • Keeping devices updated with the latest software versions
  • Only visiting secure websites – https
  • Not opening attachments or clicking on links from unknown sources or unexpected emails from known contacts.

However, these actions are just the first layer of defence. If you want to prevent cyber security breaches that could jeopardise your business, clients and employees it is a necessity to adopt a multi-layered approach to protection.

Let Platform 365 take care of this headache for you. We can implement IT infrastructure security measures that involve not only technology and processes but also people. In many cases it is employees who are the weakest link when it comes to IT security. Instilling a clear understanding of the risks is essential. This can be achieved through regular online end user training, which we can provide using Mimecast. We can also implement scheduled tests of risk, for example sending out a fake email to staff to assess if they click on it or open attachments.

Rest assured that our security experts can help you protect your business information with strategic advice, targeted training and hands-on support.

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Services include:

  • Anti-spam and antivirus
  • Email filtering and security
  • Universal threat management (UTM)
  • Securing desktop computers or servers (endpoint management)
  • Management of updates and patches
  • Managing access rights to data and information
  • Web access and content filtering
  • SSL and certificates
  • Encryption
  • Wireless security
  • VPN and mobility
  • Firewalls
  • Remote monitoring and event-driven management
  • End user cyber security education

Why Platform 365?

A breach of cyber security is a serious threat. Platform 365’s cyber security services are designed to provide SMEs, large companies and the education sector with scalable, flexible solutions to prevent, detect and counter act the adverse effects of a breach. Our aim is to provide you with complete peace of mind that your organisation is safe from external and internal threats.

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