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Cybersecurity & Ransomware Prevention

Cybersecurity & Ransomware Prevention


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In today’s increasingly risky IT environment, cyber and ransomware attacks are becoming more frequent. All organizations are vulnerable to these attacks, and every organization has vulnerabilities in their IT protection plan. While nothing can guarantee 100% protection — Quest’s IT managed services give you peace of mind. Quest provides the focus, depth, and security services to help close gaps to keep your organization safe.

The most Common IT security weaknesses in organizations include:

    Malware and virus attacks
    Highly specialized attacks
    Network endpoints

Most companies that get breached aren’t aware until it’s too late. The median time to discover a breach is typically measured in months. When a breach does occur, most organizations are reluctant to inform customers or law enforcement.

Well-prepared companies have a breach response plan outlined and tested. Ensure your organization is prepared and partner with Quest to develop a data protection plan.

Cybersecurity Assessments

Until now you had to be an IT security expert in order to manage even basic IT security services. All that changes with the Quest Network Detective Security Assessment Module. With the Security Assessment Module, all you need to do is run the Network Detective non-invasive data collector on your domain server. Then, let the Quest Network Detective’s proprietary data analyzer crunch the network data and produce a baseline set of network security reports. Quest offers this as either a stand-alone, one-time IT security assessment, or as part of a regularly-scheduled managed security service.

Your IT Security Assessment will consist of the following elements:

Security Risk Report
This executive-level report includes a proprietary Security Risk Score along with summary charts, graphs and an explanation of the risks found in the security scans.

Security Policy Assessment Report
A detailed review of the security policies that are in place on both a domain wide and local machine basis.

Share Permission Report by Computer
Comprehensive lists of all network “shares” by computer, detailing which users and groups have access to which devices and files, and what level of access they have.

Share Permission Report by User
Organizes permissions by user, showing all shared computers and files to which they have access.

Outbound Security Report
Highlights deviation from industry standards compared to outbound port and protocol accessibility, lists available wireless networks as part of a wireless security survey, and provides information on Internet content accessibility.

External Vulnerabilities Full Detail Report
A comprehensive output including security holes, warnings, and informational items that can help you make better network security decisions, plus a full NMap Scan which checks all 65,535 ports and reports which are open.

Anomalous User Login Activity
Methodically analyze login history from the security event logs. The report uses mathematical modeling and proprietary pattern recognition to highlight potential unauthorized users who log into machines they normally do not access and at times they normally do not log in. This report delivers a security professional focus and pinpoints a manageable set of logins to investigate. The alternative is a time-consuming, manual spot check that often misses the mark and is far less reliable.

Current Ransomware Statistics

All companies, organizations, or government agencies are vulnerable to a cyber-attack. Cyber-attacks, like ransomware takeovers, are becoming more frequent. While nothing can guarantee 100% protection - Quest IT Managed Services can give you peace of mind. Every organization has vulnerabilities in their IT protection plan, but Quest can provide the focus, depth, and security services to help close these gaps in today’s increasingly risky IT environment.

According to a Fortune article from October 2021, the Identity Theft Research Center (ITRC) is reporting that the number of data breaches so far this year has already surpassed the total number in all of 2020—and that this could be a record-breaking year for data compromises. Phishing and ransomware are the two most popular tools of hackers, says the ITRC. Many authorities are becoming more hesitant to discuss data breaches as well, so the actual numbers could be even bigger.

A separate study from IBM and the Ponemon Institute yielded the following statistics:

  • Remote work is not safer. Breaches cost over $1 million more on average when remote work was indicated as a factor in the event, compared to those in this group without this factor ($4.96 vs. $3.89 million.)
  • Healthcare breaches are by far the most costly. Pandemic related operational challenges resulted in an average $9.23 million per incident in the healthcare sector – a $2 million increase over the previous year.
  • Personal data is the most vulnerable. Nearly half (44%) of the breaches analyzed exposed customer personal data, such as name, email, password, or even healthcare data.

There are two key elements to maintaining your operational readiness against a cyber security threat:

Being able to find, identify and see “into” all of the endpoints (devices) on your corporate network in real-time

Assessing the situation, maintaining the staff, skills, and tools to react and respond

Much has been written about threats and tools — but the bottom line is being able to detect something questionable is happening and then quickly addressing the problem. At a minimum, your company must have: virus, malware protection, intrusion detection and protection. Attacks target: hardware, firmware, wearables, BYOD devices, 'Internet of Things' devices and infect through API’s, in addition to employee systems, cloud services, or e-mails. Such attacks include: malware, ransomware, and denial of service (DOS) attacks.

Most enterprises will be attacked or incur some cyber security issues every year, but Quest International can help your company prepare. It makes sense to have your IT Managed Services provider also provide you IT security services on the devices they already manage. IT Security now requires more resources and more skills. As sophisticated as IT breaches have become, some of the most practical solutions are quite simple. However, these solutions require constant attention and monitoring of employees, devices, and IT systems. The problem is companies have IT staff fixing IT infrastructure problems and end-user issues, all while working on internal projects. Without an “eyes-on” approach by skilled IT security professionals, you're leaving your company vulnerable to IT security breaches.

To be protected (nothing offers 100% protection) you need dedicated IT security staff, or an IT Managed Services Provider like Quest, which has a dedicated security staff and security protection tools.

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