How We Secure Your Data

10 January 2024
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The rise in cyberattacks during 2023 underscores the need for robust cybersecurity strategies. Even giants such as MGM have fallen victim to cyber-attacks during 2023. Let’s provide some context:

  • Attackers are incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) into their operations, such as generating phishing emails, bypassing security systems, and enhancing malware. Defenders are also using AI to strengthen detection and response, such as analyzing behavior, automating tasks, and improving accuracy.
  • Nation-states are continuing to conduct cyber operations to achieve their geopolitical goals, such as espionage, sabotage, influence, and disruption. Some of the targets include critical infrastructure, government agencies, political organizations, and media outlets1.
  • Hacktivism and other cyber activity related to major global conflicts, elections, and the Summer Olympics are expected to rise in 2024. Some of the motives include protest, activism, propaganda, and retaliation2.
  • The development of malware is shifting, making it quicker to create and harder to detect. Some of the techniques include code obfuscation, polymorphism, fileless malware, and ransomware-as-a-service3.
  • The risk landscape is becoming more complex and diverse, as attackers exploit vulnerabilities, impersonate brands, and target users. Some of the threats include phishing, business email compromise, account takeover, and data leakage.

Here are some key measures that we take to protect your data, your customer data and our very own processes.

  1. Securing Perimeter and Internet of Thing Connections: Securing the organization’s perimeter, especially with the growing use of IoT devices, is essential. This includes protecting against potential attack vectors like printers connected to your network can be affected.
  2. People-Centric Security Approach: A focus on people, acknowledging that human error often contributes to breaches. This approach involves educating and monitoring employees to reduce human-connected risks.
  3. Control Access to Sensitive Data: Implementing the principle of least privilege, ensuring employees have only the necessary access rights, is vital to minimize insider threats and unauthorized data access.
  4. Wise Password Management: Using specialized password management tools that offer features like password less authentication and one-time passwords is recommended. Policies for creating and managing passwords should also be established.
  5. Monitoring Privileged and Third-Party Users: Monitoring the activities of privileged and third-party users within the IT environment helps detect malicious activity and prevent unauthorized data access.
  6. Managing Supply Chain Risks: Addressing the risks posed by vendors and third parties is crucial, as supply chain attacks have significantly increased. This involves careful management of all entities with access to the organization’s resources.
  7. Enhancing Data Protection and Management: Effective data management and protection policies should be established, focusing on the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data.
  8. Employing Biometric Security: Biometrics provide reliable authentication and are increasingly used for multi-factor authentication (MFA), enhancing security beyond traditional passwords.
  9. Using Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA): MFA adds an extra security layer, making it more difficult for unauthorized users to access sensitive data or systems.
  10. Regular Cybersecurity Audits: Conducting regular audits helps identify cybersecurity vulnerabilities, compliance gaps, and suspicious activities by employees or third-party vendors.
  11. Simplifying Technology Infrastructure: Streamlining and simplifying the security infrastructure by using comprehensive solutions can reduce costs and improve efficiency.

The 2024 cybersecurity landscape is marked by an increasing focus on AI in cybersecurity, highlighting the need for cloud security and data protection as AI systems are often hosted on cloud platforms. Qualifications and certifications in cybersecurity are becoming increasingly important, with employers valuing hands-on experience and credentials like CISM for effective governance and risk management. There’s also a predicted surge in demand for technical cybersecurity contributors and managers, along with an expected increase in cybersecurity budgets.

Staff Boom provides information security in a variety of ways. Should you already have an existing infrastructure for us to work with, we can set up a secure VPN connection, which can then be maintained and monitored by your existing IT staff. We also have partners that can provide security analysts for continuous network monitoring and IDS. If you are new to the security landscape, we can provide resources and consultants to help you establish a robust security posture and protect your important data.

While this list is by no means comprehensive, it should give some insight into the network security services Staff Boom provides. We have your best interest at heart, and want to ensure that your valuable data goes untouched by attackers. Whatever your current security stance, we’re here to help. Contact us today!

Kelly Wade

Business Development Manager

Kelly Wade is a Business Development Manager at Staff Boom. With a bachelor’s degree in business from Azusa Pacific University and a cosmetology license, Kelly brings a unique blend of expertise to her role. Since joining in 2018, Kelly has played a vital role in the company’s growth by bringing in new clients and fostering strong, lasting relationships with them. She takes great pride in her ability to find innovative solutions that truly benefit customers, and her genuine care for people shines through in every interaction. While she decided to leave her cosmetology practice behind to pursue a career in sales, she still finds joy in occasionally using her hair styling skills on a smaller scale.

Outside of work, Kelly embraces her role as a proud wife and mother. Her daughter keeps her busy with a wide range of activities, and Kelly strives to balance her professional and personal life to ensure quality time with her family. As a passionate sports fan, particularly when it comes to football (Go Saints!), she knows how to bring that same enthusiasm and dedication to her work and personal interests.

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