Hytec Managed Security Service

The National Cyber Security Centre’s (NCSC) Chief Executive claimed that it was a case of “when, not if” a major cyber-attack hit the UK.  Hytec Managed Security Service is a specialist offering for Local Authorities and Commercial Organisations working in the Government and NHS sector to help combat this threat.

Working in security and information governance for over two decades Hytec has established a comprehensive, best in breed Managed Security Service that will significantly enhance the protection of systems/data, help achieve your compliance requirements and ensure appropriate security mechanisms are in place.

Managed Security Service Components

The security landscape can be a confusing and frustrating area where hidden costs can quickly escalate and IT tools often do not deliver their promised gains (without hard to secure specialist skills). Hytec’s Managed Security Service is different. It provides the complete service (people, process, technology, intelligence and compliance) to ensure that your organisation's security ambitions are realised.

Specifically designed for Local Authorities and commercial organisations who need appropriate Cyber Security at a cost-effective price. The unique package of IT Security and Information Governance Professional Services that we are called the Managed Security Service provides all of the following:

The offering:

  • Cyber Security and alerting
  • Threat intelligence
  • On-demand vulnerability scanning
  • Asset identification and related security posture
  • Detection of anomalous activity
  • Incident response

Contact us today on 0208 973 1100 to find out how we can help you connect with our specialist Managed Security Service.

Specialist cyber security services designed for Local Authorities who need value for money and cost-effective cyber security

Growing cybersecurity threat

2017 was the worst year yet for cyber-attacks in the UK. Local Authorities have been under constant pressure from hackers and malicious computer scripts capable of exploiting any vulnerability.

Wannacry and other high profile cyber attacks have shown that the Public Sector and Health bodies in particular are under a significant and growing threat. With shrinking budgets and difficulty attracting and retaining the right skill sets, public sector organisations are finding it increasingly difficult to be proactive and ready to address these threats.

Following an increasing number of security incidents such as Wannacry, there is a growing understanding of the significant, negative impact that a successful cyber-attack on a Local Authority could have. This impact includes not only financial loss, but also reputational and possible legal consequences.

Whilst many have invested to ensure ongoing patching, this is inadequate. As highlighted by the latest NCSC guidance, organisations need to undertake extensive proactive security monitoring to ensure that they protect their citizens’ valuable information.

Managed Security Service is the best response

A small number of Local Authorities have recognised the magnitude of the cyber threat and invested in SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) technology. Whilst specialist tools in the right professional’s hands could enhance elements of a Local Authority’s security, situations have occurred where it has failed to deliver benefits or be sustainable.  

Specialist technology tools are difficult to master and require security experts to ensure the organisation gets the benefits expected of them. These systems are complex to install, the tools require constant skilled administration and management to keep abreast with changes in the council’s environment and the global cyber threat landscape. Securing and retaining employees with this expertise is difficult. Where a Local Authority is fortunate enough to have secured and retained a specialist, they are typically unable to afford a full team - this is a critical point of failure in a Local Authority.

The additional workload of successfully running a SIEM is often not sustainable and the product can become obsolete within the authority. In addition, the specialised tools are often too heavily focused on particular areas, missing key facets required for an appropriate security toolset, for example, an absolute must is a real-time Threat Intelligence feed.

Technology is only part of the answer. To be able to provide the expected security baseline response the right people, process, technology, intelligence and compliance are needed.

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