Earlier this year, StratoZen changed the security alert playing field with the implementation of our enhanced security notifications. Going above and beyond the typical one sentence basic alert, these notifications provide real and in-depth insight into all different types of cybersecurity threats.
Click here to download the guide. MSPs who work with U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) contractors and subcontractors — or are interested in building a practice to assist DoD contractors with meeting the latest CMMC cybersecurity requirements—have several things to consider.
Force Multiplier: How we use SOAR to maximize our own SOC analyst efficiency while minimizing fatigue and burnout
SANS & STRATOZEN WEBCAST StratoZen and SANS discuss how StratoZen took a new approach to SOC challenges by building SOAR tools for SANS with DevOps principles to make SOC analysts more efficient and increase performance. StratoZen developed SANS’ SOAR tools based on observations of SOC analyst behavior, analysis of over 20 billion logs per day, and a vast inventory of logged repetitive actions.
Click here to download the guide. On January 1, 2020, the United States Department of Defense (DoD) released their Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) requirements. CMMC is a new unified standard for companies in the defense industrial base (DIB) supply chain who are required to protect the confidentiality of federal contract information (FCI) and controlled unclassified information (CUI).
ZenSight 2.0 delivers powerful command center for StratoZen clients Draper, UT | July 21, 2020: StratoZen is announcing today its new client portal, ZenSight 2.0 – combining all aspects of StratoZen’s SOAR platform, SIEM, SOCaaS, threat intelligence, and compliance solutions into a single interface for its service provider partners and enterprise clients.
“Today, cyber security operations do not suffer from a ‘Big Data’ problem but rather a ‘Data Analysis’ problem.” – SANS Institute Security Operation Center (SOC) analysts are getting stretched thin and hitting efficiency roadblocks, especially as they gather and analyze alarm data from multiple platforms.
Webcast – Force Multiplier: How we use SOAR to maximize our own SOC analyst efficiency while minimizing fatigue and burnout
Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 3:30 PM EDT (2020-07-16 19:30:00 UTC) Speakers: Chris Gebhardt and Chris Crowley Overview As SANS notes: “Today, security operations do not suffer from a “Big Data” problem but rather a “Data Analysis” problem.” This session will discuss how StratoZen took a new approach to SOC challenges by building our own SOAR tools with DevOps principles to make SOC analysts more efficient and increase performance.
Security information event management (SIEM) software is a suite of solutions that facilitate the collection, oversight, and analysis of log data from multiple computer systems across distributed IT systems. SIEM software’s main purpose is to identify threats and report suspicious activity.
We are proud to announce that StratoZen was featured as a top 10 SIEM solution provider for 2020 by Enterprise Security Magazine (ESM). ESM first published their list of top 10 SIEM providers in 2019 with the goal of helping enterprise businesses and MSPs who are in the market for a comprehensive cybersecurity solution.
Protecting your business from cybersecurity threats is critical, but you don’t necessarily need to spend a lot of money. By starting with a cyber resilience approach and understanding risks specific to your organization’s critical assets, you can determine how much, or how little, to invest effectively.
Watch or listen to the next webcast and podcast of our live interview series with MSP partners as they share their perspective on the COVID-19 pandemic and the effect it has had and continues to have on business and customers. MSPs across the country are rethinking how they can deliver traditional onsite services in creative new ways.
SANS Webcast – SOAR is Not a Product: Steps to Achieve Meaningful and Measurable Cyber Defense with a Proper SOAR Strategy
Many organizations only think of automated response or playbook workflows when discussing SOAR. But an effective SOAR capability is more than a product purchase or simply enabling a vendor’s automation feature. Done correctly, a SOAR strategy provides the critical foundation for effective and efficient cyber defenses.
We’ve recently covered the financial and business aspects of COVID-19’s effect on cybersecurity companies and their clients. With the pandemic changing the way MSPs conduct business, it’s also important to note that this virus has also introduced new scams that exploit company and individual fears in order to wreak havoc on finances, networks, and personal information.
