Annual IT Health Checks and penetration testing are a feature of many businesses and public sector organisations. Although important, with cybercrime becoming increasingly common and sophisticated, they are often not enough - and effectively useless for preventing a cyber-attacks which can occur at any time.
Harj Singh, founder and CEO of Aristi, says:
"Think of the IT Health Check as a car's MoT.
"It is important but once done it does not mean that the vehicle remains safe for the next year. The day after it leaves the workshop it can develop a dangerous fault. The car needs maintenance throughout the year to keep it running and free from issues.
"In the same way an IT system can fall vulnerable to attack the day after the Health Check has been completed.
"Testing as a service offers ongoing maintenance so that problems are picked up quickly and can be resolved quickly.”
The idea came from working with businesses and finding that there was a gap in the market when it came to IT Health checks, and is designed to provide assurance to senior management, customers, regulators and insurers that cyber risks are being effectively managed - in addition to keeping personal data safe for GDPR compliance.