April 20, 2020 | SSS Sales
To help you and your staff stay productive and safe online during the COVID-19 challenges, we have several solutions that we can help with.
First - understand your new risks and current security posture relating to COVID-19 changes
Our team of experienced security consultants can work with you to complete risk assessments, review your current policies, and help you create new policies specifically with a focus of your staff working from home. We can help you determine your priorities so that you can focus on the things you need to the most. See information on our Current State Risk Assessment and questions to ask yourself here.
Solutions to help empower and protect your users
User awareness training
With the increase in COVID-19 phishing and other malicious attacks, it is more important than ever to make sure that your staff are aware of these risks and how to not only protect themselves, but also protect you and your organisation. With your staff working remotely, it can be more challenging finding a suitable opportunity to facilitate security awareness sessions. We have a range of options that can either be implemented independently, or they can be combined into a more comprehensive awareness solution.
We can provide and help with quick deployments of the Phriendly Phishing solution, the KSec5 security training modules, and remote briefing sessions by our Governance, Risk, and Compliance team.
Business user password management
Your staff are going to have to manage many and remember many more passwords. Password management software for the enterprise uses security controls to prevent internal and external threats from capturing master passwords, credentials, secrets, tokens, and keys to gain access to confidential systems and data. These centralised password management systems can be on-premises or in the cloud. Most important is that they provide password security for all types of privileged accounts throughout your enterprise.
Digital / electronic signing
Many organisations currently have to work in a very different way, and with people suddenly working from different locations, some tasks and processes have become significantly more complicated such as the ability to sign documents. Our partner Ascertia is offering any affected organisation a free 2,500 e-signature pack to be used by all employees on their SigningHub cloud service. This will help you continue some aspects of running your business during this time. Read their blog article here.
We use the SigningHUB solution at SSS for all of our digital signing needs. Since implementing this solution we have moved completely away from having to print and sign paper copies. Not only have we reduced the risk of information breaches, but the process is significantly more efficient than before. It is quick and easy to use.
Free access to Sophos Home Premium / Commercial Edition for existing Sophos clients
One of the big challenges for organisations, especially if they haven't had much time to prepare their staff for remote work, is that some staff may be using their own equipment at the moment. This will present significantly bigger risks to your organisation. Sophos is currently offering Sophos Home free for all clients to help them through the COVID-19 lockdown period. Download Sophos Home here.
Multi factor authentication
Many organisations know the importance of multi factor authentication, but it isn't always a priority and with the recent events, many organisations have had to prioritise other areas of their business continuity plans. We can help you with Entrust IntelliTrust, a cloud-based, easy-to-deploy, and flexible system.
Email continues to be a major vector of attack, and one of things organisations often struggle with is properly managing and configuring their email infrastructure. We have decades of experience in the field of email security, and we have developed several services to help you in this area.
- Supply of best-of-breed email gateway products: on-prem and cloud-based Sophos solutions, as well as the on-prem and cloud-based Proofpoint email gateways.
- The SSS Email Security Architecture Review Service where we can review what you have and suggest improvements.
- The SSS Email Reputation Service to help you implement and manage services such as SPF and DMARC.
Solutions to help secure your environments and make it harder for cyber attackers to gain unauthorised entry
Free VPN extension
A secure VPN is important to enable your staff to connect to your environment in a secure way.
Sophos has extended free trial licenses for their virtual Firewall (the Sophos XG) to three months to help clients. Sophos offers a variety of VPN methods and we have Sophos certified engineers that can work with you to set up your VPN if needed.
You can read more here: https://news.sophos.com/en-us/2020/03/17/facilitating-remote-working-with-sophos-xg-firewall/
Privileged account management
One of the biggest challenges for organisations is how to properly and effectively manage their privileged accounts, and with stretched resources, and sometimes inefficient processes, this is often a major attack vector for cyber criminals. We can help you with Thycotic Secret Server, a quick and easy-to-deploy solution available both on premise or in the cloud. Thycotic is also offering a free ebook: Privileged Account Management for Dummies which you can request here.
Secure remote access
We have a range of remote access solutions that we can help with or consulting services to assess what you have.
Increasing protection on endpoints, servers, and mobile devices
With Sophos Central we can quickly add extra protection for your environment with easy centralised management. In addition, you can extend Sophos to your users home machines with the Sophos Home or Home Premium tools found here: https://home.sophos.com/en-us.aspx
Solutions to help automate and improve your security processes
Many organisations have had to reallocate their priorities to implement their business continuity plans. We can take the pressure off your resources so that they can stay focused on helping your staff navigate their new remote working setups. Our Security Threat Automation and Response Service (STARS) and Advanced Phishing Triage Service offers automation to enable you to get more done with less of your own resources. With the SSS STARS service we can help you with security discovery, threat analysis, automation and orchestration, incident response, and security remediation using your own tools. You can read more about SSS STARS here.
Vulnerability Management As A Service (VMaaS)
For many organisations, their attack surface area has likely increased. We have a service that can scan both your internal and external systems and provide you with useful reports to enable you to proactively remediate and mitigate any risks and threats. Read more about the SSS VMaaS here.