As MSPs continue working through the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced, it’s important to look to resources and tips that could help businesses get through this temporary new reality. MSPs that can maintain composure and look for new ways to thrive are the ones that are going to be able to brave the pandemic, and in this article, we’re going to go over important tips and strategies, as well as useful resources that MSPs and cybersecurity companies can implement to keep on the track to success.
Watch or listen to the next webcast and podcast of our live interview series with MSP partners as they share their perspective on the COVID-19 pandemic and the effect it has had and continues to have on business and customers. Watch the live webcast: Listen to the podcast: On April 30 we had Jennifer VanderWier, President of F1 Solution in Huntsville, AL, and Chris Gebhardt, StratoZen’s VP of Cyber Operations, discuss the importance of compliance services during this crisis along with specific recommendations for you and your customers.
The Center for Internet Security (CIS) critical security controls (initially developed by the SANS Institute and known as SANS Critical Controls) are a list of recommended high-priority and highly effective defensive actions. These actions are the starting point for any business, enterprise, and company looking to improve their cybersecurity, and are viewed as “must-do, do-first” actions.
April 16, 2020 Listen to the next podcast of our live interview series with MSP partners as they share their perspective on the COVID-19 pandemic and the effect it has had and continues to have on business and customers. This week, we had President of Kraft Technology Group, Don Baham and StratoZen’s Chief Technology Officer, Karn Griffen, discussing the challenges MSPs are facing as work from home requirements are expected to continue for a few weeks.
April 10, 2020 In this interview, moderated by Eric Gravett, CRO of StratZen, Don Baham, President of Kraft Technology Group and Chris Gebhardt, VP of Operations of StratoZen, discussed the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on both businesses and customers.
Watch the video above which is the next recorded episode of our live interview series with MSP partners as they share their perspective on the COVID-19 pandemic and the effect it has had and continues to have on business and customers.
Watch our Recorded Interview with a MSP Discussing the Impact of COVID-19 on Service Providers and Customers
As part of StratoZen’s effort to support the MSP community during these challenging times, we hosted a live interview with one of our MSP partners. In this interview, moderated by Eric Gravett, CRO of StratoZen, Don Baham, President of Kraft Technology Group and Chris Gebhardt, VP of Operations of StratoZen, discussed the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on both businesses and customers.
Dear Partners, Like many of you, the StratoZen leadership team has been asking ourselves what we can do to help during these difficult times. Obviously, cybersecurity services are even more critical as businesses are suddenly required to support a remote workforce.
To aid organizations in communicating common and emerging threats to users, we are providing a list of example threats that we’re watching specific to the COVID-19 outbreak.
As many companies around the country begin work-from-home policies, we’re seeing an increase in the number of cybersecurity attacks aimed at end users and end user systems. We know that many IT operations teams – both in-house enterprise teams and Service Providers – are scrambling to implement the technical capabilities and processes to enable a remote workforce.
In response to the World Health Organization’s recent characterization of COVID-19 as a pandemic, StratoZen would like to assure our partners and clients that we are monitoring the situation closely and have prepared for continued operations and employee safety during such an event.
Fortinet is a billion-dollar multinational corporation that leads the cybersecurity industry with software and appliances. It’s headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, but has offices all over the world. Fortinet provides a variety of different tools to help companies protect their clients against the growing tide of cybercrime, and our team at StratoZen are the proud managers of their network’s security. Comprehensive Solutions At StratoZen, we offer only the best to our clients.
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StratoZen, a leading provider of Co-Managed SIEM, SIEM-as-a-Service, and SOC-as-a-Service, has just announced new, detailed response guidance for all clients. The in-depth articles provide context, explanation, and action items written by StratoZen’s SOC team, and embedded directly into high-priority notifications. The Utah-based cybersecurity company developed this enhancement to better equip its Managed Service Provider (MSP) partners and enterprise clients with the critical information needed to immediately respond to cybersecurity threats.
My last post, entitled “What is SOAR and why is it important”, illustrated why SOAR is needed in the industry alongside faster maturation. If you didn’t catch that one, I’d suggest reading it first for context. With that post as the backdrop, I will now focus on how we can solve the two main issues with traditional SIEM and SOC: response time and expertise, both of which SOAR promises to solve.
