Federal, State, and local governments get resources, access to federal funds and programs along with threat intelligence. In contrast, small businesses get left out to dry. There is no FDA equivalent for cybersecurity within the IT industry. As a result, small companies can't reliably choose a web-based product to correctly market and sell their products and/or services and protect information.
Money has ruined the people aspect of IT & cybersecurity; companies don't want to pay people for their experience. Frequently in government contracting you hear about companies flat out reducing everyone's pay to give the CEO and executives more money.
People have been flocking to get cybersecurity-related degrees and certifications because of the current monetary gains. It attracts those without an understanding of the foundations for information technology. In this era of information, it's easy to study and pass tests when the correct answers are readily available online. Recruiting new talent has also been difficult because recruiters usually rely on interviews instead of practical tests or assessments for the hiring process.
Why Protect Small Businesses?
Small businesses are the cornerstone of the American economy. They create two-thirds of new jobs and deliver 43.5 percent of the United States' gross domestic product (GDP). But, unfortunately, a small business can also be a jump point for another more powerful attack.
Our Approach to Cybersecurity
We are focusing on the people aspect of cybersecurity, as well as maintaining a secure hardware & software supply chain. We examine and assess the following; security posture of a company, handling of past and current vulnerabilities, current clients, affiliations, and their ability to handle future threats, all to reduce obvious security risks.
Key to Successful Cybersecurity
We take the human approach to cybersecurity by teaching our employees and interns every aspect and constantly researching policy, technology, and best practices. You can spend millions of dollars on technology, but it's all for nothing if your people aren't trained and educated.
We maintain a dynamic process for security configurations, managing permission & policies, risk mitigation, incident management, and automation. Documentation and standard operating procedures are modular and updated quickly.
More technologies, platforms and devices only increase points of failure. The issue is that the technology isn't properly being utilized and configured; this goes back to experience and education.