Virtual Information Security Officer - vISO
In today’s constantly evolving cyber threat landscape, employing the services of an Information Security Officer is critical to ensuring your security policies, practices, and posture remain in-step with the very quickly changing world of digital threats.
Unfortunately few companies can afford a full-time Security Specialist. That’s where our virtual Information Security Officer (vISO) can help. You will receive a full spectrum of services but delivered on a cadence and budget that you can afford.
Our vISO helps ensure your organization is following cybersecurity best practices. Activities are performed monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, and annually. The service is designed around the Center for Internet Security (CIS) framework and performed by a certified Security Analyst.
We provide best-in-class security assessments performed by a certified Security Analyst. Our assessments also align with the Center for Internet Security (CIS) framework.
Organizations around the world rely on the CIS Controls security best practices to improve their cyber defenses. The CIS Control Framework is highly regarded and recommended for a variety of reasons including…
Expert input: The CIS Controls were created and continue to be monitored by some of the world’s leading cybersecurity experts from government, law enforcement, and private security firms.
Responsive: The Controls are continually updated based on the changing threat landscape.
User-friendly: CIS Controls are concise and easy to understand and implement.
Budget-friendly: The goal of the controls is to allow organizations to create an effective cybersecurity program on a budget and to implement security best practices, regardless of resources.
CIS Cyber Hygiene Assessment
An excellent first step to combating cyber threats is to implement the first six CIS controls known as the Basic Controls. These controls are fundamental to every cybersecurity blueprint and are listed below.
Inventory and Control of Hardware Assets
Inventory and Control of Software Assets
Continuous Vulnerability Management
Controlled Use of Administrative Privileges
Configuration for Hardware and Software on Mobile Devices, Laptops and Servers
Maintenance, Monitoring and Analysis of Audit Logs
Microsoft 365 Security Assessment
We can perform a security assessment specific to your Microsoft 365 environment. The Security Configuration Benchmark for Microsoft 365 provides prescriptive guidance for establishing a secure configuration posture for Microsoft/Office 365 running on any OS and includes Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, Teams, Azure Active Directory, and inTune. Assessments are tailored to the type of Microsoft licensing you currently subscribe to.
CIS Controls Security Assessment
CIS Controls are prioritized, well-vetted, and supported security actions that organizations can take to assess and improve their current security state. However, it is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Many organizations cannot address all controls based on limited resources. As a result, CIS has organized the controls into three Implementation Groups. The groups are self-assessed categories for organizations based on relevant cybersecurity attributes. Each group identifies a subset of the CIS Controls that the community has broadly assessed to be reasonable for an organization with a similar risk profile and resources to strive to implement. We determine which Implementation Group your organization fits into and then perform that level of assessment that provides the most value to you.
Threat Detection & Response
Many small and medium-sized organizations rely on firewalls and antivirus tools to protect their networks and consider it good enough. This “prevention-based” approach works at blocking threats that can be readily identified. Unfortunately, overreliance on prevention exposes the organization to unknown threats adept at slipping past preventative controls, rendering the business vulnerable to a data breach or ransomware attack. In an age where IT teams must anticipate a breach, defense in-depth calls for use of detection-based capabilities for discovery of threats you didn’t know were there.
Our threat detection and response team delivers real-time intelligence and visibility into events occurring within your environment. We provide rapid investigation and remediation—all managed 24/7 by Security Operations Center (SOC) staff skilled at quickly discerning what’s real from the white noise of false positives.
• Threat detection anomalies and events
• Continuous security monitoring for your network and logs
• Detection and response procedures to reduce or eliminate emerging threats
• Open threat intelligence ecosystem to process threat intel from multiple sources
• Security orchestration to quickly respond to any incident
• Efficient solutions for regulatory and compliance requirements
Hackers are skilled at bypassing traditional perimeter and antivirus defenses on their way to vulnerable endpoints. Once a beachhead is established, they begin their lateral movement tactics towards crown jewel assets. Unfortunately, their malicious intent too often appears as ‘normal’ user activity, rendering organizations with limited detection tools, monitoring and the expertise to discern a real threat from ‘white noise’ at risk of a data breach—or becoming the next ransomware hostage.
Our “always-on” endpoint defense delivers enterprise-grade threat detection, incident response, remediation, and the benefits of a dedicated 24×7 Security Operations Center (SOC), so you can focus on what you do best, running your business. As a managed endpoint detection and response service, your environment is continuously monitored for thousands of virus and malware variants including multi-variant ransomware attacks and the latest crypto-mining infiltrations. Designed to rapidly identify the root cause of a threat and diagnose related corrupt source processes and system settings—when malicious behavior is detected, immediate response and remediation measures are initiated on the endpoint including disconnect, quarantine or roll back to an acceptable no-risk state. Threats are contained before they can do harm, and you stay operational. For best-in-class security solutions contact.
• Detect and remediate threats early in the threat lifecycle
• Strengthen the protection of critical assets
• Gain the expertise and coverage of a 24×7 SOC
• Remove the cost and complexity of solution deployment and management
• Focus on your running your business