Do not let your company’s most valuable asset, your data, become compromised or lost
Storcom knows that data is as valuable a currency to a business as gold. Data protection should be at the forefront of an IT department’s strategy, and not an afterthought. Protecting networks, systems, and data should be an integral and ongoing process within your company.
Storcom aids our clients with a multitude of different services ranging from strategic to implementation and oversight.
Storcom’s IT Security Consulting Services Include:
Why Choose Storcom for Your IT Security?
Leverage Storcom’s networking team to build secure and reliable network infrastructure based on essential components.
We can also provide traffic monitoring, threat detection, Ransomware mitigation, and DDoS mitigation with a number of technology options to help keep your business safe and secure.
Storcom offers 24x7x365 support that is unparalleled. Our clients will always reach a dedicated Storcom employee when assistance is needed.
We understand that it is as precious to your organization as gold is to currency. Don’t let your most valuable resources become compromised. Storcom offers a host of different solutions and services to ensure that our clients’ data is protected.
We offer solutions in network security, endpoint security, cloud security, data security, and security management to name a few. We are subject matter experts in firewalls, load balancers, switches, encryption technology, authentication software, and wireless networking.
Storcom will secure your network with firewalls from a number of vendors that provide security devices dedicated to your environment and monitored round-the-clock by our certified engineers.
We’ll help ensure the speed, high availability, and security of your applications with dedicated load balancers from our solution partners.
Storcom provides a higher performance 10GbE network. In addition, we can provide dedicated switches from our technology partners when you want the greatest level of security and control.
Storcom partners with a number of industry-leading technologies that provide end-to-end data encryption that will safeguard your data whether its at rest or in transit. We also can provide key management services as well as SSL certificates.
Storcom partners with best-in-class technology vendors who provide single, two-factor, and multi-factor authentication. Storcom also provides identity-based authentication to ensure the safety and security of our clients’ systems, applications, and critical data.
Storcom will analyze your wireless coverage, performance, accuracy, and security to ensure you have the highest quality and fastest wireless internet access for your employees and customers.
The defense against weak authentication is to ensure that your operating systems require a password in order to boot. Older operating systems are easily bypassed, so it is recommended to update Windows, Linux, or Mac OSes in order to eliminate vulnerability.
Implement a password policy. A password policy outlines the rules that are necessary to enforce password strength, changes to a password, and reusing passwords. A strong password policy helps organizations prevent unwanted access with detrimental ramifications to an organization. Each of these will help increase the strength of authentication:
Consider a possession-based authentication approach. This relies on the assumption that the genuine user would be in possession of the item that is needed to authenticate. If the artifact is kept secure, then its possession vouches for the user. Codes sent to a mobile device, key fobs that generate codes, and physical keys are examples of possession-based authentication methods. Storcom partners with best-in-class solution providers to ensure that your data is protected with possession-based authentication.
Single, two-factor, and multi-factor authentication are used to provide evidence in order to be authenticated. Single-factor authentication requires a single item of evidence such as a password for software systems. Two-factor authentication requires two forms of authentication that are possession and knowledge-based. Multi-factor authentication combines three or more methods of identifying a user in order to provide heightened protection. The more hurdles for a hacker, the less likely a system is to be breached. Two-factor and multi-factor authentication are used for protecting highly sensitive assets. Storcom’s security partners offer a variety of different single, two-factor, and multi-factor authentication.
An identity-based authentication approach may also be considered for high security protocols. This identifies users by their uniqueness and cannot be counterfeited. In this day and age, this typically means a biometric reading like a fingerprint, eye scan, voice command, etc. that is compared to a base for reference. Storcom’s partners offer state-of-the-art identity-based authentication in order to protect your most sensitive and critical systems.
Learn more about network security and data protection solutions with Storcom’s comprehensive library of definitions and Frequently Asked Questions.
It is important to check your Wi-Fi network frequently to see if any unapproved access points have been added to the system. Companies should keep a list of approved access points in a managed access point list, and should check if they are connected to the secure network. If necessary, Storcom can help add wireless intrusion prevention systems from one of our vendors like Cisco or Aruba Networks in order to monitor the network’s radio spectrum and root out unauthorized/rogue access points.
Passwords are typically chosen by employees, and there is a lot of room for error in this since humans believe that passwords must be easily remembered. People tend to choose passwords based on information about themselves or their lives, and such passwords are more popular because they’re easier to remember than a string of nonsensical numbers, characters, and letters. These are known as “popular passwords.” The use of popular passwords poses a risk to employers and the security of an enterprise’s networks, applications, and systems since they are easily guessed by intruders and an organization’s data is put at greater risk.
In this day and age, network security should be of the utmost importance. This is why rogue access points should be identified and dealt with accordingly. A rogue access point is a wireless access point that has been added and installed on a secure network without the network administrator’s explicit consent. A well-meaning employee very well could have added an access point to your network thinking that they were being helpful; however, there are many bad actors out there who may wish to cause your company harm with use of a rogue access point so it is important to try to find its source.
Although it sounds somewhat ridiculous, hackers are extremely adept at exploiting the good and trusting nature of other human beings in order to con someone into giving them their passwords. This technique is defined by the term “social engineering.”
The most common way of utilizing this technique is when a hacker simply asks for a person’s password. A victim can be told an entirely believable story that would con them into giving up this critical security protection. A common way that facilitates social engineering for attackers is having staff directories with staff members’ names, phone numbers, email addresses, and other personal information.
By far, social media sites are the easiest places for social engineers to find information to use against their victims. Bad guys can learn personal information about you and concoct stories that seem entirely possible, but they are just using information that you post about yourself and information that others share about you to their advantage in order to scam you.
Authentication bypass is when someone is able to access a system or application without being authenticated. Since the whole foundation of authentication is based upon making sure that authorized users are the only ones accessing an application or a system, it is paramount that the system or app has authentication status of a user. If a user is able to gain access to any feature without having to be authenticated first, then this is a weak authentication vulnerability.
Authentication is the process of having to prove your identity to an application or system in order to demonstrate that you are who you say you are. Weak Authentication describes when in the strength of the authentication mechanism is relatively weak in comparison to the value of the assets that are being protected. It also describes situations in which an authentication mechanism is flawed or vulnerable. Weak authentication is a way that attackers and malicious insiders can take advantage of unsecured and older operating systems that do not require a password upon login. This applies to phones, tablets, and computers.
Intruders are also able to bypass authentication in operating systems that are configured to bypass the login screen. Once they are able to gain access to the OS, the bad guys are able to find passwords that are already stored on the computer. This method a stepping stone for network-based password attacks as well.
Brute Force is the act of simply guessing a password using information that you already know about the user. This includes information like birthdays, phone numbers, pet’s name, and the names of your loved ones. Although it might seem far fetched, hackers often figure out their victim’s password simply by guessing it.
This method is just a matter of trial and error. A hacker will only need a few minutes to find your social media presence and look at your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram account to find relevant information about you that might crack your password.
In order to be successful, the hacker needs to be in close proximity to their victims and not look like they are obviously looking at you. This method is very low risk for hackers, since all they have to do is look at your keyboard or screen when you are typing your password into your device. An attacker will also pay attention to whether or not the victim is glancing around for physical cues around their desk that might tip them off as to what the password is. The most prevalent places that attackers try to find victims are in public places like coffee shops, public transportation, busy restaurants, airports, and other heavily populated places where people are in close proximity to each other.
“Shoulder surfing” is the act of a hacker looking over your shoulder in order to see what another person is typing. This is a free, low-tech and effective way for hackers to gain access to your password.
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