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What are Cyber Security Solutions?

Cyber security solutions are tools and services that help protect an organization's critical systems and sensitive information against cyber-attacks, resulting in downtime, theft of sensitive data, damage to reputation, compliance fines, and many other adverse consequences.

The average cost of a data breach reached over 4 million globally in 2021. Security system complexity and a lack of in-house expertise can lead to loss of customer trust, regulatory fines, and even legal action.

Cyber security solutions offered by First Light Technologies, a cloud security services provider, protects organizations against costly cyber breaches through a comprehensive strategy of threat protection, digital trust, and data resiliency. First Light’s advanced solutions detect and block cyberattacks before they can harm your organization’s critical systems and sensitive information, resulting in downtime, theft of sensitive data, damage to reputation, compliance fines, and many other adverse consequences.

First Light’s comprehensive cyber security solutions help organizations minimize the risk of cyber breaches, resulting in a competitive advantage. Maintaining a competitive advantage in the digital economy is increasingly difficult as cybercriminals constantly evolve their methods and targets.
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How to evaluate cloud service provider security?

When evaluating a cloud service provider, security is one of the most important factors to consider. The best type of cloud service provider is responsible for securing your data and sensitive information while providing you with a service that is reliable, flexible, and affordable. Cloud Service Providers (CSP's) must have strong security practices and a robust security architecture, which helps prevent cyberattacks. It’s essential to evaluate the CSP’s security posture and architecture and decide which CSP best fits your needs.

First Light Technologies, a cloud security services provider, offers comprehensive cyber security solutions that help organizations understand and protect their digital assets from cyberattacks and other malicious activity. Our cutting-edge solutions detect and protect against today’s sophisticated cyberthreats and our services help organizations manage risk, ensure regulatory compliance and prepare for future cyberattacks. Reach out to First Light today for a cloud service provider security assessment and protect your data now.

Zero Trust Security Strategy

Zero trust is a security approach based on a core belief that organizations should verify everything attempting to connect before granting access. Zero trust means trusting no one and assuming the network is compromised – challenging the user to prove they aren’t attackers.  Zero Trust establishes a state of least privilege, so no user or application has only the access needed.  A Zero Trust strategy needs to combine security information to generate the context (device security, location, etc.) that informs and enforces validation controls.
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Cyber Security Domains

A Cyber Security Domain is a robust cybersecurity strategy that has multiple layers of protection to defend against cybercrimes, including attempts to access, change, or destroy data, extort money from end-users or the organization, or target to disrupt business operations.

Your company security tools should address the following:
  • Critical infrastructure security is the practice based on layered vigilance, readiness, and resilience of protecting the physical/virtual systems, networks, and other assets that society relies upon for national security, economic health, and public safety.
  • Endpoint security is software that can deploy on endpoint devices such as servers and workstations that prevent threats such as malware and unauthorized access to help detect and stop breaches as they happen.
  • Network security protects computer networks from hackers, including wired and wireless (Wi-Fi) connections.
  • Application security protects applications operating on-premises and/or in the cloud. Security should be built into applications from the bottom up with considerations for how data will be handled and how users authenticate.
  • Cloud security encrypts cloud data at rest, in motion, and in use to support privacy, business requirements, and compliance standards.
  • Information security is data protection, such as the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR, securing data from unauthorized access, exposure, or theft.
  • End-user education builds security awareness across the organization to strengthen security knowledge with end-users.
  • Disaster recovery consists of tools and procedures for responding to unexpected events, such as natural disasters, power outages, or cybersecurity incidents, with minimal disruption to operations or data.
  • Storage security (Ex: IBM FlashSystem) delivers data resilience with safeguards such as encryption and immutable/isolated data copies, which supports recovery and minimizes the impact of a cyber-attack.

