What is Cyber Security?

Cyber security is the use of technologies, processes, and controls to protect systems, networks, programs, devices and data from cyber-attacks.
It aims to reduce the risk of cyber-attacks and protect against the unauthorised exploitation of systems, networks and technologies. As cybercrime becomes more sophisticated, businesses will have to stay one step ahead.

How does it affect me?

Cybersecurity has likely affected you or someone you know already. A virus, malware, or worse ransomware on a mobile, desktop or laptop computer is a cyber security breach and if you use a computer connected to the internet you are at risk.

Why should we care?

The majority of companies that suffer a cybersecurity attack are unaware of the increased costs that their IT infrastructure may suddenly require. As well as increased costs you can expect:

  • Operational Disruption
  • Financial Damage
  • Reputational Damage
  • Lost Revenue
  • Stolen Intellectual Property

What should I do?

The best advice anyone can give you is to be aware and discuss your security with a professional. In doing so you are asking for help just as you do with other elements of the business that you are not best qualified to address. Northway have a team of Cyber security experts who can make sure you are adhering to the industry’s most current best practice solutions.

How does it affect me?

There are now several ways you can check your business is Cyber Secure and adhering to the required security levels using a government backed scheme. The Cyber Essentials Basic and Plus schemes are published IT standards that need to be in place within your business. We offer a bespoke consultancy solution tailored for your business which results in a formal security accreditation which you can publish. You also receive cybersecurity insurance cover as a result. (Limits apply)

How we can help?

Northway recommend always aiming to look for and check Cybersecurity accreditations when choosing suppliers and can help your company become accredited initially and maintain the annual certificate.