Case Study

Anticipating Tomorrow’s IT Security Challenges Today

The world’s most outstanding researchers and tech experts are constantly working on upgrading the technology available to the world. But there is another side to the coin – the world of cybercriminals. That world is also constantly working on using the latest technology developed to their advantage.

Device vulnerability is constantly increasing due to data storage on external networks, cloud platforms, and connected devices that comprise the Internet of Things (IoT). Every new device added to a network can be the least protected among other devices. This makes it a lucrative option for cybercriminals to exploit.

In 2015, a cybersecurity researcher showcased how a smart kettle can be used to steal Wi-Fi passwords. This highlights the need for an advanced approach to protect your data and information.

A Proactive Security Strategy

Getting back up after an attack is great but isn’t preventing oneself from getting hit at all a more desirable option?

Managed security service providers (MSSPs) do precisely that for businesses. While your company handles customer data, MSSPs secure that data to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. They do this using a variety of enterprise-level security approaches.

Let’s see some of them now.

SIEM

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) is the most comprehensive approach implemented by the cybersecurity team, mainly by the Security Operations Center (SOC). It has become a staple for modern security processes. SIEM involves monitoring and identifying security threats before they ever make landfall.

Recognizing potential threats before they disrupt business operations is key to ensuring workflow continuity. SIEM aggregates security data from all network devices and keeps logs of it to enhance its future safeguarding approaches.

Threat Hunting

There may be situations in which a cyber threat has penetrated the network without giving off any indications that security experts might be able to spot. This calls for a cybersecurity practice known as threat hunting which aims to root out cyber threats that might have secretly entered the network.

Actively looking for cyber-attack possibilities makes it less likely for cyber threats to affect the business and cause significant downtimes.

Encryption

Keeping the data secure is the priority of any business for continued operations as well as maintaining a market reputation. Higher encryption standards enable a company to be scaled easily while keeping the data secure under lock and key of the highest security protocols.

Encryption standards such as the 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) provide companies with cutting-edge data protection while being transferred online. This security protocol shields the transmitted data from being spied on and breached by malicious entities.

Compliance

Adhering to industry compliance regulations is a necessary part of business operations. Not doing so may expose your organization to the possibility of lawsuits and fines, even large ones that will eat into your company budget.

Compliance standards such as NIST, CMMC, GDPR, HIPAA, ISO 29001, PCI & DSS are put in place to ensure the safety of your customers’ data. MSSPs ensure that your company stays one step ahead of hackers and their technology.

Single Point of Contact is a Managed Security Service Provider that provides a wide range of cybersecurity technologies and services. Our job is to keep our clients’ networks safe and secure by resolving potential security threats. With regular security monitoring and protection against cyber-attacks, we seek to help our clients attain peace of mind. Contact us today to discover more about how we can help protect your network from cyber-attacks.

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