Stay Secure with the Business Continuity Voucher
On the 8th of April, the government of the Republic of Ireland launched a number of business supports to help companies through the COVID-19 pandemic.
One of these supports is the Business Continuity Voucher, which is available through your Local Enterprise Office. This voucher is designed to help businesses within every sector that employ up to 50 people.
This grant is used to pay for third party consultancy costs to help small businesses make informed decisions on what steps and remedial actions should be taken, to protect the organisation and assist in weathering the storm.
If your application is successful, a qualified expert will be selected by your Local Enterprise Office to work with you on any aspect of your business continuity plan you see fit.
Application Process: A Step-By-Step Guide
To apply for a Business Continuity Voucher, you need to download the application form from the Local Enterprise Office website and save it to your desktop, laptop or tablet computer.
Please complete the form in full by typing your answers into the spaces provided. Be sure to SAVE any changes you make.
Once you have completed the form you need to email your application directly to YOUR Local Enterprise Office, attaching the completed form. Each Local Enterprise Office has their own email address and you’ll find the necessary contact information here.
Once your Local Enterprise Office receives your email they will acknowledge receipt of your application. Your application will then be assessed and you will be informed if your application was successful.
What the Business Continuity Voucher covers can vary for each business depending on your individual circumstances. However, it is designed to support businesses in the following areas:
- Leverage ICT expertise
- Leverage HR expertise
- Leverage Marketing and Digital Marketing expertise
- Leverage Health & Safety expertise
- Develop a business continuity plan
- Assess current financial needs in the short to medium term
- Reduce variable costs, overheads and expenses
- Review and explore supply chain financing options
- Implement remote working processes and procedures.
How can Secora Consulting help you?
If you get approved, you can request for us to be your appointed ICT Security expert and we will work with you to ensure your organisation remains secure while implementing work-from-home policies and introducing new technologies to your IT Infrastructure
We specialise in several key areas and offer real consultancy services with value add to each and can help you through this with the services below
Remote work, Hardware, Software and Consultancy
Secora Consulting was founded with remote working central to its operations. We have large scale knowledge of securely implementing:
- Google Cloud
- Microsoft O365
As we have extensive knowledge of cloud platform implementation, we are more than happy to examine your organisation's online cloud platforms to ensure that your networks are secured in-line with best practice and operating efficiently.
Cyber Security Incident Response
As highlighted in our previous blog “Ransomware Attacks; an Unforgiving Evil” the first two weeks of April 2020 saw a significant spike in ransomware deployments. Should you be on the unfortunate side of a cyber attack our in-depth knowledge and Incident Response service will have your organisation ransomware free and up and running in no time.
We have a wealth of knowledge in disaster recovery and incident response. We have a five-step plan to quickly and effectively “restart” a business after a cybersecurity breach. We will also help you create policies and procedures to mitigate the likelihood of another breach occurring.
Hackers are using the uncertainty of the current pandemic to carry out large scale attacks against many organisations. Attacks are ranging from phishing campaigns through to outright destruction and theft of data. We simulate the attacks hackers undertake to help your organisation prepare your defences against these attacks.
We offer a wide variety of services in this area including:
- Vulnerability Assessments
- External Penetration testing
- Phishing Campaign
- Web Application Penetration Testing
- Mobile Application Penetration Testing
Learn more about the benefits of Penetration Testing in our recent blog “Six Reasons to Conduct a Penetration Test”.
Secora Consulting was set up to assist organisations with their cybersecurity requirements. We understand the challenges your organisation is currently facing are unprecedented and we are keen to help wherever possible. Our goal is to improve your cybersecurity operations, providing peace of mind during these unsettling times.
If you have any questions or are unsure if the steps you are taking to help keep your organisation secure during this period are working, please reach out to us. Our team is available at email@example.com or over the phone on 00353 (0) 1 517 6200
All of Secora Consulting's assessments are tailored to our client's needs.
Using our experience, we can help you determine which services are right for you.
We have arranged our services into four groups based on the objective of the tests.