Demystifying the Black Art of Security: Energis Gives Big Businesses a Helping Hand

With security commonly seen now as a “black art” and breaches a daily occurrence, Energis is urging big businesses to call in its new expert security team to demystify and beat the problem, it was announced today.

Energis’ 2004 “Cost of Chaos’ study showed that 70% of UK businesses are spending a significant part of their IT budget on fixing security breaches, rather than working to prevent them.

Providing expert security solution evaluation, design and implementation to prevent problems from arising in the first place, these all new Security Professional Services are complemented by the “Route to Xpert’ training program. This covering all angles of information security from training in ethical hacking techniques through to security technology and policy.

Only the very top consultants in the security business are used – the visionaries who shape the industry – and all carry the leading qualifications and accreditations including CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and CLAS (CESG Listed Adviser Scheme) and CHECK.

These new Security Professional Services are run in partnership with independent information risk management providers, Boldon James, which specialises in helping businesses to assess and locate weaknesses in their company IT systems. In tandem, with Energis’ own security portfolio, this makes it the most complete set of security services in the market.

David McLinton, head of customer security at Energis, said “Security risks are a major headache for business and cybercriminals have run rings round business for too long. Having experts on tap to help understand and explain the existing threats and vulnerabilities and how to safeguard against them has to be the number one priority for IT managers.”

Martin Sugden, Chief Executive Officer of Boldon James, says: “We share Energis’ conviction and belief that the key to success is providing the best consultants when the customer needs them. Together we can tackle the problem head on.”

David McLinton continues: “Once customers realise the significance of a threat, we have to move at lightning speed. This is about getting on the front foot; as such we bring together the best people, the best partners and the best services. Customers like Tesco, Legal & General and the Government’s Secure intranet network are already benefiting from our approach.”

Energis helps the largest and most successful organisations and public institutions in the UK and Ireland achieve their business goals using technology. Our range of solutions include data, voice, call centre and Internet and hosting services. Major customers include the BBC, Boots, Centrica, Royal & SunAlliance, Tesco, Wanadoo and the UK Government.

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