Top 5 Security Concerns 2017

Established in 1996, Sapphire is a dedicated provider of cyber security services and technology. We help protect the assets, data and users for thousands of businesses against known and emerging threats.

We have worked closely with our network of cyber security professionals, leading vendors and industry analysts to identify what we believe to be the five most common areas of concern that resonate across all industries.

Our breadth of experience means we have a comprehensive range of services and solutions that can address these painpoints, quantify the risk, offer pragmatic advice and effective technical controls.


“7 out of 10 companies hit by cyber attack in the last 12 months”
Cyber Security Breach Survey 2017

Malware and Ransomware continue to be a huge challenge for organisations with incidents reaching record highs. While Ransomware continues to be the favourite method, there has also been an increase of malware on websites and the use of botnets to carry out some extensive DDoS attacks during the last year. Sapphire can assist in quantifying the risk, educating users and providing proactive protection against all kinds of malware threats. Concerned about Malware? Get in touch.

How we can help
  • Malware Detection & Prevention
  • Effective Patch Management
  • Zero Day Malware Protection
  • Content Security Solutions
  • Complete Endpoint Security
  • Mitigate DDoS Attack
  • Phishing Awareness & User Training
  • Social Engineering
  • Web Application Security
  • Digital Forensics

Visibility & Risk

“By 2020, 60% of enterprise information security budgets will be allocated for rapid detection and response approaches”
Gartner Research

Only by achieving full visibility can you gain a true understanding of how effective your IT security programme is and where the real risks lie. Without this, it is challenging to adequately plan on how best to protect against the threats to your business. Sapphire provide services and solutions to help you gain true visibility of your environment and help quantify the risks. Concerned about visibility or Risk? Get in touch.

How we can help
  • Uncover Shadow IT
  • Behaviour Monitoring
  • Vulnerability Detection & Remediation
  • Threat Assessment
  • Cyber Risk Assessments
  • Threat Lifecycle Management
  • Identify Indicators of Compromise
  • Security Incident & Event Analysis
  • Data Classification & Monitoring Solutions
  • Effective Cyber Security Dashboards


“Embedding compliance into both strategy and everyday operations begins with effectively establishing the tone at the top”

IT Compliance is a hot topic area for many businesses as failure to meet the guidelines set out by the various standards could lead to reputation loss and financial penalties. Other organisations who do not have to adhere to mandatory compliance standard may choose to follow industry frameworks to ensure they are adhering to best-practice guidelines and to demonstrate their diligence for peace of mind or competitive edge. Sapphire can advise, consult and certify organisations against a wide range of security compliance standards and frameworks. Concerned about Compliance? Get in touch.

How we can help
  • GDPR Readiness
  • ISACA CRISC Training
  • ISO 27001: 2013
  • Data Mapping
  • Cyber Essentials / Cyber Essentials Plus
  • Policy Awareness
  • Compliance Monitoring & Reporting
  • Training & Awareness
  • Data Classification
  • Data Encryption
  • Network Monitoring & Analysis

Insider Threat

“Technology alone doesn’t determine business outcomes. Truly effective security is about understanding people and data and how they interact”

The best technical controls alone cannot protect against data breaches; deliberate or accidental. The management of insider threat risks to your business is as important as protection against external threats. Sapphire’s comprehensive Insider Threat solutions help quantify the risk, carry out behaviour analysis and technical control to prevent data loss. Concerned about the Insider Threat? Get in touch.

How we can help
  • Behaviour Monitoring & Awareness
  • Cyber Risk Assessment
  • Insider Threat Awareness & Training
  • Threat Lifecycle Management
  • Identify Indicators of Compromise
  • eDiscovery & Digital Forensics Services
  • Threat Intelligence Provisioning

Cloud Security

“Through 2020, public cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) workloads will suffer at least 60% fewer security incidents than those in traditional data centers”

Whether your organisation is considering migrating to the cloud, are already using cloud services or are looking to secure the access to cloud applications such as Office365 or SalesForce, Sapphire is able to help. By offering comprehensive threat and risk assessments, we are able to advise on how best to address security concerns or add additional layers of protection to existing cloud environments or applications. Concerned about Cloud Security? Get in touch.

How we can help
  • Deliver Cloud-Ready Security Solutions
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Cyber Defences for Cloud Infrastructures
  • Third Party Assessment
  • Cloud Strategy Planning
  • Cloud Penetration Testing Services
  • Securing SaaS Applications
  • Threat Assessments
  • Multi-layer Defences for VMware Environments

Let’s talk

For greater visibility and control, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’d be delighted to hear from you!

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