While we are currently (and thankfully) in a lull period, in between news of a major breach, it’s still necessary to keep our eyes on the proverbial cyber-ball, to ensure that we’re doing all we can to minimize our potential attack surface.
Defense in Layers— that is the security approach of bundling curated tools, policies, and services that complement each other, and ultimately build up a cyber defense perimeter that is more than the sum of its individual parts.
While Anti-Virus / Anti-Malware software are widely understood and deployed defenses that counter malicious threats within your system, there are also proactive / preventative measures and training that can keep threats out in the first place.
By now, most of us are aware of phishing attacks — malicious website links or files sent via email that can download viruses or ransomware onto our systems. The senders of these phishing attacks are savvy and get better everyday to disguise malicious links in official looking emails or from spoofed email addresses (your boss, client, family).
You can be effective in countering 99.9% of all security threats that attempt to breach your system, but it can take just that single click by a distracted employee to a malicious site to enable ransomware that will lock up your system or install viruses.
As such, anti-phishing & web content filters are very effective defensive layers that actually prevents access to malicious sites even if your employee (accidentally or deliberately) clicks on a bad link. We offer services that will 1) block the attempt 2) inform the user of their attempted access of a bad site and 3) notify administrators of this attempt, which could provide an opportunity to discuss the situation with the employee and train them to spot future phishing attempts.
Our security training program works hand in hand with these anti-phishing measures to simulate actual breach attempts. It is much better to experience and understand what phishing attacks might look like and glean lessons in a safe space vs. being trained by the actual event that has real consequences.
RSI strives to offer holistic solutions to the evolving threat environment, instead of one-off tools that might address just a slice of the pie. Talk to us to discuss your network and system scope and we’ll do a deep dive to analyze any potential security gaps and identify a comprehensive solution that will keep you secure.
About RSI Security
RSI Security is the nation’s premier information security and compliance provider dedicated to helping organizations achieve risk-management success. We work with some of the world’s leading companies, institution and governments to ensure the safety of their information and their compliance with applicable regulation. We also are a security and compliance software ISV and stay at the forefront of innovative tools to save assessment time, increase compliance and provide additional safeguard assurance. With a unique blend of software based automation and managed services, RSI can assist all sizes of organizations in managing IT governance, Risk management and compliance efforts (GRC).