May 9, 2013

Security as a Service

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Cybersecurity risks are on the rise and new malware and sophisticated attacks are ever increasing.

A good security program starts with a formal risk assessment, which leads to recommendations based on business risk. Since no organization has unlimited resources, it is important to prioritize initiatives based on risk, and follow a common sense approach, tackling the highest return projects first.

At Netrix, we have the expertise to help assess an organization’s overall security posture and risk including governance, policies, and procedures. We also assess the implementation, maintenance, and monitoring of the services involved. This helps us determine whether or not the current security infrastructure supports the overall IT and business strategy, protects critical information assets, and complies with regulatory, contractual, and legal requirements. An annual, formal risk assessment  is required by many standards, such as PCI, HIPAA, and others, to be compliant. We can help implement your solutions, keep them supported, and effectively running. Netrix monitors 24×7 so you can rest assured, knowing your systems and data are safe and secure.

Our risk assessments help an organization identify key data assets and then look at risk across strategic areas. We examine controls to determine if the right controls are in place and whether or not they are working as intended and needed to meet your organization’s requirements.

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Expanding use of Web 2.0 and Internet-based business applications creates new challenges for businesses that need to keep malicious security breaches from entering their company networks. Next-generation security threats, including Advanced Persistent Threats, are menacing and increasingly difficult to detect. A single data breach could have potentially devastating direct and indirect consequences such as fines, penalties or law-suits arising from a company’s failure to protect its private and personal customer information according to industry standards. Security breaches also can result in huge financial losses and lost revenue as a result of operational downtime, customer turnover, and damage to credibility and reputation.

Many businesses no longer possess the in-house expertise or the resources to monitor, detect or mitigate today’s sophisticated security threats from entering their networks. Outsourcing network security management to a ‘Security-as-a-Service’ or cloud-based delivery provider has become an attractive option for enterprises that need company-wide visibility of their Internet security gateways, Unified Threat Management, 24x7x365 moni-toring and management, and a stronger knowledge base of security best practices acrossa broad range of industries. Besides centralizing security controls and policies across thenetwork, the cloud-delivery model of a ‘Security-as-a-Service” eliminates the need to buyand manage premise-based security devices at individual locations. Security-as-a-Service offerings that provide “clean pipes” capabilities help prevent unwanted or malicious traffic from entering the network through the Internet or data “pipe”, and permit legitimate or“clean” data traffic to get delivered across the network more efficiently.
News stories about high-profile brands being compromised by network security breachesare widespread. Because of the growing security threats, information security officers at U.S. businesses are more concerned than ever about security risks. In a survey of more than 2,000 small-to-medium business and enterprise security decision makers, the majority of respondents listed data security (88%) and managing vulnerabilities and threats (84%) among their top priorities.
Sobering reports of network security threats are a constant reminder that the threat landscape has changed and become very complex. One security threat report predicted that cumulative, unique malware samples will have surpassed 75 million by year-end.
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What’s behind this surge in malware?

 A key factor is that hackers can more easily acquire software that they need to inflict damage. For example, exploits can be bought and sold on the black market for a few hundred dollars. The code for malware and worms is readily available over the internet for duplication and manipulation. The code for the a recent worm, one of the most sophisticatedworms ever discovered, was effectively open sourced with point-and-click accessibility. As malware advances, it’s easier than ever for criminals to use it to inflict harm.
In addition, there are new avenues that hackers can use to gain access to an enterprise network—particularly from social media, virtualized servers, cloud computing applications,wireless networking and smart phone applications.

 

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