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Our Cyber Security

When you’re driving in your car, one of the first things you do is put on your seat belt.

If you go out for a ride on your bike, even a leisurely ride on a lazy Sunday, you wear a helmet. 

We take precautionary steps to keep ourselves safe in so many parts of our lives. Why would we not do the same with our cyber security?

At Stephan Independent Advisory, we take our cyber security seriously. It’s in our best interest to keep our client’s data safe and secure, so that we can keep doing what we do best and keep providing quality advice to our clients.

Cyber security is a hot topic at the moment.

Breaches can come in all shapes and sizes. They don’t all look like they do in the movies – with tracking devices, bank vaults and matrix-style green code.

The most common cyber attacks come from personal information being hijacked from CRMs, emails being intercepted and clients being tricked into making payments into false accounts. 

Our cyber review

That’s why we are doubling down and taking precautionary steps we can take to ensure that we are cyber secure. We’re engaging in an ongoing independent cyber security resilience assessment to help prevent cyber-attacks and your data from being compromised.

This assessment carried out by cyber security professionals will:

  • Review our systems, policies and procedures;
  • Identify any areas of risk or improvement; and
  • Define risk mitigation strategies to implement going forward.

Cyber-security and protecting our clients’ personal information are at the forefront of our minds right now. Once the assessment has been finalised, we will update all our clients with the whole host of measures we will be implementing to ensure our cyber safety.

What we are currently doing

As well as the cyber security resilience assessment, here are four ways we are protecting our client’s data:

1. Staying up to date

In the ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats, staying up to date is crucial. By continuously monitoring industry developments and implementing necessary updates and patches, we ensure our systems and infrastructure are fortified against emerging risks.

2. Regular training

We regularly engage in cyber security training to boost their awareness and understanding of potential threats. By educating our team on topics such as phishing attacks, password security, and social engineering, we are empowered to be vigilant and proactive in safeguarding our business.

3. Email security

Recognising the critical role email plays in our daily operations, we employ strong email security measures. This includes utilising spam filters, implementing strong encryption protocols, and adopting multi-factor authentication to prevent unauthorised access and protect sensitive information transmitted via email.

4. Cyber plan in place 

Following the risk assessment we will have a new cyber plan to replace our current one. The new plan will encompass pre-breach, during-breach, and post-breach strategies. This will include proactive measures like regular risk assessments, incident response protocols, and disaster recovery plans to mitigate the impact of potential breaches and swiftly restore operations if a breach occurs. We will also conduct thorough post-breach analyses to learn from any incidents and further strengthen our defences.

We want to assure you that we take our cyber security seriously and that we are doing what we can do to keep our client’s data safe and secure. If you would like to know more about our cyber policies, procedures and strategies, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Watch this space for more information on how we will be keeping our clients, and their information, safe.

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