Millions of new cyber threats are being created every day, putting pressure on cyber security systems and making it almost impossible to keep up. Here at Concorde, we believe that the only way to ensure your organisation is protected is to regularly review your cyber security posture. It helps to identify cyber security weaknesses and determine whether best practices are being followed and that they comply with relevant security and data privacy laws, such as Cyber Essentials, Cyber Essentials Plus, GDPR, ISO27001 and the NHS DSP Toolkit.
This blog explains how cyber security audits work and the benefits of undertaking a cyber security evaluation.
What is a Cybersecurity Review?
A cybersecurity review thoroughly examines an organisation's IT infrastructure to ensure the implementation and effectiveness of appropriate policies and procedures for data protection and safeguarding against cyber threats. It involves a comprehensive audit conducted by experts to identify potential vulnerabilities and weaknesses in the current IT system that may lead to cyber-attacks. At Concorde Technology, our approach to a cybersecurity review begins by understanding your business needs and expectations. We outline the high-level requirements of the review to ensure that we are aligned with your goals.
Identifying Vulnerabilities and Providing Remedial Recommendations
The cybersecurity audit aims to identify any potential vulnerabilities that could compromise the security of your IT infrastructure. This includes weaknesses that may allow unauthorised access to sensitive information and internal practices that may inadvertently or negligently breach confidential data. The outcome of the cybersecurity review is a comprehensive risk report that provides peace of mind to the board and senior management, highlighting the existing cybersecurity standards and impartial recommendations for remedial actions.
Enhancing Security and Achieving Certifications
With the knowledge gained from the cybersecurity review, you can take appropriate measures to enhance your organisation's security. This newfound confidence allows you to pursue security certifications such as Cyber Essentials, Cyber Essentials Plus, ISO 27001, and the NHS DSP Toolkit. By demonstrating your commitment to security, you can attract more clients and contracts as your customers, partners, and service users recognize your organisation as security-conscious and trustworthy.
Advantages of a Cybersecurity Audit
The main advantage of a cybersecurity audit is the identification of security and compliance weaknesses. Through a comprehensive assessment, you will gain an overview of your current IT systems and receive insights on the best approaches to address vulnerabilities and strengthen cybersecurity. At Concorde Technology, we strive to make the cybersecurity review process simple and straightforward, providing you with a security-focused roadmap tailored to your organization's needs. The audit not only showcases your existing IT defences but also investigates areas of improvement required for certifications such as Cyber Essentials or the NHS DSP Toolkit.
Coverage of a Cybersecurity Audit
A cybersecurity review encompasses evaluating your organization's current IT systems, including infrastructure, software, and employee devices. However, our comprehensive cybersecurity assessment goes beyond technical resilience. It also assesses infrastructure security, applications and user access, policies and documentation, business continuity, and cloud services. Each review aspect ensures the presence, optimisation, and implementation of relevant controls in line with important compliance and security standards.
Frequency of Cybersecurity Reviews
Organisations should conduct a cybersecurity review at least once a year. However, the frequency may vary based on factors such as the organisation's size and available resources. Larger organisations typically require more frequent audits due to a higher number of systems and complex procedures, leading to increased cybersecurity risks. Additionally, organisations should conduct a cybersecurity review whenever significant operational changes occur or when new versions of compliance standards are released.
At Concorde Technology, cybersecurity is our top priority. Request your cybersecurity review today to proactively protect your business, build trust with your customers, service users, and partners, and stay one step ahead of evolving threats.
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