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Overview

Cyber security in Government

Cybercrime poses a significant risk to organisations across the public sector. Whether it is disruption to critical infrastructure or the loss of confidential information, the consequences of a cyber-attack are severe for government organisations and the people that rely on them.

As a public sector professional within a government department, agency or council, it is vital to take proactive steps to protect against the potential damage cyberattacks could cause.

Challenges

Do these challenges sound familiar?

Preventing attacks seeking to disrupt public infrastructure and services
Protecting mission-critical intelligence from malicious actors
Integrating new technologies alongside legacy systems
Balancing cyber security and system accessibility
Maintaining continuity of essential services and operations
Educating staff about cyber security risks
4th
most targeted sector in 2019 was government
33%
larger attack surfaces in government
€20m
maximum GDPR fine for an unreported data breach

Key questions

Key security questions you need to ask

  • Is the personal data of individuals sufficiently protected?
  • How often are critical systems tested for vulnerabilities?
  • How are security risks in the supply chain managed?
  • Are suitable controls in place to detect and respond to threats?
  • What systems and controls are in place to mitigate insider threats?
  • Are systems backed up to avoid data loss in the event of ransomware?

Compliance

Cyber security compliance in government

From the PSN Code of Connection to the NIS Regulations to the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018, the compliance requirements for organisations in the public sector are wide-ranging.

With years of experience working with government organisations, our specialists better understand the security challenges your organisation faces and how to deliver solutions that address them.

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Our Services

Our award-winning services

Redscan’s security services are designed to provide the vital assistance needed to make tangible improvements to your organisation’s cyber security posture.

ThreatDetect MDR

Managed Detection and Response

Award-winning support to rapidly detect and respond to the latest threats 24/7

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Assessment Services

Specialist engagements to uncover and address hidden cyber security risks

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Managed Security Services

Expert help to manage and monitor your choice of security technologies

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What our customers say

5/5 - based on 18 Reviews
“Thanks to Redscan, we’re in an infinitely better place now. We have got more visibility than we ever had, and critically, in all the right places. I can now sleep easy knowing that Redscan’s expertise is protecting our business.”
Head of Technology & Cybersecurity
Housebuilding Company
“With so much organisational change, this is a time of incredible pressure on our small team. Partnering with Redscan is making it easier for us to address the security challenges of business consolidation.”
Head of IT Security
Global Plastics Manufacturer
“If you want a solution where someone will look after you 24/7 and give you a very flexible, professional and agile service - you want Redscan.”
Lead IT Infrastructure Architect
Global Restaurant Chain
“The penetration testing that Redscan performed provided some very credible findings and outlined clear improvements that we were able to implement. The whole process raised the bar of our cyber security defences.”
Head of Cyber Security
Specialist Bank
“Redscan staff are always on hand to provide swift, clear advice. They help us keep a constant eye on our network and respond quickly to incidents to ensure systems remain operational.”
IT Director
Private Hospital
“I can offer a higher level of assurance at board level about our information security now. Redscan gives us a broader lens on a complex and changing environment.”
IT Director
Global Asset Manager
“We now know we’ve got eyes on our critical assets and that those events are being looked at, scrutinised, triaged and qualified as legitimate or false positives. That is night and day in contrast with where we were before our relationship with Redscan.”
Head of Technology & Cybersecurity
Housebuilding Company
"Redscan's cost effective service gives us peace of mind that we are doing all we can to protect our clients, our business, our staff, our counterparties and other partners."
Head of IT Infrastructure
Asset Management Firm
“Faster incident alerting enables us to better understand what is going on in our network and react more quickly. From an advice side of things, it’s great to be able to talk to knowledgeable people and discuss solutions to help mitigate our security risks.”
Head of IT Security
Global Plastics Manufacturer
“With Redscan, we are able to understand and quickly identify any threats. Redscan’s support gives us the freedom to feel more secure and be more productive.”  
Head of IT
Global Shipping Company
“Redscan’s hands on approach identified security flaws that had previously been overlooked by other vendors.”  
Technical Operations Manager
Spread Betting Firm
“I definitely recommend ThreatDetect. It’s an incredible managed security service. By working in partnership with Redscan, we have significantly improved our operational resilience.”  
Head of Cyber Security
Specialist bank
“Thanks to Redscan we now have a solution that gives us the ability to monitor, isolate and eliminate threats across our IT infrastructure.”
Head of IT
Private Hospital
"Should I need any security testing again in the future, Redscan would be my first port of call!"
Project Analyst/Developer
Life Insurance Provider
“We have been very impressed by the quality of Redscan’s engagement, communication and reporting. We will not hesitate to use them for any future testing requirements.”      
Information Security Officer
Investment Advisory
“The personal approach is something I noticed from my first engagement with Redscan and it is still true today. We have 30 locations worldwide and it is valuable to have a third party being proactive in identifying potential security issues.”
Head of IT
Global Shipping Company
“Services like ThreatDetect are few and far between.”
Head of IT Infrastructure
Asset Management Firm
“I value the fact that Redscan aggregates insight about the cyber-attacks it sees on other customers and retrospectively applies it to other organisations, so we all benefit from that knowledge.”  
Head of Cyber Security
Specialist bank

About us

Why choose Redscan?

  • A leading UK-based MDR company
  • Red and blue team CREST CSOC expertise
  • High-quality intelligence and actionable outcomes
  • Quick and hassle-free service deployment
  • An agnostic approach to technology selection
  • Avg. 9/10 customer satisfaction, 95% retention rate

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