What is IT Security?
IT security is a set of cyber security strategies that prevents security threats and unauthorized access to company assets such as computers, networks, and data. It maintains the integrity and confidentiality of sensitive information, blocking the access of malicious software and sophisticated hackers.
IT Security Policies
Information Security Policies
With the ever-growing threat of security hacks, cyber threats and data theft, organizations are giving more and more priority to the development of information security policies. Protecting your information from cyber attacks, whether it’s personal data, client data or company, know-how is crucial to the long-term success of your business. A lack of clarity in Information Security Policies (ISP) can lead to catastrophic consequences for your business.
EIRE Systems can help you build and maintain your Information Security Policies.
An organization’s Information Security Policy (ISP) should define its position relating to security risks that must be controlled within its organization, in line with the business’s appetite for risk. This policy will ultimately determine a company’s investment in its IT security controls.
Drafting an ISP requires not only the ability to write policies but also a thorough understanding of IT security. It’s one thing to know how IT security technology is implemented, however knowing how to write policy documents with written sets of enforceable rules that can be followed by all members of your organization, from senior managers to frontline sales personnel, is a skill in itself.
Successful ISPs can only be drafted through a process of consultation and iteration, including key members of your organization before a final sustainable policy position can be drafted. If you cannot define your processes, then you cannot define your policy.
As part of writing your ISP, it is necessary to understand the potential risks to your business. A risk can be any potential occurrence that would have an adverse impact on your business and could include a system failure, loss of business due to reputational damage etc.
To identify a company’s risks, a Risk Assessment needs to be conducted and will establish and maintain a security risk criteria that will categorize risks into Low, Medium, and High.
Anything considered a Low risk may be acceptable and may not warrant further intervention unless it is low cost to do so. Risks that are High or Medium should have procedures in place to mitigate against them, and have comparative ratings assigned to them to define which should be given higher priority or justify a larger investment.
As part of the Risk Assessment a Risk Analysis is conducted and will;
- document the consequences of each risk if it would occur,
- determine the likelihood of the risk occurring, and
- assign a level to each risk.
Having analyzed your risks, working with management a priority can be assigned to each risk, and an action plan put in place so that specific IT security controls can be implemented to protect against such risks.
EIRE Systems has both the policy and IT security expertise to draft your IT Security Policy (ISP). If you would like to know more about how we can help you specifically, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Vulnerability Management & Penetration Testing
Vulnerability and Threat Management for Computer Systems, Applications and Databases
Using Nexpose from Rapid7, EIRE Systems offers Vulnerability Management Services for your enterprise networks, applications, operating systems, databases as well as web applications.
Vulnerability Management helps you to identify the security holes in your IT enterprise infrastructure that can be used during an attack and shows you how these holes can be sealed before a breach occurs.
Nexpose from Rapid7 provides a fully functional enterprise Vulnerability Management solution, that can be configured based on the frequency with which you wish to scan and report on your infrastructure, and allows you to integrate these scans into your BAU processes.
Nexpose can be easily deployed to scan your enterprise infrastructure and will quickly highlight the vulnerabilities that are most likely to be used in an attack, producing reports detailing the remediation you need to prioritize to maintain the security of your infrastructure.
Using Nexpose it is easy to automate scans to get the right information to the right people within your organization, whether that’s a CISO or a database administrator. You can automate the entire vulnerability management process from scanning to report distribution, and set up dynamic asset groups with granular filters to ensure that your team members get only the information relevant to them.
EIRE Systems also offers patching and other remediation to remove the vulnerabilities identified after scanning your infrastructure.
If you are interested in Vulnerability Management we can provide a Nexpose demonstration and/or proof of concept (POC).
Using Metasploit Pro from Rapid7, EIRE Systems offers Penetration Testing to enable you to respond to the changing threat landscape by identifying and understanding security holes that may exist in your enterprise IT infrastructure.
Attackers are always developing new exploits and attack methods. Metasploit Pro penetration testing software helps you use an attacker’s own weapons against them. Utilizing an ever-growing database of exploits, you can safely simulate real-world attacks on your network to train your security team to spot and stop real attacks.
Using Metasploit Pro our penetration testing service can simulate complex attacks against your systems and users, is a safe environment, so you can see what an attacker would do in a real attack against your systems.
Originating out of New York, Rapid7 is the leading provider of unified vulnerability management, compliance, and penetration testing solutions. With more than 6,500 customers across 120 countries, Rapid7 delivers the solutions and expertise needed to harness the critical information essential to protecting your organization from attack.
Web, Data, Email, and Cloud Security
Forcepoint is a global leader in unified Web, data, and email content security, and is used by tens of thousands of organizations around the world.
Using Forcepoint EIRE Systems can provide your organization with a platform for Web Security, Email Security, Data Security, protecting your authorized users, networks, and data in the cloud, on the road, and in the office.
Forcepoint can be used to automate routing security tasks, allowing you to concentrate on your business.
Forcepoint’s Data Loss Protection (DLP) delivers contextual behavioral monitoring for Office 365, Azure and more to stop data loss across your organization.
Forcepoint’s Insider Threat prevents insider-based data loss and exposes other insider threats, such as fraudulent transactions or cyber sabotage, by focusing on your users’ behavior with data.
Forcepoint allows system administrators to block access to websites and other protocols based on categories.
Based in Austin, Texas, with worldwide sales, service, security laboratories, and product development, Forcepoint is a joint venture of the Raytheon Company and Vista Equity Partners.
Contact Our IT Security Team
Whether you’re looking to develop all-new IT security protocols, want to put systems in place that appropriately integrate technology or people, or need to update failing security systems, our IT security experts are here to help you. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to EIRE Systems for assistance with IT security policies, network security, cloud security, and penetration testing.