In fiction, a silver bullet is the only magical method of killing werewolves. Many clients mistakenly believe there is a similar simple magical solution to complicated problems for which IT “Geeks” hold the keys to the kingdom. In reality, there is no such thing as a silver bullet for information security. Every tool developer will always tell you their solution is the best, but sometimes it may be the only solution they know. Behind every security tool, there needs to be a team of cyber security practitioners that will take advantage of the tools’ capabilities to provide the best solutions to the needs of the organization.
Race car fans know that, for every victory Michael Schumacher had, there was a team behind the champion putting out the best in every race. There was never one particular car that made him a winner. He had the ability to make every car he raced a winner, and that is what made him different. This concept is no different for the information security industry.
Secure managed services means outsourcing the management of the security of your network. The benefits of outsourcing is having a team 24/7 monitoring your systems and being your front line network defense, instead of having a single employee in charge of it all.
Secure managed services means outsourcing the management of the security of your network. The benefits of outsourcing is having a team 24/7 monitoring your systems and being your front line network defense, instead of having a single employee in charge of it all. Another benefit is the fast deployment of regularly revised technology, at no additional cost to you. When you have a “Geek” team in constant analysis of the network, they will be capable of understanding the network, and strategize on the best way to implement new technology. Updates, new patches, and constant monitoring of the network’s performance are also some additional services provided.
One of the most attractive benefits is cost. Your employee works for eight hours, counting the two coffee breaks, one hour lunch, funny cat video time, afternoon “just saying hello” stroll and slow internet buffering time, then goes home. He takes vacation, they get sick, she takes leave, and who makes your networks secure during that time? A secure managed IT service provider (if hired for that reason) will monitor your network 24/7; meaning your business is covered. A secure managed services provider is the best combination of a team of security practitioners, a monitoring system and a solutions provider for your IT strategies that drive your business. Businesses would have to invest substantial funding on the cost of labor, constant training, purchasing tools, and that is on top of the costs of equipment. Outsourcing provides significant cost savings, and also provides for scalability. CloudBased agents can deploy remotely and simultaneously in all new machines in your network. Having that kind of response creates a better security posture helping reduce the cyber risk of your network.
In other words, you and your organization get peace of mind! You can stay focused on your business while your outsourced team takes care of the newest cyber threats with the most up to date technology and advanced industry knowledge. Bartizan Security is a group of Cyber Security practitioners that just got tired of receiving default vulnerability scan reports from tools as a solution to the internal verification of the security status of a network, which is a very weak industry practice. We decided to take our expertise, our dedication and provide a solution using the sum of all areas into one single group.
The most common mistake most business owners make is leaving both day-to-day and security responsibilities to the IT guy. The IT guy does all of the maintenance, administration and security. It’s an all in one combo that overlooks the risks of ever evolving complex systems that can serve as open doors to bad actors, waiting for any opportunity to exploit your data. The problem is that the administration of a network, and the security of a network and two separate responsibilities. Day-to-day system maintenance and administration is overwhelming in itself given the issues a network, and individuals accessing them, create. Computers require updates, users are not gentle creatures, and programs do not work as they should even despite any amount of yelling the user may employ. Security activities include constant monitoring, patch management, vulnerability and risk management, threat hunting, data preservation, bandwidth monitoring, endpoint protection, among others, thus an additional overwhelming task in itself. Reality is that even if you have an IT team, you may still need us, and we can still help!
Evolution is constant, it is usually at a faster rate that most can afford, and there are more cyber enemies than friends. Remember, there are too many bad actors, they do not sleep, they do not take vacations and they are always out to get you!