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Breaking Down Our Advanced Cybersecurity Protection Plan

Apr 28, 2020 1:00:00 PM
Is cybersecurity at the top of your mind as you carry out your day-to-day business?

The common answer to that question is “no.” Many businesses like yours consider cybersecurity to be a low to medium-priority, and studies show that 57% believe online criminals target enterprises, not the small or medium sized organizations. Unfortunately, by not prioritizing cybersecurity, businesses leave themselves at a much higher risk… and attackers have caught on to these easy opportunities.

lock for network assessmentForty-three percent of cyberattacks are aimed directly at smaller businesses, while only 14% of the nation’s small businesses are adequately prepared to defend against them. Do you know if your business is part of that 14%?

The time and resources required to implement and maintain strong cybersecurity are often a roadblock for businesses like yours, but they don’t have to be. That’s why we’ve created the Advanced Cybersecurity Protection (ACP) Plan. This plan will deliver strong security possible for the organizations who need it most.

ACP combines security for your business’s emails and endpoint devices with continuous vulnerability scanning and threat detection, creating layers of protection and minimizing security risk. Let’s break each of these areas down a bit more in detail.

Email Security

Email is the quickest and easiest way for a hacker to attack your organization. All it takes is one malicious email to enter an employee’s inbox and one mistaken click for a cyberattack to begin. Prevent your email system from becoming a threat-delivery system. With Email Security, you can secure your internal and external communications using a combination of anti-virus, anti-spam, sandboxing, and email encryption to detect malicious or unwanted content and keep it out of your inboxes.

Malware Prevention

As indicated by the email threats described above, a single employee’s security risk can greatly impact your entire network. One bad email, one wrong click, or one malicious download could easily lead to the end of your organization, and the criminals behind these attacks aren’t stopping anytime soon. That’s why security at each device (or “endpoint”) in your organization, like laptops and desktop computers, is a vital component of staying protected.

network-infrastructureStandard (“legacy”) anti-virus programs are quickly becoming outdated and struggle to keep up with the rapidly-evolving database of known computer viruses and malware signatures. Not to mention fileless malware attacks, which have no signature at all—leaving traditional anti-virus programs completely unable to prevent them.

Ransomware, fileless malware, and malicious documents are no match for the power of artificial intelligence. Malware Prevention redefines what endpoint security can and should do for your organization, using artificial intelligence and machine learning to identify malware before it can execute and stopping advanced threats that traditional anti-virus can’t.

Vulnerability Management

An essential component of a secure network is staying current on patches and updates. When you start to fall behind, you become vulnerable. Chances are, someone will find the weak spots on your network. The question is who will find them first, you or the bad guys?

With a Vulnerability Management service on your side, you can see the “holes” in your security, what type of threats those holes expose you to, and how to take action to prevent a breach. It’s more than just deploying a scanning tool—this service combines the essential technology with a team of security experts monitoring and analyzing the results, allowing you to create a plan and take action to minimize your security risk.

Endpoint Detection & Response

What happens if prevention fails?

No solution is a “silver bullet.” A single technology or service cannot provide 100% protection because attackers are constantly innovating, advancing their techniques, and creating new threats for cybersecurity professionals to defend against. In addition, many cyber attackers utilize methods to remain undetected—and they work.

Just last year, the average time to identify a security breach was 206 days. That’s seven months where attackers could maintain access to a business’s technology, steal data, and otherwise interfere with business operations. Yet security solutions like firewalls and anti-virus could do nothing to stop them or alert the business to their presence.

Seventy percent of successful breaches begin on an endpoint, like a laptop or desktop computer. Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) technology serves as a tripwire to identify and alert on signs of an attack, such as malicious PowerShell commands, fileless malware, suspicious account changes, and more. This solution doesn’t rely on malicious files or viruses to know that an attack is taking place. Instead, it uses behavioral analysis to “sense” device activity that’s out of the ordinary, correlate related activities, and build a picture of the attacker’s path—all while providing real-time alerts to the 24x7 Security Operations Center (SOC) experts behind the solution.

If an attacker makes it past your defenses, EDR and the security experts behind it can cut detection time down to minutes rather than months.

Topics: cybersecurity, malware, Vulnerability Scanning, email security, endpoint detection & response

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