Coronavirus Vaccine and The Dark Web Trend

Whenever we talk about the basic requirement of information security management systems, we believe that none of the cyber attackers will target those organizations or individuals who aren’t doing anything illegal on the surface net or even in the Deep web. Although it’s too ambiguous to state such an opinion because the hackers have been operating mercilessly ever since the Coronavirus outbreak jolted the global audience. On that note, if we consider the recently published articles and base our further analogy on that premise, we can notice, there are some horrific group of scammers on the dark web, who are actively offering vials of blood samples of recovered COVID-19 patients (or at least, as per their revelations). These vials are available at a reasonable price and are being sold as a potential vaccine to fight the deadly virus. HOW DOES THIS LOOK FOR THE ENTIRE HEALTHCARE SECTOR It obviously questions the information security management system services that are being used by these hospitals whose network is being infiltrated by the attackers, but most importantly, it focuses o the vulnerability possessed by those who are adequately informed about these threats. This eventually meddles in between them and the quality service they should get. Speaking further, the report also mentioned that the blood vials provided by them make up close to six percent of the entire listing laid out by them. It also includes PPEs like sanitizers, HAZMAT suits which make up two-thirds of the listing, antiviral, and repurposed medicines like antibacterial ad malaria medications like Hydroxychloroquine. These medications make up almost half of the listing and have tormented health professionals like therapists and doctors for quite a long time now. If we view this attack under a different light, we might trace it back to the lack of effective steps taken by these hospitals and also the consultancy services associated with them. It’s not like these hackers had to face any difficulty while committing such heinous crime, on the contrary, many recently closed case files regarding such attacks indicate that the techniques used by the culprits have been around in the market for quite some time. Statements like these only go forward to state that it’s entirely our fault if we aren’t able to traced such attempts as soon as they try from their end. Therefore, paying attention on information security services can prove to be beneficial in the long run. THE SEVERITY OF THE MATTERS LIKE THESE Moving forward on the attack to trace its relation with the severity of such cyber threats on the general public, reputed doctors have claimed to have seen these offerings of human blood vials under the name of “passive vaccination” which can be a potential cure to the virus if any individual is unsure about their health. Potential buyers of these vials can just inject the plasma and they’ll receive the antibodies from the blood which will them help them recover. “Fake vaccines could help out with the spread of this virus”, a doctor quoted while speaking comprehensively on the matter. One of the other reasons why this purchase can be harmful is the possibility of them being “prematurely” tested. This means the samples might just be unproved for any tests at all. Therefore, using the same might affect even previously immune individuals. On shifting the focus on health institutes, we can safely say that if such attacks aren’t prevented progressively, it might cause ruin the entire organization. And this would only be because of the cyber-security managed services and obviously the consultation services offered by those who claim to safeguard their clients from any attacks whatsoever. CONSULTANCY SERVICES AND THEIR INPUT As we earlier discussed, the consultancy services have their fair share of fault as it might seem they aren’t providing the top-notch services they promised after all. It’s not like cyber-security consultancy services are a new thing in the market. It has been around enough to understand the repercussions of not paying attention to it. On a concluding note, if you want to get the best in quality information security or crisis management services in the UK, you can always look up Assured GRC. Call us at +44 (0)203 4759 932 and check out our amazing consultancy services.

