Some of the most serious threats to organizations today are in the form of cyber attacks. From phishing to denial-of-service attacks and all else in between, it’s crucial to an organizations operations to be vigilant when it comes to securing their digital assets. The cyber attacks witnessed today are much more sophisticated and complex than ever before and easier to execute. It is critical for businesses of all sizes to take appropriate measures to protect their important data and essential information. A successful way to do this is through AllSector Technology’s network security services and offerings.
While your agency is most likely already using anti-virus, anti-malware, and other security controls for your business, it may still not be sufficient enough. Your corporate security program needs to have a comprehensive array of options for detecting and blocking viruses, malware, ransomware, intrusions, and other types of dangerous cyber activity. Employee education and awareness is critical, as most security incidents often stem from end users unintentionally executing malicious links in emails or by visiting infected websites. Other measures can include identifying and reducing vulnerabilities or instituting appropriate business continuity and recovery preparations to either lower your overall risk surface area or recover from a serious cyber attack.
Assessment and Remediation
One of the best ways to prevent attacks is to make it even harder for criminals to execute attacks against your network or IT systems. Performing a vulnerability assessment or penetration test is a great was to understand the risks your organization faces to external and internal threats. Once your organization is able to understand their exposure factor and the threats they face, you will be better equipped to make informed decisions on selecting the appropriate remediation efforts or security controls. The AllSector Technology team understands the importance of safeguarding your business and incorporates a “Security by Design” approach. Our team holds a multitude of security credentials and qualifications and continually needed.
Software updates and upgrades
Performing routine updates of software can prevent many cyber attacks. For example, many attacks specifically target outdated operating system software or applications that have known issues and vulnerabilities. Most cyber criminals only need a tiny window to gain access to your computer system and critical company data. Their goal is to either steal data, such as customer or financial information or execute malicious code. Performing routine software updates and system patching can eliminate these known vulnerabilities and reduce the success of cyber criminals to compromise your network. In some cases, sometimes a simple update is no longer available to fix known issues and vulnerabilities. At this point, organizations need to decide whether or not to upgrade software to a more secure alternative. Every vendor decides to stop supporting old software applications or operating systems as part of their software life-cycle. With security updates no longer being provided, cyber criminals have an easier means of accessing company networks that have not upgraded their programs and successfully compromising these unsupported systems.
Managed Endpoint Protection
There are many software security products available on the market, but not all of them offer the same protection mechanisms. Selecting the right security controls for your organization can make all the difference as to whether an attacker is able to compromise a system or perimeter device and gain access to sensitive data. AllSector Technology partners with industry recognized, tried and tested security solutions vendors and providers. Our team is constantly vetting out the latest offerings in network security solutions so that your organization is informed and offered the best controls to protect your agency.
Penetration Test / Vulnerability Assessment
Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing are two methods that can reduce an organizations risk exposure. The tests have different strengths and are often combined to achieve a more complete vulnerability analysis. Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessments perform two different tasks within the same area of focus. Vulnerability assessments discover which vulnerabilities are present, but they do not differentiate between flaws that can be exploited to cause damage and those that cannot. Penetration tests attempt to exploit the vulnerabilities in a system to determine whether unauthorized access or other malicious activity is possible and identify which flaws pose a threat to the organization. A penetration test is meant to show how damaging a flaw could be in a real attack rather than find every flaw in a system. Together, penetration testing and vulnerability assessment tools provide a detailed understanding of an agencies risk factor and attack surface area thus allowing an agency to implement appropriate security controls to reduce and mitigate those risks
Mobile Device Management
Mobility and remote access availability are no longer conveniences solely afforded to executive level staff. More agencies allow their workforce the privilege of utilizing their personal mobile phones, laptops, and tablets to access corporate data, services, and systems. The amount of data that an average employee can potentially carry in their personal devices can have devastating ramifications and consequences to an business if that device were lost or stolen and not have had any protection mechanism loaded onto it. AllSector Technology provides solutions to safeguard corporate data so that businesses can feel confident implementing a BYOD policy that allows their data to be on employees personal devices with next to no risk of being compromised or stolen.
Multifactor authentication (MFA) is a security system that requires more than one method of authentication from independent categories of credentials to verify the user’s identity for a login or other transaction. AllSector Technology integrates MFA into our customers public facing interfaces to minimize the risk of a cyber criminal successfully gaining unauthorized access into sensitive systems and data.