- Analysis / Testing
- Disaster Recovery
- Intrusion Prevention
- Penetration Testing
- Anti-Virus Solutions
- Event Monitoring
- End-point Protection
- Risk Analysis
- Spam Reduction
- Malware Protection
Many small and mid-sized business owners assume that large corporations are far more vulnerable to internet security threats than they are. In truth, however, it’s often the other way around.
Because they have a false sense of security and assume they’re not at risk, many business owners don’t adequately protect their computers and networks from spyware, viruses, worms, hacker attacks, customer data theft and other security threats. Entrepreneurs often put computer security far down on their to-do lists – if it makes the list at all.
The result: Nearly half of all small and mid-sized businesses haven’t taken the most basic security precautions, such as installing antivirus and anti-spyware programs.
For many small businesses, their security strategy may only consist of a firewall and antivirus software. While that may have been adequate several years ago, a good security strategy should have multiple layers (“Defense in Depth”). If your company is connected to the Internet, that alone makes you a target for hackers, network attacks, malware downloads from insecure browsing and viruses sent via email.
Syncretic recommends the following “Defense in Depth” strategies:
Blocking network based attacks
Examples: firewall, antivirus gateways, secure email, spam protection, and secure web filtering, intrusion detection and prevention
Blocking host based attacks
Examples: personal antivirus, personal firewalls, spyware removal, host intrusion prevention
Eliminating security vulnerabilities
Examples: patch configuration management and compliance, vulnerability management and penetration testing
Supporting authorized users safely
Examples: strong passwords, VPNs, secure remote access, file encryption, ID access and management
Minimizing business losses, maximizing effectiveness
Examples: backup, log management, regulatory compliance tools
We can assist you in determining the best security strategy for your company that minimizes the risks to your data, network and users.
Analysis and Penetration Testing
Penetration Testing – Our engineers can help you identify weaknesses in your environment– inside and out.
A common misconception is that secure network borders will protect you from anything. Few realize that the majority of security breaches occur from the inside– from employees and contractors.
Anyone can run a scanner and compile a report, but true expertise lies in the interpretation of those results with a realization of how they fall into the overall picture. We can show you where you’re weak, outside and in and help you lock things down afterwards using solutions that fit into your organization, culture and business processes.
At Syncretic, we realize that true security exists in layers. In the industry, this grouping of techniques and strategies is referred to as “Defense in Depth”. It all boils down to making an attacker’s job as difficult as possible, whether he’s on the inside or the outside.
We recommend network analysis at least once a quarter or anytime there is a change in your business plan or business structure, e.g.: loss of critical personnel, business growth, business relocation or down-sizing.
Policies and Compliance
Businesses face an increasingly strict regulatory environment and must develop information security policies to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of data. As business processes have changed, the threat landscape has adapted with it and today over 75% of all attacks are focused at the application layer.
Security testing forms the cornerstone of many compliance requirements and is they key to building a sustainable information security policy. At Syncretic, we take that into consideration when recommending any security strategy.
Disaster Recovery and Planning
Murphy’s Law: Anything that can possibly go wrong, will go wrong.
A good disaster recovery plan will go the distance in ensuring that your business can survive a catastrophe and keep small incidents from growing out of control.
Reduce the amount of work and time it takes you to get back online by maintaining detailed documentation on all software and hardware and ensure you have backups of all critical data.
Don’t be a statistic.
The information security landscape is changing constantly and the news doesn’t usually favor the good guys. Botnets, spam, viruses, malware – new methods of attack and different threats keep mounting. Worse yet, being small doesn’t take you off of the battlefield.
Ensuring that your data is secure is important for the continued success of your business and, in some cases, the privacy of your clients. Simply installing a firewall and antivirus software might improve your odds a bit, but you’re going to need to be make sure that you’re ready for the worst. We can help.
At Syncretic, we approach security as an organic process. We use defense in depth strategies to provide our clients with secure solutions at the network and host level. Our security engineers are well-trained, focused and know how to keep you safe – regardless of how big or small you are.
We can help you train your employees to increase awareness of how scammers – electronic and otherwise – operate. We can help you write policies and develop secure practices that will keep employees from leaving your company and taking everything with them but you’re going to need to be make sure that you’re ready for the worst.
We can help.
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