Integration & Monitoring
Publisto can undertake the task of integrating the products of multiple cyber security vendors with the client’s infrastructure, to ensure that they are set up correctly, the way the vendor intended. This includes the examination of the client’s infrastructure to understand the production environment, the selection of the correct vendor offerings for the specific client, as well as the installation and configuration of the products to fit the clients’ needs.
Most cyber security products require constant monitoring to provide any value to the organization. After all, alerts do not mean much if the appropriate teams are not notified in time to take action. Publisto can manage the installations of cyber security products and monitor them for any alerts of potential threats, so that the clients’ IT teams can be notified swiftly and respond to the incidents.
Cyber Security Consulting
A significant number of organizations do not maintain a dedicated cyber security team due to the increased cost involved or the misconception that they will not be targeted by malicious actors. Larger enterprises always faced a large number of threats, but lately there has also been an increasing trend of smaller businesses being targeted, due to them posing easier targets. Publisto can provide cyber security consulting services to help clients prevent attacks to their systems by assessing the existing infrastructure for weaknesses and proposing solutions to prevent unauthorized access and protect proprietary data.
The cyber security consultants will assist the clients in understanding the current threat landscape, assess the maturity of the organization, analyze the business requirements for security solutions and define a strategy to improve their cyber security posture. This might include interviewing staff to understand the existing infrastructure and any security concerns, performing vulnerability assessments where necessary, ensuring that the systems adhere to security best practices and proposing the best way to defend devices, networks, software and data against unauthorized access.
Security Awareness Training
Evidence around cyber attacks shows that the vast majority of attacks begin by attacking a user. Most attacker groups utilize techniques such as spear phishing to target and trick users into exposing data or credentials, installing malware or performing actions on their behalf, while around 94% of malware is delivered via email. While the IT and security teams can implement advanced security solutions to harden the organization’s perimeter, it often only takes a user clicking on an attached file in a malicious email to bypass all those perimeter defenses.
Instead of an organization’s weakest link, its employees should be its first line of defense and thus security awareness training is essential. Publisto can offer user training to educate employees and enable them to identify cyber threats and avoid falling victim to attacks such as phishing, spear phishing, social engineering, etc. This can help create a security mindset and culture in the organization, both for technical and non-technical staff.
Additionally, phishing simulations and other practical exercises could be deployed to provide an interactive way for the users to familiarize themselves with the cyber threats, test their preparedness and teach them how to safeguard against these attacks.