Information and Cyber Security

Protecting company data is one of the biggest challenges facing organisations today. From insider threats to ransomware, it's difficult to know how to avoid an IT security breach. Minimising your risk should be the number one business priority.

Shackleton adopts a multi-layered approach to IT security and is continually looking for solutions to help protect clients.

The key difference is the actual type of data that is being affected. Cyber security tends to relate only to electronic, or digital security, while information security includes both digital and physical information.

If you have any concerns about your businesses online security, please get in touch, we’re here to help.

Cyber Essentials

Cyber Essentials is a cyber security certification scheme, developed by the UK Government as part of its National Cyber Security Strategy to make the country a safer place to do business online. It helps businesses take some basic steps towards protection from online risks and can give you confidence that you’re protected against the most common cyber threats.

Cyber attacks cost businesses thousands of pounds and can cause lengthy periods of disruption. Most of these attacks exploit vulnerabilities in your businesses IT systems and software and Cyber Essentials was designed to show you how to address these weaknesses and protect against the most common attacks.

Cyber Essentials highlights some of the most fundamental technical security controls your business should have in place to secure itself against internet based security threats. Becoming certified ensures you are better prepared against the vast majority of cyber threats and can inspire confidence in clients and suppliers alike.

 

That's why Shackleton has partnered with Cybersmart to provide efficient, effective and affordable compliance services such as Cyber Essentials, Cyber Essentials plus, GDPR and other standards.

Certified organisations are awarded a Cyber Essentials badge, demonstrating that they take the issue of data protection, and data security seriously. This enables them to bid for certain government contracts.

If you have any concerns about your businesses online security, please get in touch, we’re here to help.

The Polar Academy On Location in the Arctic

17 October 2019

Polar Academy's Craig Mathieson Speaks at Discovery Point

Shackleton Technologies recently had the pleasure of hosting an event to raise awareness in the Dundee and Angus area for The Polar Academy, a Scottish charity created to help young adults become leaders of the future.

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25 September 2019

Q&A with Leandra Cresswell - Service Desk Controller

Leandra joined the Shackleton team in July as a Service Desk Coordinator. Many of you will have spoken with Leandra when phoning our service desk team so we thought it’s time for you to get to know her better via our series of team interviews.

19 September 2019

The Apps of Summer

Technology is evolving at a rapid rate and, these days, we're lucky enough to have an app to help enrich every aspect of our lives. In the post, we take a look at all the apps that help us plan the perfect summer holiday.