Planning The Road Ahead in a Brutally Competitive Dynamic Market

When we talk about all the organizations in a particular market and see how the competition between them grows from brutal to cut-throat we tend to notice that even if every organization has their own set of rules and regulations based on which they provide their services, the basic rule or for the regulatory framework is the same. We’re talking about GRC. GRC or governance risk assessment and compliance are three of the most important aspects for every organization, be it in any industry in the global market. Defining all the three sections individually is nothing but stating the obvious as we all know that governance risk assessment and compliance refer to the correct execution of a business’s services identifying all the risks that might expose the organization to ascertain crisis and complying with all the standards in order to serve the best quality services to the customers. But this analogy is not about the basic definition and the use of GRC in today’s corporate world. Rather, it’s about getting to know the dynamic nature of the corporate market and check whether or not it has led to any significant alteration in the basic purpose of all these sections. As a consultation firm, Assured GRC understands that every client or, any prospect lead that it came across is set an organization that has chosen a third party agency to help in staining its business. We fathom the urgency and so we provide our expert consultation services to all the organizations that required a fresh model of governance risk assessment and compliance. As we mentioned earlier this is an analogy about the dynamic nature of the Global market let’s take a look at power clients and understand the dynamic market conditions. Assured GRC has always perceived that a major part of its client base is from the small and medium scale organizations. And that’s why our professionals are specifically trained to understand each of their queries and offer them suitable solutions. Before we accept a particular project we understand that studying the background of our client’s organization gives us a better idea about how to approach them with our services. On studying closely we sometimes find out that some of the new organizations have difficulty in getting into the digital platform. Even though it might sound a bit absurd, but in today’s market, there are certain firms that face difficulty in getting along with technological advancements. This has created a significant gap between them and the players who have a strong grasp of it. THE GAP THAT FUELED THE COMPETITION This gap between technologically advanced organizations and the primitive ones, not only sparked the competition between them but also made GRC cyber-security consultancy services an important requisite for all the organizations next. With the rise in cybersecurity threats, it was time for all the primitive organizations to buckle up and plan a well thought GRC structure. This very realization on their part was the first task accomplished by Assured GRC and its professionals. Therefore, to sum it all up, Assured GRC provides consultation sessions to its clients that primarily focus on making them realize that even if they have hired our services their involvement is the most important component in this process. After this, we make sure that each and every client receives equal attention irrespective of their particular market or their scale. FATHOMING YOUR BASIC ROLE IN THE DIGITAL PLATFORM Digital marketing and the various processes and components involved have not only made marketing and advertising a cleaner process but also made some of the organizations vulnerable to a certain region. Any organization that entirely depends on the services it is getting from the third party consultation organization or agency is not only risking its presence in the market but also its customer base to a specific point. The current market scenario calls for a better understanding of the technological advancement even if not an expert opinion but having adequate knowledge of the basic trends can goes a long way. That’s why we believe in educating our clients about the trending techniques and inform them about how THEY can grasp them completely. Once the organisations are equipped with all the adequate information they would need to operate and supervise their operations in the market we help them in developing a suitable business continuity plan for the organisation so that they can have a roadmap of their future in the market once they have sustained the competition. PLANNING AHEAD Now that we have consulted all our clients about the know-how of the digital platform and the importance of assessing the cyber threats we offer them professional assistance in strategizing and effective business continuity plan so that they can have each and every move let down in front of them. This also helps them in keeping a check on whether or not they are still on the right track. As far as business having expertise is concerned, Assured GRC stands tall as one of the best firms in providing business continuity planning services in the UK. Our all inclusive services that focuses on almost all the issues raised by our clients or potential leads is what makes us the best at what we do. Our effective business continuity plan not only helps our clients in planning the road ahead but also helps them understand that they are fully equipped with all the required knowledge for building their own grc model and business continuity plan. What makes us stand out from the competing organisations is that we allow our clients to give their valuable input while we complete the undertaken task. This gives them the confidence to make these decisions on their own in the foreseeable future. On a concluding note if yours is such an organisation that needs professional assistance in coming up with the grc model for a business continuity plan you can always reach out to a short grc and allow us to give you the first hand experience of the services that makes us the best firm providing business continuity planning services in the UK and even in the world. Call us today at +44 (0)203 4759 932.

Are You Negligent for Not Hiring Consultancy Services?

