As cyber threats become more widespread and sophisticated, organizations can no longer ignore the network, data, and financial risks they present. Recent high profile cyber-attacks (Sony, OPM, Target, Anthem BCBS, Home Depot etc.) show that a cyber breach can have a devastating impact on an organization, including erosion of customer/member trust, reputation, and direct financial losses. Cyber security is now an essential component of any organization’s technology operations.
The security of IT systems is a critical component in IT operational management. As a Managed Technology Partner for your organization, OSIbeyond provides network and data security oversight using a multi-step process. First, OSIbeyond implements simple but highly effective preventative measures through the Enhanced Security Services (ESS). These are designed to deliver a holistic approach by adding multiple layers of security to an organization’s technology systems. Second, OSIbeyond’s ongoing Vulnerability Management Services (VMS) proactively identify potential risks, remediate vulnerabilities, and assist with regulatory compliance.
Enhanced Security Services (ESS) consist of proactive technology solutions designed to protect your organization from malicious attacks, data compromises, and vulnerability exploits. Enhanced Security Services are holistic in their approach. They are effective because they add multiple layers of security to your organization’s technology systems. ESS is not just about detecting viruses or network attacks, it involves a holistic approach that includes securing email communications, malware protection, hardened user authentication, and staff training so they can identify duplicitous phishing emails. Enhanced Security Services are offered as a subscription service on a per-user basis.
The Enhanced Security Services deploy multiple tools to proactively respond to and prevent attacks and breaches in three key areas:
Many secure email gateways will allow infected mail onto the network, slowing performance and frustrating employees. Email Security offers 100% anti-virus and 99% anti-spam service levels — removing threats in the cloud before they reach your network.
91% of attacks by sophisticated cybercriminals start through email. Email is both an organization's most important communication platform and the application that is most susceptible to attack. Most gateway solutions stop spam and viruses, but fail to address one of the biggest threats facing your company. With Targeted Threat Protection, you can shield your employees and network from whaling, phishing and spear-phishing attacks using email. Organizations and its employees are targets of increasingly sophisticated attacks designed to steal money, credentials, customer data, and other valuable intellectual property. Targeted Threat Protection defends organizations from spear-phishing, ransomware, impersonation and other targeted attacks.
Two-factor authentication (2FA) strengthens access security by requiring two methods or factors to verify your identity. These factors can include something you know - like a username and password, plus something you have - like a smartphone app to approve authentication requests. 2FA protects against phishing, social engineering and password brute-force attacks, and secures your logins against attacks that exploit weak or stolen login credentials.
Passwords are increasingly easy to compromise as they are often stolen from third party websites, easily guessed because people tend to use the same password variluations, or hacked becaused of weak password complexity, and you might not even know that a malevolent intruder is accessing your account. Two-factor authentication adds a second layer of security, keeping your account secure even if your password is compromised. With a Push notification, you'll be alerted right away (on your phone) if someone is trying to log in as you. This second factor of authentication is separate and independent from your username and password.
More than ever, untrained users/employees are the weak link in your network security. Security Awareness Training includes phishing security tests to show you the percentage of end-users that are Phish-prone. These highly effective, frequent, random Phishing Security Tests provide several remedial options in case an employee falls for a simulated phishing attack, including instant remedial online training.
Security Awareness Training also includes over 500 items of security awareness training content such as interactive modules, videos, games, posters and newsletters. You will gain access to web-based, on-demand, engaging training that addresses the needs of your organization. Security Awareness Training specializes in making sure employees understand the mechanisms of spam, phishing, spear phishing, malware and social engineering; and are able to apply this knowledge in their day-to-day job.