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Cyber Security Check

With the Helvetia Security Check and only a little effort, you can gain an overview of the security measures in place at your organization. The evaluation provides you with a risk assessment and recommendations.

Organisation - Step 1 of 5

Have you designated an internal or external person who is responsible for IT security in your company?
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Do you and your employees have different permissions levels on the IT systems depending on your functions and tasks (including administrator rights)?
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Does your company have password guidelines and are they observed?
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Do you make your employees aware of cyber risks and run regular security training courses on the topic? Cyber risks include fraudulent e-mails or websites used for stealing user names and passwords.
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Data protection - Step 2 of 5

Does your company encrypt especially sensitive data in accordance with the current data privacy laws? According to the Swiss Data Protection Act (FADP), highly sensitive data include personal data relating to religious, ideological, political or trade union-related views or activities / health, private life or racial origin / social security measures / administrative or criminal prosecutions and sanctions.
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Does your company use secure and encrypted Internet connections to transfer data? (e.g. VPN)
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Is the computer, server and network infrastructure in your company appropriately protected against physical access by third parties?
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Do you know and comply with the PCI-DSS standards? The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) is a body of rules and regulations for payments that applies to the processing of credit card and debit card transactions.
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Data back-up - Step 3 of 5

Does your company make daily backups?
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Do you regularly check the quality of the backup data?
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Do you store the backups securely?
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Do you keep backups in a physically separate location (offline)?
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Technical security measures - Step 4 of 5

Has your company implemented the latest technical security measures that are customary in the industry? The most important technical security measures are: Virus scanner / spam filter / firewall / restricted and secure access to WLAN / secured remote access points (for access to system from outside) / web application firewall (especially for online shops) / network segmentation (especially with regard to control systems that are connected to the network (OT controls)
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Does your company have systematic patch and update management that ensures that patches and security updates are promptly installed on all devices and systems that are connected to the Internet?
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Do you use automated software updates?
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Have you installed surge protection/uninterrupted power supply (UPS) for your servers and important central infrastructure components?
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Emergency management - Step 5 of 5

Have you defined the immediate measures to be taken in the event of a cyber incident?
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Have you defined an IT person and a contact person for the event of a cyber incident (e.g. malfunction, attack or similar) and are they available at all times, i.e. have deputies been appointed?
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Does your company have a defence strategy for DoS attacks?
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Cyber risks are changing constantly. Even companies with excellent technical and organizational setups are not fully protected. As a financial parachute for companies, cyber insurance provides an ideal complement to close the gaps.

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