Your trusted digital security partner.
- Free no-strings-attached cyber security assessment
- Security as a service for businesses big and small
- Open term contracts
- Affordable cyber security solutions
- Artificial intelligence and automation at our core
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About Simplify Security
- We make cyber security consultants accessible to all by offering flexible and affordable terms
- We seek to understand your business and needs first so we can deliver a personalized approach that adds value.
- We are a digital cyber security company born in the cloud that strives for innovation by leveraging Artificial Intelligence and automation.
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Cyber Security Risk Assessment
Security Compliance and Implementation
Security compliance shouldn’t just be a box ticking exercise to keep your clients happy; it’s good business practice and we can help.
Managed Detection and Response and Threat Hunting
Microsoft Security Assessments
Our New Zealand Microsoft Security Assessment service has been designed to help identify,
prioritise and mitigate the risk of cyber-attacks.
Managed Endpoint Detection and Response
Gain the lead on attackers with our New Zealand penetration testing services, giving you a real-life oversight of your vulnerabilities.
Trusted Information Security and Compliance Officer
Case study 2 (video)
Case study 1
This customer reached out to our cyber security consultants when they suffered a considerable financial loss after falling victim to a spear-phishing attack.
The attacker was able to gain access to the email platform and monitor the email flow and exfiltrate contacts of our customer. The attacker had been lurking in their Office 365 for months, reading emails and learning about their processes and partners. Once they had gained the required knowledge, they launched their simple but effective attack. Posing as one of our customer’s partners, they sent a spoof email requesting their bank account details to be changed and for funds to be transferred into the new account. The email was sent to the correct employee and was a good imitation of how the partner’s emails usually look. Acting as instructed, the employee changed the account details and transferred the funds.
Why Simplify Security?
Reliability you can trust
Let’s face it, Kiwis can be a bit laid back and that sometimes means companies not returning your calls, turning up on time or delivering on promises. Not us – we pride ourselves on reliability, dependability and integrity.
We all know there is a skills shortage in cyber security. Forget the stress of recruitment and retention by leveraging our highly skilled professionals. Just look at their accreditations - they know their stuff.
Employing a full time cyber security professional is not an affordable option for most SMBs. We offer competitive, affordablele and flexible subscriptions with no long term restrictive contracts.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation are at our core. We use the power of AI to predict and protect against known and unknown threats, to keep your business and interests safe.
Our skilled cyber security consultants hold globally recognized accreditations.
Frequently Asked Questions
See our frequently asked cyber security questions below for help and advice.
Which cyber security framework should I use?
We believe that before choosing a cyber security framework, a business should first focus its efforts to understand their strategic business objectives so security can enable achieving them but also take in consideration the legal, contractual and regulatory requirements.
A common mistake that our cybersecurity consultants often encounter is that businesses through money where is not needed, and thefore businesses should first focus on understanding the key assets they want to protect, followed by identifying cyber security threats that the business is exposed to, assets in scope and continuously identify vulnerabilities among those assets. It is then paramount to identify your cyber security risks and the controls that you need to implement to mitigate risks – that’s when a cybersecurity framework that fits your business needs comes handy.
There are a number of internationally recognized cybersecurity frameworks such as NIST CSF, ISO27001, SOC2 Type II, PCI DSS, CSA and many others. The most important factor is that a business takes one of these and make it relevant to them.
Adhering to a cybersecurity framework is good but there is no one size fits all. Many of the frameworks don’t cover the most important factor– to focus on the unique threats to a business.
How can cyber security be improved?
Cyber security can be improved by addressing the basics of security and focusing on your technology, people and processes. You’d be surprised how many businesses still haven’t put in place basic cyber security fundamentals; things like:
- Using multi-factor authentication
- Having in place advanced endpoint protection and response
- Patch early, patch often
- Harden your systems by changing default username and passwords and removing weak protocols – especially those exposed to the internet
- Having good network security
- Backup regularly and keep a recent backup copy off-line and off-site
- Providing cyber security awareness training
- Having cyber security policies and processes
- Use strong passwords
Why cybersecurity is important to businesses?
Every business who has a digital presence needs to be aware of the importance of cyber security.
Often attackers target SMEs with little or no protection. Their motivations may not be financial, they might just do it for a laugh – posting inappropriate content on your homepage or redirecting clients to a pornographic site. Only you can decide the impact this would have on the reputation of your business.
But these days, cybercriminals are very financially motivated as there is money to be made out of your data by auctioning it on the dark web to the highest bidder.
So why is cybersecurity important to businesses? Because the consequences of ignoring it could be catastrophic. If you process personal information, a data breach could violate New Zealand privacy laws and lose the trust of your customers. You could be faced with reputational damage or suffer considerable financial loss and business disruption if you fall victim to a phishing attack or ransomware. Very few companies come out of a cyber attack unscathed – even if it’s contained, you’ve lost time and productivity by trying to sort the problem out. If you want to stay in business, cybersecurity needs to be a part of your business and sponsored at the top level.
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