The managed security services landscape is plentiful with enough terminology, acronyms, and jargon to stymie the best IT expert. This guide can help provide some insight to concepts you'll encounter in the realm.
Learn about Managed Security Services
Cybersecurity is a vast topic, but Managed Security Services are a little more focused in how each of the described disciplines can benefit customers and their organizations by allowing a provider like Novacoast to relieve the load and apply our security expertise.
We've compiled a knowledge base on each topic to help provide some insight into their unique problems and solutions.
Managed Security Services:
A co-managed solution employs a blended group of cybersecurity engineers and operations experts to run, manage, and perfect the tools of security information and events, while you retain total ownership.
Managed EDR, or MDR, capitalizes on next generation endpoint protection technology by allowing our team of analysts, threat hunters, and operations experts to optimize and tune your EDR for maximum effectiveness and efficiency.
Multi-tiered Privileged Access Management administration and engineering solution alleviates high request volume and ensures uptime of critical acccess provisioning systems.
Managed Endpoint Protection
A compulsory element of any security strategy, endpoint protection is basically anti-virus and anti-malware. While not comprehensive, it is required. We can manage deployments and make sure it's tuned for maximum effectiveness.
At its core, vulnerability management is the practice of operationalizing the risk of known vulnerabilities to aid in making decisions about remediation.
DLP is a core element of any overarching data security strategy, but it requires a tuned approach to avoid creating a high analyst workload. Our SOC can monitor your DLP, or help develop a more efficient usage in a greater data security program.
The user-focused phishing attack, in which recipients of fraudulent email are deceived into revealing sensitive information or clicking malicious links, remains the most effective and common cause of security incidents across industries.
Managed Firewall, IDS, & IPS
Firewalls are the first line of perimeter defense and require steadfast maintenance and operation to achieve 100% uptime. Configuration assistance, patching, monitoring, capacity planning are required elements.
Penetration Testing or “pen test” is an emulation of what a bad actor could do when targeting an organization. Its goal is to find vulnerabilities affecting assets and find out how to leverage those to breach perimeters, obtain sensitive data, take over hosts, or cause damage.
Security Engineering Services
Security engineering is a specialized field of IT engineering in which an engineer or software developer applies their skills toward effecting problem solving, improvement, and/or hardening of information systems to withstand malicious attacks or other disruptions.
A strong cybersecurity program is intended to defend against attacks by limiting exposure to threats, but nothing is completely impenetrable. Sometimes attacks are successful, and efforts must shift gears to assess, investigate, and contain the attack to minimize damage.