In today’s world, nearly all of our devices are connected to the Internet of Things, including our home security cameras and webcams. While we often use our cameras to join in on work meetings or take pictures of our vacation, cybersecurity companies warn that they can become a security risk.
Hacktivism adds a whole new level to what we typically think of when we think of hacking. It’s more than just breaking into a device for money or data. Hacktivism goes a step further, influencing policy and methods in order to bring about change in society.
Face recognition is a recent method that smartphone developers use for increased security. It allows the user to unlock their phone by simply looking at it. Expert cybersecurity companies know that convenience often leads to vulnerability. As nice as face recognition can be, smartphone users are beginning to discover ways that it can compromise your security.
Web cache deception attacks are still a major cybersecurity issue for many popular websites. According to ZDNet, 25 of Alexa Top 5,000 websites are still impacted by these types of attacks. That number may seem small—until you understand the critical damage they can cause.
Many of us download content over the internet on a daily basis. Whether it’s music, videos or work files, even some software updates are downloaded from the internet. However, cybersecurity companies warn that these files can contain malicious malware. This malware can compromise the security of your company.
For many of us, our smartphones play a big role in our everyday lives. We use it to socialize, navigate, shop and even do our banking. It’s extremely convenient. Unfortunately, to accomplish these tasks we often share personal information. Cybersecurity companies will be the first to tell you that this makes the smartphone a big target for theft and hacking.
Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) has been getting a lot of attention recently. I thought it would be good to take a moment and discuss what it is and why it is important to the industry. Gartner was the first to formally define SOAR: “SOAR refers to technologies that enable organizations to collect inputs monitored by the security operations team.
It’s easy to pick up bad habits. Cybersecurity companies know that this is especially true when it comes to online habits. We become focused on our tasks and meetings and small security measures can feel tedious, but their consequences are certainly not.
Access management is an important component of cybersecurity. It ensures that the right people get access to the right information. If done right, identity and access management (IAM) can help protect a company’s sensitive data, especially when combined with monitoring solutions like SIEM.
Stolen credentials are the key to many hacking techniques used by cybercriminals. That is why cybersecurity companies often stress the importance of taking extra measures. One way to begin is by informing yourself. So here’s what you need to know about credential theft and how to combat it.
Smart Home networks are a modern convenience that make life easier for many individuals and families. However, expert cybersecurity companies know that they also pose a frightening amount of risks to the security and even the safety of residents. Here are some threats to be wary of if you have or are considering smart home appliances. Device Hijacking Even smart appliances generate data.
The definitions of “threat” or “concern” can change with time. This is especially the case with cybersecurity. Cybersecurity companies and research teams are continually uncovering new hacker methods. This, in turn, tends to change our focus and priorities. Here’s what to watch for in 2020. Cryptojacking Cryptojacking is a rising trend.
Using the Cloud to store your business’s data can be extremely helpful. It makes it easy to access information and to collaborate on projects. However, cybersecurity companies warn that it does come with security risks that are important for every company to be aware of before, or especially after, moving their data.
With all the cyber threats that continue to develop, it can be hard to know if an organization’s IT security is finally “there”. The honest truth is that effective cybersecurity will mean always staying on your toes. But your security is likely in a good place if you currently do the following.
Ask any one of the many cybersecurity companies today and they will tell you that Cloud service providers (CSPs), as convenient as they can be, open some frightening doors for cybercriminals. If you’re planning on using a CSP or if you have already moved your data over, here are some best practices to follow to keep your information secure. Multi-factor Authentication One of the big risks about using a CSP is the amount of data a hacker can get access to.
The topic of cybersecurity is vast and complex with acronyms like APTs, SIEMs, and CISSPs that all the cybersecurity companies use. It is a continual struggle between hackers and security systems working to outsmart each other. This means that the only real way to stay secure is to stay up to date.
