A company in the Enterprise CyberSecurity environment has annual sales north of $1 billion. Typically, they will also have greater than 1,000 employees. This class of organization will have their own IT / CyberSecurity department. The IT staff will probably have a good handle on network security and protecting against intrusion. And yet, they still have, on average, at least one major security flaw and several smaller vulnerabilities.
There are many large organizations and even US government entities who have one thing in common. They all had IT departments with stringent security standards, but that isn’t the answer. What did they have in common? Each of them was hacked and had huge amounts of data stolen. All of these intrusions were due to either policy failure, technical attacks or a combination of both. What does that mean for the modern day IT department? Not only does Enterprise CyberSecurity have to harden the landscape, they have to identify risks in the business structure as well. We are here to help protect against both.
Where Are the Major Holes?
First, we will split security vulnerability into two primary categories – internal and external. At a more granular level, internal threats include several categories. Email attacks (phishing, ransomware) are a constant threat. Employee negligence (security lapses, equipment loss, employee theft) will always be a factor. Security complacency is another risk area. One thing worth mentioning is that email attacks originate as external events. The act of opening phishing or ransomware emails however, is an internal event that must be addressed primarily through training. The better solution to phishing and ransomware is to identify the threat and eliminate it before it hits the inbox.
We divide external threats into two categories. The first category disrupts business. The second category is about stealing information or assets. Attacks can generate from hackers looking to make a name for themselves (lone wolf hackers), criminal syndicates looking to profit from the theft of data, hacktivists reacting to political or moral events, from corporate espionage and from foreign governments (state sponsored hacking) working to steal data. It is worth noting that state sponsored and criminal syndicate hacking are growing at an alarming rate.
Another external growing at an alarming rate is supply chain vulnerability. This is also one of the largest unprotected areas. Hackers have found a way to walk right through the front door. While the Enterprise CyberSecurity networks may be tight, there is usually a gaping hole when it comes to cross-pollination from smaller upstream suppliers. VSB’s and SMB’s do not generally have the most sophisticated security measures in place, if any. Additionally, they are reticent to allow your security team to audit their vulnerabilities. This leaves a huge risk to the Enterprise organization.
Enterprise CyberSecurity Protocols
For the larger organization, think of us as a plugin to your existing IT infrastructure. Our primary goal is to assist your IT department as the specialized Enterprise CyberSecurity team. We will monitor internal traffic and external traffic 24/7/365. Additionally, we provide you with threat intelligence to identify risks before they occur. For a reasonable fee you can be better protected against crime that is projected to cost businesses $6 trillion by 2020. In many instances, the fees you pay for cybersecurity are offset by insurance premium savings. That makes your net cost minimal.
How do we help? We identify any holes that may exist internally and externally. ProShark monitors traffic, threats and intrusion events every minute, every day and will alert you based on the rules you help define. We monitor threat intelligence including dark web chatter to prevent events before they happen and to mitigate damage in the event of successful attack.
ProShark not only protects you, we keep you informed via regular reporting and instant alerts that can be custom configured to your specific requirements. While senior management may or may not want the technical details, they want to know the events. Meanwhile, IT needs the specifics to counter any attack. We know how to communicate effectively at every level while ensuring your data and assets are covered. Find out more.
ProShark Enterprise CyberSecurity Protocols Extended
It is a 3-D security world out there, yet many Enterprise CyberSecurity outfits still view it with 2-D glasses. It is imperative that you cover not only your organization, but the ones you touch as well. We understand the importance of this new look into security which is why we have developed our extended protocols. If you are not ensuring the security of those organizations in your supply chain, then you are leaving yourself wide open for attack. Standard security measures will not protect you from this vulnerability. Also, cybercrime doesn’t wait for you to change your security model. We help you anticipate and adapt.
We have developed multiple ways to cover multiple organizations under a single security umbrella. The cybersecurity models we provide are designed to protect your interests and keep the separation necessary to make the upstream organization comfortable. At a minimum, we can do an independent audit of the upstream organization to help you understand if there are risks that you will need to mitigate in order to safely conduct business with the upstream business entity. This will not resolve any problems, but it will at least let you know that a vulnerability does or does not exist.
One of the most popular models emerging is a hooked model. We cover the Enterprise Organization and they, in turn, require a predetermined level of security for the upstream organization. ProShark keeps the relationship separate, but connected. This Enterprise CyberSecurity model keeps you covered and protected and keeps the supplier / vendor covered and protected as well. Ask us about extended protocols..
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