As far as cyber security is concerned we all know for a fact that, be it any form irrespective of its scale is liable to boost its information security structure in order to tackle various malicious cyber attacks that can be chased to the rising competition in the Global market. With the rise in digitisation every organisation mainly those who fall in the small and medium scale structure have started thinking to go and explore the digital platform this is what gives rise to the trajectory e of Cyber attacks. When we talk about small and medium scale organisations we know that it is very company in those criteria have been looking for quality cyber security consultancy services and that too in affordable prices so that they can also buckle up and strengthen their network infrastructure. As a consultancy firm Assured GRC understands that having a distinguished client base also calls for immediate attention to any organisation of any scale. That’s why we strategize our consultancy services in a way that it is effective to our clients’ organisation at the fundamental level. DO YOU REALLY NEED TO UPGRADE? Considering you are a new organisation in the market, it can be safely assumed that you have had your own difficulties while looking for professional guidance in this sector. That is when the question of “do I really need to do this?” pops up and it will be the same for you too. Our past years have taught us that every year a Swarm of fresh players enter the market and try to tap into unmarked regions that have a wider customer base. This shows us that every organisation mostly the start-ups come to mind and said that customer relation is the topmost priority. Mostly, none of the activities carried out by these organisations are fuelled by the fact that they are here to earn profit. This approach of focusing on customers has grown to be a problem in recent years when the competition grew and every other organisation chose an online platform to carry out their operations. If we talk about the market saturation, the growing competition can be seen as an evident problem. On that note, a viable answer to the question would be that there isn’t any stipulated time frame for any organisation in any sphere in the global market for them to follow when it comes to upgrading your network infrastructure. However the significant gap between the digital platform and the offline one can be seen as a lucrative aspect but soon, the rising wave of the competition will sweep off the entire offline platform. That’s why if you are thinking that whether or not you should start focusing on your cyber security front, you should better get on with it. Our in-depth analysis of the market helps us assess the fact that the rising competition can be brutal for all those organisations that haven’t focused enough to safeguard themselves from any uneventful network beach. That’s why we advise even our potential leads to focus on activities that can lead them to build a stronger network infrastructure. DO YOU NEED A CONSULTANCY FIRM FOR THE SAME? When we talk about cyber security services and their role in protecting all the organisations out there we can say that consultancy services, or consultation sessions are not subjected to any compulsion in any given time. It is only dependent on the perception of the organisation that is out seeking for such services. At Assured GRC, we’ve come across many organizations that look for consultation for certain specific issues. But this doesn’t mean that day don’t find cyber security consultancy services important enough to carry out the entire service palette. What we discussed earlier about upgrading the network infrastructure of an organisation is exactly what it’s like with Consultancy Services. Adding further about cyber security consulting firms in the UK can be seen as one of the most prominent ones when it comes to delivering quality services. The main focus on the fact that each client is important and their knowledge about this particular field is not important while you are offering consultation is what makes them even more alluring to most of the organisations in the world. This competitive nature among all the consultancy firms has made Assured GRC one of the most prominent cyber security consultancies in the UK. All comprehensive services not only cover all your issues regarding cyber security but also help you by training your employees to tackle all the foreseeable attacks. When it comes to providing quality in consultation sessions Assured GRC proudly claims to to provide the best then any of the organisations in the market. Our dedicated research on our clients’ organisations portfolio helps us assess exactly what our client really needs to focus on and that is how we as a consulting firm provide them adequate answers to their various issues. On a concluding note, we can agree on the fact that an organisation that is new in the market for is significantly unfamiliar with the known isn’t necessarily a negligent one. Speaking on the topics that we earlier discussed in this analogy we can see that whenever it comes to hiring a cyber security consultancy service it is all about how an organisation is taking up the decision. Assured GRC also focuses on the prices that are being levied in form of charges for these consultation sessions and considering its client base and the market scenario it has made its charges affordable for all the organisations out there. If you find our analogy relevant to your search, you check more content on our website. Check out today at www.assuredgrc.com or call us at +44 (0)203 4759 932 and allow us to serve you the best consultation services. At Assured GRC, we understand just how important it is for you to understand everything in detail, that’s why we offer in-depth reports of each aspect of our services. Contact us today and experience our best-in-class consultation services firsthand.