A big target for cybercrime are financial organizations. This probably ins’t surprising, but it can be a frightening prospect for banks and other businesses that carry an immense amount of trust from their clients. From SIEM solutions to AI, Here are some things to watch for to protect your organization from attacks.
Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) technologies are top of mind with many organizations and service providers today. The ability to automatically respond to cybersecurity incidents is becoming a must-have in order to keep up with today's threats.
With so much of personal and organizational data being stored online, SIEM and other cybersecurity strategies are becoming increasingly vital. Information makes up a large part of a company’s value, which is why it is so often a target for cybercriminals and other threats.
Studies have shown that the majority of website traffic comes from mobile devices. Most of us already use our phones and tablets for shopping and entertainment, but it is becoming increasingly common for employees to use their phones or tablets to do work as well.
When you work to secure endpoints, it means you are securing any end-user devices used by members of your organization. These could be computers, mobile devices, or anything that serves as a point of access to your business’s data and information.
Today, antivirus programs can no longer keep you protected from online threats that have breached millions of systems across the globe. Cybersecurity companies exist to protect businesses and organizations that are looking to fortify themselves against cyber-attacks. The best way to do this is by deploying a SIEM.
Wi-Fi has become a vital part of our day-to-day routine in both our personal and our professional lives. It allows us convenient access to everything from workflows to shopping. Unfortunately, it also gives hackers convenient access to our data. Cybercriminals have become increasingly adept at using Wi-Fi access points and routers to get in.
Privileged credentials are the literal key to most tactics used by today’s hackers. Once they are able to steal these credentials, they can alter them and your important data. Here are four things to watch out for when it comes to protecting your business from cyber threats: Weak links You may think that putting casual information out about your location or family members may not effect your work, but unfortunately, the more personal information that is put online, the easier it is for hackers to target your organization.
Anyone in the cybersecurity field will tell you that enabling Multi-Factor Authentication is the single most important service to prevent nefarious account take-overs. While this information is true, it is also artificially imputed that with MFA enabled, password security is reduced.
It is 3:00 am and you get a call from your service provider that monitors your network for cybersecurity attacks. These are the calls you dread. The analyst tells you they are seeing a real-time MS-SQL injection attack. The attack is coming from a source in China to one of your servers.
StratoZen espouses a near-zero false positive rate of alerting in our SIEM and SOC as a service environment to our clients. That is a pretty bold statement, one challenged frequently as a result of a misunderstanding. So, what exactly is a false positive?
When it comes to cybersecurity defense, like any other defense, one of the best things you can do is know your attacker’s strategies. After all, that is what cybersecurity companies center their whole industry on. Here are some of the most common cybersecurity exploits hackers use today: SQL Injection Attack Structured Query Language (SQL) Injections happen when a hacker inserts a piece of damaging code into an SQL server.
As I spoke with many CIOs and heads of IT at a recent financial services conference, I realized that these organizations are tired of being told that they need to change out their technology stack, replace the systems and SIEM solutions they have already invested in, or add yet another piece of agent software to the systems.
Data security is important, which is why there are a lot of different options out there when it comes to finding the right SIEM tool or service. So what makes StratoZen’s SIEM so special? Here are just a few things. Flexibility Here at StratoZen, we know different businesses have different needs and circumstances.
Thousands of cybersecurity products exist in today’s market. However, effective cyber defense can only be achieved through a SIEM solution that can accurately correlate and analyze data across an entire organization. When it comes to protecting users and their data, companies have to ask themselves not what they managed to stop, but what they missed in terms of attacks, breaches and attacks.
We here at StratoZen thrive when our clients do, and this is only possible when they have effective cybersecurity tools and practices in place. Of course, this requires collaboration between cybersecurity companies, MSPs and businesses looking to deploy these services. This idea is what helps companies grow, and we’re able to keep this information and knowledge flowing by attending the IT Nation Connect.
Every year, technology industry leaders and professionals from around the world unite at the IT Nation Connect Conference. If you’ve never heard of it, IT Nation Connect comes from ConnectWise, an information technology company located in Tampa, Florida. This conference allows those attending to hear from some of the more impactful speakers.
