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Atlant Security’s IT Security Audit helps executives see what IT departments often hide or sweep under the rug – the reality of how secure the IT infrastructure of a company really is. Can your company withstand a disgruntled IT admin? Can your company survive a one-day long hacking attack? Can a competitor shut you down if they wanted to? Get all the answers in the technical and executive reports, products of our IT security audit.
An IT Security audit is an audit of how resilient are your information technology systems to attack or human error. Its scope depends on the size of the company and its objectives. An IT security audit might mean a quick assessment of a few systems or a comprehensive review or your on-premise and cloud infrastructure.
We audit the controls in place (or their absence). These controls might be administrative, or in other words, the practices employed by your administrators. They could also be technical or even physical.
Physical security controls are not necessarily related to the prevention of theft by an outside party. Proper cooling of the server room to prevent overheating and critical damage is also a physical security control. Preventing people from plugging in various unknown devices in servers and computers can also be seen as a physical security control.
Best of all? If you have just a few employees / computers, all of the 14 defense areas will be checked in just a few days!
💡 You can then go to your own potential clients and win new business by showing how well you can protect your clients’ data!
How are passwords and access management handled? Do people reuse simple passwords? Do you know who has access to what and why, at any time? Can hackers steal employee passwords easily?
We check for mitigation controls for 17 types of cyber attacks: account compromise, unauthorized access, ransomware, network intrusions, malware infections, sabotage, security policy violations, etc.
Has everyone in the organization gotten the appropriate security awareness training? If yes, then do they even remember what was it about? Has its effectiveness been tested?
Microsoft 365 has 280+ security settings. Amazon Web Services and Azure have hundreds of security configuration options, too - we will take care of ALL of them!
We help our customers transform their IT infrastructure security by implementing Server & Network Device Hardening, Desktop Hardening, Network & Web Service security, Data Security, Backups, etc.
How many vulnerable machines / apps can a company have in its network?
We help our customers establish and manage a Vulnerability management program which will gradually reduce the vulnerabilities in their network.
Getting access to a corporate account may grant a hacker access to all internal systems, too. We protect our customers by implementing secure authentication, ensuring the integrity and confidentiality of your communications.
Breach simulation is an integral part of every Information Security Program. Our customers can rely on us to support them in the initiation, execution and conclusion of a Penetration Test.
Software development should be a rapid, efficient and secure process. We help our customers integrate security into the design, development, testing, integration and deployment of their code.
Policies and Procedures are the governing laws even in a small company's business. The ones we create are living and breathing documents bringing order and structure to our customers' security practices.
Secure Work From Home is one aspect of remote access, but we also take care of third party partners and outsourced employees, vendors and guests. Remote access to data is not limited to VPN.
This is exactly why we expand your defenses beyond VPN and add Zero-Trust as your main principle of defense. Are you curious how Zero Trust networking can be applied at your small business?
Antivirus is just one of 12 controls we implement at small businesses to defend endpoints from advanced hacking attacks. These security controls prevent the exploitation via malicious documents, scripts, 0day vulnerabilities and more.
We will help you transform your IT infrastructure security by implementing Server & Network Device Hardening, Desktop Hardening, Network & Web Service security, Data Security, Backups, etc.
Every Information Security Program we build and execute for our clients is different. Their teams, infrastructure, applications used and business objectives are differ and we often expand our services to serve them better.
Planning for the audit execution
Before conducting an IT Security Audit, we always have a series of preparation meetings with company executives and IT administrative personnel.
These meetings help establish the reasons behind the audit and its strategic security objectives. Is compliance driving your desire to audit your IT systems? Were you a victim of a security breach? Or do you want to have full visibility into how prepared you are for a hacking attack?
Here is our IT Security Audit Preparation Process:
“Our IT team takes care of cybersecurity”
If we could have a dollar every time we heard that 🙂
Just look at this graph. Every one of these companies had an IT team and every one of them firmly believed in their IT team’s ability to protect the company.
There is one problem with this belief: it is not based on facts. IT teams have very little experience in cybersecurity attack & defense methodologies. Their job is to build infrastructure and keep it running, much like every country has a construction industry.
But the construction industry can’t act as the military or the police – and if they did, the security of the country would suffer.
We believe this is what happens usually before a company gets hacked – their IT department is given the responsibility of defense. It inevitably leads to a security breach. In 100% of the cases.
When small business employees create passwords, they usually reuse one of their existing passwords or patterns.
This is extremely risky!
All a hacker needs to do to hack your emails in that case would be to find that particular employee’s password on any of the websites they’ve used. If that site was hacked in the past, all passwords of all its users become public and known to the hackers.
In that case, if they use the same password for their corporate email account, your company’s security will be compromised!
Through our SMB cyber security consulting services we help our customers establish a secure password & access management practice.
Small & medium business experience 17 types of cybersecurity attacks on a regular basis.
IT departments are normally aware of 3 or at most 4 of them – phishing (stealing credentials through fake login forms and pages), malware, password guessing (bruteforce) and DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service).
And even when they are aware of them, they usually don’t know how to mitigate them properly.
This is why we see so many small businesses getting hacked!
Our smb cybersecurity consulting services are designed to help you mitigate all 17 types of cyber attacks.
Making your team aware of the cyber threats and hacking methods is crucial to ensuring the safety of your company.
The market is flooded with cyber security awareness training services and companies.
Should you just pick one and try it?
What if it is not effective and how do you make security awareness training effective?
Save money and time and let our small business cyber security consulting team help you. We have helped many small businesses like yours run successful security awareness programs and can help, you, too!
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