Understanding Cyber Security

In today’s dynamic and rapidly changing threat landscape, organizations can no longer rely solely on traditional security measures like firewalls and antivirus software. Attackers constantly adapt and find new methods to infiltrate defenses, therefore making it imperative for organizations to embrace a proactive stance in detecting threats.

It’s now critical to have the necessary personnel to stay up to date with current threats and take action when necessary. The Security Operations Centre at Armor Coded relieves the labour and expertise burden from your organization becoming a trusted extension of your team.

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What is a Security Operations Centre?

A Security Operations Centre (SOC) is an essential team of cyber security specialists, threat analysts and threat hunters working to protect your business systems, brand integrity and intellectual property.

A SOC engineer will use a Security and Incident Event Management system (SIEM) to oversee all activity on your systems, monitoring traffic, applications and alerts to pinpoint possible cyber incidents and take remedial actions.

How do I fully secure my business?

Unfortunately, there is no way to be 100% secure when it comes to cybersecurity. With a strong focus on policies, procedures, employee cyber security training and a layered security approach involving cyber security professionals, your business can become cyber resilient.

Cybersecurity requires ongoing proactive steps to mitigate and respond to the evolving sophistication of threats. No one solution is sufficient. Following the Cybersecurity Lifecycle based on the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, you’ll be on your way to cyber resiliency.

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What is the NIST Cybersecurity Framework?

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a non-regulatory agency that promotes innovation by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology. The NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF) consists of standards, guidelines, and best practices that help organizations improve their management of cybersecurity risk.

NIST Cybersecurity Framework includes functionscategoriessubcategories, and informative references.

  • Identify: To protect against cyberattacks, the cybersecurity team needs a thorough understanding of what are the most important assets and resources of the organization. The identify function includes such categories as asset management, business environment, governance, risk assessment, risk management strategy, and supply chain risk management.
  • Protect: The protect function covers much of the technical and physical security controls for developing and implementing appropriate safeguards and protecting critical infrastructure. These categories are identity management and access control, awareness and training, data security, information protection processes and procedures, maintenance, and protective technology.
  • Detect: The detect function implements measures that alert an organization to cyberattacks. Detect categories include anomalies and events, security continuous monitoring, and detection processes.
  • Respond: The respond function categories ensure the appropriate response to cyberattacks and other cybersecurity events. Specific categories include response planning, communications, analysis, mitigation, and improvements.
  • Recover: Recovery activities implement plans for cyber resilience and ensure business continuity in the event of a cyberattack, security breach, or other cybersecurity event. The recovery functions are recovery planning improvements and communications.

Proactive security measures are now essential.

As many as 77% of advanced threats bypass up-to-date antivirus products. The utilization of Managed Detection & Response (MDR) has become an essential element in cyber security, enabling the proactive detection and response to advanced cyber threats. As organizations face increasingly sophisticated and persistent attacks, the necessity for a comprehensive and proactive approach to detecting threats has become crucial.

MDR integrates a Security Operations Centre (SOC), advanced threat intelligence, behavior analytics, machine learning algorithms, real-time monitoring, and continuous surveillance to offer organizations a robust defense against emerging threats.

What is included in Armor Coded’s Cybersecurity Service?

Managed Endpoint Security

The starting point for device security. Rule and behaviour-based remediation takes place as we configure and monitor your devices with advanced protection.

Managed Endpoint Detection & Response

By monitoring every application and each process running on your devices, we can stop bad actors in their tracks and even roll back ransomware attacks should they slip through.

Managed Security Operations Centre

Rest assured that our team of cybersecurity experts are continuously keeping an eye on your systems, hunting for threats. From firewalls to servers and endpoints – even Microsoft 365, we’ve got your back and will remediate issues encountered for you straight away.

Managed DNS Protection →

DNS Protect blocks malicious website requests and disables access to known web-borne attack surfaces. This means malicious and suspicious websites won’t be accessible from your protected network.

Privilege Access Management

With PAM only verified and approved applications may run and be installed on protected devices maintaining a clean digital environment.

Vulnerability Management

We protect business from escalating cyber threats by systematically identifying and addressing potential weak spots on a regular basis.

Microsoft 365 Security Intervention

We monitor Microsoft 365 for security threats and unauthorized changes made within the Microsoft environment in real time ensuring your data is kept safe.

Security Awareness Training

An estimated 90% of security breaches are caused by human error so we educate and empower employees to spot and stop phishing threats and follow cybersecurity best practices. We deliver training that sticks with animated video lessons that meet employees where they are without boring tech speak in order to maximize retention.

Employee Training. Your first line of Defense.

  • All it takes is one employee to cause a data breach

    Having a proactive approach is key in a robust security culture and our Employee Vulnerability Assessment is just the tool you need to help defend your weakest links.

  • Insightful, Automated Reports

    Receive monthly and quarterly campaign reports showing training results both on the organization and individual user levels. See what actions each employee took (or didn’t take), identifying risky behavior and additional training needs. Automate the reports to be sent to designated recipients at your desired cadence.

  • End-User Education, Evolved

    A recent study revealed that 48% of hackers and incident responders spend 1-5 hours per week keeping up with security news, trends, and technologies, so why aren’t we educating our clients’ employees more than once a year?

  • Continuous Engaging Training

    Deliver training that sticks with animated video lessons that meet employees where they are without boring tech speak to maximize retention. Each lesson comes with an online quiz to measure progress and see who needs extra help.

  • Simulated Phishing

    Routine simulated phishing has been proven to minimize the risk of end-users falling victim to a malicious phishing attempt. Routine phishing instills into your users the very behaviors of IT professionals before they click on any link so that even on the most chaotic of days, they’re ready.

  • Written Security Policies

    Security policies are key to establishing expectations and explaining repercussions to protect your client organizations. Our document management portal contains a variety of customizable security policies from BYOD to Security Incident Response.