IT teams and MSSPs both have a critical responsibility, aside from SIEM management, that involves assessing, mitigating and reporting any security vulnerabilities that exist within a company’s systems and software. This responsibility is known as vulnerability management. You can only manage vulnerabilities if they have been discovered and identified, which is where vulnerability scanning comes into play.
As you may already know, SIEM stands for Security Information and Event Management. This is a system that detects, prevents and resolves all cyberattacks. It also centralizes all the security events from every device within a network. SIEMs gather raw security data from companies’ firewalls, wireless access points, servers and personal devices.
Annually, millions of people report cases pertaining to identity and personal information theft. We’re living in the digital age, and while it might facilitate everyday life, technology also has a dark side. This dark side can do detrimental damage to a company.
In our previous installment of common problems you may face with a SIEM, we covered several topics. We included dealing with false positives, finding the right people to manage your SIEM and hosting internally and storage issues. In this week’s installment, we’re going to be covering three more problems that you’ll most likely face with SIEM.
Data breaches are a common phenomenon in the current business world. Hackers have been able to breach even the most secure sensitive employee and customer information. Without proper SIEM tools and systems, cybersecurity companies may detect cyber-attacks that have taken place when it is too late.
Cybercrime is becoming more sophisticated by the day, and the price of breach due to damage, regulatory fines, disruptions and ransom payments are increasing. This presents the need for companies to set up a Security Operations Center (SOC). A SOC uses Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) to identify threats and raise the alarm whenever a breach is detected.
Fortinet’s FortiSIEM is our go-to SIEM solution here at StratoZen, and for a good reason. We want to provide our clients with the best cybersecurity tools possible to combat online threats and cybercriminals. Fortinet has the most reliable SIEM on the market, offering simplicity, customizability and accuracy.
A research project sparked the beginnings of cybersecurity. Researcher Bob Thomas established that computer programs could move through a network and subsequently leave a few imprints everywhere it went. The software package was named Creeper, and Bob Thomas designed it with the capability to print a message while roaming amid terminals known as Tanex on the initial ARPANET.
As online threats become more frequent and cybercriminals find new ways to launch malicious attacks, it’s essential for cybersecurity companies to come up with new ways to counter them. It can be challenging to keep up with the vast number of attacks that happen each year; this is where live feed cyberattack maps come into play.
Research shows that around 158,727 breaches happen every hour in various companies all over the world. All organizations deserve computer security services that they can trust and depend on during their time of need. Without cutting-edge cybersecurity systems, there is no telling when the next hack will be or the data that will be stolen.
Cybersecurity concerns keep increasing as new strains of technology become popular. Paying the hefty price of cybersecurity negligence can lead to unwarranted losses in an organization. With many companies discarding their physical IT infrastructures to adopt cloud systems, cyber threat is a real issue.
Businesses who have implemented a SIEM within the last two to three years may have experienced some common issues at some point. These issues could be affecting security, finances, and could be confusing within a company, which is why it’s essential to recognize them.
There is nothing more important than your company’s online security, especially today when cyber-attacks are more prominent than ever. From protecting your online data to protecting personal information belonging to your clients and customers, you need to take the necessary precautions to avoid online catastrophe, and that is where cybersecurity products and services like Fortinet and SIEM services come into play. However, cybersecurity companies exist across the globe, and you have to make sure that you’re doing your research and choosing the right company to handle your business’s cybersecurity.
Technological advancements are a guarantee today, and with this comes the need for effective cybersecurity to protect yourself and your business online. The reason behind this is while we may be making huge strides in developing software and technology that aids businesses and individuals, cybercriminals are hard at work at developing new methods and malicious software to deteriorate online cybersecurity programs and products. Whether they’re attempting to steal personal information, funds or they’re merely hacking systems and networks to sabotage individual businesses, cybersecurity companies must do everything in their power to stop these attacks.
