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    By Rebecca Mathews on December 15, 2018

    It’s old news to say that every business is a target these days but what’s new and shocking is that according to a recent study only 38% of global organisations are prepared to handle a cyber-attack. Security is not for the weak; it needs to be the first thing on people’s mind whether they are...

    • Five things a Security Operations Center can give you

      It’s old news to say that every business is a target these days but what’s new and shocking is that according to a recent study only 38% of global organisations are prepared to handle a cyber-attack.

      Security is not for the weak; it needs to be the first thing on people’s mind whether they are starting a business or are in a multi-national corporation.

      Does your security strategy for 2019 include a SOC? If you have not considered a Security Operations Centre yet, you might want to read this.

      Five things a SOC can give you:

      Enhanced & Continuous Security

      Have you noticed the recent trend of security breaches happening on a Friday?
      Security breaches may not be announced on a daily basis, but hackers are targeting organisations, every day, from all corners of the world. As an Information Security company, it is our duty to have the security intelligence controls in place to maintain the security of every business we work with on a 24/7 basis.

      Our solution delivers early detection of complex threats, continuously, through real-time normalisation, classification, correlation, and analysis of data.

      Return on Your Investment

      Yes, security comes at a cost but every smart investment gives a return. With a SOC, the return is measured in the reduction of breaches, minimised fines, and safeguarding against the loss of loyal customers over costly and highly visible breaches.

      Ward works with many businesses across every industry sector and our clients have all seen a return on their investment in our SOC Services. The SOC supports their business strategy by protecting their core business functions while ensuring they can operate with peace of mind. Our solutions can be delivered with no Capex expenses and with flexible Opex budget models.

      Timely Incident Response

      It takes a business, on average, six months to realize they have been comprised. This statistic is really concerning for the Cyber Security industry. If a company can detect and respond to a threat in less than 24-48 hours, the possibility of a massive breach that puts the reputation of the company at stake is reduced.

      Our SOC gives you the visibility of all the threats to your organisation‘s information. Our Security Intelligence platforms such as IBM QRadar and Darktrace can help you detect these threats, and our Incident Response Team will immediately initiate a remediation plan to minimise your risk and give you peace of mind. Check out our latest video to see how we handle incidents in our SOC:

      Compliance

      GDPR has caused a lot of organisations to focus more inwardly on their policies and procedures around handling data, and it is about time a regulation like this has come into place. Businesses need to understand the what, where, and why’s of the data they’re storing, but most importantly, they need to understand how they’re securing it.

      Ward’s SOC helps businesses meet governance and incident management requirements for many compliance standards from GDPR to ISO 27001, PCI DSS and more.

      Expertise

      Starting up a SOC is expensive and most organisations neither have the skills in-house nor the time to run a SOC. The Ward SOC is operated by skilled and experienced professionals whose sole focus is on delivering high-quality service to our clients. Our people are certified in SOC Technologies as well as being highly qualified in Incident Response, Forensics. Penetration Testing, and Ethical Hacking Techniques.

      The benefits of a SOC are many and varied, these five are just some of the ways a SOC Service can enhance your organisation’s security.

      Don’t you think a SOC will be good for your business now?

      Speak to our experts to learn more and to discuss your unique requirements, call us: 1800 903 552 or e-mail: info@ward.ie.

       

       

       

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