Bolstering Your Security Operations Center to Reduce Risk of an Attack
Many companies still don’t consider cybersecurity attacks a major threat. With the number of attacks on the rise and the complexity of these attacks, it’s time to start taking this very real threat seriously.
Unfortunately, a lot companies are learning the importance of having a cybersecurity plan the hard way. They suffer an attack, lose precious data, and in turn lose money and customers. If business executives better understood the severity of data breaches that take place in other companies like theirs everyday, perhaps more would take action before a crisis strikes.
According to the Cisco 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report (ACR), over one-third of organizations that experienced a breach in 2016 reported customer, opportunity and/or revenue loss of more than 20%. So how do we combat these new age hackers?
Does your company have a security operations center (SOC)? This is a place where your company’s information systems, including websites, applications, databases, data centers, servers, networks, desktops and other endpoints, are monitored, assessed and defended. SOCs are your organization’s focal point for resisting cyberattacks.
According to industry reports, we will see an increase in 2017 of the development of products that support SOCs. These products will allow companies to plan out and create a coordinated response to attacks and, hopefully, automate responses.
If you work for an organization that has a third party IT vendor, the “calling in a ticket” process is probably all too familiar. The new security products currently being developed will further improve the IT ticketing process, using more automation and machine learning to make the process faster and more efficient overall.
What’s “machine learning” you ask?It’s a method of data analysis that automates analytical model building. It is a tool that allows computers to find hidden insights without being explicitly programmed on where to look. It’s a good thing.
So what does all this mean for your company? Well, the good news is that as technology grows, it will be easier to protect your company’s data (as long as you consider cybersecurity a priority) from cyber attacks of all kinds. The bad news? The more technology advances, the more hackers and the complexity of their attacks do as well. Consider yourself warned. It’s time to get proactive.
Combating hackers is all about timing and having the right processes in place. IT firms like SaalexIT are here to make it all a little easier. With years of experience and the most current resources, IT firms like Saalex are able to customize the right cybersecrity plan for your business. Of course, each business is unique, so as nice as all the automation and machine learning technology is, you still need a team who understands your unique needs to put it all into one place and monitor it effectively.
Learn more about SaalexIT and the services we offer by giving us a call 800-584- 6844 or via sales@saalexIT.com. We’d be pleased to provide you with a free consultation.