This was a busy year for hackers. A billion Yahoo accounts were compromised; an unsecured email server containing classified documents was discovered; state sponsored Russians were accused of muscling in on the US election, and ransom ware has been at an all-time high. The inability of corporations to protect themselves has caused many corporations to incur heavy financial loss, breaches of privacy, and downtime of business operations. These cyber risks are generated from hackers, malicious software, disgruntled employees, competitors, and terrorist. Security is now a major concern for corporations. Security outweighed other information technology concerns by a factor of three. Security budgets have increased between 10% and 28% in the last 5 years. And still today the majority of corporate executives are unsure about the effectiveness of their security programs. Our internal survey determined 35% of all employees felt their information technology security programs were inadequate.
This has certainly led to a more concerned awareness of the information security risks.
In order to solve this problem, we have put together and developed a procedure utilizing a set of software base agents that can scan each device on a network and collects data related to a specific list of security concerns. We currently have a standard non-security needs assessment and 3 highly focused security assessments.