We always remember a story our Technical Director told us when he was working onsite at a client’s premises. He said that the client’s office staff were all hard at work until the manager left the room.
“That’s when I noticed the staff minimised their work screens, and started to access non work-related websites, from YouTube, checking their social media pages to chatting on forums! From a cyber security perspective, it was quite eye opening to watch, and not to mention the impact it had on productivity levels”, Will Bellows, Technical Director.
Cyber Security protection isn’t just about protecting
yourself from external threats. Most cyber attacks come from staff clicking on a malicious link either in an email or on a malicious website.
We have all sorts of solutions to keep your protected inside and out.
In response to the story above, we recommended installing a Firewall. Installing a Firewall on your network acts as your first line of defence against cyber attacks. A Firewall is a device that monitors internet traffic. Its purpose is to act as a barrier to block malicious traffic like viruses and hackers. It can be programmed to limit staff access to non authorised websites, so it not only protects your network, but can also increase staff productivity!
But cyber security is so much more than installing a Firewall, our other services include:
- Cyber audit
- Cyber Essentials certification
- Email filtering
- Patch management
- Firewall management
- Backup monitoring
- Password policy
- 2 Factor authentication
- Staff training
And as working from home has become the new norm, our cyber security service can extend to ensuring home workers don’t’ become another threat to your network, including;
- Encrypted communication
- VPN connections
- Secure networks
Frequently Asked Questions
People – 95% of data breaches are caused by human error, ignorance, or lack of knowledge. 52% of businesses admit that their employees are their biggest weakness when it comes to cyber security. Therefore, it is important to tackle this by providing your staff with the correct training, and by putting necessary restrictions in place to protect your business. Netserve can provide a both phishing simulation and bespoke security training courses to assist with human risk management.
Process – Having the appropriate processes and policies in place are the foundations to a great cyber security framework. It is important to ensure that you frequently audit your cyber security processes to ensure everything is up to date. Netserve can assist you with this.
Technology – Technology defences are often what we think of when it comes to cyber security, and these are of course also important! Ensuring that you have an up-to-date and robust security gateway setup on your network is important to defend against potential internal and external threats on your network. Netserve can help you choose the right device and configure it in a way that ensures you and your business are protected against theses dangers.
Every business from sole traders to thousand employee strong enterprises can benefit from embracing good cyber security practices. Global cybercrime damages totalled $6 trillion in 2021, with 43% of cyber attacks targeting small businesses. Investing a small amount in maintaining and improving your cyber security on a regular basis will likely save you thousands in the long run.
A firewall is a network security system, either hardware or software, that helps to monitor the incoming and outgoing traffic of a computer network. It uses rules to dictate what is and is not allowed. Its purpose is to inspect, and if necessary block, traffic between a trusted network and an untrusted one, such as the internet. You can also use it to block access to certain services or websites for people using your network.
We provide tailored training which involves your staff members taking an entry test, which uses a security and training algorithm to find out the user’s areas of weakness. From these results and the data from our dark web scans and phishing simulations, we can provide tailored training plan for each member of staff. There are an expansive array of courses available.
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