Build robust, effective and compliant cyber security programmes with our Discover, Protect, Comply and Review lifecycle.
The journey towards robust cyber security involves four key stages – Discover, Protect, Comply, and Review – together supporting Ascentor’s 360-degree approach to critical cyber security.
In the Discover stage, Ascentor helps organisations identify their digital assets and understand the cyber risks they face, laying the groundwork for a focused cyber security strategy. The Protect stage involves implementing and managing robust safeguards to prevent and respond to cyber threats, safeguarding the integrity of digital assets.
The Comply stage ensures that cyber security practices align with legal and regulatory standards, demonstrating a commitment to cyber security and avoiding potential legal repercussions. The Review stage facilitates continuous improvement, with regular cyber security gap analysis, ISO certification and updates to practices to stay ahead of evolving threats.
Together, Ascentor’s holistic approach forms a comprehensive platform for cyber security, helping organisations navigate the complex cyber landscape and protect their valuable assets.
Discover is the foundational step in any cyber security journey. It involves understanding an organisation’s assets, systems, data and the broader business context. This is crucial as cyber threats often target specific vulnerabilities in an organisation’s infrastructure or exploit gaps in their understanding of their own systems.
The cyber landscape is continuously evolving, with new threats emerging on a regular basis. It’s imperative to keep an updated inventory of assets, understand their vulnerabilities, and regularly assess the organisation’s cyber risk context. This stage often involves a thorough risk assessment, which can help identify potential areas of weakness and target cyber security efforts more effectively.
Protect is Ascentor’s proactive stage that encompasses implementing safeguards, developing strategies and monitoring systems to detect potential cyber threats. In the face of increasing cyber threats, organisations need to ensure they have robust measures in place to prevent, limit, and contain the impact of potential cyber security incidents.
This includes the implementation of measures such as firewalls, intrusion detection systems, access control systems, and encryption technologies. It also involves the establishment of cyber security policies and procedures, as well as awareness and training programs to ensure all members of the organisation understand their role in maintaining cyber security. The goal is not just to prevent breaches but also to detect them quickly when they occur, minimising damage and enabling a quick response.
Ascentor’s Comply stage focuses on ensuring an organisation’s cyber security practices align with the legal and regulatory landscape. Compliance is a critical aspect of cyber security, and non-compliance can lead to significant legal and financial repercussions, as well as damage to an organisation’s reputation.
This stage includes understanding and aligning with data protection and privacy laws, industry-specific and HM Government cyber security regulations, and achieving certifications like Cyber Essentials. Achieving compliance is not just about avoiding penalties – it’s also a way to demonstrate to stakeholders, customers and partners that an organisation that takes cyber security seriously can form a trusted link in the supply chain.
Ascentor’s Review stage is about continual improvement and the effective implementation of management systems, such as ISO 27001 Information Security Management System.
Cyber security is not a one-time effort but a continuous process of adaptation and improvement. This stage involves regularly reviewing and updating cyber security practices in response to new threats, incidents and evolving business needs. Ascentor provides support such as incident response and recovery, analysis and learning from incidents, and making improvements to existing practices. We help ensure your cyber security measures remain effective and relevant, reducing the impact of potential cyber security incidents and enhancing resilience against future threats.
We leverage years of experience in cyber security to deliver comprehensive solutions tailored to your needs.
We're accredited in ISO 9001:2015, Cyber Essentials Plus, IASME Gold and are a Crown Commercial Service Supplier.
NCSC (CESG) Certified Professionals CCP and Certified Information System Security Professional CISSP certified.
We're Certified Information Security Managers (CISM).
We're members of the Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISec). CREST and Cyber Scheme Registered Pentesters.
We stay ahead of the curve, consistently updating our services to handle the rapidly evolving landscape of cyber threats.
We work closely with clients, fostering partnerships to better understand and address your cyber security needs.
We offer pragmatic, accessible solutions that balance security needs with the realities of your operational requirements.
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