Cyber Security for E-mobility

As we all know that cyber security is a very important topic to discuss right now, we can agree on the fact that all the businesses have started taking preventive measure to mitigate the risk of getting under a network breach or any other cyber attack for that matter. But even today, there are some sections that aren’t getting the assistance they require. These sections mainly comprise of start-ups. Speaking about start-ups, we’ve known this for a fact that the younger a business or an industry is, the more difficult it is to operate it effectively enough to eradicate each and every risk it has to offer. On that note, let’s start out analogy on one of the youngest player in the global market, i.e. e-mobility. When we speak about digitization, even if we don’t realize, we’re actually mitigating the traditional ways to perform day-to-day activities. Be it e-payments and online streaming platforms, each advancement is a step farther from the ways we were taught by our elders. Therefore, e-mobility can be seen not only as advancement but also as a step further towards a better tomorrow. But like every other proposition e-mobility too faced the wrath of insecurity in the environment as it became one of the biggest opportunities for hackers to tap into these networks. And the reason why they can think so is because e-mobility, as we mentioned earlier, is a young market and so, it has not invested enough in its cyber security consultancy services.

THE REASON

Moving forward, one might ask, “if it a technological advancement, why is not well protected?” Well, if you take a closer look at the whole process of hacking and protecting a particular device from that attack is based on the purpose with which each activity is being executed. If we talk about building softwares that can help an organization run all its vehicles at different place in the same time, it’s a tough job, but if we talk about hacking into the same structure, it’s quite easy. All you need to find is a loophole. That’s why e-mobility can be seen as one of the most vulnerable propositions out there. And the worst part is, it has gelled well with the audience and has become an integral part o their daily life. If we take a deeper look at this matter, we might uncover some other prominent reasons that supports the fact that e-mobility is not being managed well as of now. Speaking of which, according to a recent report published by Financial Times, many influential professionals including the directors of massive conglomerates, have given their individual views which showcases the degree of vulnerability of cyber security services and cyber security consultancy services in the market of e-mobility. The instance of causing a voluntary traffic jam is likeable in today’s scenario, as per some statements by these professionals. Even after knowing the gravity of such statements, these professionals went bare with it. What can be the reason behind such a move? Obviously it’s the complicated network structure behind the basic functionality of e-mobility services.

WHAT NOW?

Considering the global market, we can see many influential conglomerates from across the industries, have come together to promote e-mobility. If we take a look at places like the U.K. and take cyber security consultancy in London as the premise, we can be sure that the future e-mobility is not uncertain after all. The role of the big players is very important because they act as catalysts in the overall development of the global market. Let’s understand this better with an example of e-scooters. Now, according to experts, e-scooter aren’t that much prone to cyber-attacks because of the lack of additional facilities but they can still cause some serious issues like data theft due to its unsecured bluetooth feature that allows the owner to connect their phone with the vehicle itself. But the top –tier organizations are still investing in young industries lie e-mobility. The growth in demand for driverless cars and some notable acquisitions in the recent years can both be seen as prominent reasons that showcase just how important it is for these organizations to keep the idea of revolution well and alive in the market. Involvement of these companies brings along the opportunity of improvement in the existing network structures which can gradually mitigate the existing risks and threats e-mobility is exposed to. Therefore, this very convention has also increased the overall value of cyber security consultancy services because all the smaller companies have started working with the bigger fishes of the pond and they strive to have the all the knowledge they can garner about the threats and ways to eradicate them effectively. On a concluding note, even though e-mobility has its share of risks, it will still continue to grow in the market because it is a revolution in the market. So, if you too are pursuing towards the same goal and are looking for cyber security consultancy services you can always look up Assured GRC online or you can call us at +44 (0)203 4759 932. If you are somewhere in the UK Assured GRC can be your prime choice as we have a distinguished reputation in the market as one of the best cyber security consultants in London.

