Is a lack of cyber security and compliance knowledge holding you back?
Guy Lloyd explains how a Virtual Online Security Officer provided by CSPM can help
In this digital age managing cyber security, regulation and compliance is a significant part of operating every business. Just to complicate things further since the introduction of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) any business that handles customer and supplier data needs to have security controls in place to protect that data.
Ensuring all the necessary controls and processes are in place can be a hugely daunting prospect for any company. For small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) without full time IT people on the payroll, it can seem like a mountain of a task – but it doesn’t need to be.
Policy Monitor’s Virtual Online Security Officer (CSPM) is an affordable solution designed to help businesses manage the people, processes and policy required to stay cyber secure. For less than the cost of a daily cup of coffee, CSPM provides the end-to-end view, guidance and oversight required for cyber-security. It records the actions taken to ensure employees are aware of the dangers and that the relevant security technology products are deployed to keep an organisation secure.
CSPM cuts through the complexity
Combining CSPM with Cyber Essentials provides a practical framework for an organisation to assess its current cyber hygiene levels. Cyber Essentials is a government and industry backed certification scheme. It sets out basic technical controls for organisations to use which are then annually assessed. It also lays the foundation to developing policies and procedures to mitigate against threats that can impact business operations.
Cyber Essentials technical and security controls are incorporated into CSPM, as the solution is designed specifically for the needs of SMEs. CSPM simplifies this path to certification, providing guidance through the process. Being Cyber Essentials Plus compliant is said to mitigate 80% of the risks faced by businesses such as phishing, malware infections, social engineering attacks and hacking.
Don’t let concerns about cyber security and compliance hold your business back. Get in touch today and find out how you can proactively protect your organisation against a range of the most common cyber-attacks with CSPM – and all for less than the cost of a daily coffee.
To read more download our latest infographic “Where does CSPM fit?” and white paper entitled “Small business and cyber security: The importance of being cyber ready in an online world”