You may think that a Security Operations Center (SOC) is only for very large companies, but the reality is that malicious actors target any size company. A SOC is simply the epicenter of security, responsible for every aspect of protecting the organization.
We all know that it’s hard to navigate the cybersecurity space. From tooling to services, recruiting to resource limitations, it poses many obstacles before you can even begin to combat cyber threats. With that said, if you have identified that you need help, cybersecurity-as-a-service is a great option. It allows you to overcome recruiting challenges, resource constraints and provides help on the tools you need to manage, detect and respond to cyber threats.
Selecting your cybersecurity tools and services can be overwhelming. There are so many vendors, so many tools, and so many threats. If one of your biggest problems is resourcing to help you meet all your cybersecurity requirements, then a cybersecurity-as-a-service provider can help. Security monitoring and vulnerability management are two services that when working together can help you prevent cybersecurity threats.
Managing vulnerabilities is a time-consuming task, particularly for resource constrained companies that don’t have the time, staff or sometimes expertise to investigate. With vulnerabilities caused from complexity, familiarity, connectivity, poor password management, OS flaws, software bugs, unchecked user input and people, it’s hard to keep up. But vulnerabilities can be exploited. Vulnerabilities need to be quickly detected and remediated before they can be exploited.
If you’re responsible for cybersecurity at your company, you know that threats to your organization’s network and data have consistently increased. This has been happening at a point in time when your financial and staffing resources are staying flat (or going in the opposite direction). What does that all add up to mean?
The coronavirus pandemic has forced both credit unions and the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) to adjust how they do business. The NCUA published a statement (updated on May 15, 2020) noting that it recognizes that COVID-19 will affect credit unions and their members to varying degrees, yet remains committed to ensuring compliance and reporting mandates for credit unions.
We recently published a post that defines what a Security Operations Center (SOC). In this post, we’ll break down the basics of SOC-as-a-Service, including what it is and how it helps, and tell you a little about how Cygilant’s SOC-as-a-Service works.
It’s been an exciting few weeks over here at Cygilant with our recent expansion into the European Market and now we are excited to announce that we have added a new member to our senior leadership team – Kevin Gannon! Kevin joins Cygilant from PwC, where he served as a Solutions Architect and was a founding member of the PwC Blockchain practice. He’s based in our new Belfast office (remotely for now of course). View the formal announcement on Kevin’s appointment.