Cyber Security and Antivirus

The Global Cyber Threat

While threats to Cyber Security have been with us for a long time, in the past five years the profusion, sophistication and variety of attack vectors has increased exponentially.

The rewards for cyber criminals are immense. It is estimated global cybercrime will rise at an annual rate of 15% and is likely to cost the world $10.5 trillion annually by 2025. So, it’s not going away any time soon.

Types of attack include Phishing, Vishing, Smishing, DDOS, Ransomware, Trojans, Viruses, Social Engineering and so many more that we don’t have space to list them here.

The consequences of an attack to businesses, however small, cannot be overestimated.

Furthermore, Cyber Security not only involves protecting your operating systems and software, but also the data you hold – otherwise known as Information Security. In the UK, there is a legal requirement to implement procedures to protect personal data safely under the terms of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). Not to do so effectively can attract fines so substantial that they can potentially cripple a business.


How IT Planning Can Help

IT Planning offers a wide range of Cyber Security solutions to protect your organisation including:

Staff Awareness Training

The weakest link in any organisation’s security is people. As a result, Staff Security Awareness training should be at the top of any organisation’s security checklist. IT Planning offers a class-leading Security Awareness Training program that includes interactive modules as well as automated training campaigns with simulated phishing attacks.

Password Management

There is little point in investing in a suite of security tools if you’re still using weak passwords. But remembering complex passwords is very onerous. Password managers ensure that the passwords you use are extremely difficult to crack but managing them is a breeze.

Managed Endpoint Security

Protect all your organisation’s devices from cyber-attack, detect malicious activity in real time and provide immediate solutions. Includes constantly updated threat blocking, web browser safeguarding, ransomware shield and a host of other multi-layered protections.

Cyber Essentials

The Cyber Essentials Scheme is a UK government-backed scheme designed to help you protect your organisation from the most common cyber-attacks.

Cyber Essentials certification provides the reassurance that the solutions you have put in place will protect against the vast majority of common cyber-attacks. Furthermore, it tells your customers that you take the process of securing your IT systems seriously. Some customers may even insist that you have Cyber Essentials certification in place in order to work with you.

IT Planning can help you through the process of becoming certified and providing the tools to show that you are continually compliant with its requirements.

In addition we provide:

Manged Firewalls, VPNs, MFA, Security Tracking, Managed Encryption, Backup and Recovery Solutions

Security Audits

Cyber Security is a huge and complex topic and we realise that knowing where to start with all of this can be overwhelming. We therefore offer a free Security Audit to all our clients to identify security issues and weaknesses and make recommendations as to how they can best be remedied.

Most solutions are based on monthly subscription and are eminently affordable. The cost of not having sufficient security in place is incalculable.

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