Updated: Jun 8
The past several months have again highlighted the need to help businesses protect their IT infrastructures. Cybercriminals are trying to exploit the fears of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic with increased phishing, scams, malware campaigns, and website exploitations.
Information security and risk assessment needs to increase as a new remote workforce adapts to social distancing, workplace changes, and travel restrictions. This service is a priority for us at Tanner LLC, a public accounting firm that also offers world-class consulting services. We have grown our dedicated team to help businesses guard against cyber threats and stay compliant.
To improve your company’s online security, here are four service areas that can provide value for leaders:
1. Technology Services - A business can have the peace of mind that comes with security of client infrastructure and people. This includes penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, social engineering testing/training, and general security controls verification and consulting.
2. Pre-Assessment and Compliance Reviews – Companies can get help to meet regulatory or contractual compliance goals (ex. HIPAA, HITRUST, PCI, ISO, NIST, GDPR, CCPA, and SOC I/II). Consultants can design and implement control programs.
3. Risk Assessment – Protecting propriety information helps companies to maintain their competitive advantages. Risk assessment includes identifying high priority assets, performing risk analysis on threats and vulnerabilities, and assisting with a control structure that protects those assets.
4. Security Monitoring Services - Most computing technology was not designed to be secure by default. IT staff constantly updates computers and programs with patches and security enhancements. Security monitoring is essential for identifying threats that sometimes make it through the best security. This service includes daily log monitoring and threat detection (SIEM), daily network vulnerability assessments, and ongoing web application testing.
No matter the size or specific their needs, companies must protect its people and information. The response strategy need not be complicated. However, it must be practical and focused on solutions.