Managing business risk from cyber attacks

Every business is at risk from cyber attacks. The growing amount of cyber criminals and the increased sophistication of their attacks means it is no longer a case of if your business will be a target, but a case of when an attack will strike.

Our IT Security professionals provide information security solutions that help you assess the risks posed to your business and take the appropriate level of mitigating steps. We help you raise awareness of Information Security across your business and help you gain a competitive advantage through demonstrable compliance and certification against best practice.

Addressing information security risks

Your business holds large amounts of personal and sensitive data, and this data flows across your organisation daily. Therefore, Information assurance (IA) and managing the risks to your data security via cloud, network and internet Security, should be one of your organisations primary business goals.

Providing information security solutions

We help you to assess your Information Security Risks and define the policies for controlling and processing personal and sensitive information and help you to deploy incident response measures and practices to reduce the risk to your business and customers of experiencing a data breach.

Managed SOC

Unfortunately, cyber criminals don’t work nine to five. It is more than likely that attacks will take place outside of business hours when they are more likely to go undetected.

We help you to manage risk from cyber attacks 24×7 through our managed security operation centre, that monitors your IT infrastructure around the clock – not just alerting you to potential breaches but quickly responding to these to isolate and block attacks.

Penetration And Vulnerability Testing

As part of our cyber security services, we’ll enable you to understand where your organisation is at risk, and help you to contextualise this risk to your business in order to prioritise what preventative measures you should be taking.

We can run vulnerability testing on your infrastructure to highlight areas of exposure or facilitate independent penetration testing to identify gaps in your defences. We can also help you to understand the findings and advise you on the proactive steps you can take to reduce and manage business risk.

Virtual CISO

For organisations that do not have a dedicated Chief Information Security Officer, we are able to provide this expertise on a part-time basis.

Our experienced consultants will fulfil the role of CISO in your organisation, taking responsibility for assessing information and cyber security risk, and orchestrating the required steps to mitigate threats, and to manage risk on an ongoing basis.

Cyber Risk Management

As both experts in IT infrastructure and cyber security, we are ideally placed to help our clients maximise their use of technology while ensuring that they reduce their business’ exposure to cyber threats

Our team will help you to mitigate and manage risk through removing vulnerabilities in the way your IT infrastructure is deployed and managed, as part of our cyber security services. We’ll then ensure we put the right cyber security tools and monitoring in place, to proactively manage cyber risk.

  • Why should my business take information security seriously?

    Information and cyber security attacks are on the rise. Any threat or loss of data can have a serious impact on your business’s reputation resulting in loss of customer and employee trust. Not to mention companies that suffer a data breach could end up paying large fines for not complying with GDPR and data protection regulations.

    All businesses should have an information security strategy in place to help them identify vulnerabilities, mitigate risk and swiftly respond to threats.

  • Can Conosco help me to comply with data protection regulations?

    Conosco offers a variety of services that aim to help organisations meet the requirements of GDPR and data protection regulations. Our data protection consultants have the experience and knowledge to guide and deliver a secure IT infrastructure.  We also offer a vDPO (virtual Data Protection Officer) and vCISO service which will provide your organisation with C-level security leadership.

    We’ll also help you put policies in place and ensure your staff are fully trained and can spot malicious attacks.

  • What is the difference between cyber security and information security?

    Cyber and Information Security are closely linked. The primary difference is that Information security refers specifically to protecting the confidentiality and integrity of data, whilst cyber security refers to the protection of the data within the broader infrastructure (for example the protection of servers, smart devices and networks).

    Generally, when people refer to Information Security they are talking about business policies and procedures to protect information, and the governance framework to achieve that, whereas Cyber Security tends to refer to the technical solutions put in place to protect information and the infrastructure.

  • What are the most common threats to information security?

    Some of the most common information security threats or risks include:

    • Phishing Emails
    • Ransomware
    • Viruses
    • Botnets – via smart devices and IoT connected devices
    • Inside threats
    • Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks
    • Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attacks
    • Data breach
  • What are the benefits of working with Conosco?
    • We are ISO 27001:2013 and Cyber Essentials certified showing our commitment to security
    • We are ISO 9001:2015 certified demonstrating our commitment to quality
    • We have the technical expertise to ensure your systems are secure
    • We offer a 24 hour Security Operation Centre (SOC) that will constantly monitor your environment and inform you of any suspicious activity to ensure a fast response
    • We have a variety of solutions to help detect security threats including SIEM monitoring and vulnerability assessments.
    • Our security analysts stay up to date with the latest cyber and information security, changes, insights and trends as well as threat intelligence
  • How can employees ensure information security whilst working from home?

    The basics of good cyber hygiene are extremely important, for example:

    • Do not use public wifi when accessing business information, instead use a secure VPN
    • Learn how to spot phishing emails
    • Never share sensitive information such as login credentials or company information
    • Enforce Two Factor authentication across company accounts

    We’ll help you write policies for remote workers and use mobile device management to help you secure your mobile estate.

    Conosco can also add an extra layer of information security by providing Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) and Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR). This enables organisations to monitor and respond timeously to common advanced threats by recording endpoint and network events. These can then be analysed and actioned when needed.

  • Can Conosco help me back up business data?

    Data backups are extremely important. Should you suffer a data breach you risk losing business-critical information. By ensuring you have regular backups you can recover information quickly and continue to operate.

    As part of our IT support service, we perform regular backups. In many instances, our customers will have backups stored locally as well as in the cloud.