No business wants to pay for services they don't need, and one size fits all programs aren't enough in an increasingly digital world.
Companies often address information security for one of two reasons:
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Our cybersecurity solutions are tailored to meet the requirements of your compliance/regulatory controls or to assist you in protecting your intellectual property.
The key is protecting your data, your client’s information, and your company’s intellectual property while not overrunning your budget.
Let Micro Solutions customize an information security monitoring and remediation solution for you!
It is critical to conduct a thorough cybersecurity audit to determine if your company's network is secure and capable of handling the current and future threats that may arise.
You can use this audit as a baseline for future cybersecurity activities. It will also help you to manage risks in line with your people, processes, and technology in real time.
If you’re considering an audit, here’s a few best practice guidelines for your organization to consider:
- Establish a dedicated security team responsible for remediating the findings from your cybersecurity audit.
- It is crucial to identify which vulnerabilities should receive your attention because threats and cyber-attacks are always evolving and becoming more complex.
- To ensure accuracy, use the most recent data available for your cybersecurity audit.
- Make sure that the results of your cybersecurity audit are kept in a safe, easy-to-access location so that you can reference them going forward.
- Maintain an effective cybersecurity audit process by utilizing and refining it regularly. As a result, you will be able to identify potential problems in the security framework more quickly.
- Maintain the results of prior audits so that you will be able to demonstrate improvement in the event of a formal external audit.
- The process of improving and updating cybersecurity is ongoing, so it is imperative to stay on top of it.
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By employing industry recognized security toolsets and best practices as prescribed by the National Institute of Standards (NIST), Micro Solutions has your critical processes and infrastructure covered. (What’s Ahead for Cyber-Physical Systems in Critical Infrastructure (gartner.com)
Cybersecurity training should be required for all employees of your business.
But what is it exactly?
Historical analysis indicates that around 90% of all successful breaches are the result of human error.
Cybersecurity training is a program designed to educate staff members about various “hacking” tactics (phishing, website masking and social engineering to name a few) and the potential IT risks associated with each of them. This training provides employees with the ability to identify security vulnerabilities that could surface when working online using both secure and public networks.
Cybersecurity training helps your employees understand the importance of cybersecurity and how to behave responsibly online essentially building a “Human Firewall.”
Training is also necessary to obtain and maintain compliance within a wide range of industry standard security frameworks.
To learn more about compliance frameworks, visit our “Compliance” page!
In today’s world, it’s not a matter of “if” but “when” a compromise will occur.
A cybersecurity assessment will evaluate your security posture to ensure that your company is ready to quickly and effectively react to any breaches or attacks that occur. Data integrity and protection initiatives as well as risk mitigation strategies depend on a sound security framework. Information security controls implemented within your business’ infrastructure need to be assessed for effectiveness and completeness.
You should also periodically re-assess these controls to ensure that they continue to be sufficient for handling current and emerging cyber threats.
Cybersecurity Consulting Service-
By working with a cybersecurity consulting company, you can determine how vulnerable your company is to cyberattacks and what steps can be taken to decrease these vulnerabilities. As a result of this service, you will both reduce the likelihood of and prepare for a successful response of a cyberattack.
You should also choose a cybersecurity consulting service that guarantees effective implementation of the recommendations made during the consultation process
Breach Investigation and Response-
When a security event occurs, you should have a solid Incidence Response Plan (IRP) The first step of an effective IRP will be investigation. Based on the results of this investigation, the Incident Response Team will determine the appropriate course of action.
This service also helps determine what events led to the breach and how to prevent a similar attack from happening again.
Let’s take a look at the most common and notable types of cybersecurity attacks that are putting us at risk every day.
- Phishing and social-engineering-based attacks.
By tricking legitimate users into providing their access credentials, attackers can provide unauthorized users these credentials allowing them to gain access to sensitive data and information (data exfiltration).
- Internet-facing service risks (including cloud services).
Enterprises, partners, and vendors fail to adequately secure cloud services, or other internet-facing services (for example, configuration management failure) from known threats.
- Password-related account compromises.
Attackers exploit common and reused passwords to gain access to confidential systems, data, or assets by using software algorithms or other hacking techniques.
- Misuse of information.
Information or data belonging to authorized users may be disseminated, misused, or otherwise compromised.
- Network-related and man-in-the-middle attacks.
Unencrypted messages within and outside an organization's firewall can be intercepted or redirected by attackers, allowing them to eavesdrop on unsecured network traffic.
- Supply chain attacks.
Third-party assets, systems (or code) can be compromised by partners, vendors, or other third parties, providing an access point for attacks or information theft.
- Denial-of-service attacks (DoS).
System overloads and slowdowns are caused by attackers overloading enterprise systems. In Distributed DoS (Denial of service) attacks (DDoS), devices are used to flood systems, but they are distributed across a network.
The attacker infects the systems of an organization with malicious software, encrypting data and preventing access until a ransom is paid. It has been reported that some attackers threaten to release data if the ransom is not paid.
A cybersecurity solution provides your company with the technology and processes it needs to protect your data from cyber threats.
It may also include technology or cloud security, network security monitoring, systems security management, web application security, and identity management.
Your cybersecurity solution should also provide essential support services, such as incident management, breach detection, and vulnerability assessment.
NextGen Firewall - A common mistake in small to medium business networks is the lack of a business-grade firewall solution. Often business owners are unaware of the difference between having a network router and having a network firewall in place. Today's Next Generation Firewalls provide multiple levels of security for your perimeter and endpoints.
SIEM/SOC - Security Information and Event Monitoring systems were in the past only available for large-scale networks. Our solution paired with a Security Operations Center provides ultimate event tracking and analysis.
Endpoint Security - Most people know that antivirus and antispam software are necessary components of network security, but many people don’t realize why it's so important until their computer or network is infected with a virus, malware, spyware, or a host of other potentially dangerous issues.
Data Access Monitoring - Knowing who is accessing your company data, where it's being copied or moved to is a key to knowing if you've been breached.
Data Access Rights Monitoring - Regular review of your data, who has access to what, and is access assigned where it should be.
Vulnerability Scanning - Regular scanning of all network devices for missing updates, open ports, outdated encryption levels, and misconfiguration are additional key steps to overall information security.