Cyberattack numbers keep on rising, and in 2016 alone, 758 million attacks occurred according to KasperskyLab. With numbers like this and a cyberattack occurring every 40 seconds, it wouldn’t be surprising to see 2019 break records in terms of malicious cyber activities.
As we mentioned in a previous blog post, Fortinet is a valuable asset to cybersecurity companies across the nation. With their services, cybersecurity companies are able to help protect their clients from online threats such as hackers and cybercriminals, malware and security breaches that could cause detrimental damage to their networks and ultimately their business.
Cyberattacks are occurring 24/7, and without the proper tools to fend them off your company could be at risk for security breaches which could harm the integrity of your business. It’s also worth noting that cybersecurity attacks are increasing due to the growth and complexity of infrastructure, applications, VM’s, the cloud and Endpoints.
There are various cybersecurity companies across the nation that use Fortinet in order to protect their clients and customers against the growing dangers that companies face online today. Of course, these companies need to know how to properly utilize the tools provided by Fortinet if they want to efficiently protect their online data.
We’ve touched on MDR quite often here on StratoZen, which means that if you’ve been keeping up with our blog posts you probably have a good idea of what it is. But, have you ever stopped to wonder why MDR has become increasingly more popular amongst companies looking to protect themselves from cyber threats like hackers?
Today, it’s hard to achieve complete online anonymity. From apps on your phone to social media platforms, you’ve more than likely already given out personal information to companies around the world without even thinking about it. A lot of the time when you agree to terms on certain applications and websites, you’re agreeing to willingly give out your personal information, access to photos and videos on your phone and access to your personal messages. Though these permissions can be found in most apps today, there is a new app that has made its way into the mainstream online culture.
Co-managed SIEM is one of the most powerful tools in cybersecurity today alongside MDR. When it comes to protecting your business from online cybersecurity threats, you want to utilize the most efficient and powerful techniques to protect your company. Co-managed SIEM is that extra security step that benefits companies across the nation, and if you’re looking to invest in this service, there are some things that you should know about co-managed SIEM.
MSPs today need a way to reap the benefits of security information and event management systems without having to worry about capital investment and the headaches of trying to get started on their own. Of course, the best way to do this is through our SIEM-as-a-Service, which offers a comprehensive service solution that is fully hosted in our secure and compliant cloud to manage and monitor your critical systems, no matter what they are. So, what exactly does a SIEM provide MSPs with?
Managed detection response services are important tools in the world of cybersecurity, and companies benefit from these services when it comes to protecting sensitive data online. Through these services, companies can detect and react to cyber threats that might compromise them and do serious damage to networks and servers, so it’s important for businesses to invest in professional and reputable cybersecurity companies that can provide them with managed detection response services. Of course, you might want to know what exactly you’re signing up for before you make the decision to invest in cybersecurity companies, so in this blog we’re going to be discussing what managed detection response services are and why you should be utilizing them. Explaining MDR MDR is a service that was born from the need for organizations who lack the skills necessary to protect themselves online against cybercriminals.
Co-managed SIEM is something that we’ve covered here at StratoZen time and time again simply because of how important it is in the world of cybersecurity. When companies are looking to protect their sensitive data from malicious online attacks, it’s important to realize that you’re going to need help from some of the top cybersecurity companies around.
We’ve managed to cover co-managed SIEM quite a bit in some of our previous blogs because this is a service that is extremely beneficial to companies looking to protect themselves from any and all online threats. As a valuable service, it’s important for businesses to understand how it works so that they can invest in it if they’re looking to protect their data from cybercriminals and any online attacks.
July 15, 2019 Today, we’re excited to announce the hire of cybersecurity veteran, Chris Gebhardt, to lead StratoZen’s SOC-as-a-Service (SOCaaS) and SIEM support teams as VP of Operations. He started in mid-June of this year and has spent the past few weeks transitioning all day-to-day operations and client support under his leadership.
For a while now, managed detection response services have been receiving attention from businesses that are looking to protect themselves against online cyber criminals and attacks. Managed detection response has been around for a long time, but only recently have businesses really started to look into these services. What MDR Is MDR is more focused on threat detection instead of compliance, and it is essentially a service that allows companies who are lacking the necessary resources to protect themselves from online threats.
