With the changes in the last 18 months, we are entrenched in a war - a war with devices. This is not a new war, it is one many in the cybersecurity and IT field remember - it is the return of the BYOD "Bring your own Device"... but in a slightly different way. Instead of having to deal with the devices you and your staff bring onto your IT Networks you are instead having to defend your data and corporate information from all the devices on your employees home networks. Remote work, love it or hate it, is becoming a new normal. We can create processes to encourage users to return to the bastions of security that we have had for years, but that is a battle we are already losing. Instead we need to look at the pressing concerns of the threats of today - especially the Internet of Things or IOT devices.
Earlier this year, Forbes wrote about the growing attack surface IOT represents and that hasn't changed. We are having to secure devices on our networks, and throughout our networks, and secure devices that are brought into networks we are not able to fully secure. When such a large percentage of business is occurring off corporate networks, there are few perimeter layers you can rely on, and relying on VPNs for Security is not a solid strategy. Yes, you absolutely should have users use a VPN into your computer network, but that should be a step in the security process, not the primary one. Ask yourself a few questions:
This is a huge problem. Having devices that are remotely managed and (hopefully) secure is critical for every organization in 2021 - but what are you doing about security events as they happen? Do you even know what is going on from a security vulnerability perspective on a daily basis?
Huge growth of services that provide this kind of value of alerting are available, but the critical question to ask yourself before you get one (or even if you are currently using one) is can they take action? Can they respond before an infection spreads? Because most can't. They rely on a notification model of suspicious behavior, and then might notice after a system is infected but not necessarily before it is has connected to your network and spread malware across it. And at that point you're playing catch up, and having to determine how much of your data has been breached, too little too late.
London Security offers SecuritySHADOW to combat this. It is a full Managed Detection & Response (MDR) / Security Operations Center (SOC) offering that covers 24/7 and 365 days a year. This security process provides the key step many MDR & Managed Service Provided SOCs do not - which is an actual response. We will detain the potentially infected system before it interacts with the majority of your network, and show a breakdown of what happened so we can better secure devices in the future.
Without this capability, you are dealing with a breach. With this technology you're handling a single system infection and remediation. It is a huge difference. And with the growth of threats such as IOT - it is becoming critical to know what is going on home user networks that could potentially penetrate your corporate devices. Having an additional layer that can respond in the middle of the night will save you time, energy, and budget - versus playing remediation and a down corporate network.
Please reach out today, we really do believe in this solution and would love to talk to you about it.