What is Cyber Security?
Cyber Security is the implementation of technologies and processes to help protect individuals and businesses from cyber security threats. At its core, cyber security services are designed to protect devices, services, and data from breaches and cyber-attacks.
Cyber threats are evolving and becoming more sophisticated, it is now critical that adaptive methods are taken to digitally secure businesses, their users, and their customers.
BCN Group’s Cyber Security Services:
Technology has become a fundamental aspect of our working and personal lives. It is now important that IT security solutions are taken seriously, and necessary steps are taken to prevent cybercriminals from gaining access to accounts, data, and customer personal information.
Here is a rundown of our current cyber security solutions to help prevent attacks and restore businesses in the worst-case scenario.
Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is a cyber security solution that ensures your business’s services, data, and IT infrastructure is protected and can be recovered following a natural disaster or cyber-attack.
Disaster Recovery involves the replication of data and computer processing within an off-premises location that cannot be impacted by a natural disaster or cyber-attack. In the event of a disaster, causing a business to lose data or an outage in processing, an effective Disaster Recovery plan will ensure operations can continue regardless of the attack or disaster event.
Endpoint Security is the practice of securing your business’s entry points or end-user devices such as desktops, laptops, and mobile devices. Endpoints are common weak points for cybercriminals to target.
By securing and protecting these devices with strong endpoint management tools such as Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), your business’s devices will be better protected, strengthening your overall infrastructure.
Cyber Essentials is a UK government-backed scheme that helps businesses protect themselves against a range of common cyber threats and attacks. The scheme offers businesses certification of five basic cyber security controls: Firewalls, Secure Configuration, User Access Control, Malware Protection, and Patch Management.
By utilising the Cyber Essentials scheme businesses can create a more secure environment, building customer trust and providing new business opportunities within the public sector. In addition, businesses can benefit from lower insurance premiums and establish cyber security as a core business value.
Your network is the infrastructure that your business-critical systems rely on to operate. It is therefore critically important to make sure it is protected and secured. BCN’s multi-layered cyber network security approach ensures that each layer has specific controls designed to safeguard breaches and intrusions.
A managed cloud security-based Business Continuity plan allows businesses to restore their critical services, data, and IT infrastructure much faster, ensuring normal operation can continue.
BCN’s business continuity services include cloud backup, cloud disaster recovery, and disaster recovery consulting services, ensuring your business’s critical data is backed-up and protected in preparation for the worst-case scenario.
Human error, hardware issues, and cyber-attacks are all reasons you need a secure backup solution for your business’s data. By using the cloud, you can quickly recover data and don’t have to worry about creating duplicates.
BCN’s specialists will ensure your backup cyber security strategy aligns with your restore points and recovery time objectives. This will ensure your cloud backup strategy aligns to your wider business strategy and that you are able to restore your system files and settings to an earlier point in time.
Cyber Security Assessment
Our cyber security professionals will provide your businesses with a one-to-one consultation session, providing insights into the strengths of your current defenses and recommendations on where you can improve your cyber security infrastructure.
In addition, we can undertake an independent cyber security audit for your modern workplace infrastructure, helping us identify gaps and vulnerabilities.
Get in touch to find out more about BCN’s cyber security services.
Why is Cyber Security Important?
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) annual review has shown that the cyber threat to the UK is wide-reaching and has serious real-world consequences. The Covid-19 pandemic was seen as a critical opportunity for Cyber Criminals to capitalise on cyber vulnerabilities within networks, causing a significant rise in both breaches and costs.
Here are 4 Reasons why Cyber Security Solutions are Important in 2022.
Rising Cost of Cyber Attacks
Attacks and breaches are not only financially costly but can also cause major reputational damage for businesses. Customers may lose trust with businesses that have suffered attacks. What’s more, having a history of cyber security concerns could make it significantly harder for businesses to win new contracts, particularly for businesses applying for contracts within the public sphere.
In the National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) 2021 annual review, there were a number of real-world examples of the rising costs of attacks:
- The Irish health Service suffered a major attack in May 2021 amounting in over £440m in damages
- Hackney borough council suffered a £10m loss as a result of an attack in 2020
The means of cyber-attacks are constantly changing and becoming more sophisticated. When planning their cyber security infrastructure, businesses should assume that they will be attacked and breached. By making this assumption, businesses can implement the appropriate controls to detect and effectively respond to attacks if or when they occur.
The NCSC’s annual review found two major evolving cyberthreats to UK businesses that when effectively implemented make it increasingly difficult to bounce back:
- Ransomware was the most significant cyber threat against the UK in 2021, especially against essential services, targeting the economy, charities, legal professions, public services and businesses.
- Double Extortion (an attack whereby criminals exfiltrate data prior to encrypting the victims network) was seen as another significant threat to the UK’s cyber landscape.
Widely available tools
Whilst hackers are becoming more sophisticated, the availability of hacking software is becoming easier to obtain. As a result, less skilled cyber criminals are able to utilise sophisticated hacking software with little to no prior knowledge.
The two dominant threats facing UK businesses and charities, found in the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2021 are:
- Phishing attacks – this is the most common form of attack: 83% of attacks against businesses and 79% of attacks against charities
- Impersonation – Second most common form of attack, where 27% of businesses and 23% of charities reported being hit by impersonation.
The General Data Protect Regulation (GDPR) is the toughest privacy and security law in the world. Whilst it was drafted in the European Union, any organisation that targets and collects data related to people in the EU is required by law to adhere to the regulations. If businesses fail to adhere to the rules then heavy fines could be administered.
Fundamentally the regulation requires that organisations implement appropriate, cyber security protection to secure their clients and customers personal data. Businesses must also regularly review their security controls and maintain a proactive approach to detecting, investigating and reporting any and all breaches.
Our Cyber Security Clients
Migration of 4,500 users to Microsoft Azure Private Cloud Exchange Environment for Staffordshire Police
BCN Group advised an Azure cloud-based platform to make it easier for remote access for Fairway International Travel
Why Choose BCN?
BCN’s three-step approach ensures that our clients are provided with the best viable solutions, ensuring optimal outcomes are consistently delivered.
Our industry-accredited experts will provide your business with a cyber security risk assessment, offering leading insight into the best available services for your business.
If you want flexible, holistic, and robust cyber security protection, BCN Group have the solutions for you.