It’s 11 am, Sunday, the peak of the workday. The company’s CEO is presenting the company’s vision to a new strategic client, en route to closing the deal; the Financial Department is working hard to issue the month’s invoices and payments to suppliers; the IT Department has just finished dealing with problems that arose over the weekend, just like on any standard Sunday. And suddenly it happens, not with any commotion but quietly, almost without a trace. A single focused email that reached Dror, a key official of the organization, succeeded in bypassing the filtering mechanisms and inserted malware into the network. Dror continues with his activities, but behind the scenes the hacker is already inside the network and from here all that remains is to await the next publication on the Internet notifying that the most critical data of the organization has been exposed.
For the most part, an event such as this is discovered only after the hacker has achieved his targets. The truth is that, although it is hard to acknowledge, often even a warning in one of the systems would not have helped. This is because the average organization has more than six management interfaces displaying events and warnings, and too few security personnel to deal with them. The typical hacker is no longer an individual seeking to hack systems for pleasure. Most of the current hackers are part of organized crime organizations working with targets and a business plan with a clear purpose, to acquire as much money as possible with minimum effort.
In recent years, the work precept in the world of data security has changed, and the prevalent concept is that a patient hacker who invests sufficient effort can, using simple techniques, bypass an organization’s defense mechanisms and negate all the company’s security efforts. This despite unceasing investments in security, recruitment of quality personnel, numerous data security procedures and organizational resources intended to prevent penetration into the organization.
Exposed to attack
It is not always necessary for sophisticated security breaches and a world-class hacker to penetrate an organization and defeat the existing defense systems. In every organization there are security loopholes and weak points, some of which are even known in advance within the organization and some derive from errors in the architecture, application errors, or lack of the resources required to provide an appropriate response to contemporary threats. Furthermore, in every organization there is the human factor, which is the weakest link. The challenge for most organizations is not to relate to data security costs as simple overhead expenses and consequently there is a constant demand to provide more protection with less budget and resources, and every solution must be cost effective.
It is important to emphasize that cyber events are not irregular scenarios and have become routine happenings. One of the branches that have grown most significantly in recent years is ransomware. According to most estimates this branch crossed the threshold of a billion dollars last year and continued to gain momentum as a result of the formulation of new business models in this area. At present, it is possible to purchase installation kits intended for hackers without any technical expertise and there is even the possibility to receive support services from organizations engaged in this area, so that any average person can establish a hacking organization. An additional phenomenon that is becoming more dominant in the world, as a result of the ransomware branch, is a change in the target profile by the hackers. Small and medium sized businesses that were previously considered not to be attractive targets, because they did not possess data that was worth sufficient money, today constitute an easy and preferred target that generates money rapidly and without any particular effort.
Data security challenges continue to grow. The amounts of data, manners of access, the business demand to be connected everywhere and all the time, as well as working with cloud infrastructures continue to drive the world of data security to become a critical part of any organization. Organizational security policy necessitates formulating an interweaving of various systems and security procedures, and most important of all, recruitment of high-quality personnel to maintain and operate the systems. Even the large and leading organizations in the market are finding it difficult to cope with all the demands. Despite recruitment of high-quality personnel, massive investments in data security products and formulation of orderly work methodology, the difficulty in dealing with all the threats remains and we will continue to hear of break-ins to leading companies in the world consistently.
Living and Breathing Solution
To deal with the current threats in the cyber world, a new method is required. No longer a product that protects the perimeter, an analytical mechanism that analyzes the network traffic or construction of a lean and one-way interface that encrypts the data. What is required is an umbrella solution that is smart, flexible and capable of learning, customized to the budget of each organization.
Using the MSSP model, Cyberdome enables the client to receive a response to a wide range of threats. This is a simple model of service at a monthly cost of a fixed payment that provides you with a living and breathing cyber solution, which progresses with the security challenges providing the most suitable defense option at any given moment. The Cyberdome service supplies an end-to-end solution to data security threats within the organization. Contrary to other services, this is not just a managed SOC, response team or additional circle of protection for the organization, but constant ongoing dealing with data security, a service that, in fact, becomes an integral data security team within your organization. Cyberdome is a winning combination between a team of data security experts working 24/7 and leading data security systems of numerous manufacturers, in a variety of areas, working integrally according to orderly data security methodology, while knowing how to respond to cyber threats in real time.
The major advantages of the model of cloud-based services in the world are well known today and have generated a genuine revolution in the way in which organizations regard the subject of infrastructures. In the field of data security, the MSSP model expresses significant advantages facilitating dealing with the challenges of the current era.
Dispersal of costs: Reduction of costs of data security systems is a critical part of the solution that enables smaller organizations to benefit from systems that were previously exclusively in the domain of enterprise. The organizations receive a full package in the cloud model at the cost of a single data security product that will be established locally on site.
High-quality human resources: Data security personnel are a valuable resource. The capability of utilizing them in a cooperative model facilitates obtaining service from the leading experts in Israel, for a fraction of the cost, and without compromising on the quality of the workforce.
The rapid response: The MSP service operates 24/7. The moment an event is identified in the systems, dealing with it commences immediately with automatic tools, professionals and orderly methodology. After the conclusion of the event an investigation is conducted and the client receives an explicit event report from which he can understand what happened and why.
Updates and addition of components: One of the major advantages of the cloud-based model is the possibility to update the systems centrally and to rapidly add new components and capabilities without any need for further effort on the part of the client. This manner of work enables us to deal in a flexible way even with threats that do not yet exist.
Proactive defense: Updates streaming to the Cyberdome war room enrich our systems. No matter whether the reference is to new malware, or to an attack on another organization, the Cyberdome team acts to inoculate your organization from the threat before you can be attacked.
Cyberdome is the next generation of solutions in the data security world enabling organizations to upgrade their security arrays and gain proactive service that prepares them for the threats of both today and tomorrow. There is no reason to remain alone in the struggle. Join the Cyberdome service and prepare your organization for the future of data security in Israel.