OPTIMIZE AND MANAGE YOUR IT SECURITY
Managed security services (MSS) is an approach to managing an organization’s IT security needs. The services may be rendered in house or be outsourced to a service provider that oversees other companies’ network and information system security.
IT SECURITY FUNCTIONS
Functions of a managed security service include:
- 24 hours monitoring and management of intrusion detection systems and firewalls;
- Overseeing patch management and upgrades;
- Performing security assessments and security audits; and
- Responding to emergencies.
WHY IS AN IT SECURITY SERVICE IMPORTANT
Security, in information technology (IT), is the securing of digital information and IT assets against internal and external, malicious and accidental threats. These defence systems are divided into:
- Detection; and the
- Prevention and response to threats through the use of security policies, software tools and IT services.
IT Security is critical for all organizations in all industries. Weak security can result in compromised system data by either malicious threats or unintentional, internal threats. In fact penalties may be incurred by not adhering to security standards.
IT SECURITY STRATEGIES
Information security, also called InfoSec, contains a broad set of strategies for managing the process, tools and policies that aim to prevent, detect and respond to threats to both digital and non-digital information assets. InfoSec includes specialized categories such as:
Namely the protection of applications from threats that seek to manipulate application and access, steal, modify or delete data.
Encompasses a set of policies and technologies designed to protect data and infrastructure involved in a cloud computing environment. Cloud security is concerned with identity and access management, as well as data privacy.
Related to the part of network security that requires network devices nodes to meet certain security standards before they can connect to a secure network. These devices include desktop computers, laptops, smartphones and tablets. Endpoint security also covers equipment like point-of-sale (POS) terminals, bar code readers and IoT devices.
Essentially the protection of software applications, web browsers and virtual private networks (VPNs) that access the internet. Encryption and internet security aim to defend the transfer of data from attacks like malware and phishing as well as denial-of-service (DoS) attacks.
Defined as the protection of portable devices, such as smartphones, tablets and laptops. Mobile security, also known as wireless security, secures the devices and the networks they connect to in order to prevent theft, data leakage and malware attacks.
In essence relates to the protection of a network infrastructure and the devices connected to it through technologies, policies and practices. Network security defends against threats such as unauthorized access, and malicious use and modifications.
NBS Digital Technologies is well trained and well positioned to assist your company or organisation with any threat in the IT arena. We are in partnership with top software providers to help organize and guide the procedures involved. This will take away the burden of performing the tasks manually, which can be considerable, away from your business so that you can focus on your operational requirements and management.