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The internet offers several advantages for both enterprises and individuals, ranging from the convenience of business transactions to the ease with which operations can be carried out.
However, at the same time, the internet is a potentially dangerous environment, full with cyber attacks, viruses, trojans, harmful links, malware, and other types of bad software. Data breaches are growing more widespread, with unsuspecting businesses and even government organisations becoming more susceptible than they have ever been in history.
These days, a single mistaken click may result in a firm losing thousands, if not millions, of dollars, making it critical for any organisation to be aware of cyber dangers. It’s critical to get knowledgeable about cybersecurity, and we’re here to assist you. Continue reading to learn the fundamentals of cybersecurity from our cybersecurity crash course for beginners.
Malware must be identified and avoided.
If you are a frequent user of the internet, there is a good possibility that you have come across the term “virus” at some point. Malware, on the other hand, might mean different things in different situations. As a result, the term malware is used primarily as a catch-all phrase to refer to any type of dangerous software that exists in the digital world. Malware typically manifests itself in the form of ransomware or obnoxious adware, with the goal of gaining unauthorised access to a company’s online information. Cybersecurity aims to raise public understanding of the many types of malware and to help people avoid them by using anti-virus or malware detection software, among other things.
Passwords that are difficult to guess
Passwords are unquestionably the keys to the digital world, and as such, they must be carefully guarded. This may seem counterintuitive given that passwords are supposed to provide safety, but in many cases, all it takes for a cybercriminal to obtain access to any company account online is gaining access to the account’s password or finding a way around the password protection system. Creating strong passwords is an excellent method of protecting one’s information.
The problem of privacy should be taken seriously by everybody or any organisation that conducts business on the internet. Many internet users believe that they do not need to be concerned about their privacy as long as they do not engage in any ‘wrongdoing’ while on the internet. However, this is frequently based on an erroneous concept of internet privacy. As long as you are connected to the internet, you have absolutely nothing to hide. Many of the services, websites, and apps that we use on the internet now collect and use information about us – which is a goldmine for hackers. It is critical to adopt the appropriate data privacy precautions in order to protect one’s digital footprints on the internet.
Prevent data breaches from occurring.
We’ve already discussed why it’s critical to treat internet privacy seriously, and data breaches are another another compelling argument in favour of doing so. Criminals and scammers target both persons and corporations in order to gain access to as much information about them as possible. When such information is collected, it is used to commit crimes such as obtaining large sums of money on the black market in exchange for the data stolen, as well as identity theft and other crimes. Cybersecurity contributes to raising public knowledge of how data breaches occur and how companies and individuals can protect themselves from becoming victims.
Computing in a secure environment
For the most part, all that is required to deal with cybersecurity risks is the correct knowledge. However, even while internet security software is an important component of cybersecurity, it is not capable of providing complete protection against every type of cyber risk you may encounter. More complete internet security software, in conjunction with more educated users or organisations, is what is necessary. An approach such as this will go a long way toward altering the danger landscape, keeping consumers safe while online, and promoting secure computing. As a result, cybersecurity attempts to educate internet users and provide them with the knowledge and tools they need to use the web more safely.
Protection on the go
The mobile environment is also a component of internet risks. There are almost as many threats to mobile devices as there are to computers, which is a significant number. Because of the increasing popularity of tablets and smartphones, these devices are becoming a more attractive target for cybercriminals every day. The majority of consumers are now storing personal data on mobile devices, as these are being used increasingly regularly for all types of online transactions, including banking and shopping. Cybersecurity sheds light on the numerous types of mobile dangers that exist, while also educating users on how to use mobile devices in a safe manner.
Scams on the internet
When it comes to cyber criminals, online scammers are unquestionably at the bottom of the totem pole. Despite the fact that participation in internet scams does not necessitate any kind of technical expertise, a large number of businesses and individuals fall prey to them. This type of scammer may be found practically anywhere, from private email accounts to social media platforms. Cybersecurity is the use of secure email and virtual private networks (VPNs) to provide protection from cyber thieves.
