Cybersecurity tools help IT professionals to protect an organization’s data and business systems against cyber threats by establishing different authentication or authorization systems, monitoring their digital environment, and setting up barriers or protocols to mitigate the risk present for every business today.
In today’s digital world information technology has become essential for virtually every business in nearly every industry. Cybersecurity is critical to protect these vital assets and systems, whether it’s to ensure the protection of intellectual property and customer information, or merely to provide safeguards to your infrastructure.
Failing to secure your data comes at a heavy cost. Customers may lose trust in an organization in case of a high-profile hack or loss of data and can take their business to a competitor. This also runs the risk of heavy financial losses, legal payments, fines, and damage repair in case sensitive data is lost. According to the 2022 Cost of a Data Breach report by IBM and the Ponemon Institute, the average cost from a data breach reached a record high of $4.35 million; that number is expected to top $5 million in 2023.
Building a strong cybersecurity profile is necessary in light of those numbers and the increase in industry, state, and federal regulations protecting data. But many businesses lack the resources and expertise to tackle the problem in-house. It’s here that a managed IT and cybersecurity services provider can help. With the right partner, organizations gain access to cybersecurity experts and insight into new technologies, all at a lower cost than attempting to build out a team internally.
But which tools do you need to improve the resiliency of your IT environment? Today, let’s examine some of the many cybersecurity tools your managed services provider should offer to better protect your business.
Cybersecurity Tools Come in Many Forms
Endpoint Detection and Response
Endpoint detection and response (EDR) is a cybersecurity solution that monitors endpoint devices to detect, investigate, and mitigate potential threats. This always-on monitoring, when managed by professionals, helps security teams identify suspicious endpoint activity, allowing them to deal with threats quickly and minimize the impact of an attack.
This is an additional security measure that requires users to provide multiple forms of identification to access a system or account; It’s considered one of the fundamental elements of cybersecurity. Typically, it involves combining something the user knows (such as a password) with something the user has access to (such as randomly generated code sent to a smartphone) or biometrics (a fingerprint).
Cisco DNS Umbrella
This is a cloud-based security service provided by Cisco that protects against threats at the DNS (Domain Name System) layer. It helps prevent users from accessing malicious websites and blocks malware and other threats before they reach the network.
Vulnerability Scanning & Reporting
This is the process of identifying weaknesses or in computer systems, networks, or applications. Vulnerability scanning tools are used to systematically search for security flaws, and the results are reported to help organizations address and fix those vulnerabilities.
This cybersecurity tool is used to encode data on a device so that it can only be accessed with the proper decryption key. This way, if the device is lost or stolen, the data remains protected and inaccessible to unauthorized individuals.
Secure Email Encryption
This refers to encoding the contents of an email in a way so that it can only be decrypted by the intended recipient. Encrypting email messages helps prevent the interception of sensitive information and ensures the confidentiality and privacy of the message’s content.
Enterprise Password Management
This refers to a system, or specific tool, used to securely store, manage, and enforce password policies for their employees. It typically includes features such as password generation, secure storage, and access controls to enhance password security across an enterprise or small business.
Dark Web Email Credential Monitoring
By keeping tabs on dark web forums and marketplaces, organizations can actively search for stolen email credentials, protect user accounts, and when needed take the appropriate action to prevent unauthorized access.
Phishing Awareness Training and Simulation Testing
These employee education tools raise awareness about phishing. They assist in training employees on how to identify and respond to phishing attempts. Simulation testing can then be used to gauge their preparedness and reinforce the concepts of training.
AI Phishing Defense Software
This cybersecurity tool utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) techniques to detect and prevent phishing attacks. It employs machine learning algorithms to analyze email and web content, identify suspicious patterns, and block or flag potential phishing attempts. For example, Arnet Technologies works with Graphus to provide an AI phishing defense software that analyzes how employees communicate to create trusted profiles to better detect Zero-Day attacks.
Arnet Technologies Provides Cybersecurity Tools to Guard Your Data
With Arnet Technologies, you can tap into all of the aforementioned cybersecurity tools to create a tailored solution designed specifically for your needs and your business. From email security to network and endpoint oversight, our managed cybersecurity offerings give peace of mind 24/7.
With Arnet, foundational security elements like EDR, DNS protection, and multifactor authentication are the baseline in all of our engagements. We also offer all of the optional and more advanced tools, from encryption to AI phishing defense software, discussed in today’s blog.
Lastly, Arnet Technologies is proud to partner with Artic Wolf to provide a best-in-class security platform that works for your organization 24/7. With Artic Wolf and Arnet, clients gain managed endpoint detection and response, network monitoring, SIEM, and more, through a platform designed to collect, enrich, and analyze security data at a scale that covers every aspect of your environment — across server, endpoint, network, and human touchpoints.