Cyber security is the protection of computers, information technology systems, servers, data, and networks from digital attacks. Cyber security may include preventative measures like implementing computer network security to avoid malware attacks, executing application security before deployment, prioritizing end-user education to avoid erroneous security practices, and developing a disaster recovery and business continuity policy to counter the loss of operations and data. Cyber security also focuses on protecting sensitive data, establishing information security assists in data privacy and integrity, and adopting operational security measures benefits data protection.
Cyber security is crucial when government, military, corporate, financial, and medical organizations collect, process, and store unprecedented amounts of data on computers and other devices. A significant portion of that data can be sensitive information, whether as intellectual property, financial data, personal information, or other types of data for which unauthorized access or exposure could have negative consequences. Organizations transmit sensitive data across networks and to other devices while doing business, and cyber security describes the discipline dedicated to protecting that information and the systems used to process or store it. As the volume and sophistication of cyber-attacks grow, companies and organizations, especially those tasked with safeguarding information relating to national security, health, or financial records, need to take steps to protect their sensitive business and personnel information.
Arbour Group’s Cyber Security Services
At Arbour Group, whether it is Security Risk Consulting, Security Assessments, Audits, Security Programs Design and Implementation, Vulnerability Management, Penetration Testing, or Incidence Response, we can help you achieve your goals of Cyber Security. We can perform Cyber Risk Assessments that consider any regulations that impact the way your company collects, stores, and secures data, that include but are not limited to:
- Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS)
- Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
- Sarbanes–Oxley Act (SOX)
- Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA)
Arbour Group’s Cyber Security services include adherence to additional standards such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and additional frameworks that help you ensure sufficient cyber security. An organization needs to coordinate efforts throughout its entire information system. Some elements of cyber security include but are not limited to the following:
- Network security: The process of protecting the network from unwanted users, attacks, and intrusions. Ensure that internal networks with sensitive operations and data are protected from changes and exploitation.
- Application security: Apps require constant updates and testing to ensure these programs are secure from attacks. Implemented methodologies ensure unauthorized access is prohibited.
- Endpoint security: Remote access is a necessary part of business but can also be a weak point for data. Endpoint security is the process of protecting remote access to a company’s network.
- Data security: Inside of networks and applications is data. Protecting company and customer information is a separate layer of security and privacy.
- Identity management: Essentially, this is a process of understanding the access every individual has in an organization. It ensures the appropriate people have the proper access to predetermined technologies.
- Database and infrastructure security: Everything in a network involves databases and physical equipment. Protecting these devices is equally important as they are also vulnerable to malicious cyber attacks when used with cloud environments.
- Cloud security: Many files are in digital environments or “the cloud.” as companies further transition from on-premise environments. Protecting data in a 100% online environment presents its own unique challenges.
- Mobile security: Cell phones and tablets involve virtually every type of security challenge in and of themselves with sensitive information open to cyber vulnerabilities.
- Disaster recovery/business continuity planning: In the event of a breach, natural disaster, or other event, data must be protected, and business must continue. For this, a plan must be pre-determined to maintain business continuity even without certain resources.
- End-user education: Users may be employees accessing the network or customers logging on to a company app. Educating good habits (password changes, 2-factor authentication) is an integral part of cybersecurity.
For more information on Arbour Group’s Cyber Security services, contact us today!
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