Tag: MSSP


10

Apr 2019

The Future of Managed Security Services

It seems like cybersecurity is moving at the speed of light. Threats and technology change on a regular basis. This makes it hard to determine the best course of action. This article explores the future of managed security services to help you decide if outsourcing your 24×7 security operations is right for your organization. What are Managed Security Services? Managed security services (MSS) refer to...

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06

Mar 2019

In Time: Responding to a Cyber Incident

Cyber threat has continued to grow year over year, as made evident by the number and scale of data breaches. Organizations face a variety of cyber threats from large-scale phishing attempts to targeted attacks from cybercrime organizations and hacking groups. When a breach occurs, rapid response is critical. The longer an incident goes undetected and the greater the foothold the attacker can establish within an...

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05

Mar 2019

Sword & Shield Recognized for Managed Security Services Expertise

Nationally recognized cybersecurity firm makes list of 100 top managed security service providers in the country. Knoxville, Tenn. March 5, 2019 –  Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, a leading national cybersecurity firm based in Knoxville, Tennessee, announced today the company has been named to the CRN® 2019 Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Security 100 category highlighting companies with managed security services expertise. CRN,...

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12

Feb 2019

Phantom Users: Deception and Pass the Hash Attacks

Deception in cyber defense Using deception in cyber defense isn’t a new concept. Honeypots, computers with false data designed to have vulnerabilities to lure attackers to keep them occupied, have been around since before the turn of the century. Honeynets, networks of honeypots intended to mimic a legitimate network, were not far behind. By providing some “low-hanging fruit” for attackers to spend their time on,...

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06

Feb 2019

In-House SOC or MSSP?

With every study and high-profile data breach publicized, it becomes more apparent that companies need to make protecting their systems more diligently. This leads to the question of whether an organization should go with an in-house SOC or MSSP (managed security service provider). In this article we will discuss considerations for each. Is My Organization at Risk of Cyber Attack? A survey conducted by KPMG...

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31

Jan 2019

How Managed Security Can Help Reach PCI Compliance

The PCI DSS standard is designed to ensure the security of credit card data. Any organization that stores, transmits, or processes credit card information must comply with the requirements of the PCI DSS standard. The organization must pass third-party audits designed to test this compliance. What Do I Need to Do for PCI Compliance? In order to be compliant with PCI DSS, an organization needs...

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10

Dec 2018

Moving from Threat Intelligence Consumer to Producer

Most organizations are threat intelligence consumers, purchasing or collecting publicly available information about current cybersecurity threats. In this article, we discuss the value of becoming a threat intelligence producer and how an organization can do so with minimal in-house cybersecurity resources. What is Threat Intelligence? Threat intelligence is a term generally used to mean “any useful information for detecting and protecting against cyberattacks”.  Examples include...

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04

Dec 2018

Using Application Whitelisting to Stop Malware

Phishing attacks are one of the most common methods attackers use to breach organizational defenses and gain access to the network. In many cases, the purpose of the phishing attack is to execute malicious software on the target computer. Developing and enforcing an application whitelist is one way organizations can dramatically decrease the threat these phishing attacks pose to their corporate cybersecurity. This article explains...

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14

Mar 2018

File Storage and Sync Services Data Security

By Brian Lowe This article gives insight into observations from our managed security services operated out of our 24/7 security operations center. The Observation… As technology moves forward to create capabilities and increase convenience, the focus on security can be lacking, or in some cases completely missing or ignored. In Sword & Shield Enterprise Security’s Managed Security Services operations, we often find this is true...

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15

Sep 2016

Need Help with HIPAA? Call an MSSP.

Because healthcare data contains so much personal – and lucrative – information, breaches into medical organizations’ networks are now the most common cyber-attack IT security professionals see. Healthcare organizations need to diligently monitor the security of their networks from both a regulatory perspective and from the perspective of what is considered best security practices. When government incentives first led healthcare organizations to adopt electronic healthcare...

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