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Taylor Made are specialists in cyber security, and we have seen recently more companies asking us to perform a ‘vulnerability testing’ following the high profile Wannacry hack last year.

Vulnerability testing involves highlighting weaknesses in a company’s IT systems, we deliver social engineering and hack websites and databases to expose potential entry points that a hacker could use to perform a cyber-attack. Once organisations have a clear picture of their areas of weakness they can take steps to strengthen them and create a watertight strategy to protect themselves from cyber criminals. By doing this it gives businesses the confidence they need to understand their vulnerabilities, focus on what matters and create better security outcomes.

In May 2017, some NHS services were brought to a standstill by a piece of ransomware called Wannacry. The malware also infected hundereds of thousands of computers across the globe.

The NHS carried out vulnerability testing on its own systems earlier this year, and according to the House of Commons public accounts committee, 200 trusts failed. This is an extremely high amount.

Nigel Taylor, Managing Director of Taylor Made said: “I think the NHS attack has been a real wake up call for organisations across the board – both public and private. They’ve seen that service’s vulnerability testing has highlighted weak points they never thought would be a problem. They are understandably concerned that they might have similar issues. We are seeing a real increase in demand for vulnerability testing, along with the important job that comes afterwards – shoring up systems to keep them safe.”

For more tips on how to keep your systems safe from cyber crime, visit www.tmcs.co.uk

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