IT security is something that no business can afford to opt out of. Data breaches have become more frequent and more sophisticated, with hackers penetrating even large corporations, hospitals, and governments entities. With such high-profile cases making the news and causing consumers to think twice about trusting their own information with affected organizations, it is reassuring that many security breaches could have been prevented by implementing basic security measures such as firewalls and educating employees often about phishing attacks. It is wise to have an independent assessment of your company’s security posture done each year; more often if your business is in one of the more frequently targeted industries of financial services, retail, and healthcare. DMD Data Systems offers Penetration Testing and Security Assessments from the security experts at IBM. DMD offers Managed Security Services to continually monitor your systems for suspicious activity in order to prevent an attack. Outsourcing of security services is something that is often seen as beyond the reach of mid-sized businesses but compared to the tangible costs of a breach, not to mention intangibles, it is a good investment.
If your IT team includes a CISO and other staff dedicated to security, DMD offers security software from IBM including QRadar SIEM Security Intelligence Platform. Other IBM Security Software offerings are listed below. DMD Data Systems is also a Splunk partner and a proofpoint Partner and offers their security products. Splunk analyzes patterns in machine data, many of which also provide signals when a security breach is underway. Proofpoint offers security solutions which mitigate threats from email, social, and mobile channels. These are often the gateways by which phishing, ransomware and malware attacks take hold of an organization.
Mobile device usage is at an all-time high. Many companies allow employees to tap into the company network with personal devices, and with this comes risk of malware introduced via the use of infected apps. Another risk from unmanaged mobile devices is that a temporary worker or one who has been fired can leave with significant amounts of company data on their mobile devices. Even a lost or stolen laptop can contain sensitive data which would leave a company vulnerable if it fell into a competitor’s hands or ended up posted on the web.
Having an effective backup and recovery solution in place is an important security measure. In a ransomware attack, perpetrators encrypt an organization’s data, releasing the encryption key when the ransom has been paid. If backups are regular and secure, data can be restored without giving in to the criminals’ demands.
IBM Security Software
DMD offers the entire IBM Security Product portfolio including:
- IBM QRadar Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Software
- IBM BigFix Endpoint Management Software
- IBM MaaS 360
- IBM Cloud Security Enforcer
- IBM Guardium
- IBM Security Guardium Data Privacy for Hadoop
IBM Security Services
- Penetration Testing
- Security Assessments
- Managed Security Services
- Splunk Enterprise
- Splunk Cloud
- Splunk Light
- Targeted Attack Protection for Email
- Email Protection
- Email Fraud Defense
- Email Encryption