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Benefits of a Cyber Security Audit from Ipswich based Corbel

  • Gain seamless insights into your organisations Cyber Security risks without operational disruption
  • Tailored action plans to swiftly mitigate risks
  • Crucial component of your protection strategy
  • Enhance credibility as a trusted partner
  • Integrate Cyber Security as a foundational element of your business culture

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A crucial service enabling you to identify, mitigate and defend. Ensuring your business and it’s data, systems and people are all safeguarded.


What is a Cyber Security Audit?

Simply put, a Cyber Security Audit involves a comprehensive examination of your business’s Cyber Security. It aims to pinpoint risks within your organisation and presents them in a clear, concise report—prioritised by severity—accompanied by specific recommendations for remedial actions to fortify your defences. The assessment also highlights any existing vulnerabilities in your current security measures. Upon completion of the audit, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of your current Cyber Security status. The results serve as a roadmap for continuous improvement, allowing you to prioritise critical changes necessary to minimise your vulnerability to cyber-attacks.

Due to the increasing Cyber threat across Suffolk, it is vital that small and medium businesses in Ipswich, Felixstowe, Woodbridge and Stowmarket are fully protected. The first essential step is to conduct a Cyber Security Audit. This, alongside a multi layered security approach provided by your IT Support Company will ensure the highest level of protection possible.

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Why get a Cyber Security Audit?

Essentially, the extent of security vulnerabilities remains obscure until a team of IT experts reviews your systems. While it might initially appear as an expense leading to another, it’s crucial to ensure you’re not exposing yourself to unnecessary risks. An audit of this nature serves a dual purpose. Whether you’re yet to document your risks or seeking assurances about existing measures, the results of the audit offer a high-level, easily digestible review.

For numerous local businesses in Ipswich and throughout Suffolk, a Cyber Security Audit is indispensable, particularly in aligning with regulatory compliance such as the imminent General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), and other standards like Cyber Essentials, ISO 27001, and similar requirements.

What are the pros of a Cyber Security Audit?

  • Detects security vulnerabilities and risks
  • Assesses the effectiveness of security measures
  • Offers confidence to stakeholders
  • Assists in regulatory compliance
  • Elevates brand reputation
  • Guides Cyber Security investment prioritisation
  • Serves as a baseline for enhancement
  • Helps to prevent data breaches
  • Raises employee awareness
  • Backs business continuity efforts

“As Head of IT at PolicyBee- an online insurance broker- Cyber Security is a prioritised responsibility and something I take very seriously. Like our businesses continually develop, so do their cyber risks. To get expert opinion on where we stand, I reached out to Corbel, as our valued and trusted Disaster Recovery provider, to provide their guidance and support on the everchanging complexities of Cyber Security. Their impressive team carried out an extensive, on-site Cyber Security Audit to outline our current Cyber Security controls and give us the independent peace of mind that our layered security approach is following best practice guidelines. Their exceptional service and clear and concise reporting enabled us to be guided through the vital steps needed to ensure that our business is protected.”

David Pitt
Head of ICT

FAQs- A Cyber Security Audit in Ipswich and Suffolk

The key components of a Cyber Security Audit that we focus on at Corbel include:

  • Network Security: This involves evaluating the configuration and update status of firewalls, routers, switches, and other network devices to ensure they’re securely set up.

  • System Security: This includes examining operating systems, databases, and applications to identify vulnerabilities and verify that they’re up-to-date with the latest patches.

  • Data Security: This encompasses assessing data encryption policies, access controls, and backup and recovery procedures to protect data from unauthorised access and ensure recoverability in case of a disaster.

  • Employee Security Awareness: We assess employee security awareness training programs and policies to ensure that employees understand their roles and responsibilities in safeguarding sensitive information and are capable of recognising and reporting potential security threats.

  • Penetration Testing: This involves actively attempting to exploit vulnerabilities in computer systems or networks to identify and address potential security weaknesses.

  • Dark Web Monitoring: We conduct scans of the hidden areas of the internet to detect any information related to an individual or organisation that may have been leaked, sold, or shared on illicit marketplaces, forums, or websites.

The frequency of Cyber Security Audits varies depending on several factors, such as the scale of your organisation, the sector in which you operate, and the extent of cyber security threats you encounter. Typically, most businesses in Ipswich and Suffolk should undergo a Cyber Security Audit at least annually. However, organisations operating in high-risk sectors like finance or healthcare might require more frequent audits.

To prepare for a Cyber Security Audit, your business can take the following steps:

  • Gain a thorough understanding of the audit’s scope, outlining the areas slated for assessment and the specific criteria designated for evaluating the organisation’s security stance.
  • Conduct an internal evaluation of the organisation’s cyber security controls to pinpoint potential vulnerabilities and weak spots prior to the audit.
  • Formulate and execute a strategy to rectify any identified vulnerabilities or weak areas ahead of the audit.
  • Ensure that all pertinent stakeholders, including IT personnel, executives, and other staff members, are briefed on the audit and their respective roles in supporting the audit process.
  • Document all Cyber Security-related policies, procedures, and controls to furnish evidence of compliance with industry standards and regulations.
Penetration Testing available across Ipswich and the surrounding Suffolk area.

Our Service Areas

We provide Audits to businesses of all sizes across Suffolk

Ipswich
Felixstowe
Stowmarket
Bury St Edmunds
Colchester
Woodbridge
Hadleigh
Sudbury

If you are looking for a Cyber Security Audit in Ipswich or anywhere across Suffolk, please get in touch by either phoning us, emailing, or leaving us a message on our contact form.

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Staff Top Tip

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Use a virtual private network (VPN) when accessing the internet on public Wi-Fi networks. Public Wi-Fi networks are often unsecured, which means that anyone on the same network can potentially intercept your internet traffic and steal your personal information. By using a VPN, you can encrypt your internet traffic and make it much more difficult for hackers to intercept your data. VPNs are also useful for accessing geo-restricted content and keeping your internet activity private from your internet service provider.

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