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Managing the security impact of COVID-19 now and in the future.

For years the IT industry has talked about the ‘new way of working’ as organisations adopt the latest productivity tools. But few could predict how quickly the remote working revolution would take place, amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Amongst key challenges caused by COVID-19 are:

  • Enablement of home working for entire organisations
  • The diversion of projects and priorities
  • The need to maintain business-as-usual operations whilst protecting employees, partners and customers

SCC’s Security Approach begins with an effective security program to understand the maturity of your organisation through to implementation of the right tools and security controls for provision of continuous monitoring and incident response. Our aim is to mitigate legal, financial and reputational risk.

Gartner’s recent publication, ‘7 Security Areas to Focus on During COVID-19′, discusses the principal concerns for IT security teams looking to ensure their organisation doesn’t fall foul of increased cyber-attacks as a direct result of the pandemic, as we all get used to working in completely different environments and would-be cyber criminals look to capitalise on the new way of working.

Gartner: 7 Security Areas to Focus on

Ensure that the organisation’s incident response protocols reflect the altered operating conditions and are tested early.

Ensure that all remote access capabilities are tested and secure and endpoints used by workers are patched.

Reinforce the need for remote workers to remain vigilant to socially engineered attacks.

Ensure security monitoring capabilities are tuned to have visibility of the expanded operating environment.

Engage with security services vendors to evaluate impacts to the security supply chain.

Account for cyber physical systems security challenges.

Don’t forget employee information and privacy.


Security Solutions


Continuous digitisation and regulatory requirements mean customers must be secure against a backdrop of a constantly evolving security threat landscape. There are a consistent range of challenges affecting organisations across all industries primarily focused on regulatory compliance, skilled resource constraints and security digital transformation. SCC provide security services that help customers to understand their current landscape:


  • Cyber Risk Assessment

  • Cloud Security Assessment

  • Compliance Services

  • Vulnerability Assessment

  • Penetration Testing

  • Security and Threat Assessment

  • Active Phishing Simulation Service

  • Information Security Awareness Training


SCC offers Security Architecture services to review current processes, procedures and policies and develop a Target Operating Model that provides the methodology and proposed governance arrangements for successful implementation. Our Security Architecture services gets into the detail of processes, architecture standards, KPIs etc. The methodology we develop for customers will provide the security blueprint and roadmap for their transformation.


  • Target Operating Modelling

  • Security Solution Design

  • Security Standards and Guidelines

  • Technical Assurance

  • Security Policies Formulation

Supply and Implement

SCC deploys a host of solutions to help strengthen the security of your IT environment that are flexible and robust enough to accommodate complexities.


  • Next Generation Firewalls

  • Data Loss Prevention

  • Network Access Controls

  • Cloud Identity and Access Management

  • Multi-Factor Authentication

  • Mobile Device Management

  • Anti Malware

  • Anti Ransomware

  • Anti Virus


As more organisations move to the cloud, they face ever more complex threats to their operations. SCC’s managed security services encompass prevention, detection and remediation providing a robust multi-pronged approach to ongoing security across your IT estate.


  • Managed SIEM Service

  • Firewall Management

  • Threat Intelligence

  • EndPoint Management

  • Active Directory Management

  • Secure Data Protection

  • Cloud+ Secure Cloud Hosting


We provide ongoing service management of your security infrastructure across your IT estate in order to mitigate any risk of security breaches enabling you to build security resilience in light of an ever evolving threat landscape.


  • Continuous Service Improvement

  • Security Hardening

  • Customer Success Program

Supporting you in protecting your people, processes and technologies

SCC has seen a significant increase in attempted resource theft, such as malware and ransomware, in UK markets since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our approach to IT security is designed to protect organisations across all areas and the whole information and cyber security lifecyle, by understanding both specific threat levels and our customer’s current maturity before building solutions to match requirements, suitable now and into the future. Our approach is relevant pre- and post-COVID-19, with IT security crucial to all organisations and the coronavirus situation helping many to see threats that have always existed but have not always been a priority.

SCC’s approach is to work in partnership with our customers to identify their threat level and walk them all the way through the journey, from start to end, with an understanding that IT security is an on-going, ever evolving journey. To SCC, COVID-19 is merely the latest significant event that has changed the current threat landscape for all businesses. Next year, there will be a new threat and once again organisations will need to adapt in order to remain secure.

Our IT security solutions fit within business strategies, often opening up new opportunities for better ways of working, quickly and at scale – ideal for responding to unforeseen incidents such as the COVID-19 pandemic.

Security Brochure

Managing the security impact of COVID-19

SCC Security Brochure

Download SCC’s most recent Security brochure which includes results from our pre- and post- COVID-19 Security IT Insights survey in which we surveyed 550 IT decision-makers from 11 different sectors, both public and private, about the impact of COVID-19 on IT security.





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