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Cyber Security

Cyber security is your line of defence against the threat of cyber crime. 

Whether you require protection from specific threats, or need to ensure your staff are trained to spot cyber security risks, Acronyms can be on hand to help your company remain secure. 

What is cyber security?

Cyber security is a generic term, that can mean different things to different people, depending on who you ask. In its simplest form though, we think it’s best to think of cyber security in the following way; 

The actions an organisation make to protect themselves from the threat of cyber crime. 

These actions can vary from company to company based on their specific circumstances, and the risks they face. Nonetheless, the premise remains the same – cyber security is the actions they take, in order to remain safe. 

Understanding the risks your organisation faces is key to knowing what steps you should take in order to remain secure. Whilst some measures, such as good password management are common across all industries, you might find that your organisation needs to focus on specific areas.

For example, companies involved with large financial transactions might be at heightened risk of an impersonation attack where a malicious individual poses as a key member of staff, whilst public institutions such as councils, or those in the charity sector, might be more vulnerable to a denial-of-service attack. 

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The Acronyms approach to cyber security. 

With this in mind, Acronyms have adopted a singular approach to cyber security that ensures businesses are protected from both generic threats and those specific to themselves. This approach is as follows:

Evaluate the risks. 

First of all Acronyms would work alongside you to analyse the risk your company faces. This would take into consideration best practice, known threats and industry specific risks. What’s more it would include network analysis to identify any areas of weakness in your existing setup or practice. 

Mitigate the risks. 

With a list of risks and/or weaknesses, Acronyms would then set to work mitigating them. The solution to each will be specific to that particular risk, but could include anything from a new piece of anti-virus software, to some employee training, or a strategy piece with management to devise a disaster recovery plan. 

Review the risks. 

With the risks mitigated, Acronyms’ approach to cyber security isn’t over. Not only does cyber crime evolve over time, with new threats coming to the fore and old threats losing their prominence, a company’s behaviours can too. Working alongside your organisation we’ll continue to review the ongoing landscape and regularly re-evaluate your situation to ensure any new cyber security measures are implemented when and where required. 

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Cyber Security Employee Training.

Ensure your workforce is prepared.

A cyber security workshop ran by the South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit and hosted by Acronyms.
A cyber security workshop ran by the South West Regional Cyber Crime Unit and hosted by Acronyms.

Disaster Recovery Services.

Unfortunately, sometimes things go wrong and there’s not always a lot you can do about it. Even the most protected companies can fall foul of cyber crime. 

That’s why it’s always advisable to prepare for the worst, by having a disaster recovery plan in place. By preparing for the worst case scenario, your business will be ready should it unfortunately happen. This allows you to reduce any costs and reputational damage you may face.

We can work with you to ensure that you have the right plan in place should your business fall foul of cyber crime. For more information and to learn more, visit our dedicated Disaster Recovery Services page. 

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Speak to us about Cyber Security.

We’d love to talk to you about our cyber security services and how they can protect your business. If there’s any way in which we can help, or if you have a question and would like to know more, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to help!