Warwick Financial Solutions Cyber Essentials Case Study
What do they do?
Warwick Financial Solutions is a financial planning company which works with businesses and individuals to help them achieve their personal and financial goals by enhancing the growth on their investments and pensions enabling their clients to really enjoy the benefits of a long, tax efficient and well planned financially secure future.
The team, based in Warwick, provide individual financial solutions with short and long-term support so clients can feel confident whatever challenges life and the markets may throw at them.
The company was set up in 1991. It is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Why Cyber Essentials?
Warwick Financial Solutions holds both personal and financial data for their clients as part of supporting their goals through from buying their first home to planning for retirement. Trust is vital in the financial services sector and the company wanted to ensure it was doing its best to keep client data protected. It already had a secure system but wanted to put in place the most up to date best practice procedures to enhance its cyber security measures.
Spokesman Richard Payne:
“Clients provide us with personal and financial details. It is up to us to make sure this sensitive and vital data is kept as safe as possible which is why we decided to go through the government certification of Cyber Essentials. 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 including our mobile phones.”