Our client, a London based digital marketing company of 60 people based, failed to secure a significant piece of new business as they were unable to satisfy the supplier information security due diligence questionnaire.
The financial impact was huge. Determined not to lose business in this fashion again prompted a business-wide review of the information security posture of the company.
Intalex, an award-winning Microsoft and compliance consulting firm, performed an in-depth information security review and produced a strategic roadmap to improve the information security maturity level for the client. Following the presentation of the roadmap, the client instructed Intalex to guide the company through the roadmap.
Intalex recommended a roadmap that included the achievement of the following industry recognised security standards namely:
This approach achieved fast results for the client with Cyber Essentials Plus achieved with six weeks of the initial engagement.
Intalex's experienced technical engineers implemented Microsoft 365 Business Premium to classify data, prevent data loss and protect against ransomware through advanced email filtering and cutting-edge anti-malware technology.
Intalex installed a new backup and disaster recovery solution which protected data within Office 365 and company servers. The company had never performed a disaster recovery test; now, they can boot their servers in the cloud within minutes of invoking a disaster recovery test.
New perimeter firewalls were installed in head office with 24/7 security event log monitoring and remediation service to detect any intrusion attempts in near real-time. A question commonly asked in supplier security questionnaires.
The ISO 270001 framework complemented the technology solution implemented by Intalex, with robust security procedures and policies audited by BSI for assurance of the standards.
The client is now confident in their approach to information security. The attainment of industry recognised, and independently audited security standards such as Cyber Essentials Plus and ISO 270001 prove the company's commitment to information security and allow them to answer confidently.
What the client says:
"We did not realise that our approach to digital security was in the dark ages. Intalex guided us through an improvement plan with tangible results that benefitted our business through a better approach to security and disaster recovery but also commercially by reducing the sales cycle and accelerating our process of winning new business."
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