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Legacy Cyber Security Controls Aren't Enough ...

Legacy Cyber Security Controls Aren’t Enough …

Legacy cyber security controls are no longer appropriate for businesses.  

With the speed of development of cybercrime, older systems are providing little to no protection to your data, further enforcing the need for a robust backup and recovery system in place, inclusive of an immutable backup strategy.

A recent cyber attack on Gloucester City Council could cost £1m to fix, bringing attention to just one large-scale attack, however, most attacks don’t hit the news due to brand damage and the businesses ability to continue to operate.

‘Benefit payments, planning applications and house sales were delayed after Gloucester City Council’s IT systems were compromised in December.’

The authority has had to rebuild its servers after malware infected its systems.  Experts continue to work on restoring servers but costs keep rising, the Local Democracy Reporting Service said.

‘The harmful software was embedded in an email which had been sent to a council officer.  Known as sleeper malware, it is understood to have been dormant for some time before it was activated.’

Following the attack, Gloucester City Council said its sources alleged the cyber attack was carried out by hackers from Russia.

The Importance Of Cybersecurity 

We take a proactive approach to IT security and use a combination of industry-leading tools designed to provide businesses with extremely high levels of protection for their data and systems.

We offer a multi-layered approach to security, securing your infrastructure, endpoints, mobile devices and internet connections against emerging cyber threats.

Our range of services helps businesses protect what is precious to them, ensure they are compliant and maximise performance by reducing downtime and boosting productivity.

Cyber Security Assessment 365

The Cyber Security Assessment 365 (CSA365) helps you to assess your organisation’s cybersecurity status and to create a fact-based action plan to improve overall cybersecurity. It’s the perfect way to maximise security and demonstrate you are taking security seriously.

Cyber Essentials

CSG will help you prepare and pass the certification process without glitches, exposing vulnerabilities and solutions to solve them. This assessment will focus strongly on workstations and mobile devices. Your business must hold up against five technical security controls.

Firewall Security

Here at CSG, we use Sophos XG Firewall Security Appliances. It provides next-generation protection and exposes risks, blocks threats and automatically responds to incidents.

Endpoint Protection

Businesses in the UK are attacked daily by cyber criminals, and with the damages now running into the billions around the world, you must have complete layered protection.

Here at CSG, we can implement Sophos Intercept X and Endpoint Protection Advanced to give you anti-exploit, anti-ransomware, cause analysis, system clean and the best anti-malware.

Email Security

Email threats are becoming increasingly more advanced and so, the risk of clicking on a counterfeit link that is leaked with malware is more tempting, and believable than ever before.

With the risk of email threats being so high, without the correct email security measures in place, your businesses could have to pay a substantial amount of money to recover from an attack.

CSG can implement the latest in email protection, as well as educate your employees, to ensure maximum security and decrease the chance of becoming a victim of an attack.

Managed Threat Hunting 

Here at CSG, we use Sophos Managed Threat Response (MTR), which offers 24/7 protection for your precious files, giving you the peace of mind you need. 

Our MTR service doesn’t just notify you when a threat is detected, the elite team of threat hunters and response experts take targeted actions, and work hard to resolve the issue by getting to its core. Thus, diminishing the threat.

Phish Threats and Cyber Awareness Training

End users are the largest, most vulnerable targets in most organisations. In real-world attacks, end users are relentlessly bombarded with spear-phishing and socially engineered schemes.

Making your staff more cyber security aware, to be able to spot a hoax email is where more time and investment should be spent.  

CSG can help turn your employees into your first line of defence, by setting up simulated Phishing attacks and providing user training directly from the results – all powered by Sophos Phish Threat.

Mobile Device Management

Here at CSG, we implement the use of Microsoft Intune to protect your devices.  

Microsoft Intune is a cloud-based endpoint management solution. It manages user access and simplifies app & device management across your many devices, including mobile devices, desktop computers, and virtual endpoints.

Contact Us

Working towards being as secure as possible is a must for businesses of today and it is, without doubt, a difficult task to encompass a strategy that offers defence from all aspects of Cybercrime.  

Working with CSG’s cyber security experts to develop a full and bespoke security strategy for your organisation is without doubt the best approach to take when tackling your cyber needs.

If you feel like you’re being left behind, or need to make sure your business is protected then do not hesitate to contact us, our experts are more than willing to help and suggest a solution that works for you.

Contact us for the best advice, strategy build and deployment in Cyber Security!

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