Business Challenges 2020

This year will be a challenge for organisations throughout the world. The Coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on how we live, how we engage with our family and friends, and how we conduct business. However, it also presents an opportunity for cybercriminals from impersonating official bodies such as the Government and NHS in targeted phishing and malware attacks, to exploiting networks made vulnerable by rapidly deployed remote working strategies, staying on top of your security has never been more important.

Securing Remote Workers

Following the Governments advice for the public to work from home, many organisations are deploying a remote workforce in a bid for ‘business as usual’. For some organisations, this is extending their existing remote working protocols to a wider number of staff, for others this is the start of a new way of operating. Remote working has been proven to increase efficiency, however keeping your users and data secure can be a challenge, this is where Sapphire can help.


  • Secure VPN's
  • Adaptive Multi Factor Authentication
  • Training & Awareness
  • Web & Email Security
  • Threat Monitoring & Detection
  • Creation of Policies
  • Data Leakage Prevention (DLP)
  • Asset Management
  • Identity Governance & Administration

Securing the Cloud

Along with the drive for many businesses to quickly enable a remote workforce comes the need to rely on cloud services. Organisations who were considering moving to the cloud before Covid-19 or were in the process of doing so, have prioritized this. Headlines citing that cloud environments have been breached or subject to data losses are an everyday occurrence, Sapphire has experience in designing, installing and maintaining complex cloud environments.


  • Securing Cloud Infrastructure
  • Single Sign On (SSO)
  • Vulnerability Scanning
  • Penetration Testing - Web Apps
  • Visibility & Control
  • Infrastructure Reviews
  • Security Incident & Event Management (SIEM)
  • Securing O365
  • Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)
  • Mis-Configuration Scanning
  • Governance & Compliance
  • NGFW Deployments
  • Protection for SaaS Applications

Policy & Privacy Management

Many organisations have rapidly changed the way that they work and, in some cases, transact business. It’s of utmost important that the business policies and procedures are updated to reflect this. Even more important is to ensure that this is communicated with your employees and that they understand their role and what is required of them. Sapphire can assist in the creation of the required documentation for a range of different standards. Example policies include Data Protection, Remote Working and Subject Access Requests. Being certified to ISO 27001 ourselves, we understand that policies cannot be pulled out of a box but must be written with the risk appetite of your business in mind. In addition to this we can deliver the policies via our online digital learning platform which is a cost-effective way of controlling and distributing the documentation while quantifying staff understanding and having a full audit trail.


  • EU NIS Directive
  • Policy Writing / Updates
  • Training & Awareness

Training & Awareness

Are your employees aware of your remote working policy and the implications to them? If your finance team are working from home are they aware of the Data Protection Act and the GDPR requirements that are applicable to the business? Sapphire’s security awareness training helps organisations deliver vital education to users, providing an extensive range of training modules designed to heighten awareness across all aspects of cyber security. This is delivered via our digital learning platform, updated monthly with topical and engaging content on cyber security matters happening today.


  • Security Awareness Training: security best-practice, Covid-19, working from home, GDPR awareness, data protection, compliance and more
  • Phishing Testing & Awareness: gauge how susceptible your users are to attack and provide ongoing training and awareness, then measure the success
  • Policy Management: centralised control & distribution of documentation, as well quantifying staff understanding and a full audit train to track agreement


Securely Sharing Information & Collaborating Online

As organisations adjust to working remotely it’s important not to forget about the data your business transacts.  It’s important that you take the necessary steps to ensure that your business systems and communications are secure and that information can be shared without restricting productivity. All businesses rely on email as a primary form of communication but frequently struggle to protect the sensitive data being shared both internally and with external users.  In addition to this teams need a single place to securely share, work on and store the latest versions of documents, this is where Sapphire can help.


  • Email & File Encryption
  • Intuitive Email Security
  • Collaboration & File Sharing
  • Web Security

Endpoint Security

As the UK Government implemented a "lockdown" with everyone aside from key workers working from home where possible, we saw a hugh increase in malware and phishing attacks. In addition to an increased risk that people now have corporate devices and data in their own homes, which may be at greater risk.


  • Anti-Malware Solutions (client & cloud)
  • Threat Extraction & Protection for Email

Threat Intelliegnce

The threat landscape is rapidly changing and more than ever organisations are trying to gain visibility as to where they are likely to be most at risk. Quite often the most effective way of doing this is by taking a proactive approach to threat intelligence enabling you to channel your budget into the right areas to reduce your exposure.


  • Threat Intelligence Subscription

Incident Response

Being able to respond quickly and effectively to incidents is key to cyber resilience. If you are the victim of a cyber attack you need the right team around you to reduce the impact to the business, identify, contain, then eradicate the problem and help you to recover. 


  • Forensic Investigations
  • Global Incident Response – emergency call out (by the hour)

Attack Simulation

The working landscape has changed and organisations are going to continue to be under pressure to ensure that their existing business systems are as secure and robust as they possibly can be. Sapphire has a wide portfolio of solutions in this area.



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