Networks and interdependency of systems across UK business and Government organisations are growing, and with this growth comes complexity.

With complexity comes risk – of data loss, malicious attack and network outages – and a dependency of only few who fully understand it.

The traditional network environment has gone; users expect to be able to access personal and corporate data wherever they are, on whichever device they choose. This has dramatically increased the risk of targeted attacks and the reliance on IT departments to provide a high quality service.

However management of networks can be simpler, in turn enabling the security of a system or environment to be assessed on merit and criticality of the data, without having to be incorporated into current systems.

Simplification is the key to enabling business agility and reducing the risk of data loss or business downtime. This also enables IT to add value to an organisation and not be seen as a cost, through productivity gains such as self-help password resets or wireless hotspots and access to corporate data.

gainst the backdrop of simplification is regulation and compliance. While it is accepted that there is no 100% in security, it is a legal obligation to take ‘appropriate technical and organisational measures’ to protect data.

These measures vary depending on the sensitivity of data, nature of the organisation and available resource, but you have to be able to show that you understand your risk and manage it appropriately for your organisation.

SCC understands each of the factors which affect UK business and government organisations, and make IT work within this backdrop.

We have built a Network & Security practice designed to support not only today’s requirements, but future IT environments, through relationships with thought-leadership partners offering a different view on risk and security, as well as the established community.

From initial engagement, SCC aims to understand your organisation’s priorities, risk appetite and projects through to being there in the event of an incident to help.

Please contact SCC for more information using the “Contact Us” box at the bottom right of this page.