Security is a 24/7 job. It’s all encompassing. It makes sense then that an all-encompassing approach gives you the best chance of protecting your data, applications, and infrastructure. Protection, visibility, and oversight are key. So you’ve got a plan, backed by a sound strategy. What now? We’ll explore from the customer POV how Connection’s Managed Security Services team can help you put that plan into action.
Security is no longer about simply implementing protocols and tools with products. It demands both monitoring and managing as risks change. There’s a lot at stake: a 2015 study by the Ponemon Institute shows average annual losses to companies worldwide now exceed $7.7 million – that’s per company – with some companies in the survey losing up to $65 million. But organizations are fighting back and using technology and best practices to reduce cyber crime losses. Among the most important tools – a security plan.
An all-encompassing plan gives you the best chance of protecting your data, applications, and infrastructure. The best security today requires protection, visibility, and oversight. Developing a security plan is the first step, but where do you go from there?
From the most sophisticated plans – check out the Federal Government’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan – to an SMB security checklist, your plan should be a work in progress, changing as the threat landscape – and your organization – changes.
Connection’s Managed Security Services team can help you put that plan into action. In order to keep your organization secured now and in the face of new risks, you need to have a clear understanding the full scope of the threats and the threat lifecycle. As technology changes and threats become more sophisticated, the protocols and controls you need to defend will also change. What needs to be in place today may be different from what you need in your security infrastructure tomorrow. In fact, your security program should spell out how often the program will be re-evaluated and updated, and when you will assess compliance with the program.
Ensuring your compliance with regulations requires day-to-day and end-to-end monitoring. Without first understanding your enterprise specific risks, managing those risks is a challenge. Your risk management strategy should provide unceasing security that informs you of any issues around the clock.
Because every known threat isn’t necessarily a threat to your organization, the monitoring tools you need should be customized to manage your risks. Our Security Practice helps with implementing the right tools that you need. In leveraging these tools, we can better build an all-encompassing approach that not only defends against and detects today’s risks, but will continue to detect and protect against changing threats to your security in the future.