Cyber Security

Our advanced cyber security services proactively protect your organisation from the inside out and safeguard against the latest threats and vulnerabilities.
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What is Cyber Security?

Cyber security is a vital part of any businesses IT policy. In brief, cyber security is how individuals and organisation reduce the risk of a cyber-attack. Cyber security’s core function is to protect the devices we all use (smartphones, laptops, tablets and computers), and the services we access – both online and at work – from theft or damage.

It’s also about preventing unauthorised access to the vast amounts of personal information we store on these devices, and online.

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Why is Cyber Security Important?

Cyber security is important because smartphones, computers and the internet are now such a fundamental part of modern life, that it’s difficult to imagine how we’d function without them. From online banking and shopping, to email and social media, it’s now more important than ever to take steps that can prevent cyber criminals getting hold of our accounts, data, and devices.

Our goal is to support you and your staff in preventing a cyber attack, this could be through the solutions we deploy to your business or educating your staff through our cyber awareness courses.

BOSS also recommend clients go through the Cyber Essentials accreditation. Cyber Essentials is an effective, Government backed scheme that will help you protect your organisation against a wide range of the most common cyber attack methods. There are two levels of certification:

Cyber Essentials

Our self-assessment option gives you protection against a wide variety of the most common cyber attacks. This is important because vulnerability to basic attacks can mark you out as target for more in-depth unwanted attention from cyber criminals and others.

Certification gives you peace of mind that your defences will protect against the vast majority of common cyber-attacks simply because these attacks are looking for targets which do not have the Cyber Essentials technical controls in place.

Cyber Essentials shows you how to address those basics and prevent the most common attacks.

Cyber Essentials Plus

Cyber Essentials Plus still has the Cyber Essentials trademark simplicity of approach, and the protections you need to put in place are the same, but for Cyber Essentials Plus a hands-on technical verification is carried out.

Why Should You Get Cyber Essentials?

  • Certified cyber security
  • Reassure customers that you are working to secure your IT against cyber attack
  • Attract new business with the promise you have cyber security measures in place
  • You have a clear picture of your organisation’s cyber security level
  • Some Government contracts require the Cyber Essentials certification
“After carrying out a full audit at your client today and them successfully passing their Cyber Essentials Plus accreditation, I was most impressed with the level of cyber awareness the business had but also how advanced the policies and solutions that were in place to protect and prevent attacks for this business.”
– Feedback from 2022 Client Audit from Cyber Essentials Governing Body