Outsourced IT Support Services in Scotland

IT Security

Information Security | Cyber Security Services

Information and Cyber Security is the biggest single challenge facing businesses today. While companies become more reliant on the information they hold, they are faced with ever-increasing threats to the security of their networks and the integrity of their data.

Information Security focuses on the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your data whilst Cybersecurity deals with the protection of data in electronic form (such as computers, servers, networks etc.)  Our security consultants are Cisco, Checkpoint, CompTIA and Microsoft MCSE(Security) accredited and have hands on experience with security consulting in Scotland and throughout the UK.

We address the security and availability requirements, from basic to advanced, for a range of network environments.

Cyber Security Gap Analysis

The purpose of a Cyber Security Gap Analysis is to allow organisations to identify areas of weakness within their network security.

Analysis is based the guidance provided by NCSC in the NCSC 10 Steps to Cybersecurity and will highlight what your business should be doing by comparing against industry best practices, these include:

  • Risk Management
  • Engagement and Training
  • Asset Management
  • Architecture and Configuration
  • Vulnerability Management
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Data Security
  • Incident Management
  • Logging and Monitoring
  • Supply Chain Security

Network Security Monitoring

Malicious attacks against UK business services have increased dramatically over the years.  We can provide constant network security monitoring to protect against major attack vectors, including Distributed Denial of Service (DDOS) attacks and use of remote service exploits and vulnerabilities.  An important aspect of network security monitoring and protection will be an immediate response to any attack.  This is achieved using a combination of security tools either built-in, or additionally installed, within the client network systems.  Rather than relying purely on Perimeter Defences, intrusion detection will be enabled and planned responses to situations will be planned for.

Penetration Testing | Security Audit

Penetration testing (or Security Audit) is essential to give you that peace of mind. Our pentests will evaluate the security of your network by simulating a malicious attack. The process involves an active analysis of your system for any weaknesses, technical flaws or vulnerabilities.

Penetration Testing can be conducted against a single machine, or a whole company network. At its simplest form a penetration test is the process of actively evaluating your information security measures.

Commonly tested areas are:

  • Off-the-shelf products (operating systems, applications, databases, networking equipment etc.)
  • Bespoke development (dynamic web sites, in-house applications etc.)
  • Telephony (war-dialling, remote access etc.)
  • Wireless (WIFI, bluetooth, IR, GSM, war driving etc.)
  • Personnel (screening process, social engineering etc.)
  • Physical (access controls, dumpster diving etc.)

While a great deal of technical effort is applied during the testing and analysis, the real value of a penetration test is in the report and debriefing that you receive at the end. On completion of our tests we will initially debrief management and technical personnel, then submit a report detailing all of the threats we have found and how you can implement corrective maintenance.

Security Technologies | Risk Assessment

We always start by determining the amount of risk your organisation is willing to assume and what corresponding measures are necessary to achieve the security and availability levels needed to stay within those risk parameters.

Supplemental measures can also be taken, that enable organisations to meet specialised conditions such as a mission-critical necessity to maintain business continuity at all times, protect high-value information, or the need to ensure ongoing operational revenue generation in heightened risk environments.

Contact us for more Information

If your company has any specific requirements, or if you want to arrange for an information and cyber security evaluation, please contact us for more information.