Inspiring and innovative companies are adopting a new mindset to cybersecurity which is risk-based and concentrates on protecting their most sensitive and valuable data. They've recognised: 1. Despite big budget investment, no perimeter is infallible (ask Talk Talk, Carphone Warehouse, Sony). 2. The attacks are relentless and quickly multiplying. 3. There's nothing to stop anyone from entering the hackers' firing line. There is no typical data breach victim 4. Everyone has valuable information and systems that they don't want to compromise or lose. 5. It's usually far more expensive to put things right than to stop it happening in the first place. Our recommended cybersecurity mindset accepts a perimeter breach is very likely to happen and compensates for it. In fact, it accepts it may already be done. On average, a company finds out they've had a data breach some 170 days after it's happened. Ignorance is not bliss in cybersecurity. Knowledge is power.
When you accept a breach will happen, you have to then look at your second lines of defence. Every organisation, absolutely every one, has something held on its systems, devices or in documents which is valuable to someone else. This includes financial data, sensitive customer information, IP and private email conversations. Despite this intrinsic commercial value, the information is often carelessly protected, with flimsy passwords or lax controls. IT security is the responsibility of everyone in the business. But not everyone takes it as seriously as they should. Our partners, however, make up for human vulnerabilities and frailties - and provide another layer of protection from hackers and insider threats to mitigate the risk. Their easy-to-use software, such as managed user privileges and very clever digital document controls, means you always stay in control (even when your data is outside your network). It also helps you lock up your most valuable items from prying eyes, no matter how they got in.
The cutting edge digital forensic technologies developed by our partners are regularly used by corporate compliance and investigation teams, official bodies, legal firms and the law enforcement sector. This includes police forces, fraud investigation teams and local councils.
They can find pathways, links and evidence of cyber and unauthorised insider activity.
The specialist hardware and software solutions can interrogate a whole range of digital devices and systems - including computers, laptops, tablets, networks, cloud storage, smartphones and CCTV.
Some of the technologies are expert in e-discover too, and delve deep into the internet. They are the centre of the investigation and part of the recovery and future protection too.