I needed someone that I could trust and who was local. Sitting face to face with an adviser is critical to me. The fact that you were recommended to me by my accountant was a great start, and the ease with which we have discussed my plans and situation has been extremely important, not to mention encouraging. I couldn’t have asked for anything more.
Warwick Financial Solutions now has Government certification to guard client data against cyber attacks.
Our work relies on our clients being able to trust us. Our clients trust us to help them make the best choices with their finances. It’s just as important to us that you can trust us to make the right decisions with your sensitive data, too.
That’s why we have worked hard to obtain the Cyber Essentials Certificate, the UK government certification for cyber security. This is a nationally recognised scheme which proves a business uses best practice in the way it holds and uses valuable and sensitive information for clients.
We wanted to make sure that our company processes and systems were as robust as possible. The certification process took us through best practice and showed us what more we could do to enhance security, from increased encryption on laptops to updating security settings and raising the question of whether staff really need to have access to emails and data on their mobile phones.
What does the Cyber Essentials badge tell me?
When you see the Cyber Essentials badge, you can feel confident that you are dealing with a company that takes the security, confidentiality and integrity of your data, seriously, and has taken all necessary measures to protect it against cyber attack.
It is awarded to those firms that can show they meet stringent criteria, as laid down by the National Cyber Security Centre, a part of GCHQ.
Those criteria ensure that:
We use only secure internet connections
We protect our devices and software with firewalls. Firewalls effectively create a ‘buffer zone’ between our IT network and other, external networks, which means that we are better able to keep out the traffic we don’t want entering our network.
All devices, software and apps that we use are kept updated
We regularly update our software, applications and devices to ensure we are running the most current and up-to-date versions. By doing so, we can ensure we keep our systems secure and protected from any new security threats.
Access to our data and services is strictly controlled
We ensure that all data that we hold is only accessible through user accounts, that administrative privileges are given only to those who require them to perform their role, and that what administrators can do with the data we hold, is closely controlled.
We protect our devices and software from viruses and malware
The term malware is short for ‘malicious software’ and includes things such as ransomware and viruses. These programs are designed to infect software. We use proven anti-malware measures to prevent these dangers from entering our systems.
We use only the most secure settings for our devices and software
As part of our certification, we have checked the settings on all our software and raised the level of security wherever necessary to ensure they cannot be accessed by those who do not have permission.
You can gain confidence and peace of mind by speaking to a professional when you’re facing a big decision or life transition such as retirement. Come and meet our friendly team.Meet the team
Managing DirectorMeet Greg
Chartered Financial PlannerMeet Adam
Administration AssistantMeet Claire
Regulatory Compliance ManagerMeet Rob
Practice ManagerMeet Tom
Client Relationship ManagerMeet Zoe
Junior AdministratorMeet Madi
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