Data Security

In a data driven world, the protection of that data is paramount. Data security needs reside at many layers throughout data delivery cycle and must be accounted for.

Our partnerships with key Security Vendors gives us the ability to do Policy enforcement end-to-end on a granular basis, on Mobility, Application, Virtual Environments, and PCs. Protecting Enterprises against emerging Threats.

Tesrex can help you define a Data Security strategy using Cutting Edge Technology:

  • Endpoint Encryption
  • Endpoint Threat Management (URL Filtering, Identity Awareness, Sand Box)
  • Anti-Virus Suite
  • Advanced Malware Detection
  • Next Generation Firewall (NGFW)
  • Remote Access or B2B VPNs (VPN IPsec/SSL)
  • Web Security (Proxy, SSL Decryption)
  • Application Delivery Controller (Load Balancer)
  • Email Security
  • Micro-Segmentation
  • Secure Access (Multi-factor Authentication, 802.1x)
  • Next Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS)
  • Intrusion Prevention System (IPS)
  • Intrusion Detection System (IDS)
  • Advanced DDoS Protection (Netflow, Scrubbing)
  • Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
  • Mobile Device Management
  • BYOD
  • Identity Access Management
  • Security Information & Event Management (SIEM)
  • Vulnerability & Patch Management

Secure Organisations

Organisations require enhanced levels of security in order to handle the increased use of wireless access and mobile applications. As well as both on-premise and Cloud model networks. The evolving threats are not only a risk for IT, sensitive data, assets, and intellectual property, but also for the business as a whole to protect brand reputation.

Private and public enterprises must reinforce data and security measures to mitigate compliance and security risks. Balancing between cost and security is key. For IT decision makers responsible for protecting enterprise data with limited budgets and other business executives who need to maintain a first-class business reputation in a competitive marketplace.

A global and mobile workforce that can remotely access the company’s resources and serve customers and partners anywhere, anytime is now a required feature of organisational strategies. Technological progress, new methods and data access points, coupled with dynamic changes in customer conduct and demographics are driving today’s business goals.

Cyber Security

Anonymous users in the shape of hackers, foreign agents, and curious on-lookers are accessing privileged and sensitive data at an alarming rate. The old perimeter security model doesn’t meet the needs of organisations that embrace cloud, mobility, and other disruptive IT trends in order to remain competitive in today’s marketplace.

Points of Vulnerability

  • Remote Access: Data accessed remotely by a traveling workforce or a third party.
  • Man-in-the Middle: Cyber-attacker makes independent connections with the victims and controls communications between them.
  • Malware: Software used by attackers to disrupt computer operations and to gain access to networks, data and private computer systems.
  • Secure Tokens: Secured mechanisms for remote access are not 100% reliable at avoiding compromises that breach network security.
  • Encryption: Encrypting sensitive information has not been adopted by many companies. An underlying security infrastructure is needed to ensure that important data is encrypted, and only those authorised are able to decrypt it.

Compared with their technical counterparts, business decision makers show much more concern across all nine areas for the potential breaches shown below. Driven in part by the risks of damage to enterprise reputation and the potential for lawsuits over breaches of personal data. The top five areas chosen were; wireless security, network defences, cloud applications, mobile devices and network access management.

Source: IDG Connect survey of 100 US IT Decision Makers

Organisational security driver must address:

  • Protection / coverage for all areas of potential breach, including communication endpoints, networks, servers and PCs.
  • Mitigation of the limitations of existing physical infrastructure.
  • Consideration of cloud solutions to help with the cost versus risk challenge.
  • Agility to handle ongoing business change and simplifying key management.
  • Plan for data and information segregation for defined communities of authorised users.
  • Secure local, regional and global assets

Building a Cyber Security Program

A well developed and enforced cybersecurity program involving defined strategies, procedures and controls would provide a guide or standard of practice in responding to breaches. In this increasingly connected digital society it is very important for organisations to find ways to protect their critical information and assets, including human resources.

Cybercrime and Cybersecurity are some of the top global concerns. Cybercriminals continue to find innovative methods to breach organisational defences. In response, cybersecurity is now at the top of national and organisational agendas. Despite this development, many organisations still suffer from governance lapses. Without current well-defined programs to help inform stakeholders on approaches to maintain security and enterprise continuity governance lapses occur. Many businesses and areas of government unfortunately do not have any formal security programs and in some cases Cybersecurity is not even on the radar.

The security program provides a holistic view of the actions needed to achieve sound Cybersecurity management across the enterprise to educate users. It defines not only technical but operational, management, legal and regulatory baseline measures. One of the first steps of this program is the development of a comprehensive set of documents, including the strategy and suite of policies to be implemented and enforced.

Characteristics:

  • More than just technologies
  • Coordinate all of the following; Cybersecurity Policy, Programmatics, IT life cycle, Assessment
  • Combine to guide, build and operate a successful program

Challenges:

  • Policy frameworks seldom align well with organization or assessment.
  • Programmatic frameworks focus on business considerations, not Cybersecurity
  • IT life cycle frameworks do not support Cybersecurity management or reporting
  • Assessment frameworks do not tend to align with personnel organisation or technology deployment

Elements of a Successful Program

Source: Enterprise Cybersecurity: Building an Effective Defense

Requirements for a Successful Enterprise Cybersecurity Framework:

  • Enable delegation of Cybersecurity responsibilities into functional areas
  • Tie together architecture, policy, programmatics, IT life cycle, and assessments using a single framework for delegation and coordination
  • Functional areas align well with real‐world skills of Cybersecurity professionals, supporting budgets and technologies
  • Functional areas enable easy delegation and reporting of status at an abstraction layer suitable for executive consumption
  • Functional Areas support the business decision‐making process for strategy and prioritisation

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