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      CYBER SECURITY AUDITS

      Akita’s cyber security audit services provide a professional and independent overview of the security of your IT security and systems.
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      Let Akita’s team of expert IT security consultants conduct a cyber security audit of your network, devices and software, as well as ensure that business IT policies and procedures are in place.

      For 25 years, Akita has provided cyber security services and consultancy to organisations across London and the South East.

      And we’re well qualified to do it: we’re Cyber Essentials assessors, ISO 27001 and 9001 accredited and fully trained in GDPR.

      To discuss a Cyber Security Audit, please get in touch:

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      To arrange a cyber security audit and discuss what your requirement, please get in touch:
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      WHY UNDERTAKE A CYBER SECURITY AUDIT?

      Maintaining IT security is an ongoing battle, so with new viruses and threats emerging all the time, no organisation can afford to be complacent.

      But IT security is about much more than simply checking that hardware, software and systems are secure (though this is important). Information from the ICO indicates that as many as 88% of UK data breaches are caused by human error. As such, when it comes to reviewing IT security, organisations need to adopt a holistic approach.

      While in-house IT staff will offer a perspective on IT security, they are unlikely to have the experience of working on cyber security for hundreds of companies day-in, day-out.

      This is why Akita’s customisable audit service is valuable for examining all the ways that an organisation interacts with its IT.

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      WHAT DOES A CYBER SECURITY AUDIT INCLUDE?

      Our cyber security audits are undertaken by our experienced consultants and tailored to your organisation and its needs.

      We’ll assess variables ranging from industry profile to hardware configuration in our approach. And we’ll be happy to tailor our audits to specific security concerns.

      When a general IT security audit is desired, we cover the following areas:

      Devices

      Assessment of workstations, servers, network equipment & mobile devices

      Applications

      What software and internet browsers are used by the organisation? Are they up to date?

      Antivirus & Anti-Ransomware

      Are antivirus and anti-ransomware measures in place? Are they proportionate to the risk profile? Are they up to date?

      Incoming Network Services

      Which network ports are configured open? Do these have sufficient security protocols ports configured?

      Password Protection Policies

      Are there measures in place? Are password suitably complex? Are password lockout procedures in place?

      Multi-Factor Authentication

      Does the organisation use multi-factor authentication? Where should it be applied?

      AutoRun Review

      Are external devices configured to run automatically? Do workstations allow use of external drives?

      Cyber Security Case Study

      Our cyber security audit assisted a leading London removals company to gain their Cyber Essentials accreditation:

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      Advanced Cyber Security Assessments

      The following advanced cyber security assessments methods are also available at additional cost:

      • Penetration testing
      • PCI scanning
      • Vulnerability scanning
      • Microsoft 365 security assessment
      • Mobile device management
      • Remote/hybrid working security assessment

      To discuss further cyber security services, please get in touch.

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      WHEN SHOULD I UNDERTAKE AN IT SECURITY AUDIT?

      Organisations should regularly review their cyber security, particularly after the following triggers:

      • Following significant changes to systems or the addition of new software
      • After taking on new staff
      • On review of HR policies
      • After an office move
      • Following a business merger or acquisition

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      Talk to our experts about your requirements and how we can help:
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      SOFTWARE AUDITS

      Together with our partners, Akita can also offer software audits. As part of this, we can review custom apps, programs and systems from a security point of view and test for weaknesses.

      Depending on your requirements, this can include reviewing both the software source code and the hosting/deployment solutions.

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      Post-AUDIT Support

      Once our assessments are complete, we produce a report outlining findings across all areas. This establishes the severity of the risks uncovered and outlines recommended improvements that need to be made to your systems and processes.

      Optional to your needs, Akita can assist with deploying the solutions to your security risks. This may be configuration, hardware or software upgrades, advice on staff training, policies or completion of programs such as Cyber Essentials.

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