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How Cyber Secure Are Your Internal Systems?



Technology is advancing faster than ever and whilst that presents businesses with a whole host of new and exciting opportunities, it has opened up a world of cyber security worries.

As technology advances, so do the methods and techniques used by cybercriminals to breach your defences. Whether it's an external threat from the internet or an internal one from a well-intentioned but misguided employee, the risks are real. That's why it's crucial to regularly assess and fortify your internal networks and systems.

In this blog, we'll explore the importance of internal system security and how a internal vulnerability assessment service can help safeguard your business.


What is our Internal Vulnerability Assessment service?

This service is like a security check-up for your internal network and systems. It involves professionals who simulate potential threats to your organisation, whether those threats come from external sources on the internet or insiders within your company. However, it's important to note that this simulation doesn't involve exploiting vulnerabilities; instead, it's focused on identifying weaknesses.

The main goal of the service is to scan and review your internal networks and systems thoroughly. It's on the lookout for any vulnerabilities, such as poorly maintained or designed systems, insecure Wi-Fi networks, weak access controls, or opportunities for unauthorised access to sensitive data. The process aims to uncover potential entry points for cyber attackers so you can take action before a real cyber-criminal can take advantage of them. It’s a little bit like switching on the lights to check how things are,

But what about the potential risks to your systems during this assessment? Well, that's where professional planning and preparation come into play. The service providers ensure that they have back-out and recovery plans in place before conducting the assessment. These plans are established in advance to minimise any disruptions or outages that might occur, especially on badly designed or maintained systems.


Understanding the Internal Vulnerability Assessment report

One of the most significant benefits of a vulnerability assessment service is the reporting it provides. Our service takes all the technical jargon and translates it into plain language that everyone can understand, regardless of their level of technical expertise.

The service reporting not only identifies weaknesses but also explains what each weakness means to your business. This is crucial because, in the world of cybersecurity, understanding the risks associated with vulnerabilities is the first step towards mitigation.

The report doesn't just stop at highlighting the problems; it also offers guidance on how to fix these weaknesses. This actionable information empowers your organisation to take proactive steps towards enhancing its security posture. It's a roadmap that points you in the right direction, allowing you to make informed decisions on where to allocate resources for maximum impact.


Take your cyber security to the next level

While an internal vulnerability assessment service is a valuable starting point for enhancing your internal system security, there are additional steps you can take to further bolster your defences. These include a full penetration test, who we can recommend our IASME trusted partners for.

Our partners have undergone due diligence checks by accredited bodies, including the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of GCHQ in the UK. The NCSC is the National Technical Authority for cybersecurity in the UK and plays a vital role in ensuring the country's cyber resilience. Their certification of partners is a testament to their commitment to the highest standards of cybersecurity.

Moreover, our partners are certification bodies for schemes such as Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus. These certifications provide assurance that your organisation has implemented fundamental cyber technical controls, further reducing your vulnerability to common cyber threats.

Ready to boost your cyber security and want to start with an internal vulnerability assessment? Contact us today to request a quote.


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