When deciding on IT management for your company, selecting a provider with layered cybersecurity services is crucial.
A perfect illustration of this is the recent Kaseya breach. The largest global breach on record. The company’s remote IT monitoring tools had a vulnerability that was exploited, leaving the software vendor open to attack. Taking along with it over 1,500 of the company’s managed IT service provider clients and all of their clients’ clients.
Managed service providers are a prevalent target due to their trusted relationship with clients and wealth of customer data. The trickle effect in these attacks allows hackers to not only gain access to the IT management provider but to all its corporate clients downstream. Breaches like these are increasingly critical for businesses of all sizes. Surprisingly, many IT providers aren’t paying attention to cybersecurity. They don’t take measures to secure themselves or their clients. Some will secure you at an extra charge.
This is why we take a holistic approach to cybersecurity that includes identity-based security, data recovery and backup, cybersecurity training, and on-staff Certified Information Systems Security Professionals (CISSPs). We only recommend solutions that we trust and that we ourselves would use.
Nortec Cybersecurity Services Offer a Different Approach to IT Management
Protecting company records and logins is no longer enough to thwart cyberattacks. Cybersecurity services today require a comprehensive and holistic approach that’s woven into your entire company environment. Our philosophy to IT management looks holistically at your entire network to ensure security is incorporated into everything we do. That includes being very selective about the vendors we use.
Much more than just passwords, Nortec applies a comprehensive approach of preventative practices into all its managed IT services.
Nortec’s managed IT services does not rely on one method, but instead implements and manages a web of IT security solutions including:
- Security software
- CISSPs and certified ethical hackers
- Identity-based security
- Cybersecurity training and education for employees
- Endpoint security
Certified Information Systems Security Professionals (CISSP)
Our professionals hold the top certifications in cybersecurity. CISSP is considered the gold standard certification in the industry and is a globally recognized benchmark achievement. The CISSP ensures that the IT provider can perform at the highest levels of cybersecurity.
Trusted cybersecurity experts
The rigorous training requires 5 years of experience working in information security, as well as passing a thorough certification exam. In addition, continued study of current and evolving cybersecurity trends and threats is a requirement of all CISSP candidates. Our CISSPs possess both the training and experience to implement cybersecurity plans that align with client-specific business plans and goals. We create a fully secure environment by thoroughly assessing company risks and recommending the best tools and practices to mitigate those risks.
Nortec also has certified, and industry-trained ethical hackers on staff that possess the unique skill set of locating vulnerabilities with the same mindset as a hacker, to help organizations close gaps before an actual hacker finds them.
Nortec’s Identity-Based Security and Managed IT Services
Nortec’s identity-based access management, monitoring, and fraud detection halt security breaches in their tracks. Nortec works with client company identity and access management to secure all applicable devices, including mobile, social, and cloud-based environments. Using identity-based security innovations allows for real results and assures your company that there are no vulnerabilities left open for attack.
Using multifactor authentication to secure your network
Tools such as multifactor authentication are a proactive measure that makes it harder for someone to gain access to your networks without authorization, without creating significant hurdles for your workers. With more and more employees working remotely, utilizing this verification process for employees offers significant risk reduction.
Benefits of identity-based security:
- Secures users across all devices, not just one
- Improves user access controls and user management
- Reduces common identity-based threats, such as credential theft
Teach Your Team, Safeguard Your Business
Security awareness training for employees saves your company from severe financial and security losses, not to mention a PR nightmare. It’s important to note that not all cybersecurity attacks are complex breaches. Simple hacks, such as phishing emails, can lure employees into unknowingly letting in malware under the guise of an everyday email. These are some of the most common attacks because they are simple and cheap to execute, and alarmingly effective.
How Nortec trains your staff
To prepare your workforce for this common threat, Nortec creates unique phishing email tests that teach staff members what to look for. Management gets to see reports and identify where there are issues. Remedial training and repeat testing ensure the message sticks. Through this training approach, we’ve seen dramatic reductions in the incidence of employees enabling would-be attackers.
Nortec’s Cybersecurity Services Starts With Endpoint Security
Anti-virus software is no longer enough to protect your company from the daily risk of cyberattacks. That’s where Nortec comes in, providing seamlessly layered protection that ensures clients are safeguarded.
Any device that connects to the internet is an endpoint. As hackers increasingly target managed services providers, choosing your endpoint security provider is vital to effectively protecting your business.
Nortec provides the highest level of endpoint protection through Microsoft Defender, Advanced Threat Protection, and multifactor authentication. We also yield complete prevention by employing Palo Alto Networks Traps ® Advanced Endpoint Protection as additional prevention toward malware attacks. Traps is user-friendly and easily integrates with your existing network and cloud security.
Nortec’s Endpoint security provides complete device protection:
- Reduces vulnerability
- Prevents cyberattacks
- Offers insights on attempted attacks
Safeguard Your Company With Nortec’s Cybersecurity Services
There is a lot of fear about who you should work with for your cybersecurity. We understand how daunting it feels to pick someone to manage your technology. With the added concern of security, it can be even more difficult. We’ve made it easy:
Nortec’s 3-step plan for securing your business:
- Start with security assessment. We assess your company and see where you’ve got gaps.
- Share recommendations. Our recommendations are not cookie-cutter. We create a plan suited to your company, with recommendations that work for your budget and needs.
- Implement it and you’re secure. We take care of everything, so you get a secure business without the hassle.
It’s a scary time to work with technology and third-party IT vendors.