“At Secure Cyber Defense, we prefer to examine the entire cybersecurity landscape.  Before examining systems and hardware, first and foremost organizations need a fundamental understanding of the cybersecurity risks to their systems, equipment, data, and networks,” says CEO Shawn Waldman. Understanding the business’ structure, compliance requirements, the resources that support critical functions, and their internal and external cybersecurity risks enables an organization to focus on and prioritize its efforts consistent with its security management strategy and business needs.

When it comes to IT services, companies often purchase a single solution and vendor to fill a need or close a gap. The selected company then becomes focused on a single aspect of cybersecurity and gets added to a pool of IT vendors supporting a company’s system. In the case of cybersecurity, a fully integrated approach, with systems working together, is the best approach for closing critical security gaps. The critical question is what makes up a comprehensive cybersecurity plan to implement a fully integrated approach?

When approaching a cybersecurity plan, there are four critical areas for an organization to consider:

Network/DNS Protection

DNS stands for Domain Name Service. All in all, what it does is translate a host’s name into its numerical IP address. There are two ways DNS can be hacked: by using protocol attacks (attacks based on how DNS works) or by using server attacks (attacks based on bugs or flaws in the programs or machines running DNS services). DNS solutions provide secure and stable server results that give your business peace of mind to confidently conduct online business around the world

Endpoint Protection

Endpoint Protection is a centralized approach to protecting all endpoints – servers, desktops, laptops, smartphones, tablets, and other IoT devices – connected to a corporate IT network from cyber threats. By requiring endpoint devices to meet security standards before being granted network access, enterprises maintain greater control over the ever-growing number of access points and more effectively block cyber threats and access attempts.

Detection and Analysis

Continuous security monitoring provides real-time visibility of users and their devices when they attempt to connect to or work on an enterprise network. An established monitoring schedule or continuous monitoring schedule enables the timely discovery of cybersecurity events and actions taken. Beyond detecting anomalies, human analysis of data and threat approaches provides an additional layer of proactive protection.