Ascent Infosec

Cybercriminals are equal opportunity hackers. Every industry has assets to safeguard.

If your business is connected to the digital world, your network could be breached. If you collect and store personal information about your customers, clients, and employees, it could be stolen, exposing you up to possible lawsuits or loss of business or both. If you process credit card payments, you could be vulnerable. Even nonprofits and government agencies are at risk.

But not all cyber security systems are created equal. Each industry and enterprise has different needs. For help choosing, deploying, and maintaining the ideal solutions for your business or organization, you can rely on Ascent InfoSec.

No matter what type of enterprise or organization you have, our cybersecurity experts and partners can help safeguard your data, devices, and networks against increasingly sophisticated intrusion attempts and attacks.

Public Sector

Public sector agencies and departments are increasingly turning to cloud computing to store data and documents and conduct even their most sensitive work-related transactions. There are good reasons for this change, including dramatic improvements in public and private cloud security. However, the tools these services use—encryption, identity access, authentication—need to be managed. Along with cloud security, agencies may also need continuous monitoring and intelligence analytics, mobile device security, and employee security and privacy training—ideally all in one place.

Public sector

Retail

Retail

Retail owners worry about breaches of payment-card systems and other sources of customer data, and rightly so, given major retail hacks in recent years. Setting up a business online adds to the risk. If you’re attacked, costly lawsuits and reputational damage could do serious harm to your business.

Today, though not having an online presence could be an even greater risk. Customers demand the convenience and choice that websites offer, including “social” shopping and same day delivery. New technologies such as augmented reality and mobile store navigation promise to become the standard in bricks and mortar stores. Every connection provides another port of entry that must be secured—but how?

Health care

Did you know that data breaches cost the health care industry $5.6 billion a year? That number is only set to increase as more facilities digitize their records and connect monitoring and treatment devices to their computer networks. Meanwhile, the number and severity of cybercrime attacks continue to rise. Protecting patient information is only one concern: lives could be at stake.

Governments recognizing the dangers are issuing information security mandates at a rapid pace. Hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, insurance companies, and others in the industry face the daunting challenge of meeting those mandates while keeping pace with the ever-more-sophisticated tactics of hackers determined to break in.

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Education

Education

Education, by tradition and nature is open and available to all. That was never more true than now, as classes, research documents, and other resources move online for convenient public access. The temptation for cybercriminals to exploit these public networks is great: cyberattacks hit more than one-third of universities every hour. Keeping educational documents and information publicly available yet secure requires a delicate balancing act that many feel ill equipped to perform.

Finance

Gone forever are the days of paper checks and ledgers. Cash itself is giving way to the digital economy. As convenient as digitization is for customers and investors, it poses new challenges for financial institutions charged with guarding the assets, including sensitive and personal data in their care. Doing so becomes increasingly difficult as risks and the stakes rise exponentially year by year.

A financial institution’s chance of cyberattack now stands at 67 percent. The likelihood of a data breach is at 69 percent. These numbers mean that less than one-third of banks, lenders, insurers, and other financial institutions have the appropriate levels of safeguards. How will your financial institution beat the odds?

Finance

Technology

Technology

The Technology industry may be the most vulnerable of all to cybercrime—and the stakes are especially high. Using advanced persistent threat tactics, criminals may lurk in IT and cybersecurity networks to gather customer’s account and financial data. They may steal technology and cybersecurity research and development as well as intellectual property to gain a competitive edge. They may disrupt Internet service with ransomware for profit or shut down servers with DDoS attacks merely to draw attention to themselves or to a specific cause. The onus is on tech and cyber enterprises to protect proprietary information and demonstrate compliance with a growing number of mandates.

Each sector we serve has unique security concerns. Ascent InfoSec can answer them all. We’ll tailor a custom plan to fit your business or organizational needs, keeping in mind the specific requirements and best practices of your particular industry. From consulting to deployment to hands-on security systems management, Ascent InfoSec can put together a security strategy that’s just right for your business.
Contact us today to learn more about our professional and managed security service and solutions offerings and arrange for your free Security Health Check and Consultation.

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