Effectively protecting your online data from cyber threats takes a combination of experience and knowledge about both current online threats and your business’s networks. But while expertise is a must if you want to keep your business safe from cybercriminals and online attacks, you might not want to give cybersecurity companies complete control over your cybersecurity, or at least not quite yet.
Today, cybercriminals are getting craftier with the way that they break through modern cybersecurity measures. With the advancements that these cybercriminals are making, it’s important for businesses to look into services that will help them successfully combat these threats, and one way is through managed detection response services.
Cybercriminals are the biggest threat to a business’s online security, and while reputable cybersecurity companies are the best way to combat these threats, it’s also important to take into account the benefits that come with co-managed SIEM services. Cybersecurity companies are professionals when it comes to detecting online threats, but you know your company best and co-managed SIEM services allow you to stay in the loop and aid in the fight against malicious online attacks.
SIEM solutions are found throughout the market of cybersecurity, but only the most trusted services provide a co-managed SIEM. While a SIEM on its own will automatically detect and centralize a lot of the different activity happening within a network, it is not at its optimum capacity without a full-time team managing the SIEM in the background.
Our world is full of automated systems and services, but human interaction is still needed in order for everything to work properly. Be it a home security system or a Tesla, humans must interact with these automated systems in order for them to perform as they are intended to.
Cyber-attacks are becoming more frequent than ever, and today, companies need to be able to detect threats before they become a large-scale issue if they want to effectively protect their data, as well as their customers’, against the threat that online criminals pose.
When it comes to organizations handling their customers’ personal information, there are certain policies, rules and restrictions which every company must follow in order to ensure that the data is protected from any potential online breaches or leaks. Personal information such as an individual’s health records, social security numbers and credit card numbers are a private matter, and through services such as co-managed SIEM, cybersecurity companies can help businesses adhere to the HIPPA compliance standards in place today.
A little known fact within the cybersecurity world is that healthcare companies are a big target for cyber attacks. The reason for this is because of all the personal information that attackers can access from every individual’s file, and healthcare companies don’t concern themselves with security issues as much as they should.
Without knowing what kind of threats your company is dealing with, it can be hard to protect yourself from the harm that they can cause your organization. Even with the most advanced cybersecurity tools, you can find your company being targeted by malicious cyber criminals through undetected attacks, so how do you prevent these data breaches from happening?
There are a lot of cybersecurity services that companies can choose from but it is challenging to know which to go with. Obviously, compliance really dictates what kind of security services a company needs, but every company benefits from services that detect all malicious activity happening within a network.
When a client shows interest in starting to use SIEM solutions to fulfill their compliance needs or simply to better detect the activity within their network, they need to consider a co-managed SIEM. It is not enough to simply set up a SIEM and hope the IT guy can understand the readings; you might as well use a log-aggregation system because the efficiently would likely be close to the same if the SIEM users don’t know how to read the notifications.
SIEM is a powerful tool in the world of cybersecurity, especially when it comes to maintaining awareness of potential security breaches. But while SIEM is great for the detection of security breaches, it can also generate a ton of false positives and unrelated data, creating a mess that your internal team will have to comb through.
Cybersecurity companies use a variety of tools and techniques to keep clients safe from the never-ending influx of cyber-attacks. One of the most important aspects of cybersecurity comes in the form of threat detection, which is when cybersecurity companies get notifications of potential threats that can harm in terms of their sensitive data and servers.
Technology is rapidly evolving, and with the advancement of both hardware and software that is intended to make our lives easier comes an increase of cybersecurity threats meant to bring harm to businesses and individuals across the nation. The reason that these threats shouldn’t be taken lightly is because all businesses today hold some or even all information regarding their clients; sensitive customer information should be protected at all costs, and the only way to properly ensure that this happens is by creating an effective cybersecurity plan.
