Ransomware, malware, cryptomining, and more are constant threats to every organization. Cybersecurity preparedness is an ongoing process to combat these threats, requiring constant reassessment and evaluation of policies, practices, tools, and governance.
EdgeSecure aims to provide our members with the expertise, resources, and tools needed to keep up with the evolving security landscape and protect your users and data.
Security as a Maturity Process
The challenges presented by cybersecurity place every organization at a different point in a maturity process, with the ability to improve security posture in concrete ways. Using the maturity model, the EdgeSecure team is able to assist our members wherever they are in their security journey, and provide a roadmap.
Many organizations require assistance in developing actionable cybersecurity strategies and policies to improve and maintain their security effectiveness while also adhering to regulations and compliance requirements. A CISO plays an essential role in IT leadership, balancing information security, risk, and general business challenges, but not every organization has the ability to hire a CISO full-time. EdgePro vCISO services are designed to fulfill that gap and give our members access to true CISO-level talent at an affordable cost. vCISO services are available on a virtual, fractional, or full time basis to meet each member’s unique security needs.
Periodic assessment and improvement is at the heart of any well-crafted security strategy. EdgeSecure assessments are available as standalone engagements or via a subscription model to provide four quarterly assessments. The results of each assessment are analyzed, and the information gathered is used to recommend both immediate and long-term remediation and intervention strategies to constantly improve and mature your security posture.
EdgeSecure assessments identify external and internal asset inventories and vulnerability profiles, delivering a well-rounded view of your network. Edge members receive one annual External Vulnerability Assessment per year free of charge.
Example of an Assessment Report
Strategic partnerships quicken our pace in meeting the evolving requirements of our members. Three current examples include:
Advanced Endpoint Protection – The Comodo Advanced Endpoint Protection solution prevents infection and protects against zero-day threats through a unique layered approach. Using patented auto-containment technology, when unknown files and potential malicious threats attempt to execute on an endpoint, they’re immediately contained in a quarantined virtual environment, analyzed, and accurately classified before being allowed access to the endpoint.
Internet Traffic Information and Protection – Cisco Umbrella provides a secure internet gateway which serves as the first line of defense against threats on the wherever users are. By learning from internet activity patterns, Umbrella automatically uncovers current and emerging threats to block malicious destinations before a connection is ever established. A combination of DNS & IP layer enforcement, intelligent proxy, and command & control callback blocking ensure protection without delay or performance impact on your network.
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) – Splunk Enterprise Security provides an analytics-driven security operation suite that uses machine-generated data to provide operational insights into security technologies, threats, vulnerabilities, and identity information. The SIEM goes beyond simple information and event management to tackle real-time security monitoring, advanced threat detection, forensics and incident management to build a stronger security posture.
Security Operations Center as a Service (SOCaaS) – SOC services provided by CyberHat take the burden of security threat monitoring and management off the shoulders of your personnel. A managed SOC provides staff and expertise dedicated solely to rapid threat detection and response in your environment. Not only does this provide enhanced protection, it also allows existing staff to focus on core competencies and strategic initiatives rather than spending time monitoring security logs and tracking and responding to incidents.
Security Awareness Training – Security Awareness Training with KnowBe4 fills the essential need to train your users as the front line of cybsecurity defense. Even the best technology tools can fail, and users must be able to identify security threats when that happens. KnowBe4 helps you keep your users on their toes, and security top of mind. With this integrated platform you can train and phish your users, see their reactions evolve over time, and get measurable results.
Consortium Purchasing Agreements
To ease the burden of the procurement process and speed our members’ time to implementation and innovation, EdgeMarket enables Edge to deliver consortium purchasing agreements to members. With EdgeMarket, members gain access to current technologies at an affordable price focused on delivering optimum value.
How at risk is your institution?
Find out now. Request a complimentary, no obligation assessment of your organization’s vulnerabilities. Our cyber security experts will identify your organization’s at-risk assets, security awareness, along with recommendations to address them in order of priority. Request a detailed report today.