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The importance of a cyber-security health check

In the UK, a business is hacked every 19 seconds. Protecting your business isn’t always straightforward, so bringing on a security partner can help keep you secure. Find out how BT can help.

In the UK, a business is hacked every 19 seconds. Protecting your business isn’t always straightforward, so bringing on a security partner can help keep you secure. Find out how BT can help.

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Cyber-attacks are alarmingly common. In the last 12 months alone, 39% of UK businesses identified a cyber-security attack, ranging from phishing and DDoS to attacks involving malware and ransomware. 

Of course, everyone wants to protect their business from cyber-attacks. However, it’s not always a straightforward process. Attacks change and vary in sophistication and reach, and it’s not necessarily possible for one person to know everything about such a complex, evolving, and expansive field. 

What’s more, it’s common for those inside an organisation to be blind to its strengths and weaknesses. This is why it’s so valuable to bring a security partner on board to carry out a cyber-security health check.  

Step one: Getting to know you

At BT, the first step to our cyber-security health check is about getting to know your organisation. Based on the NIST Cyber Security Framework, we examine the landscape, the shape and size of your business, your operating model and strategy. The more we understand how far a cyber-attack can penetrate, the easier it is to predict exactly how it might play out. 

Step two: The finer details

We then get to the finer detail. Of course, there are almost innumerable ways to launch an attack and almost just as many ways to stop them from happening too. As a security partner our team will explore your organisations landscape, focusing on the systems, devices, and software that could form a weak spot.

There’s a lot to consider – in the UK, a business is hacked every 19 seconds, and there are individual quirks behind each cyber-attack. So, it’s important to get a lay of the land before drawing up and implementing a robust cyber-security plan. 

Step three: Creating a security roadmap

At this stage, we map our findings into the ideal security roadmap for your organisation. We detail the steps needed to ensure the best levels of protection. Once we’ve produced this roadmap, we report our findings back to you, giving you clear priorities.

After this happens, we will work with you to help deliver the plan suited to your organisation's needs– we can act as an advisor or oversee the management of your cyber-security. 

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Protect your places with BT

While it’s true that multiple UK businesses are hacked every minute, your company doesn’t have to be one of them. With the right plan and the right partner, you can keep your business safe from cyber-harm. 

Protect your places with BT

While it’s true that multiple UK businesses are hacked every minute, your company doesn’t have to be one of them. With the right plan and the right partner, you can keep your business safe from cyber-harm. 

Employee in control centre

Protect your places with BT

While it’s true that multiple UK businesses are hacked every minute, your company doesn’t have to be one of them. With the right plan and the right partner, you can keep your business safe from cyber-harm. 

Employee in control centre

Protect your places with BT

While it’s true that multiple UK businesses are hacked every minute, your company doesn’t have to be one of them. With the right plan and the right partner, you can keep your business safe from cyber-harm. 

Employee in control centre

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