Layered Cybersecurity & Managed Security
Most cyber-attacks can be prevented by implanting a cyber program and following the recommendations of standards institutes like the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) or the Center for Internet Security (CIS). Estimates show that over 70% of organizations have already or are planning to implement NIST. A properly developed cyber program will define what an organization needs to protect and how at a high level.
California Computer Options is here to help guide organizations on the journey to a stronger security position and help build fully adaptable coverage cyber protection programs. This includes a gap analysis of where your organization is currently versus where it needs to be for compliance. Computer Options can then help minimize any of the gaps with products and services needed along with regular testing and monitoring to ensure everything is working according to plan.
Account Protection & Identity Management
Every client-server is to be running endpoint protection. It’s no longer just about virus and malware protection. Modern endpoint protection needs to block encryption, use signatures for malware, and leverage machine learning and behavioral analysis to detect and protect against fileless attacks
Secure Networking – Switching/Routing And Wireless
Nextgen Firewall & Cloud Firewalls
Older firewalls should be replaced with NextGen firewalls. These newer firewalls include features like application firewalling, intrusive detection, and packet inspection. The same features need to be applied to cloud resources as well. Too many people believe that security is inherent in the public cloud. The reality is it is a shared responsibility model. Cloud firewalls should also be deployed to provide the same.
Secure Remote Workforce
California Computer Options believes that to provide a secure, reliable, and high-performing experience for a remote workforce, you need to take a holistic view. It begins with the end user’s environment and involves understanding how an organization wants to deploy and manage endpoints and applications moving forward. It continues with the connectivity and how the endpoint will connect locally while maintaining acceptable performance metrics. Then it requires understanding how to protect the user and the user’s environment and to ensure safe connectivity to company-owned/managed applications, data, and cloud applications.
Regardless of the email solution an organization leverages, it needs to be properly protected. Email is one of the most common entry-points for cyber security breaches leading to billions of dollars in direct losses each year. An email protection solution should protect from malware, phishing, and imposter attacks and should allow encryption of data. Solutions in this space also commonly incorporate backup and archiving to assist with data preservation.
Secure Backup And Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery
Backup and Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery has traditionally been used to protect data from issues ranging from viruses, application corruption, mechanical failure, human error, and site outages. Now it is being used to recover from ransomware encryption attacks. To increase the probability of getting the ransom paid, once inside the environment attackers are hunting for the backup infrastructure and zeroing it out prior to encrypting production workloads. Backups and other BC/DR replicas need to be properly configured to protect against these attacks. immutable copies are two ways organizations are combating this threat.
One of the biggest deficiencies we see in customer environments is in security operations. At the enterprise end of the market, we see an efficiency problem where there are too many tools and alerts, and that causes real alerts to be missed due to nuisance unimportant alerts. In the SMB and Commercial end of the market, we see administrators with part-time responsibility for security who lack proper tools and staffing levels. Security Operations is a 24/7 business, and it requires a blending of people, processes, and technology. It incorporates tools in areas of asset discovery, Security Information and Event Monitoring (SIEM), vulnerability protection, behavioral monitoring, and intrusion detection. Team members need to be dedicated to this role and the team needs to be staffed accordingly. The bad actors continue to take advantage of blind spots late at night, on weekends, and on holidays. All times when staff is not fully engaged. With a tight labor market and rising costs of security personnel, many organizations have turned to outsourced security operations offerings to fill the gap or to augment their existing operations.
Let us Manage Your Cybersecurity
Through our Managed Cybersecurity Services, organizations won’t have to waste extra resources to secure their important data and information. Here at California Computer Options, we make it easy for you to prevent cyberattacks. Contact us today to get a quote.