The threat environment of the world is constantly changing; hackers are always coming up with new ways to grab an organization’s information and there are always new and changing requirements. Demands on staff and the number of requirements are growing at and exponential rate. Big or small, all organizations are at risk
An information security risk assessment is how an organization gets serious about security. Whether the first time a company takes a look at their information security or they are in a year-over-year program, the risk assessment is the first step to understanding what needs to be done and by who. Additionally, risk assessments are prescribed by nearly all Security Standards and frameworks, because they are such a powerful tool for better your Information Security posture. By leveraging the combined years of experience of our certified teams at ICSG, your organization can get find out whether the information security program needs to go to the next level or if needs to have a few adjustments.
Whether an organization desires to make HITRUST their primary security framework to distinguish themselves in the market, or are seeking HITRUST compliance in order to fulfill service agreements, HITRUST compliance can be a daunting task. ESX eliminates the confusion surrounding requirements, pinpoints intricacies of the framework that can cost an organization its compliance.
Firewalls have been a part of the corporate network for decades, but the demands of a modern firewall are exponentially higher today. Networks are diverse and need to stay fast, but how can you do that while still ensuring security? Simply relying on a CPU isn’t enough. To keep up with the multi-gigabit speeds required and the multiple attack vectors, you need to specialize. Symmetric parallel processing using specifically designed chips for the types of scanning required is the only way to get there.
Today as high as 75% of all attacks still come in via email. Attackers rely on volume to ensure that they will eventually hit the right message or catch users with their guard down to exploit the system. Once in, nothing is off limits as malicious software can be created to do virtually anything you can dream up. Some sit dormant for months, evaluating the environment and waiting for the ultimate time to strike. They might steal data, turn systems into BOTs that they control, or extort real money once infected.
The cloud is becoming a primary computing solution for more and more companies all the time. But unlike when you have your own servers/data center, you lose control of aspects within the network and security can become compromised. How do you balance the benefits cloud brings without compromising security? Today you can start or expand your Security Fabric to include complete cloud protection offerings. Public, private and hybrid clouds are all able to have complete security protection, just as you would have with your own in-house solutions.
Threats today are protracted and patient. The average now for an Enterprise network to be compromised before detection is between 4-6 months, with many have been 9-18 months. Attackers can trickle information out of the network or wait for the opportune moment to strike. It could be theft of corporate secrets or straight extortion for profit. In any event, today’s businesses need protection beyond what has traditionally been in place. The ability to defend against new and unknown attacks becomes a requirement, as the business impact to a modern threat can be crippling.
Network access isn’t simply getting to your office and logging into your PC anymore. Users access from tablets, smartphones, laptops, or IoT (Internet of Things) applications. They do it wired and wirelessly. It could be from in the office, or remotely via VPN. Making all that work and doing it securely is vital to business continuity.