The importance of cyber security

Cyber threats are part and parcel of doing business in the 21st Century
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Cyber threats are constantly evolving as cyber criminals, state threat actors and hacktivists develop new methods to get past the defences the industry develops.

The damage to organisations from cyber-attacks is wide-reaching, including reputational, operational and monetary. In the last year alone, more than 60% of businesses have experienced a cyber-attack.

Taking a proactive approach to cyber security-by finding the right balance of technical and human security measures as well as gaining an in-depth understanding of what threats are specific to your organisation-is key to defending your organisation’s valuable assets and ensuring operational resilience.

Cyber security is everyone's responsibility

Importantly, cyber security is no longer the sole responsibility of technical teams, cyber security is the responsibility for every department-from the Board to finance to procurement.

How can BOM IT Solutions help?

BOM’s consultants identify risks to your organisation and provide strategic advice to remediate any vulnerabilities. This minimises your attack surface and reduces the impact to your business in the event of an incident.

Our consultants deliver a full suite of cyber security solutions to protect your organisation, including maturity modelling, penetration testing, phishing assessments, incident response, digital forensics, cyber essentials, ISO 27001 consultancy, BOM DSS consultancy and GDPR/DPA consultancy.

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Helping you understand how well your organisation is set up to manage cyber risk

Because cyber threats vary from company to company, sector to sector, there can’t be a one size fits all approach.

The cyber security maturity model is designed to cover the many cyber security and compliance requirements of your business. It helps you fully understand your organisation’s current security position and where it needs to be, measured against your specific threat profile.

What is a cyber security maturity model?

BOM’s cyber experts help you understand how established your current security measures are, how effectively they would address potential threats, and evaluate whether current maturity levels align with the business’s risk appetite, risk tolerance levels and external governance requirements.

This will inform the level and priority of investment necessary to keep your data and reputation safe.

BOM IT Solutions believe that there’s no point allocating excessive budget to something if it’s not required.

Why undertake a cyber security maturity model?

Understand your specific threat profile

BOM will work with you to understand the specific threats your organisation faces, including threat actors and motivations and compliance requirements.

Invest only in the security measures you need

The maturity model will provide direction for prioritising investment. The assessment will highlight which aspects of security require the allocation of resources, time and budget. And, equally, it will reveal the areas that are already mature, where current investment is sufficient.

Facilitate a common understanding of good security across the business

Communication between the technical and non-technical parts of a business can sometimes result in confusion. The maturity model enables all parts of the business to understand where security must be prioritised. From this, actions can be assigned to business functions or departments to improve or enhance security measures.

What our clients say

Throughout our 60 years we have helped our clients succeed through IT and Technology, covering a variety of traditional and modern business models across such industries as global catering, protection insurance and SAAS companies.

It’s a massive asset working with BOM IT Solutions and to be able to have such a flexible technology model that not only grows and supports the organisation, but also manages and controls cost at the same time.

The Flex as you Grow approach offered by BOM is a strategic alignment to the TCG price promise to our customers which is a powerful alignment of brand values. We appreciate success through people and technology and working day to day with the team at BOM with strategic conversations.

Tom Webber, IT Manager of Trade Centre UK The Trade Centre Group
Tom Webber, IT Manager of Trade Centre UK

Williams Autos have been using BOM for over 20 years, we wouldn’t look any further for the future.

As a family run business we pride ourselves on family values and support from third party companies we are involved with, similar to BOM.

Very Happy with the BOM partnership.

 Williams Autos

BOM know our systems and business inside out, for us it’s all about peace of mind.

Because of BOM we don’t need to worry about IT, we are looked after and supported. The technology and IT support just works!

We’ve been with BOM for 10 years and I still know the same people on support which has been great for continuity and a testament since we partnered and linked up our companies.

Minimal explanation is needed when issues come up with the associated software, BOM speak and work with 3rd party vendors on our behalf.


Confidence and reliability are the two key things BOM deliver for Soilfix.

Confidence is delivered with the technology systems they provide and 18 months into the relationship the service has been reliable. We find the team easy to work with, which is a great bonus.


How can BOM IT Solutions help?

Many organisations only undertake a review of their cyber security capabilities if there is a need to do so-usually when a breach has already occurred. However, the inevitable ‘blue-light’ response environment can skew the balanced risk management judgements that the maturity model is designed to inform.

Importantly, the cost of a breach in the future-which can often run into the hundreds of thousands-far outweighs the cost of proactively assessing your level of cyber security maturity to reduce the likelihood of a breach.

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