The world of technology is continuously evolving, from the rise in the Internet of Things (IoT) through the adoption of Software as a Service (SaaS) over traditional in-house applications. And as technologies shift, so does the threat landscape. Yet many organizations adapt their technology without guidance or direction from IT, information security, procurement, or risk specialists.
As a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP), we act as our client’s trusted go-to partner bringing advanced expertise in the current threat landscape. Let us become an extension of your team, whether seeking assistance with 24x7 network security monitoring, Virtual CISO Services, or Penetration Testing.
What Makes Us Different
Our cyber security services offer tremendous monetary and non-monetary value within your organization. Minimally, an improvement in your security posture keeps confidential, classified, and proprietary business materials out of the hands of competitors. Beyond this, the right cyber security policies and protocols boost employee productivity by minimizing computer system downtime while optimizing your website’s uptime. As you shield computers and hardware from malware, you’re also improving equipment longevity and postponing replacement cost. And as you elevate consumer confidence, you’re better able to attract and retain new business.
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You Should Know
What is a Virtual CISO?
A virtual chief information security officer, or vCISO, is a professional who works routinely with organizations to provide all of the essential cyber security support one would expect from an in-house senior executive within a more efficient and affordable service model. Gain day-to-day cyber security support and counsel from a dedicated vCISO along with long-term security strategy, vision, program and policy design, and implementation.
vCISOs conduct a comprehensive assessment of a company’s security posture to pinpoint weaknesses and optimize their security standing over the long-term. Acting either as a long-standing resource for your team or as interim CISO, a vCISO will step in to establish security standards, implement controls, and respond rapidly to incidents—continually refining your approach to address the dynamic threat landscape along with industry best practices and regulations.
While it’s not always cost effective to hire a full-time Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to lead risk management and information assurance programs, our advisors can deliver much of the same services at a fraction of the investment you would pay for a full-time executive hire. Reduce your risk profile with hands-on vCISO support from a dedicated advisor who already understands the small business environment. We’re entrepreneurial, wear multiple hats like you do, and can protect your organization with the right strategic and operational vision. Team up with a proactive, self-driven virtual CISO—delivering the adaptability you need to meet the demands of external influences such as customer requests, audit requirements, and rising threats.
Virtual CISO Service Benefits
Transform your security profile under our convenient and cost-efficient vCISO support model that integrates seamlessly as an extension to your team. And while the substantial cost reduction in the virtual CISO model is most attractive, vCISO benefits are even further reaching to provide a distinct advantage over both executive hire and collaboration with a solo security consultant.
Choosing Cyber Security Services’ vCISO plan delivers the strength in our combined team knowledge paired with the personal attention of a dedicated vCISO who brings experience in your industry. And beyond that industry expertise, we offer executive-level strategy, security planning, annual risk assessments, and the scalability you need to ebb and flow with changing business demands. Trust our vCISO services to deliver the insight and benchmarking only attainable from a company that works confidentially alongside others in your industry along with leading, established corporations.
How can a Virtual CISO assist your organization?
A vCISO is your security point-of-contact for all security related issues, offering a direct line to experts as questions naturally arise. A virtual CISO will also respond to incidents, answer security-related questionnaires for your customers, and respond to data breach should that arise. In addition to ongoing and ad hoc support, a vCISO will tie into meetings when security expertise and guidance are needed. Additional vCISO support includes:
- Vulnerability Management Monitoring
- Data Loss Prevention/Plan Implementation
- Security Program Design
- Privacy Program Implementation
- Identity and Access Management
- Audit Remediation and Audit Management
- Data Classification
- Compliance Initiatives (PCI, FERPA, FACTA, HIPAA, SOX)
Cyber Security Consulting Services and Strategies to put you on top.
Every business faces its own set of challenges, from rules and regulations to highly sophisticated data security threats. And regardless of company size, one-on-one counsel from a dedicated cyber security engineer is often essential to keep pace. Still short of hiring a CTO, it can be challenging to pinpoint hidden vulnerabilities, draft the right action plan, or choose the best technologies for your environment to safeguard data assets and comply with new laws—particularly within our fast-paced and ever-adapting threat landscape.
But with our Cyber Security Consulting, we offer a no-compromise solution that eliminates new hire commitments while delivering the executive-level counsel needed to succeed. Gain a level of service previously only afforded by larger enterprises. We’ll work alongside management to best align security policies and practices with business objectives to advance your operational goals.
Tap into a vast knowledge base while implementing cyber security strategies that work perfectly with your business model and budget. Enjoy on-demand and as-needed support from experienced consultants who are able to step in when you need us most. We specialize in executive advisory support, vendor assessment, and policy and technical implementation. And we’re available on a one-time or ongoing basis to ensure you address the myriad of security situations that present themselves throughout the year.
Why hire an information security consultant?
Our advisory services are designed to meet
- security project goals in shorter time periods.
- We provide product specific experts to configure systems that reduce cyber threats.
- We alleviate staff to focus on other goals while we focus our attention on risk management.
- We can provide on-demand, hourly, or by project security consulting throughout the year.
We shelter clients from risk.
We take an impartial look at operations, benchmarking your environment with comparable organizations and situations. From security program design through audit preparation, our clients benefit from insight gleaned from our unique vantage point.
