We work with small business to find solutions to protecting company data. Tools don’t need to be expensive to be sophisticated and effective. Our toolkit includes mostly open source products for Intrusion Detection Sensor (IDS)/Intrusion Prevention Sensor (IPS) and Firewalls on the network and Web browsers; these products put security in the budget range of your business.
We create comprehensive, understandable policies and perform employee training to build cybersecurity into your workplace culture. Some of the tools that allow us to do that include:
- Snort is an intrusion detection (IDS) and prevention (IPS) system. It can be configured either log or log and block potentially harmful traffic.
- pfSense is a firewall or router computer software distribution based open sourced FreeBSD. It can be incorporated on a physical or virtual machine to create a dedicated firewall/router for your SMB network.
- Standard commercial packages for anti-virus, anti-malware loaded at both the desktop and server level.
In our work with all types of organizations in a wide variety of industries, we have observed that an effective cybersecurity risk management must include:
- End-to-End Scope. A cybersecurity program must address all data in the organization. Locating all your data can be challenging due the sheer number of devices connected to a network. To be effective, a cybersecurity program include all critical elements of the organization that require protection.
- Risk Assessment and Threat Modeling. Identify the risks and the likelihood of threats. In prioritizing, the cybersecurity team should identify which data is likely to appeal to a hacker.
- Proactive Incident Response Planning. Acknowledge that breaches are likely to occur eventually, and adoptd adopted incident response plans. Taking a proactive approach to incident response planning means testing the plan to improve its effectiveness and ensuring that personnel are trained to limit its damage.
- Dedicated Cybersecurity Resources. Ideally, there will be personnel dedicated to managing cybersecurity. An alternative for small businesses is to outsource essential services to companies that fit their budget.
Without question, network security is a paramount concern for businesses as new threats appear every moment. The challenges faced by small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) are unique, requiring a different approach to developing effective security policies. SMBs are often at greater risk of cybercrime due to a lack of resources.
The reality is that automated scanning techniques and botnets malware don’t care what size the company is. They just search for a chink in the armor to get into the network. Using managed solutions and best practices, small and medium-sized businesses can reduce risks and reduce the attack surface that hackers can exploit.
Security consists of a multi-layers approach. The solutions we provide are built from the ground up to address your business risks and budget.
- Web Browsing Protection
- Unified Threat Management
- Web Application Firewall