Are you the weakest link? Make sure your business looks professional and is cyber approved.
The Somerset Cyber Group was formed last year by three local companies – CETSAT, Blue Loop and PC Comms, and between them they have decades of experience working with the Government, defence and leading crime fighting agencies. The group was originally set up to ensure all companies involved at Hinkley Point C meet a simple but effective set of standards in good IT practice and cyber security, ensuring they don’t present a risk to fellow suppliers or their own clients.
Durgan Cooper, Chairman of the Somerset Cyber Group, said: “We don’t want to be scaremongering, but every organisation is at risk and everyone needs good cyber security. It’s like having insurance – we all have it, but very few of us actually make a claim on it if things go wrong. 90 percent of all cyber compromises of businesses are usually due to user interactions; we are here to train people well and help prevent them falling foul of criminals. Good cyber security is just a starting point, not the destination”
The Somerset Cyber Group is rolling out its services as more local businesses recognise the need to ensure good IT practice and procedures, backed up with recognised certification. The group is qualified to provide the Government-backed Cyber Essentials range of certifications, and already works closely with Avon and Somerset Police’s SW Regional Cyber Crime Unit, ensuring they can act quickly to new cyber threats.
The Chamber of Commerce is delighted to be hosting an interactive Cyber Crime Workshop with the Somerset Cyber Group later this Autumn – announcement coming soon!