It’s better to avoid a security breach than hunt for excuses afterwards.
In 2013, Neiman Marcus suffered a data breach and as a result credit card data for 350,000 customers was exposed. Of those accounts exposed, Neiman Marcus agreed that 9,200 of the accounts were later used in fraudulent activity.
These type of breaches are becoming more and more common as hackers focus on more targeted hacks. We’ve seen massive problems such as operations being stopped in the NHS because security systems have been held to ransom, or massive power cuts due to hacks into utilities systems.
Ransomware is no longer a nuisance, it threatens businesses and even lives.
When network security is breached, many companies scrabble around for answers. Who’s to blame? What did they do? Will it happen again? But by then it’s often too late and damage can be devastating.
We’ve seen huge fines from public sector companies subject to data breaches. For small and medium size firms, the problems can even be terminal – over 60% of companies that experience a data loss go out of business after 6 months.
Do you have a clear view of what’s happening on your network?
- Can you see exactly what’s happening on your network at any given time?
- Do you know how many applications you’re running, and who is using them?
- Do you know how many threats – known and unknown are attacking your network?
To find out what’s really happening with your network traffic, MSS are conducting a free Security Lifecycle Review (SLR). We run these in conjunction with Palo Alto Networks, a Gartner Magic Quadrant leader and next generation security company who are working to maintain our lifestyles in the digital age and protect businesses like yours.
Here’s what your SLR will show you:
- Which applications are in use, and the potential risks to exposure
- Specific details on ways adversaries are attempting to breach your network
- Comparison data for your organisation, versus that of your industry peers
- Actionable intelligence – key areas you can focus on immediately to reduce your risk exposure.
The report will give you a full understanding of which applications are being used, including an ‘shadow’ applications that may not have been authorised by the IT department. It will show URL traffic, content types, and will catalog all potential threats on the network, known and unknown, and those linked to user behavior. Best of all, it will give you recommendations for dealing with the risks that are identified.