Losing business information can be devastating, giving competitors an advantage and damaging customer confidence. Losing customer data can be catastrophic, leading to fines and massive loss of customers. If you supply services to other businesses, being able to show that you can protect your customers, and your own, data can be paramount for winning and retaining contracts. Our information security services help you identify realistic threats, implement sensible controls and comply with contracts, regulations and any other requirements. See our testimonials.
Information security is about protecting the data that supports and drives your business. Information can come in many forms, from the electronic files you use, to the databases you have compiled, to the printed documents you keep in cabinets and desk drawers. When we talk about information security controls, this can include the immediately obvious technical measures like firewalls, encryption and monitoring software, but this also requires good physical security, pre-employment screening and risk management to ensure they are properly implemented.
Information is important to every organisation, but we are aware that each situation requires a different response and tailored security controls driven by a robust threat-based risk assessment plan. To this end, we always ensure that our services are fine-tuned to deliver maximum benefit to you and your organisation. Additionally, your security requirements will change over time, as threats evolve and your assets mature, so we have made sure all our services are flexible enough to cater for your changing requirements.
Our core information security services fall into the following categories:
Often your needs will dictate a combination of our services and if you want to learn more about how Halkyn Consulting can improve your information security then get in touch. For the ultimate in peace of mind combining physical security, information security, policy development and awareness training, then check out our annual security assurance package.
The first step in all our information security services is to work with you to properly identify what information assets you have, and how important these are to your business. This allows you to have a clear understanding of the information that drives your business and, by knowing how valuable it is, you are better placed to determine suitable controls.
During this process, we will always remain fully engaged with you - and any key stakeholders you identify - to make sure that we are working on a full picture of how your business uses different types of information asset.
Once we have worked with you to identify and classify your information assets, we will continue to engage with you to identify what credible threats you face rather than the ones which have the most news coverage this week.
This is an important step which helps reduce the risk that you will expend finite resources dealing with threats that will never materialise.
It is also important to be aware that often security service vendors will play up particular threats that their product is good at dealing with to encourage you to buy their service. Because we are a fully independent consultancy, you can be confident that our advice is given with your best interests in mind.
Our consultants give you access to a wealth of knowledge about good security practices and how they apply to your business. You may want to comply with an international standard (such as ISO 27001) or it may suit your business better to use a selection of good practice ideas from varying standards. Our consultants will work with you to ensure that the end approach is suitable and effective for your situation.
Working with you, we will help you identify what your key assets are, what threats they face, and how best to mitigate the risks that are created. Through this, you will be able to take advantage of our experience in many different sectors and apply the lessons learned to your own business, organisation or home.