CyberSecurity Insurance & Security Audits
July 9, 2021 CyberSecurity Insurance & Security Audits
News by Rosie Corbett
In regards to Cybersecurity Insurance, whether you need it or not, it is a business decision you're better off making with the help and expertise of your insurance broker and/or your solicitor so they can properly explain all the risks/liabilities there are, so you can make an informed decision.
Keep in mind, that the landscape of Cybersecurity has changed drastically over the past few years and the threats and risks are increasing day by day.
Of course, here at Apex, we work hard to protect your infrastructure as much as possible and within your budget. However, the reality is that - short of not using computers - there is no network in the world that is 100% protected. The number of high profile incidents in the media has also increased ten-fold, over the years, regarding security breaches, ransomware etc.
Some recent examples in the news of such incidents are:
Although the above articles are high profile cases, a huge number of small businesses are being targeted and are experiencing attacks.
Here at Apex, we always highly recommend our clients have protection from multiple angles; including both from an insurance perspective as well as from a tools/software/training perspective.
Apex are always available if you wish to discuss your Cybersecurity protection, perspective setup or/and help you better understand the tools and protection you currently have in place.
We also offer Security Audits to help understand your current position in more detail.
The Security Audit differs from the general maintenance, support and standard onboarding and discovery days we offer; this is because it is taking a pro-active approach towards your system and network - to identify weak-spots in your current network configuration and users' day-to-day habits.
When we conduct an IT Security Audit, we focus on best practices, security of data, access to data and your systems, cloud computing and physical access to hardware.
At the end of the audit, a report will be generated with an overview of your system, along with a detailed list of any recommendations we have for your network. Pricings will be included in this report for any work/purchases we recommend.
Customers will benefit from just doing the Audit, but we also offer the service of helping customer pass the Government Accreditation, called Cyber Essentials. This service is a simple but effective Government backed scheme that will help you to protect your organisation, whatever its size, against a whole range of the most common cyber-attacks.
Get in touch with Apex today, for more information.