Sensible IT security measures go well beyond having an antivirus solution and a firewall, yet many small and medium sized businesses are slow to acknowledge risks to their business. It often takes a serious security incident to take place before there is an acceptance that they are a potential target.
The reality is that no security system can be 100% effective and humans are often be the weakest link. A policy enforcing complex passwords is worthless if those passwords are commonly shared or never changed, and software that prohibits the use of removal media is of limited value if all staff can print without restriction and leave sensitive information on desks. A poorly implemented security solution can produce little more value than not having one at all.
Xirco take a holistic approach to security and will work with you to identify the risks to your business – both externally and internally. Practical policies can be developed, backup by additional technical solutions where necessary, that strike a sensible and informed balance between security and productivity.
Some of the specific elements Xirco can provide include:
- Physical Security assessments
- Vulnerability testing
- Penetration Testing
- Policy auditing and creation
- Cyber essentials accreditation
- Cloud software solutions
- Data loss prevention software
We were recommended to Xirco in June 2015 as we had a major IT Upgrade.The whole of the process was carried out with friendly professionalism, in a convenient manor which never interfered with our business operation. All aspects of the work was explained to us in a language we could understand - not computer technical jargon - and was completed with little input needed from us.I have never experienced such friendly, helpful and efficient service and we will continue to use Xirco for our IT Support - can highly recommend you give Xirco a call - great service and technical knowledge.
Having worked with Xirco very closely for a number of years, I would have no hesitation in recommending them as an IT partner. We have successfully implemented several IT projects within our business using Xirco and the team always ensure that project scopes, technical requirements etc are well explained, with no IT jargon. Xirco work hard initially in a project to understand the needs of our business, which always then results in an excellent solution. The level of support provided is outstanding in all areas both pre and post implementation.
Jon is extremely knowledgeable about information security - as was apparent following Executive Management / Board presentations resulting in significant and valued changes within the business which have massively reduced our exposure.
Jon has proved to be a great project manager and is able to communicate with all stakeholders from users, through directors to suppliers. His calm, yet open and persistent approach and enthusiasm for his work has enabled him to deliver complex solutions with minimal resource.