How to protect your data

Are you looking for expert Cyber Security support to help safeguard your business?
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Why is protecting your data important?

Data privacy is all about how information should be handled based on its importance to a business or data subject. Often companies take for granted that their critical data is safe and sound  and out of reach of malicious cyber criminals. Even though we see data breaches on the news almost every other week, you still don’t imagine it will happen to you.

Every business should be concerned about data privacy. Whether you hold customer data, employee information, store data in cloud applications or on your server, data protection should be a top priority.

With the enforcement of GDPR on May 25th keeping your data protected is now a legal requirement. Failure to put the correct processes in place could result in a fine of up to 4% of your annual turnover.

In order to protect your data and comply with GDPR you must encourage safe working practice in all aspects of your business. Your employees need to be informed about how to manage and store company information securely and appropriately. For a customer focused business, data security is vital and should never be a second thought.

Here at Equilibrium, we offer a wide range of data protection and security solutions which can be used to keep your network secure. Living in the digital age, we face new online cyber-threats every day. In fact, a recent study found that a new piece of malware is discovered every 4.2 seconds.

Ready to achieve your security goals? We’re at your service.

Whether you are a CISO, an IT Director or a business owner, Equilibrium has the expertise to help you shape and deliver your security strategy.

What are the benefits of protecting your data?

There are many reasons why it is important to spend time, money and effort on protecting your data. First of all, it helps to minimise the financial loss that a data breach could cause through downtime, reputation damage and the extortion of company funds. Another reason is compliance requirements i.e. GDPR.

Now that GDPR is well underway if you fail to protect your data you can be faced with big consequences. Another reason is meeting customer expectations, customers want to know that their information is safe, your systems are secure/trusted and their information is not at risk of being breached.

For instance, many public sector organisations require every business in their supply chain to be vetted and meet certain data protection requirements. This is to ensure that their shared company information will not be stored in an insecure environment.

Due to digitisation, computers are now more integral to business operations than ever before. With this there is also an expectation that data is always available, but without a data protection strategy it will not be safe and secure.

In order to ensure your data is protected, you need to train your staff on how to handle data, have layers of security defence and have a bespoke data process plan in place. This must outline how your data is obtained, stored and protected. In order to achieve this you must work alongside security specialists like ourselves. Protecting your data can seem like a complex task, which is why it is a good idea to get support every step of the way.

What data protection solutions do we offer?

Here at Equilibrium, we are Birmingham and UK based Cyber Security specialists. We offer a wide range of data protection and security solutions which can be used to keep your business secure and protected from cyber-threats. Living in the digital age, we face new online cyber-threats every day. In fact, a recent study found that a new piece of malware is discovered every 4.2 seconds.

With this in mind, strong data security has never been more crucial. We offer an extensive portfolio of data protection controls to ensure that your business is protected from these threats.

To help protect your business, we can provide the following data protection solutions:

  1. Cyber Awareness training and development
  2. CREST Penetration Testing services
  3. Cyber Security advice and consultancy 
  4. Strategic Cyber Security partnerships
  5. Cyber Essentials, Cyber Essentials Plus and IASME Governance
  6. Virtual CISO service
  7. Phishing Simulations 

And more! Looking for Cyber Security Services in the UK to help protect your business from cyber-threats and security risks?

How can we help?

Here at Equilibrium we are a Cyber Essentials Certification body, CREST certified penetration testers and Cisco Partners with an Advanced Security Accreditation. As credible and highly qualified security experts, we are very well placed to offer both Cyber Security advice and step by step guidance on how to protect your business and data from cyber-threats.

Frequently Asked Questions

We could tell you that we are highly qualified experts, with over 20 years’ experience in the Cyber Security industry. Or that we have a proven track record of implementing effective Cyber Security strategies for NHS trusts, financial organisations, high-street retailers and SME’s.

But we want to show how we stand out from the crowd.

You’re probably more interested in how we can supercharge your security strategy and launch you above and beyond your Cyber Security goals.

Our team are the driving force of your security initiatives. By partnering with us, we don’t just protect your data. We stand with you in the fight against cyber-crime. Our experts are on-hand to help you stay ahead of the curve and build a Cyber Security culture which is part of your company’s fabric.

Should you choose a general IT provider to handle your security, or partner with a dedicated Cyber Security specialist? Whilst a general IT provider may well be the cheaper option, would you trust a dentist to conduct heart surgery, if they were offering the service for half the price?

When it comes to the security of your business, second-rate protection is simply not an option. By partnering with experienced security experts, you can rest assured that your security is in safe, experienced, and dependable hands, and have far less sleepless nights!

We’re not a jack of all trades like a general IT provider. We’re experts in our field and specialise specifically in Cyber Security. The core foundations of Equilibrium were built by technical experts with a background in network security. Which means we don’t simply resell a security product and let the fancy tech do the talking. We know our stuff and have the skillset and experience to prove it.

For us, communication is key to building strong security partnerships. We are told this is a fundamental part of why our customers choose us over our competitors. We pride ourselves on being good listeners, never leaving you in the dark and always taking time to understand the inner workings of your business.

Relax we’ve got this. As an extension of your team, we’re there to offer our extensive industry knowledge, provide innovative solutions and be the driving force of your security strategy.

We’re not a supplier who needs handholding. We’re the helping hand. We understand the importance of having a security partner you can trust to get the job done, on-time and in-budget.

We have an eye for the finer details. For us, it is all about dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s when it comes to the security of your brand.

By combining our technical expertise with our dedication to helping you achieve your Cyber Security goals, we help to leverage your security capability to new heights.