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Who are we?

Aristi is an award winning provider of cyber security and data protection services to the public and private sectors. We have over 12 years of experience helping over 500 clients to improve their security posture. We provide a range of services covering cyber strategy development to technical security testing (penetration testing & IT Health Checks).

Our services are approved by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) allowing us to conduct penetration tests for government, Police and Critical National Infrastructure.

The culture of our business is shaped by our core values which reflect our principles and beliefs. Our values influence our behaviour and contribute to the overall success of Aristi.

Our Core Values:

  • Openness We are open and transparent in our actions and decisions
  • Respect We treat everyone with respect
  • Accountability We are accountable for our actions and decisions
  • Honesty We are truthful and trustworthy
  • Integrity We always do the right thing
  • Leadership We lead by good example
Our mission

To improve the way you use and manage information and information technology and to ultimately enable your business to achieve its vision, more effectively.

What we do

We look at your entire business to review processes, data, technology and people to identify weaknesses that could expose the business to cyber risks. We embed good security practice in your business so that it becomes normal behavior creating efficiencies and reducing your exposure to cyber risks.

We provide a range of services to help identify and manage the risks your organisation is exposed to. We provide managed services to help sustain and manage your information risks including security audits, DPO as a Service, penetration tests, vulnerability analysis and proactive monitoring of cyber weaknesses through our Testing as a Service.

Our consultants have extensive experience of delivering cyber security and data protection consultancy to a wide range of sectors including

  • Health
  • Defense
  • Critical National Infrastructure
  • Housing Associations
  • Emergency Services
  • Local & Central Government
  • Energy
  • Services sector
  • Manufacturing

We have supported our clients to meet data protection legislation (GDPR), ISO standards (ISO 27001, ISO 22301), security standards (Cyber Essentials, NCSC Minimum Cyber Security Standard, NCSC 10 Steps to Cyber Security, NIST) as well as sector specific requirements such as the Public Services Network (PSN) and Emergency Services Network (ESN) codes of connection. Our wide ranging experience allows us to draw on good practice from across multiple sectors to provide the most appropriate and current advice to you.

We offer a complete service package to our clients to support compliance and ongoing management of security. Our services include:

  • Cyber Essentials Certification – We are a Cyber Essentials Certification Body and able to help organisations gain compliance with Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus.
  • ISO 27001 compliance support – We are a BSI Platinum Partner and able to develop and implement information security management systems for compliance with the standard.
  • ISO 22301 compliance support – We are a BSI Platinum Partner and able to develop and implement business continuity management systems for compliance with the standard.
  • CHECK IT Health Checks – Aristi is a National Cyber Security Centre approved CHECK company offering penetration testing of IT systems to identify potential vulnerabilities and recommend effective security countermeasures.
  • Security & Risk Management Training – We run monthly courses for senior executives/senior information risk owners and information asset owners on developing effective information assurance and governance regimes.
  • Cyber Security Services – We provide penetration tests, social engineering tests (Phishing attacks, Physical Security bypass attacks), cyber resilience tests and security reviews to assess an organisation’s exposure to cyber risk.
  • Trusted Security Advisor – We work with our clients to develop security and cloud strategies, secure architecture, effective risk management regimes, and security awareness programmes. We conduct risk assessments and advise on the selection of appropriate and proportionate security controls to support the business. We provide independent assurance support to projects to ensure business security needs are met.
  • Testing as a Service (TaaS) – Fully managed vulnerability assessment service that helps to maintain the security of your IT environment between planned annual IT Health Checks/Penetration Tests. TaaS provides monthly testing of your IT estate and provides detailed reports highlighting vulnerabilities that need addressing and recommendations. It also continuously verifies the effectiveness of remediation activities and your patch management processes. The service can also provide assurance that your service providers are maintaining the security of outsourced IT services.
  • Data Protection Officer as a Service (DPOaaS) – Fully managed GDPR service. We act as your DPO and provide access to professional experience and knowledge of data protection legislation to you. We inform your senior leadership team of their GDPR compliance obligations, monitor your GDPR compliance through regular compliance audits and become a point of contact for the ICO.
  • Chief Information Security Officer as a Service (CISOaaS) – Fully managed security manager service. We act as your CISO or security manager providing strategic leadership for developing and improving security and embedding good practice into your business. The service is bespoke and can include on site or remote support as required. This service can also be used for specific security initiatives such as achieving ISO 27001, NIST or Cyber Essentials compliance.
How we do it

The purpose of a business is to deliver value to its customers through the provision of services or products. Or, in the case of the public sector, to serve citizens through the delivery of public services. The backdrop to all of this is that most of these business and organisations rely on information and information technology and this introduces risks. Cyber attacks are growing more frequent, sophisticated and damaging. The danger is that security is applied without thinking about its impact on the business resulting in security becoming a barrier. Our approach is based on understanding the business purpose (vision and objectives) and aligning security to this so that it enables the business purpose rather than hindering it.

We strongly believe that security should be ‘good enough’ to enable the business to win i.e. to enable the business to do what its exists to do. There’s no point in having excellent security if the business is unable to operate. Good enough security is risk based, ensuring that security is proportional to the risks faced.

Who we work with

Our clients range from small start up businesses to global enterprises across multiple sectors. We work with half of the fire services and a third of the Police forces in the UK as well as local authorities, government departments, energy/utility providers, health, charities, housing associations and manufacturing.

Our consultants are involved in national programmes as independent security advisors/assurers and have experience in supporting complex IT environments including hosting in Azure, AWS and private clouds.

Why Aristi

Aristi is an ISO 27001 and Cyber Essentials Plus certified business and holds NCSC CHECK status for penetration testing services.

We focus on assisting our clients to achieve real value from information security rather than it becoming a ‘tick box’ exercise and a burden to your business. We achieve this by understanding your business needs and supporting the development and implementation of proportionate and appropriate security controls.

We work with clients across multiple sectors which allows us to draw upon an extensive knowledge base of good practice which we openly share with our clients.

Our aim is to develop trusted and mutually beneficial partnerships where we become an extension of your internal team and act as a ‘critical friend’.

 

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