SMEs can now receive grants for digital security consulting

Itavis gets approved security consultant for SMEs:Digital

Itavis employee, Michael Harjo, has been approved by the Danish Business Authority through the project SMV:Digital as a security consultant for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). SMEs can now apply for funding through the government's SME: Digital programme for advice on digital security, with the possibility of receiving a grant of up to DKK 50,000.

Cyber threats are constantly evolving

In today's digital age, the need for robust digital security measures is more important than ever. As cyber threats continue to evolve and become more sophisticated, SMEs are increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks. Data breaches can result in significant financial losses, reputational damage and loss of customer trust. In light of this, it is important for SMEs to take proactive measures to protect their digital assets.

That's why we've sent Michael into the field as a security consultant.

Michael has been involved in IT for more than 20 years and therefore has extensive experience within the industry, where he has also been throughout the value chain. On a daily basis, Michael now sits in the position of Head of Service Delivery with us.

Here he is responsible for ensuring that our customers' IT security measures are in place and complied with, focusing on standards such as ISAE 3402 and NIST. He oversees the delivery of IT services, ensures that any problems are resolved quickly, and ensures the continuous satisfaction of customers. This minimizes the risk of security breaches and ensures that data and systems are effectively protected.

As a security consultant, Michael makes sure to give SMEs that want to improve their digital security a sound decision-making base to be able to prioritize security measures.

Risk Assessment

His advice includes conducting a comprehensive cyber risk assessment that aims to identify vulnerabilities and potential threats and, based on that, provide recommendations for improving the company's digital security. Michael's risk assessment is based on conducting an interview with the company's management and IT manager, asking over 100 questions to uncover the security of the company's entire digital ecosystem.

This results in a report with a score for the level of security of the company, as well as concrete recommendations for optimization.

In order to achieve a risk assessment, the following approach is used:

Identification of critical assets

  • Assets such as business-critical systems and valuable data must be identified and prioritized according to how critical they are to the company's operations.

Vulnerability assessment

  • Michael maps potential cyber threats and evaluates any vulnerabilities that could lead to the realization of those threats.

Calculation of risk

  • The risk can be calculated from the assessment of the identified vulnerabilities. These are assessed in relation to the likelihood of the threat being realised and the consequences of the attack.

Report and recommendations

  • Michael provides a comprehensive report with recommendations for the company to improve their digital security. The report is presented in language that management can understand and serves as the basis for the company's prioritization of potential cyber actions.

With the increasing reliance on technology in businesses, it is critical for SMEs to take digital security seriously and seek expert advice to protect their digital assets. Michael's consultancy helps SMEs to protect their business and reputation, as well as to be strengthened in the fight against cyber threats.

Cyber threats are everywhere, so it is more important than ever to have the strongest possible IT security.

Does your company want to receive a grant of DKK 50,000 to improve your digital security? Follow the link below and get ready for the next round of grants.