Important Cyber Security Guidelines After the Lockdown

When we talk about cyber security services and their importance in an organization, we often tend to focus more on medium to large scale organizations, which has its own valid reason. A small business that has just started in the market would not be financial stable enough to afford professional cyber security consultancy services or other outside help regarding its data security framework. But since the current pandemic, every organization has started shifting to digital platform and coming up with innovative ideas in order to satisfy customers’ need. Even the newer players in the market are taking up the opportunity to reap the benefits out of the technology that has a user base that’s larger than the audience that watches television. Such a scenario is strictly based on the current situation of the market and shouldn’t be taken up as a stereotypical point of view regarding anything happening in the world. It is because of the Coronavirus pandemic that more and more people are using the internet to keep themselves engaged. This social convention then motivated all the businesses to start connecting to the customers via the internet. And as the organizations that entered the online sector grew in numbers, data security became direr than ever. With each subsequent week passing by, it was now a tougher time for all the organizations because on one hand, they are clueless about things getting back to normal and on the other, being on the digital platform without any past experience will continue to expose the newer firm to potential threats like data breaches that are one of the most common threats in the digital platform. Such a situation called for important measures like developing new guidelines that could help all the organizations to keep their interests secure and the cyber security framework intact. Speaking of the same, let’s talk more about the cyber security consultants that are involved in recommending measures to mitigate any forthcoming cyber attack. Below are some guidelines that any organization can follow during this harsh time and mitigate the forthcoming cyber attacks. 1. Network Access Control (NAC): One of the most important measures an organization can take is the NAC solution. When an organization doesn’t allow any unpatched device to connect to its network then it can be said that the company has successfully implemented the NAC solution. On seeing the current scenario and the amount of remote work going on around the world, we can say that NAC can prove to be effective, given that all the personal laptops of the employees are fully patched and upgraded or they get laptops from the organization’s end. 2. Changing the password: If it happens that you might need to take some professional help and you hire a cyber security consultant to help you with the issues you’re having. One of the foremost things he’ll add will be the need for your employees to change/reset the system’s password before logging out. Many organizations in the world have neglected this very point as they relaxed their password policy, but this pandemic has proved to be one of those times where focusing on the password policy is a priority. 3. Thoroughly checking the Desktop: Even though this pointer doesn’t need any explains, but for those who have a brief overview of the whole situation but cannot put a finger on what they need to, this guideline is nothing but a savior. According to this guideline, before the employees report to the office, the organization’s IT department takes a detailed test including health checks and checking whether or not the Data Prevention Tools are working perfectly. All the systems are updated to the latest versions of antivirus signatures, patches, and software versions. 4. Data Hygiene: Speaking about the most important measure to undertake in this remote work culture is to keep your personal laptops clean. This means deleting all the data, any research on the topics related to the organizations. This way you don’t leave any primary digital footprint on your system and this reduces the chances of data breach. Now that every organization has taken up its responsibility to contribute towards cyber security, the role of cyber security consultant became an integral part of an organization’s strategic planning too. If we take the example of today’s market, we can see how its dynamics are impacting the presence of an organization and malicious practices like data breach challenges all these firms to a whole new extent. That’s why hiring the best cyber security consultancy services became an important decision. Toda’s situations can make an organization seem desperate to take up cyber security services, but cyber security is such a service that has an equal importance even if a small business is pursuing it. On a concluding note, if you are looking for the finest cyber security consultancy you can always choose Assured GRC. We not only provide you with the answers to your issues but also devise such plans that might help you in the long run. Call us today at +44 (0)203 4759 932 and book your consultation.

