What is Cyber Security?
Cybersecurity is the application of advanced digital tools and techniques to ensure the protection and integrity of computer systems, smartphones, and online activities. It involves the implementation of a sophisticated arsenal of digital shields and defenses, meticulously designed to safeguard the digital landscape from potential threats and unauthorized access.
Here's a simplified explanation:
- Device Protection: Cybersecurity helps ensure that your computer and smartphone are safe from things like viruses, hackers, and other online dangers.
- Data Security: It keeps your personal information, like passwords and sensitive data, out of the hands of unauthorized individuals or cybercriminals.
- Online Safety: Just as you'd be cautious about strangers in real life, cybersecurity helps you navigate the internet safely by avoiding risky websites and emails.
- Keeping Things Updated: Like maintaining your car, cybersecurity reminds you to keep your devices and software up-to-date to fix any potential vulnerabilities that hackers could exploit.
- Monitoring for Threats: Think of it as having a watchful eye over your digital activities. If something unusual or harmful is detected, cybersecurity tools alert you to take action.
In essence, cybersecurity acts as your digital guardian, ensuring that your online world remains secure and protected from potential digital risks and intrusions. It's about maintaining the safety and integrity of your digital life in today's interconnected world.
Cyber Security at glo
At Glo, our unwavering commitment revolves around safeguarding the security of your digital assets. As a UK-based enterprise, we adhere rigorously to industry-standard cybersecurity practices, meticulously ensuring the protection of your data and the preservation of trust. Here's what you can expect:
1. Prioritizing Security: Security is a fundamental aspect of our operations. We adhere to industry best practices to keep your information safe.
2. Access Control: Access to sensitive information is strictly controlled, and we employ additional security layers like multi-factor authentication (MFA) Via Duo and Microsoft authenticator.
3. Compliance: We adhere to all relevant UK data protection laws and industry-specific regulations.
4. Collaboration: Your input is valuable to us, and we welcome your active involvement in enhancing our cybersecurity efforts.
Cyber Essentials & Cyber Essentials Plus
We provide a cyber essentials service where we will help get your company up to date. Cyber Essentials is like a security checklist for your computer. It helps ensure your digital "house" is safe by checking for things like locks (firewall), secure doors and windows (configuration), allowing the right people in (access control), protecting against bugs (malware), fixing things that are broken (updates), and making copies of important stuff (backups). Getting Cyber Essentials certified means you're taking basic steps to keep your digital life secure, like having good locks on your doors and windows to protect your home.
- But what is Cyber Essentials?
The Cyber Essentials scheme is a set of baseline technical controls produced by the UK Government and industry to help organisations, large and small, public and private, improve their defences and publicly demonstrate their commitment to cybersecurity.
The Cyber Essentials scheme addresses the most common internet-based attacks that use widely available tools and that need very little skill for the attacker to use.
The scheme helps organisations to protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data stored on devices that connect to the internet.
There are two certifications available for the Cyber Essentials scheme.
- What is Cyber Essentials Plus?
- This is a higher level of certification that includes a more rigorous assessment process.
- In addition to the self-assessment questionnaire, Cyber Essentials Plus involves an independent technical assessment.
- A qualified and independent cybersecurity professional conducts a hands-on technical verification of the organization's systems and networks.
- This verification ensures that the cybersecurity measures declared in the self-assessment are effectively implemented and provide a higher level of assurance.
In summary, while both Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certifications aim to enhance cybersecurity practices, Cyber Essentials Plus involves a more in-depth evaluation with an external assessment to verify the implementation of security measures.