Leading IT service providers, Commensus plc, step up Cyber Security protection service

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The recent news of Talk Talk’s data security breach has put Cyber Security on top of the agenda. Leading IT managed services provider Commensus plc demonstrate how board members can take steps to protect their employees, investors and customers through some simple actions.

We’re acutely aware that many of our clients cannot afford any down time as a result of a cyber-attack, it’s why our service focuses on ‘100% business continuity’

Smaller privately owned businesses have a unique set of data security challenges.

MD of Commensus, Alex Parker explains “Our clients face an inventive and resourceful adversary in cyber criminals, often in house IT teams struggle to compete and prepare against this committed adversary. Small global offices managing local data, protected by local data protection laws can create complicated (and costly) IT environments to manage. We’re acutely aware that many of our clients simply cannot afford any down time as a result from a cyber-attack, it’s why our service focuses of ‘100% business continuity’.

The rise of data blackmail in organisations such as Ashley Madison, highlights the need for business owners to take the protection of their investors and clients information seriously. Parker continues “Many of our clients manage data from institutions and individuals who take the protection of their information very seriously and breach of this would result in a serious loss of reputation. We understand that and data security breach has a massive effect on our client’s reputation.

So what are the facts? What should a board be doing to protect itself against any impending attack?

Commensus provide managed IT services to over 100 organisations. None of whom have ever suffered a security breach. Our Cyber Security experts take you through the 5 steps every board need to take to ensure their ongoing protection.

Understanding an organisation's risk position is critical - The Governments Cyber Essentials Scheme provides 10 clear steps to protecting your confidential information. The scheme is so confident that by taking these recommended steps the scheme will underwrite an organisation against any cyber attack.

Security audit - Commensus is able to take your organisation through the accreditation process.

Educate Staff - 60% of all security breaches occur through the actions of internal staff, contractors or partners. Commensus can not only help produce an accurate and pertinent security policy but can train staff on secure use of internal systems, electronic communication, social media and data access and storage.

Disaster recovery and business continuity planning - Disasters do happen. Servers can fail and offices can be disrupted. Developing an appropriate disaster recovery plan and implementing relevant back up and business continuity systems can avert any knock effects. Commensus can provide complete business continuity as a service.

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