Sure Shot Way to Find Your Ideal Cyber Security Consultancy That’s The Perfect Match

Let’s face it, cyber security is a menace that involves a lot of patience, pertinence, and risk factors. That’s a scenario in an everyday world where more than a million sites are hacked and erased from the root by cyber criminals and malware alike. When it comes to cyber-attacks, no firm or organisation is foolproof or solid enough to cover every risk on its own. Placing an effective and organic security and risk management system is the first proactive step that every organisation should take before indulging in too much data-centric business. However, the companies face the following challenges – a) Addressing their internal systems and having no time to cater to the outside needs. Simply, not enough time on their hands to guide the whole security framework alongside. Hence outsourcing this headache to a robust cyber security consultancy is always a wise method to shoulder only those responsibilities that you can control. b) Employing in-house security can cut your costs but can also reduce the efficiency with which these security and risk management systems work. There can also be a privacy issue that can hamper your security and data theft chances subsequently can increase. This leaves you with the option of employing a cyber security consultant not known to the firm’s who’s who or simply hiring them on associate basis. Once you’re done addressing these issues, you’ll be in a much safer and gentler state of mind thinking about only things that deserve your attention. For example, how to improve the production or how to cater to customers better. When the cyber risk factor stops playing on your mind you can easily divert to more meaningful and resourceful working hours. Cutting straight to the chase, let us talk about the factors that should influence your choice of cyber security consultancy and how you should determine what works and what doesn’t. Here are some guidelines to follow when hiring a cyber security consultant or consultancy – whichever suits your business needs – depending on the size of the firm: 1. Type of Security Providers – mind you, not all cyber security consultants will give you equal space and time. Not everyone prefers to work on an individual-client basis but have simultaneous projects going side by side. You may choose to outsource only a particular section of your IT security to the consultant that you’re hiring. Some may cater to only an extent that they build and manage your firewall security systems and setup a fool-proof virtual private network (VPN). Advanced processes may require a complete batch of cyber security consultants to monitor all your security operations that range from viruses, malware and other intrusions to larger security threat analysis and management forums. The end game is to reason your requirements well and look for options that work on reducing the risk of cyber-attacks, protect your systems, networks and tech from unauthorized infringement and maintain productivity by maintaining the servers well. 2. Invest on a Consultancy that’s into Strategy – once you’ve identified your stringent requirements, you must opt for a cyber security consultancy that aligns on giving out solutions and not just reporting the problems. The right match will be a consultancy that helps at a strategic and tactical level rather than build basic systems and troubleshoots. Asset discovery, vulnerability assessments, intrusion detection patterns, threat AI and deploying the right and fair practices is also the task of an efficient cyber security consultancy. 3. Ask for Examples – every cyber security consultancy that’s leading in a city like London in the United Kingdom must provide case studies as evidence of customer success after years of building that portfolio, which they claim brought them on the top of the industry. Look for IT certifications and consulting in ISO 9001, ISO 27001, and ISO 20000 etc. Certifications can also range from a series of core areas like Cloud Security, Incident Handling, and Information Security Management. 4. Custom Solutions and Multi-Layered Approach – most security providers offer the same level of protection but how they do it and how they stay at it is the real ball game. Some are simply more comprehensive and detailed than others. You can work this well around with firms that are utilise your IT base to resource solutions for all locations, all systems and all employees. To have industry-specific security compliance and give space to a risk management expert is the key for a multi-layered approach. Some can be data-centric and some reasoned well to safeguard you from all types of threats. Ensure, if you are in the regulated industries, to have a system that meets the specific security regulations and compliance requirements to avoid serving hefty fines. Now that you know what to ask you can simply fulfil your checklists by looking for all these services at the same place in London. With A-GRC – Assured Governance, Risk, and Compliance – you’re not only fulfilling all the requirements to have an all-round security system in place but you’re actually giving yourself some peace of mind with all the burdening. Leave it to the expert cyber security consultants right here in London.