Cyber Awareness Training, or rather the lack of, is a favourite hobby horse of ours, particularly as it affects non technical staff where it is vitally important for both managers and employees. If you don’t know what threats exist, them how can you look out for the signs, and how can you effectively target your security spend. Likewise, staff have to know what to look out for, how attacks are formulated and how they are carried out. A good motivator for staff is that, to put it bluntly, their jobs are on the line if the business is hit badly and loses money. Most SMEs are running businesses where cash flow is king and they simply can’t afford the kind of hits that many are experiencing.
A major misconception is that cyber security is an IT issue. Wrong, it’s a business issue. This misconception is generally arrived at because it is seen as having complex technical solutions that only the ‘techies’ fully understand. However, this is not the case. Cyber security needs to be in the culture of the company, a culture that protects the business from harm. Each person must have at least a basic understanding of the issues they face and how their attitude can affect the cybers security posture of the entire organisation.
It cannot be stressed enough that whilst your staff are your greatest asset, they can also be the biggest threat in regard to cyber security. The majority of data leaks are caused not be personnel doing anything deliberately wrong, but by doing things they didn’t know they shouldn’t.
H2 can deliver awareness training face to face, online via MS Teams or Zoo, or, as is becoming more popular, we have devised an e-learning package which can cover cyber security awareness and an introduction to data protection, aimed at the IT user, not the technical staff. This is reasonably priced at £42 per person, incl of VAT, or discounts can be negotiated for bulk purchases.
If you would like to know more about our range of services here at H2 then please contact us today on 0845 5443742 for Cyber Security Advisory or 0845 5443730 for Data Protection Advisory or complete our contact form.Click here to get started >
We originally engaged H2 to examine our liability under GDPR and devise risk managed policies and processes to ensure we met the requirements. Their Cyber Maturity Assessment is certainly and eye opener and H2s approach, unique in our experience of IT service companies, demonstrated clearly that we had some issues to overcome. They were patient in providing services at our own pace and at price points which we were happy with, and were comfortable working with our current IT provider, enhancing their services and products, and plugging gaps that they do not cover. I have no hesitation in recommending H2 to other companies who need such services.
We engaged H2 to examine our liability under GDPR and devise risk managed policies and processes to ensure we met the requirements. They devised a set of processes and policies, neatly presented as a Data Protection Manual on time and on budget. I have no hesitation in recommending H2 to other companies who need such services.
We asked H2 to examine our Cyber Security and Data Protection posture, including policies, processes and technical configuration and controls. We found their Cyber Maturity Assessment to be very comprehensive in discovering the threats and vulnerabilities to our systems and describing them in terms of business risk. The policies and processes developed were again, comprehensive and all encompassing, and designed to fit in with the style and presentation of our other policies and handbook.
We engaged H2 to examine our Cyber Security in readiness for obtaining Cyber Essentials accreditation. Their Cyber Maturity Assessment is comprehensive and H2s approach is unique in our experience of IT service companies. They provided services at our own pace and at price points which we were happy with. They were also comfortable working with our current IT provider, enhancing their services and products, and plugging the gaps, including Cyber Security and Data Protection Awareness training. I have no hesitation in recommending H2 to other companies who need such services.