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SME Cyber

SME cyber security shouldn’t be a challenge for small business owners. Defendza offers compelling solutions to improve SME’s cyber posture.

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It’s well-known that SMEs get hit hard by security issues like ransomware, data breaches and credential theft. Through Defendza’s phased approach, you can minimise the risks to your people, your processes and your technology.

Cisco Cyber Security Special Report 2018 flags up the following:

  • 53% of SMEs experienced breach.

  • upto 5000 average number of security alerts.

  • SMEs investigate 55% of security alerts.

There is no absolute failsafe.  If anyone says there is, they don’t understand risk management. But Defendza’s offering to SMEs is aligned with government-backed, industry-supported Cyber Essentials, giving you absolute confidence that we’re 100% committed to your security. 

Three Types of SME Service Offerings

We don’t just offer continued advisory services, we help you get your own Cyber Essentials qualifications. Using our blend of tools, expertise and business-focused threat mitigation, we ensure your business is cyber resilient.

After an initial consultation to assess your cyber security maturity, we offer whichever is the best option for you from the following:

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Basic Hygiene

The simplest security exercise we offer, ideal for very small businesses (1-5 staff), this is the first step towards Cyber Essentials certification. A one-off exercise based around self-assessment questionnaires followed by an assessment for Cyber Essentials certification, this prepares your business for the most common cyber attacks.  

SME Health Check

Defendza's assured SME services includes a security health check around your business’ major assets as well as checks around secure communication controls. This is a one-off exercise performed during agreed timescales, with an onsite visit to customer premises. For email-based phishing or external network checks, we work remotely.  With the aim of Cyber Essentials Plus certification, we will assess your controls around the following five areas:

  1. Perimeter Firewall & Internet Gateway
  2. Secure Configuration
  3. Access Control
  4. Malware Protection
  5. Patch Management

 Cyber Essentials Plus certification is awarded upon passing the checks in all the key areas above.

SME Managed

Additionally, we also offer Managed Security Services, as follows:

  • Security Awareness Workshop
  • Phishing campaigns quarterly 
  • Open Source Intelligence Gathering quarterly
  • Scanning of internet-facing infrastructure and applications quarterly

Cyber Essentials is a cost-effective assurance scheme for small and medium sized enterprises which is backed by the UK government. Defendza is a Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus certification body. More information on Defendza's offering for Cyber Essentials certification is available on our Compliance page.

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Key Benefits

The pro-active approach towards security

Cybersecurity is only effective when it is proactive. By identifying weaknesses and vulnerabilities before they are exploited, you ensure the integrity of your network. Frequent security assessments also create a more efficient system, helping to prevent data loss and minimise any downtime that would affect your business and your customers.

Security is a continuous process

There is no magic bullet or one size fits all cybersecurity solution that will protect your network. In order to make sure you’re protected, you need continuous security assessments and up to date solutions that keep your organisation ahead of the curve. 

Minimise Costs and Maximise Efficiency

Our managed security services offer you a security team working for you at a fraction of cost should this be an in-house team. This would also incur expense on acquiring technology stack.

Protect yourself against evolving threats

The nature of cybersecurity threats is one of constant evolution; growing in sophistication and changing in order to exploit new vulnerabilities and evade detection. This is why you need to perform regular security assessments to protect your network.

Our Process

Step. 1
Contact Us

Take the first step towards ensuring your cybersecurity - get in touch with our team of experts via our ‘Contact Us’ form. From there we’ll begin informal discussions about we can work together to build a cybersecurity package tailored for your business.


Step. 2
Services Proposal

We like to get to know our clients first, to understand your business, your network, and map your security needs, so we’ll arrange a face to face or a video meeting between you and one of our cybersecurity experts to discuss your requirements.

Using this information, and our wealth of cybersecurity knowledge, our team will put together a tailored proposal designed to meet your business’ specific security requirements.


Step. 3
Assessment Execution and Delivery

Defendza’s excellent customer communication is the key to our success. All our consultants ensure that progress updates are provided in an easy-to-understand and business-focused way, ensuring that you’re aware at every stage of how things are progressing. Our reports give you strategic recommendations to help you prepare a mitigation plan for any attack, so that you are fully aware of overall risk and its impact on your business.


Step. 4
After Care and Support

At Defendza, we make sure that everyone understands what has been done, at technical and management level, via a debrief either onsite or via a call. 

Email and phone support are provided after completion of the project, with a reply within 24 hours to any queries. 



"My experience to date with Defendza has been very positive, I look for a flexible, knowledable security "partner" when I engage a PT firm. Pentest means many things to many people and there are many different use cases for both the testing activity and the report generated and I need someone to work with me to get the absolute best value out of my security budget."

Information Security Officer
Insurance Group

Excellent people to work with. Very good knowledge of requirement and give us correct findings with excellent remedy to improve our security for our B2B portal site."

Head of Technical & Business Improvement
Leading Pharmaceutical Manufacturer

"I thought it was a highly professional and thorough exercise and I would have no hesitation recommending Defendza to any of my connections."

Director, Software Engineering
Global Information and Analytics Company

"Good personal service. We are delighted with the work Defendza did for us. Highly recommended."

Manchester headquartered Global Fashion Brand

"Extremely satisfied with approach, speed and end results. Thanks."

International fashion label and store

"My experience of the Defendza team was 5 star.  They were so helpful, and their technical delivery and client communication were excellent."

Director, Software Development
Corporate Services Company

"Harman was great, really knowledgeable, helpful and on hand to answer any questions. The final report was very clear providing the technical information in an easy to read format which could be understood by the leaders of the business. Really enjoyed working with Defendza and look forward to working with them again in the future. Thank you!

IT manager
Housing Trust