Information security touches nearly every aspect of an organization’s data infrastructure, requiring security to be “baked into” infrastructure, applications, and organizational initiatives. In addition, information security faces modern, more complex attacks and risk, which means an organization’s security strategy must adapt to face these new threats. CompuNet Inc’s security experts have deep experience in implementing effective information security, providing expert guidance and solutions to help organizations protect their data.
Some of the key areas we help organizations address risk:
Regulatory and Compliance
We go beyond compliance acronyms because we believe that proper security practices will inherently meet PCI, HIPAA, FFIEC, etc. guidelines. We have significant experience helping organizations understand and meet regulatory or compliance requirements, including secure network design, data loss prevention, web application security, secure remote access, security event monitoring, and secure messaging.
Data Loss Prevention
The leakage of an organization’s sensitive data can have catastrophic consequences, from loss of trust to regulatory issues and fines. Often data is not intentionally lost but rather is lost due to compromised hosts, lost laptops, or poor decisions by end users. We help organizations effectively mitigate against data loss, including identifying where sensitive data resides (e.g., databases, file shares), tracking its use, and implementing robust reporting and auditing.
The proliferation of complex systems, fire-fighting syndrome, and the creation of mountains of data provide significant hurdles to information security. As a result, proper security management is one of the chief ingredients to a successful information security program. We help organizations manage their information security through assessments, security event management, firewall rule reviews, policy reviews, vulnerability management, and configuration management.
Effective network security controls begin with a secure network design. Effective use of segmentation, firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems, virtual private networks (VPN), and egress filters (proxies, web filters, etc.) are must-have technologies in helping to secure a network. In addition, proper network management helps the network securely meet an organization’s business goals. We help organizations implement secure networks through secure network design, firewall rule reviews, web application security, firewalls, intrusion prevention systems (IPS), network access controls, and secure network configuration.
Security assessments are a great way to bring additional insight into a project or design. We believe assessments should be part of a trusted partnership with our clients and approach them in that way. We provide the following types of assessments:
- Web Application Security
- VoIP Security
- Configuration and Hardening
- Sensitive Data Discovery
- Firewall Rule Reviews
- Policy Review
Virtualized environments can be very effective in allowing IT to make better use of physical resources, provides energy efficiency, and can even provide security benefits, such as making patching easier via the use of “snapshots”. Virtualization brings additional complexity and risks, however, and those risks should be addressed by the organization’s security program. We help address these risks through virtualization security assessments and secure virtualization design.
Laptops, smartphones, and tablets offer great flexibility and providing the correct access to users, regardless of where they are or how they connect, has become more important than ever. We help organizations provide secure mobile computing solutions within their organizations through securing remote access, location intelligence and identity services, always-on anti-malware protection for web users, and secure wireless.
Host security measures are a critical part of any organization’s information security strategy. There are some attacks that can evade network protections, making the additional layer of host-based security measures imperative. Desktops and laptops are especially prime targets for attackers as they typically have a larger attack surface and are used to connect to the Internet. We help organizations address risks to endpoints through proper patching, anti-malware, web filtering, and encryption.