Cyber Security Solutions

The following technologies can help your organization implement strong cybersecurity that reduces your vulnerability to cyber-attacks and protects your critical information systems without intruding on the user or customer experience:

Threat Management

  • IBM Cloud Pak for Security is a comprehensive security platform that connects to your existing environment to provide maximum security capabilities and control to help you manage your security posture, reduce risk and ensure compliance.
  • IBM QRadar (Security Information and Event Management - SIEM) accurately detects and prioritizes threats across the organization and provides intelligent insights that enable teams to respond to and reduce the impact of cyber incidents quickly. QRadar SIEM is licensed on-premises and in a cloud environment.
  • IBM SOAR Platform quickly and easily integrates with your organization's existing security and IT investments. It makes security alerts instantly actionable, provides valuable intelligence and incident context, and enables adaptive response to complex cyber threats.
  • IBM i2 is an enterprise intelligence analysis environment that enables information sharing and intelligence production. It facilitates the analysis of large volumes of data through a secure environment designed to integrate into your existing enterprise infrastructure.

Digital Trust

  • IBM Guardium is the leading cross DBMS auditing that tracks database access, identifies end-users in applications such as PeopleSoft, Siebel, and Business Objects, and creates a test station workflow to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • IBM Security Guardium Key Lifecycle Manager includes the software and services needed to centralize, simplify, and automate the encryption key management process.  Offered as a secure, robust key storage, key serving, and key lifecycle management for IBM and non-IBM storage solutions, GKLM helps minimize risk and reduce operational costs of encryption key management.
  • IBM Security MaaS360 with Watson manages and secures smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops, wearables, and the Internet of Things (IoT). With the addition of Watson, MaaS360 is the only platform on the market that delivers an AI approach to UEM to enable endpoints, end-users, apps, content, and data.
  • IBM Verify secures users with Single Sign-On (SSO), multifactor authentication, and lifecycle management.  Verify comes with thousands of pre-built connectors to quickly access SaaS apps and pre-built templates to integrate with in-house apps.
  • IBM Trusteer is an advanced endpoint protection solution designed to protect users from financial malware and phishing attacks. Using industry-leading technology, Trusteer defends against MitB attacks, removes malware from endpoint devices, and protects customers by preventing them from entering phishing sites.

Strategy & Risk

  • IBM Risk Assessments are a free and non-intrusive general and vertical set of assessment services that measure your security readiness against various types of security threats.  The assessment generates a comprehensive report that identifies your over-under in security capabilities and compares your security readiness to your peers’ in your vertical (healthcare, retail, public sector, education).
  • X-Force Red Penetration Testing for your applications, networks, hardware, and personnel uncovers and fixes vulnerabilities that exposes your company's most important assets to an attack.
  • IBM Security Command Center Cyber Range is a virtual or in-person simulated breach experience that provides you with a greater understanding of best practices and tactics for responding to a breach, the importance of implementing a well-practiced response plan, and the leadership skills required to deal with the advanced threats we face today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is remediation in cyber security?
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Remediation in cyber security refers to responding to a breach while also limiting the potential amount of damage that breach can cause to your organization.

What is a cyber security domain?
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A Security Domain is an application or group of applications that trust a standard security token for authorization, authentication, or session management.

What is spear phishing in cyber security?
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A Spear phishing attack is a technique to acquire sensitive information (Ex: usernames, passwords, and other personal information) or access a computer system by sending spoof messages that appear legitimate.

What is red team in cyber security?
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The Red Team in Cyber Security is responsible for identifying an attack path that breaches a company's security defenses through real-world hacker tactics.

What is blue team in cyber security?
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The Blue Team in Cyber Security is responsible for defending their organization's information and systems by maintaining security posture against attackers (Ex: Red Team).

What is shoulder surfing in cyber security?
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Shoulder surfing is a criminal tactic where a person steals your data by looking over your shoulder as you use an ATM, computer, public kiosk, or any other electronic device.

What is tailgating in cyber security?
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Tailgating is a socially engineered attack that enables hackers to access a password-protected or otherwise off-limits location which typically involves a bad actor closely following an authorized person into a restricted area.