What is Cyber Security?
Cyber Security is a continuous important process that we all should follow to protect our devices (smartphones, laptops, tablets, servers, and desktop computers), from theft or damage. It is also very important to protect access to the multitude of digital services we access online whether this is at home or in the work place.
To adhere to the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) we all have a responsibility to prevent unauthorised access to the vast amounts of Personally Identifiable Information or (pii) we store on these devices, and online.
That all sounds pretty straight forward now doesn't it? Well, unfortunately, there is a lack of understanding among some business owners of what the term Cyber Security actually means. Due to this problem, some companies are finding themselves exposed to even the most common Cyber Security threats.
BlueShield IT Ltd founder, Stuart, has worked in the IT industry since the early 90s, with a primary focus on Cyber Security and helping to protect business owners from the constant barrage of evolving Cyber threats.
As our industry is well known for using many acronyms it's no surprise that companies easily get confused and therefore interpret Cyber Security as nothing more than a problem for big organisations, or think they will not be a target of Cyber attackers. The reality is that we are all possible targets regardless of our company or size, so without fundamental Cyber Security in place, every business is at risk.
This is why BlueShield IT Ltd was set up, we like to keep things simple and speak in business terms. We inform, advise and educate our clients about Cyber Security, or Information Security as we term it, and how to protect themselves, their clients, and all valuable assets.
Why does my business need good Information Security?
As a business owner or Director of any company, it is your responsibility to ensure you are doing everything in your power to have robust Information Security protocols in place. This is the only way you can ensure you are less of a target from the growing number of Cyber threats and attack vectors we face daily. This will enable you to protect your client and supplier's valuable data, including any personally identifiable information that could be subject to GDPR, and at the same time demonstrate how seriously you take Information Security.
So how do I achieve the right Information Security procedures and policies for our company?
The simplest way to meet your Information Security business objectives is to start at the beginning and understand what assets you have, where they are, and what level of risk is attached to them. By going through a structured process of auditing your internal systems and procedures you will establish where your specific risks lie and decide how you are going to treat them. You can apply a qualitative risk strategy in your evaluation, a quantitive risk methodology, or both as most companies do. By the end of the process, it should be clear where you need to pay particular attention in your environment and to which assets.
Please get in touch with us by clicking the button below, or call us at +44(0) 333 305 5058, to discuss any concerns you may have or how we can help with your Information Security project or any other matters.