Give Your Business The Security It Needs Now, Designed To Grow With You.
You know that you need information security, but where do you begin? Poor planning and design (as well as expensive security software) can quickly overwhelm information security budgets. Our consultants will work with you to understand your business, objectives, threats, and risk tolerance to architect a security program that meets your needs (and budget) today, tomorrow, and for years to come.
Your business is unique, and so are your systems. Risk resides at the intersection of systems, threats, and vulnerabilities, and we will customize our approach based on your risk tolerance, business model, budget, and desired outcomes.
- Set Context And Identify Systems
The first step in calculating risk is to understand your business and the systems that you depend on. These can include network appliances, servers, applications, databases, and even cloud providers. Whether you prefer informal inquiry or automated scanning of your entire environment, we’ll make sure that we know what you have (and what you are planning) before moving forward.
- Establish Objectives And Assess Risk
Information security is an exercise in thoroughness, as every electronic device capable of storing and processing information carries risk. Risk must be thoroughly addressed and prioritized to achieve desired security objectives. Our consultants will make sure that this critical exercise is given the appropriate attention, and that your key risks are not overlooked or ignored.
- Build A Control Framework
Whether you choose to leverage existing frameworks, such as ISO 27001 or NIST 800-53, or decide to create your own risk treatment, we will work with you to build a framework of information security controls and objectives that are attainable, manageable, and that mitigate risk efficiently and effectively.
- Establish Policies And Procedures
Often derided as excessive and unnecessary, documented policies and procedures are essential for enforcing security requirements and holding your organization accountable. Well-communicated policies can be the difference between a minor incident and a major data breach; our consultants will make sure that you get them right from the beginning.
- Optimize And Implement Security Solutions
Poorly architected solutions are often the root cause of excessive risk and information security budgets. Systems should be designed with security in mind and by default. Whether you are a small business that only uses e-mail or a large enterprise in need of a security upgrade, we’ll help you select and implement a security portfolio to prevent, detect, and respond to threats.
- Restrict And Protect Access
Many successful breaches leverage weak access controls and elevated security privileges to compromise systems. In addition to the access controls already created, an initial access control baseline must be established that incorporates strong authentication, segregation of duties, and minimal privilege based on defined roles and responsibilities.
- Manage Third-Party And Cloud Risk
Vendors, data centers, and cloud service providers are often assumed to be secure and are overlooked during security assessments. New businesses are especially susceptible to availability and confidentiality risks associated with outsourced providers. Our consultants will evaluate and address the risks associated with your outsourced portfolio and help you in the future when selecting providers to ensure that they take security as seriously as you.
- Incident Response And Disaster Recovery
100% security is unattainable and security incidents are inevitable; having a plan to respond to incidents and recover from outages is essential. As the global leader is business continuity and disaster recovery, Avalution will design response and recovery plans that will give you confidence in your organization’s ability to be resilient when confronted with cyber threats.
- Monitor Conformance
Most processes work well in the beginning; maintaining discipline, however, is a challenge in all organizations. In addition to implementing controls and solutions to monitor network security and detect intrusions, our IT auditors can also evaluate your organization’s ongoing conformance to the policies and procedures defined in your information security program.
Every Organization Needs Information Security.
Regardless of whether you can only afford the minimum level of security or are prepared to make substantial investments to ensure the longevity of your business, our consultants are here to help you at every step along the way.
Please contact us today to discuss your needs.
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Checklist
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