What JVR Consultancy Can Do to Assist You
We have a team of professionals here at JVR that can assist organisations and people in ensuring that they are properly prepared to obtain the essential cybersecurity accreditations.
Cyber Essentials is sponsored by the government, which is why it’s critical to get in touch with us as soon as possible for a free audit of your present systems and a road map for how to proceed in the most effective way for you. As one of just a handful of consultancies in the United Kingdom to be recognised by the IASME Consortium in cooperation with the National Cyber Security Centre, we can examine your application and certify you as Cyber Essentials ready if you meet the requirements. In addition, we provide critical guidance that will increase your chances of completing the task successfully on the first try.
Please get in touch with us right away to arrange your free Cyber check.
Who We Are
JVR Consultancy is one of the best compliance consulting firms in the UK. Many of our clients appreciate the top-notch, fully integrated Management Systems we develop, implement, and support. Our system is an integrated system covering health, safety, environment, human resources. We provide HR procedures, which many companies overlook, particularly smaller ones. We also provide support for meeting ISO standards, various security systems and handling drug and alcohol testing of your personnel.
Frequently Asked Questions from our Customers
Yes we can, we can assist you with any of the accreditation featured on our website. We have a 100% record of securing any of the accreditation in the first audit for all our customers for the last 13 years.
More to the point, I ask clients how quickly can you start. We can have a consultant working on your accreditation within the hour if you are ready. The only things that take time are the audit dates, these are issued to the client by the certification body so it is out of our control.
This depends on how much the client has in place already. The more they have, the easier it becomes to work on their accreditation. The gap analysis that we carry out is free of charge and afterwards will give you an exact fixed price.
The fixed price will include the following –
- Carry out all the work ( creating documents & processes tailored to your company )
- Attend the audit ( as your expert consultant ) or make the desktop submission.
- Make any corrections that the auditor may highlight to ensure that you obtain your accreditation the first audit.
Initially, we need to talk to you to carry out the free gap analysis. Afterwards, we would require you to forward all the relevant documents. After that, we can complete the work with the minimum of your input, leaving you to concentrate on doing what you do best for the company.
Yes! Let us Manage your Accreditations with Ongoing Support and Maintenance. With us managing your accreditations, your team can then focus on business growth and development. This gives you peace of mind knowing your compliance is being routinely managed by professionals. Ongoing support and maintenance avoids panic in your business when suddenly faced with an audit, knowing at all times you are well prepared.
Achieve Accreditation and Compliance with JVR
JVR Consultancy was formed in the year 2008 and their head office is based in Windsor and Maidenhead. We noticed that there was a gap in the market, for companies who work in the construction, rail, utilities, oil and gas sector who were not fully supported in the way that they could be when it came to industry compliance and certification. That is why our highly experienced team of compliance consultants can serve these sectors by providing over 135 years of combined experience with all compliance needs. In short, you won’t find anyone else who cares as much, or who tries as hard as we do.
Speak with one of our experienced consultants. At JVR, we know that time is precious, and you want the answers to your questions quickly, especially during an audit!. Once we speak with you for the first time over the phone, we need around 10 minutes to fully evaluate which accreditation you need support with and a brief introduction into you and your company.
Our consultants have an extensive level of experience in developing solutions and offering guidance for our clients and their businesses. We offer a free GAP analysis, which will help to assess the difference between your business performance and your goals. It’s a fantastic way for you to find out if your business needs are met, and if they aren’t, it gives you the insight and confidence you need to deliver improvement before an audit. Learning more about what is Gap Analysis and how will the report benefit you.
With a success rate of 100% and a team who will go above and beyond to make sure that your expectations are met, you know that you can trust in us to provide you with the knowledge, resources and expertise you need to make a difference. Contact us today to find out more.
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