5 Controls for Cyber Security
Cyber security is the protection of your data, systems and networks from ransomware, theft or damage to hardware, software or even your electronic data.
Keyfort can provide immediate assistance to strengthen your cyber security through our five controls.
It is important for your organisation to review and audit cyber security on a regular basis. To save time and money, Keyfort can run a vulnerability scan to identify any weaknesses your organisation may have, and create a follow-up action plan on how you can protect yourself.
Having a firewall is like having a security desk for your computer’s IT network. Just as you control access to and from the buildings, a firewall controls access to and from your computer networks, protecting you and your users from cyber crime.
Benefits of having a firewall:
How Firewall Management can benefit your organisation
Managing user access rights is essential to ensure that data files are only available to the appropriate staff. For data pertaining to accounts, personnel, operations, sales, etc should not be available to all and the integrity of the data must be protected as required by General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
User access rights can be set using your Active Directory or similar user management systems. For audit purposes each user should not share user accounts. For security, admin accounts should be restricted and not used as user accounts.
For all staff role changes, leavers and starters the user accounts should be updated accordingly. This is an ongoing and not a one-off task. User access rights should be reviewed every 6 months.
Daily Off-Site Backups
Offsite backups are a means of securing data to a server or media in a different location than the primary server.
The Benefits of Daily Off-Site Back-Ups
What can Keyfort do for your organisation?
Next Generation Anti-Virus is designed to protect your organisation from advanced attackers and potential threats. It is a more advanced version of the traditional anti-virus.
It is easy to upgrade from your old anti-virus to Next Generation Anti-Virus. Plus there is promotional pricing to provide free cover for the remaining period of your old anti-virus cover*. There is not better time to improve your cyber security.
*Promotional pricing is available to replace old anti-virus licenses subject to a minimum 1-year Next Generation PC Anti-Virus purchase.
Contact Keyfort today to upgrade your anti-virus to the Next Generation Anti-Virus. We will take care of the rest!
Software Patch Management
For organisations with multiple servers and computers, ensuring that all of them are updated can be both time-consuming and challenging. With software patch management regular updates will be implemented, and your software will be scanned for vulnerabilities. If any vulnerabilities are identified, software patch management will fix them on your software and applications, which will help your organisation reduce its security risk.
Contact Keyfort today to install Software Patch Management when you upgrade your anti-virus to the Next Generation Anti-Virus. We will take care of the rest!
Cyber Essentials is a simple and effective Government backed scheme that will help you protect your organisation against a range of common cyber-attacks such as ransomware, phishing attacks and malware.
Cyber essentials also provides a statement of the basic controls which organisations should use in order to protect themselves from threats.
It is backed up by industries such as FSB (formally Federation of Small Businesses), the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) and a number of insurance companies.
UK Government has required all suppliers bidding for sensitive/personal information and handling contracts to be certified against the scheme since October 2014.
ISO27001 Information Security Management
Using ISO 27001 standards enables organisations of any kind to manage the security of assets such as financial information, intellectual property, employee details or information entrusted by third parties. The ISO 27001 standard is widely known for providing requirement for an information security management system (ISMS).
What is an ISMS?
An ISMS is a systematic approach to managing sensitive company information so that it remains secure. It includes people, process and IT systems by applying a risk management process. It can help small medium, and large businesses in any sector to keep information assets secure.