Cybriant in the News – Into the Breach: Meeting the Cybersecurity Challenge

Cybriant in the News – Into the Breach: Meeting the Cybersecurity Challenge

Cybriant was recently featured in an article on it.toolbox.com. See the original post here.

Maintaining network security is the greatest challenge facing the IT industry today. The threat landscape is complex and ever-changing, which leads many organizations to devote a large portion of their technology budget to hardening their defenses against cyber threats. Since many vectors of attack focus on known and unknown software flaws and hardware deficiencies, it’s impossible to make any network completely secure against every type of intrusion.

The good news is that there are a number of ways that businesses can protect their data and ensure that critical systems can withstand any potential breach. To do so requires a comprehensive approach from the user level, all the way up to datacenters and cloud services. By guarding against the most common types of attacks and preparing for recovery in the event of an incident, IT managers can thwart many threats and provide business continuity at all times. Here are the steps that should be taken.

End-User Training

Employees and network end-users are commonly targeted by hackers as a means of gaining entry into business networks. This is largely because of a lack of clearly stated security policies for them to follow, or a general misunderstanding of how their actions can impact the network as a whole. In order to prevent employees from being exploited, they need to be made aware of the kinds of security threats they may encounter. In general, they should be taught to spot and report incidents of:

  • Fraudulent Emails
  • Phishing websites and phone calls
  • Unsafe downloads
  • Browser Hijacks

A well-educated user base can help to prevent unauthorized access to business systems and reduce the whole network’s exposure to malware and ransomware infiltration. They can be the first, best line of defense against cyber threats of all kinds.

Network Monitoring

Since even well-trained employees will still occasionally make mistakes, and other vulnerabilities will always exist, it’s essential to monitor all systems to detect and respond to potential problems. This kind of undertaking can quickly overwhelm an IT department, though. It’s worthwhile to engage a professional monitoring company to handle the workload.

Companies like Cybriant have the dedicated monitoring infrastructure and expertise to make sure that all endpoints, servers, and network hardware are never left unprotected. It’s a comprehensive approach that analyzes network traffic, monitors system event logs, and checks for known hardware and software vulnerabilities. IT staff have access to a threat management console and are alerted to potential trouble so they can respond appropriately.

Business Grade Backup

If all else fails, it’s crucial to have reliable data and system backups to be able to recover from an attack. This is the best way to prevent long-term damage that can cripple a business. Network servers and workstations should be backed up as often as is practicable, based on the needs of the specific business. It’s a good idea to have bare-metal restore capability for any business-critical systems so that any compromised machine can be restored in whole with a single process. This eliminates the need for time-consuming rebuilds of affected hardware.

Meeting the Challenge

By taking these steps to protect a network, IT managers can rest a little bit easier, knowing that they’ve applied a top-to-bottom approach to security. It’s impossible to know exactly how threats will evolve in the coming years, but it’s a safe bet that these preventative measures will still be effective for a long time to come. The future of their businesses may depend on it.


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Cybriant Launches Managed Cybersecurity Awareness Training Service; focuses on Real Estate Industry

Cybriant Launches Managed Cybersecurity Awareness Training Service; focuses on Real Estate Industry

August 9, 2017 – Alpharetta, GA – Cybriant announced today that it has launched a new service that offers Managed Cybersecurity Awareness Training. Cybriant plans on initially focusing on the real estate industry for this managed service.

The real estate industry is under attack from cybercriminals. Wire Fraud, Email Phishing, Texting Scams and Social Media scams that target independent real estate agents are causing real estate firms as well as potential home owners to lose money.

Cybercriminals have targeted the real estate industry because of the amount of personal and sensitive information that is created, stored, used, and shared between real estate agents, brokers, property managers, closing attorneys, mortgage banks, title companies, and more.

Cybriant’s Managed Cybersecurity Awareness Service helps organizations implement a fully mature security awareness training program. The program will provide baseline testing, user training, simulated phishing attacks, and management reporting.

“Employees are either a weak link in the security chain or a trip wire for your defense,” said Jeff Uhlich, CEO of Cybriant. “Our cybersecurity awareness training service helps meet three requirements for a well-rounded program – awareness, education, and ongoing training. We help strengthen your human firewall.”

For more information, go to https://www.cybriant.com/cybersecurity-awareness-training/.

About Cybriant

Cybriant assists companies in making informed business decisions and sustaining operational effectiveness in the design, implementation, and management of their cybersecurity programs. We deliver a comprehensive and customizable set of strategic and adaptive cybersecurity services which address the entire security landscape. These services include assessment and planning, testing and hunting, SIEM management and security monitoring, perimeter and endpoint protection, and secure cloud networking. Cybriant also delivers support services for the secure maintenance, relocation, and disposition of physical and data assets. We make enterprise grade cyber security services accessible to the Mid-Market and beyond. For more information, go to www.cybriant.com

Managed Cybersecurity Awareness Training Service