Blending business acumen with cyber security expertise, we can step in to consult on vendor risk management, business continuity planning, technical security controls, vulnerability management, web application security, and compliance matters under GDPR, HIPAA, and PCI. We also conduct penetration testing and forensic investigation, with cyber security project managers at hand to plan, orchestrate, and execute major undertakings and ensure an optimal ROI. And our clients gain all of this on an on-demand, part-time, or full-time basis. This reduces the likelihood of data breaches for those that we provide security solutions for.
Strategy and Advisory Services
Every business reaches a point that necessitates the level of insight unattainable through in-house staff. We help you better compete, innovate, and grow by augmenting your existing expertise with the right blend of business and cybersecurity counsel. Define your direction and priorities while appropriately allocating resources to grow and advance your business.
Simple strategies go only so far to take organizations where they need to be. That’s why we take an individualized approach, connecting management with the most suitable firewall consultants, intrusion prevention consultants, SIEM consultants (QRadar, Splunk, Log Rhythm, AlienVault), network access control (NAC) security consultants (CISCO ISE, ForeScout CounterACT), antivirus security consultants, and vulnerability scanning consultants (Qualys, Tenable Nessus, IBM App Scan, and Rapid7). We know the leading security products. We understand how to implement them in very unique environments. Our team of hands-on experts focus on security controls and standards specific to your business.
Security Program Design
Safeguarding proprietary and sensitive customer data is a critical component to conducting business in the digital era. We work with clients to create a cyber security framework—outlining business objectives, assessing risk, defining tolerance levels, and prioritizing gaps. We can then implement your program, bring staff up to date on policies and best practices, and train personnel to prepare and respond to incidents.
Security Controls and Compliance
Work with a team of professionals who can advise executive management and design procedures that adhere to the latest laws, industry standards, and government regulations. We help clients assess their risk versus controls to comply with PCI Data Security Standards (PCI DSS), GDPR, HIPAA, EI3PA, GLBA FFIEC, NIST 800-53, and ISO 27002.
What is Penetration Testing?
Penetration Testing Definition
The art of exploiting weaknesses and vulnerabilities in networks, web applications, or people. This is different than just performing a vulnerability scan against your network. A penetration test takes the perspective of an outside intruder or an internal individual with malicious intent. This may not always involve technology, however technical controls are a big part of preventing easy exploitation and data compromise.
Get peace of mind with real world Penetration Testing and Services Too often, organizations take a narrow, reactive approach to cyber security. But we work with companies to help them block hackers proactively, pointing you to small and often overlooked gaps that might allow intruders into your systems to access highly sensitive data—leading to significant monetary loss.
Why should you conduct a penetration test?
Even with the strongest security and safeguards in place, vulnerabilities exist and open your company to unknown risk. Those gaps might be as unsuspecting as a database, an application, website access—even your own employees. And any of those access points could provide a direct route into confidential electronic data, such as financials, patient information, strategic or classified documents.
Pentest services delve deeper to pinpoint pathways to access, ranking the potential value of each and providing a clear roadmap for remediation. A penetration test is not only smart business practice but also an annual requirement for those who must remain in compliance with leading regulations like PCI, FERPA, HITECH, FISMA, SOX, GLBA, FACTA, and GDPR.
Let our team of experienced, ethical hackers conduct a comprehensive assessment of potential vulnerabilities, prioritizing those and recommending ways to block attacks before they damage your bottom line.
The different types of penetration testing services.
External Network Penetration Testing.
We pinpoint potential avenues of network attack where access might be gained through internet-connected servers or network equipment by individuals outside of your organization who lack appropriate rights or credentials. We then conduct a mock attack to test security controls, developing and presenting you with a cybersecurity assessment on findings along with solutions and recommendations you can use to remediate the issue.
Internal Network Penetration Testing.
We help companies mitigate risk due to internal threats against their corporate network. While external testing investigates avenues that remote hackers might use to enter networks, internal testing looks at ways employees or insiders might lead to a breach either through neglect, malice, or the accidental download of an application, such as ransomware or malware, which has the potential to bring an entire network down.
Application Penetration Testing.
We investigate potential threats and vulnerabilities posed by the many internet-based applications in use throughout your enterprise. Conveniently accessed from any location worldwide and just as easily breached, web applications offer significant points of access into credit card, customer, and financial data. Vulnerability assessment services investigate the security of those solutions and controls in place, providing recommendations and strategies to block access to any data that might be stored within.
Wireless Penetration Testing.
We bring advanced expertise in a range of wireless technologies, offering ethical hacking services to investigate and identify potential access points where hackers could enter your internal network. This involves threat assessment and security control audits for traditional Wi-Fi and specialized systems. We then compile findings into a cybersecurity assessment report complete with recommendations you can put into place to mitigate damage.
Social Engineering Penetration Testing.
We survey employees to see how well they understand your organization’s information security policies and practices, so you know how easily an unauthorized party might convince staff into sharing confidential information. Social engineering penetration testing might include badge access points and mock phishing attacks or password update requests. We’ll then recommend ways to improve success through training or new processes that help employees better protect sensitive data.