At PCR Connected, we have 30 years’ experience providing IT support for businesses in London and the South East. As part of this service, we deliver IT security services to protect businesses from the rising threat of cyber-attacks, such as viruses, ransomware and spam.

Why does your IT security matter?

There’s no denying that cybercrime is getting worse year-on-year and small businesses have become a prime target for cyber criminals. The cost of an IT security breach can be devastating, not only in terms of compromising your systems, but also potential data loss and damage to your reputation.

Since GDPR came into force, businesses that suffer a data breach and are found to be non-compliant, face heavy fines.

With increased regulation and more sophisticated cyber threats, protecting your systems has never been more important.

Our IT security services

At PCR Connected, we adopt a holistic and layered approach to IT security to give you maximum protection.
This includes;

  • Ensuring you have an effective firewall
  • Delivering virus and ransomware protection
  • Proactively managing your systems through regular patch updates
  • Protecting your email systems with Mimecast’s email security services
  • Finding the right balance between security and usability

Cyber Essentials Certification

PCR Connected is certified under the Cyber Essentials scheme.

Cyber Essentials is a government led initiative that helps protect your business against the most common cyber threats. It also allows you to demonstrate your security commitment to customers and suppliers.

PCR Connected can help guide you through the Cyber Essentials certification process. This includes initiating your application, reviewing your infrastructure and implementing the required recommendations.

For more information on Cyber Essentials, read our blog: Protect your business from 80% of cyber-attacks with Cyber Essentials.

IT Security Services - a multi-faceted approach:

Router and Firewall Protection

Your router is the gateway, and thus gatekeeper, to your network and often the primary target for attack. We recommend the powerful range of products delivered by Draytek to allow you to exploit the full potential of the internet safely and securely.

Router and Firewall Protection

Protect your business with multi-layered email security and content controls. We recommend the services of Mimecast Secure Email Gateway to protect email data and employees from malware, spam, phishing and targeted attacks, 100% from the cloud.

Virus and Ransomware Protection

We recommend Trend Micro Worry Free Business Security to give your business the best possible protection from data loss, viruses and rasomware. The benefits of Trend Micro include:

  • Identifying and blocking new threats before they impact your business
  • Virus scans running in the background so your computers are unaffected
  • Blocking access to non-work related websites (such as Facebook and Twitter), using URL filtering
  • Central management for quick verification that all devices are up to date
  • Protecting without affecting your performance or speed
  • Stopping viruses and other web threats before they reach your business
  • Preventing spam messages from reaching your network with cloud based Anti-Spam protection
  • Scanning your emails for threats within your internal Microsoft Exchange Mail Store

Contact us today to see how our IT security specialists can help you.

Frequently Asked Questions

IT security is the ability to protect computer systems, such as devices and data, that may contain sensitive and confidential information within an organisation from any unauthorised access or damage.

An IT security strategy is a high-level set of plans which helps to prevent an organisation from IT security threats. An IT security strategy should include a cybersecurity plan covering areas such as perimeter, network, endpoint, application and the human layer.

Yes, every organisation should have an IT security policy, which sets out the critical assets of the organisation and what happens if there is a breach of IT security.

Every organisation should take steps to improve their cybersecurity. An organisation should consider where the threats are and how to minimise risk. Numerous strategies such as introducing firewall protection, using Endpoint Security Software (anti-virus/anti-malware), ensuring software and hardware is kept up to date, using strong passwords with MFA (Multi Factor Authentication) and educating users can help to prevent an IT security breach. We recommend taking a holistic and multi-layered approach to ensure maximum protection. More in our blog on how to improve your IT security.

The most valuable parts of your organisation are a likely target for cyber criminals. Typically, this will include bank accounts, employee data and customer information. A compromised network can also be used to launch attacks for example in a DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) Scenario.

If your organisation suffers an IT security breach you should commence your incident response plan, begin gathering evidence, inform the Information Commissioner and inform your customers.

Cyber insurance is an insurance policy which covers any losses as a consequence of a cyber security attack. It can help an organisation to financially recover in the event of a IT security breach. More comprehensive variants of Cyber Insurance will require a business to have met a minimum security standard, often measured by a business gaining their Cyber Essentials Certification from the UK Government NCSC. More in our blog on what is cyber insurance?