Posted on: June 3, 2019 By: Carolyn Kuczynski
There are a lot of cybersecurity options, all proposing to be the right solution to protect the small and medium business customer. The security marketplace is confusing and overwhelming for SMBs. But CyberFusion® is very different from the usual cybersecurity offering. Here are three main reasons your customer needs this all-in-one solution…
1. CyberFusion is more effective. To explain why an all-in-one solution protects more effectively than other options, it’s helpful to understand what true security is. It’s a combination of protection, detection, and response efforts, all working together to provide “defense-in-depth.” The easiest way to explain it is to use something everyone knows and understands–protecting a home. A home is safeguarded in multiple ways:
Physical protection: The house is physically protected with a fence, doors, and locks. If a criminal jumps over the fence, he is stopped by the door, if he chooses to try to open the door, there is a lock to stop him.
Detection: Let’s say the criminal gets into the house. There may be an alarm that goes off when the door opens or the motion detectors are tripped. If the home is monitored by a security company, their operation center experts will see there is an intruder.
Response: Maybe a ferocious dog is awaiting the intruder or the homeowner has a weapon. The home security company may also alert the police to enter the house.
No function on its own is true, effective security. All are parts of a security program or discipline. They all work together.
The same is true for cybersecurity. Individual components will not adequately protect your company. You need to have all working together to stop cyber attacks.
Cybersecurity protection comes in the form of firewalls, an IPS (intrusion protection system), anti-virus software, and employee awareness training.
Detection is a SOC (security operation center) handling an IDS (intrusion detection system), sandboxing (isolating applications), and an EDR (endpoint detection and response).
Response isn’t an attack dog but SOC analysts managing needed containment and eradication of threats.
What we find is that most SMBs, if they have invested in security, have invested in low-grade protection tools. Almost like having a door without a deadbolt. And forget about detection and response. When the cybercriminal gets into the system, most SMBs are left completely vulnerable. Game on for ransomware, data hijacking and whatever else the threat actor wants to do. And many take their time and go undetected for months or even years.
2. CyberFusion saves time. It takes at least 54 hours to investigate, source and select IT security technologies to create full, end-to-end protection. There are six main components to a security platform: network monitoring, next-generation firewall capabilities, email gateway security, endpoint security, trusted access, and employee awareness training. Assuming a triple-bid process, there are 18 suppliers to seek out. Let’s agree that on the low end it requires three hours of time per component, 54 hours are required.
The 54 hours doesn’t even include the time and effort it takes to hire in-house or contract SOC analysts to conduct 24/7 monitoring, detection, and response.
CyberFusion for the SMB customer is one contact, one company, one monthly invoice, one customer service number. That’s it.
3. CyberFusion costs less. We can all agree that SMBs have limited resources. And the reality is that most business owners make the hard choice of being under-protected because the cost to purchase, deploy and maintain all components of a full stack security solution is outrageous for an SMB. There are initial purchase costs, deployment costs and annual renewal costs for various licenses. The budgeting process alone is challenging.
Spend some time putting together an end-to-end cybersecurity solution for your customer and adding up the costs. You will find that paying for just 24/7 monitoring is often triple the cost of CyberFusion. CyberFusion is a U.S. patent pending process that was designed to have the same effectiveness as our biggest enterprise platforms but at a cost that a small business can afford.
Simplify cybersecurity for your customer with CyberFusion. The effective, efficient, affordable solution.
Contact Rocus Networks today to set up a 30-day trial for your customer.
Posted on: March 18, 2019 By: CNSG Marketing
Formula 1 is an amazing piece of art. A perfect combination of machinery and technology.
Building a Formula 1 single car costs between 6-8 million dollars not including the costly, long R&D process, that at the end forms a car that is built from more around 80,000 components and can accelerate and decelerate from 0 to 100 and back to 0 in 4 seconds. There is almost an unending list of superlatives for the formula 1 car.
But a Formula 1 can’t drive itself (yet).
The team—not the car or the driver—wins the race. During a Grand Prix, it is easy to think that the success of the race depends on the formula 1 driver. However, the driver is just a member of the team.
Many organizations already have a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). However, as an F1 car can’t drive itself, nor can the driver work alone, so a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) can’t work on his own. The CISO needs a professional team that works together. Each one of the team knows his place and is the best in his job.
In a cybersecurity security operation center (SOC), the CISO is the driver. He drives the powerful machine of SOC, and his success is dependent on the expertise and teamwork of the members. An excellent teamwork is important to effectively curtail the dangers of cyber-attacks. Teams must be able to communicate with other members and teams in an organization in order to detect early signs of threat.
Each team member is the professional and experienced man on the team that can do the work, and this is what makes it work well and turn an ordinary team to a winning team. As it is in F1, so it is in any professional job—the need for an excellent teamwork in a professional team cannot be overemphasized. An efficient professional team works behind the scene to ensure that an organization runs effectively.
To have a great cybersecurity SOC, a fully functional team that is experienced in the following domains is required:
Tier #1-2 analysts –The tier 1 analysts are analysts with the IT background, and the tier 2 analysts have the dogged curiosity to get to the root cause, and the ability to remain calm under pressure.
Incident response – Collaboration within a professional cybersecurity team can help in effectively managing an incidence of phishing and cyber-attacks.
“None of us is better than all of us.”
When a professional cybersecurity team has solid teamwork, there is synergy. This helps in overcoming the usual constraints that an individual may encounter if a work is done alone. A professional team thinks like an F1 team—they are able to stay ready in the right place to change the F1 car tire and address to the driver’s needs. When there is a proper synergy, a professional cybersecurity team is able to identify weak links and apply the appropriate controls to respond to an incidence that may affect the cybersecurity of the firm.
Forensic investigation – Teamwork enhances team morale. It helps professional cybersecurity teams feel involved in the organizational structure. When work is divided among the members of a team, they are able to meet deadlines, and diagnose an attack before it spreads like a ripple throughout the organization’s servers.
Intelligence team – The intelligence team helps in keeping the team abreast of the latest developments in cyber security.
Onboarding team – It is important that there is a team that is focused on ensuring newly recruited cybersecurity experts adjuste to the social and performance aspects of their new jobs quickly and smoothly.
SOC manager – The SOC manager focuses on ensuring that the team is working towards a common target and ensuring the organization moves towards its vision.