This website is designed to help you – as a small to medium sized organisation – to establish and maintain the appropriate levels of safety to safeguard your IT systems, devices, business and employees against issues relating to online and information security. You may already employ the services of an IT support provider or depending on the size and business sector of your organisation, have internal dedicated resource. Alternatively, you may have no support. It is still relatively rare for internal or external IT support resources to have the necessary credentials to help you adequately guard against the risks faced by today’s businesses. This means that you may need to have access to a cyber and information security support specialist in order to ensure optimum protection and resolve any problems as they occur.
Get Safe Online's top tips...
Entrust your organisation's online and information safety and security only to an appropriately qualified and experienced provider.
Conduct thorough checks before engaging a provider.
Selecting a cyber and information security support specialist
There are a number of recognised training organisations providing qualifications and accreditations in cyber and information security support. Use only providers who have the appropriate qualifications, such as:
CISMP Certificate in Information Security Management Practices,
CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional or SSCP Systems Security Certified Practitioner Certified Information
GICSP Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional
Information Security (7550)
From a number of universities:
MSc in Information Security and similar degrees
You should also check for membership of an appropriate professional body such as the Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP)
Look for references and recommendations from trusted sources. See if you can consult a reference site who can vouch for the quality and efficiency of their work. Check their website, LinkedIn profile and Twitter feed.