Huddersfield-based IT support provider P2 Technologies has joined the Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster, a government-led organisation developed to highlight the importance of cyber security within businesses.
The Yorkshire Cyber Security Cluster is an initiative which helps regional businesses within the Information Security field to work collaboratively to build and increase information security knowledge. It provides a networking platform to share ideas and best practice, and subsequently enables organisations to deliver high value contracts.
The YCSC has been formed under the umbrella of the UK Cyber Security Forum, an organisation that represents small companies who are actively working in cyber security across the UK.
P2’s employees work with its clients to continually improve their business IT, forward plan and deliver robust IT strategies to deliver the best results. Part of P2’s commitment to clients is to ensure they are protected from cyber security threats including malware and viruses, which continue to be a global issue.
In fact, cyber-crime is a growing threat and can affect businesses of all sizes. For example Booking.com was hacked and 10,000 email addresses were leaked, TalkTalk also had their data breached at a cost of £35 million.
Hackers are making more direct attempts to extort companies by using social engineering to coerce people into circumventing security systems. The number of attempts has also increased significantly as criminals seek to capitalise.
Roger Pearson, Director at P2 Technologies, said: “Security in business IT is a massive consideration for firms and needs to be constantly monitored, managed and improved. The YCSC works towards highlighting IT risks and reducing them with practical and successful solutions. Joining the exclusive group positions P2 as the only Huddersfield IT firm that can implement the new security processes the YCSC develop, therefore benefitting our clients massively.”