Security as a Service (SECaaS): Implementation Guidance

      Posted by Jill Sullivan on Aug 7, 2019 10:30:00 AM

      Image of businessman drawing business plan. Computing conceptThe prevalence of cybercrime has steadily increased over the past several years as people and businesses conduct their transactions over the internet. It is projected that the global cost of cybercrime will reach $6 trillion by 2021. As hackers and other malicious actors develop more sophisticated and advanced tools to conduct their cybercriminal activities, businesses have struggled to keep their networks protected, with varying degrees of success. One of the most recent victims of cybercrime is Capital One. A hacker was able to exploit an account misconfiguration and compromise the accounts of over 106 million individuals.

      As a business owner, your network will be attacked at some point; it is only a matter of when, not if. Knowing this, it is essential to take measures to secure your network before that moment arrives. There are multiple strategies that have to be deployed to keep a network secure; failing to deploy all of the strategies leaves your network vulnerable to compromise. To ensure that your network is fully protected, you should engage the services of third-party cybersecurity experts like NewCloud Networks.

      At NewCloud Networks, we offer cloud-based Security as a Service (SECaaS) offerings that work to monitor and mitigate risks to your business’ data security. Our team of cybersecurity specialists is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. Depending on the nature of your business as well as your preferences, we have a variety of cybersecurity strategies that can be deployed. Discussed below are the various strategies we have at our disposal to keep your network secure.

      1) Intrusion Detection and Prevention

      The ability to detect potential threats early is key to ensuring that your network remains protected. It is just as important, however, to prevent these threats from compromising your network after they have been detected. By using NewCloud Networks Intrusion Detection and Prevention system, you get defense in real-time for your critical systems and applications as well as Distributed-denial-of-Service (DDoS) protection. Our threat intelligence director obtains intelligence from multiple sources about prevalent threats so that proactive preventive measures can be put in place.

      2) Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

      Another aspect of keeping your network secure is by monitoring all the activities that take place within your network. Any detected unusual activities should be assessed closely as this could be a sign of an impending cyberattack. Using our SIEM software, we collect log files from all the devices within your network and analyze them in real-time for any abnormal events. Our cybersecurity specialists also use end-to-end workflows for detection and real-time threat response.

      3) Vulnerability Protection

      For businesses that use cloud services, one area of vulnerability is from misconfigured accounts. Accounts that are misconfigured or not poorly configured are vectors that can be used by cybercriminals to hack and compromise a business network. At NewCloud Networks, our vulnerability protection provides complete visibility into your entire network so that potential weaknesses can be identified and promptly rectified.

      4) Identity Management

      Unauthorized users, stolen user identities, and users with inappropriate access levels are one of the major risk factors for business networks. It is therefore important that user accounts are managed so that users have access only to applications needed for their job. In addition, all user accounts should have multi-factor authentication set up to minimize the risks of identity theft. Using NewCloud Networks Identity Management software, we ensure that all your employees have the appropriate level of access. We also ensure that multi-factor authentication is set up for all user accounts.

      5) Email Protection

      Emails are the primary means of communication within a business; as such, it is a major attack vector for cybercriminals. Phishing and spear-phishing emails are sent out to unsuspecting employees hoping for someone to take the bait and click on a malicious link, thereby providing access into a business network. With our email protection suite, we put security controls in place to protect email communications, prevent data leak, and block known ransomware.

      Bottom Line

      At NewCloud Networks, our depth of expertise, and not just our accolades, is why we are the go-to for cybersecurity. Our services are fully customizable in accordance with the needs of your business. Contact us today for more information.

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