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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

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“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
IPL Plastics
“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
Pizza Hut Restaurants
“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
King Edward VII's 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
ICG
"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
TT International
“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
IPL Plastics
“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
Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement
“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
King Edward VII's Hospital
"Should I need any security testing again in the future, Redscan would be my first port of call!"
Project Analyst/Developer
STM Life
“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
White Oak (formerly LDF)
“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
Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement
“Services like ThreatDetect are few and far between.”
Head of IT Infrastructure
TT International
“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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Remote working leaving UK businesses more vulnerable to cyber-attacks
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6th October 2020
Europol report warns of cybercriminals targeting people working from home
Europol, the European Union police agency, has warned in a new report that cybercriminals are targeting people who are spending more time online due to the pandemic.