A strong cybersecurity team is perhaps one of the most important aspects of any business, whether it be big or small. Cybersecurity companies are becoming a necessity when it comes to ensuring protection against the latest digital threats, and cybersecurity teams employed and created by these companies are the most cost-effective and innovative ways to fight these threats.
At StratoZen, our services have everything to do with SIEM solutions, and in order to give our clients the best SIEM solution, we rely on Fortinet’s FortiSIEM. The reason we choose Fortinet is not complicated, they simply provide the most reliable SIEM thanks to their simplicity, customizability and accuracy.
You can never be too sure when it comes to online safety, and if you don’t take the necessary steps to protect your company from malicious online threats, you can find yourself, as well as your customers, in a world of trouble.
When looking to protect your company from the ever-growing threats that exist online, it’s important to invest in a secure and reliable cybersecurity company. However, if you’re looking to give cybersecurity a go on your own or you simply don’t have enough wiggle room in your budget for cybersecurity companies, you should at least make sure that you hire a reliable IT team with a capable system administrator.
Cybersecurity is a new branch of technology that protects information that is stored digitally from online hackers, however, with such a vast subject, there is a plethora of unfamiliar words and acronyms that the everyday person would not know. As a cybersecurity company that knows A LOT about online security, we want to provide everyone with a few key acronyms and definitions that should help everyone speak our language better.
There is so much to learn within the cybersecurity world. One of the many aspects that is not discussed too often is threat intelligence feeds. In short, a threat feed is a list of computer addresses that provide companies information about sources or individuals that have been known to attack.
Understanding how to run cybersecurity solutions for a full network of devices is not something just any MSP or IT guy can do; usually, a full SOC team is needed in order to run everything efficiently. However, what if your potential client doesn’t have a SOC?
Since our inception, we have been working with Fortinet products — that’s 19 years! Whether you think that is a big deal or not, we will tell you why it is. The internet has not been widely used for much longer than our birth as a company, this means that as cyberattacks have grown more complex and threatening, we have adapted along the way.
Companies are constantly looking for ways to protect themselves from online threats, and the only effective way to achieve this in today’s day and age is by recruiting reliable cybersecurity companies to handle your cybersecurity needs. The reason cybersecurity companies are a must have is because cybersecurity requires a deep understanding of all the customization possibilities that come with the SIEM solutions we offer here at StratoZen, for example.
Across the nation, even the smallest businesses are finding that online threats such as cyber criminals and data brokers are a real, common threat, which is why infrastructure integrity is something that businesses need to know if they want to ensure their online safety.
The need for a reliable cybersecurity company is on the rise, and while enterprises are finding that SIEM solutions are a great option to fulfill compliance regulations, when the SIEM is not managed properly, there can be some concerns. A lot of companies will try to DIY their SIEM solution and then realize it is too difficult, so then they start considering SIEMaaS as an option.
In this blog, we’re going to be discussing the issues that come with DIY SIEM management. SIEM solutions are crucial when it comes to cybersecurity, but a lot of times, companies don’t take into account how much time and resources goes into effective SIEM management; cybersecurity companies exist for a reason, and if you don’t let a trusted cybersecurity company like us here at StratoZen manage your SIEM system, you’re going to see your company falling behind when it comes to maintaining your online security.
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There’s always something to learn about when it comes to cybersecurity, and cybersecurity companies are constantly pushing out blogs, videos and infographics to try and inform the public on everything going on in the digital world. From new software to news on the most recent cybersecurity attacks, this industry has a lot to offer annually, and 2019 is no exception.
Technology has without a doubt paved the road for creatives and professionals around the globe. While it has definitely helped us make important new discoveries, develop helpful software and has made it possible for us to access anything with the click of a button or a tap of a screen, it’s important to remember that there are people out there that are preying on internet users; these people are called hackers.
Are you a recent startup company? Do you have a small office? Are you just getting into the digital world? Whatever the situation is, if you are a small business, you also need to have cybersecurity. There are compliance regulations that require any company that stores personal information to provide security for their customers or clients.
The majority of companies that go with a SIEM solution for their cybersecurity needs will end up doing one of two things, however, both are problematic. The two routes that companies choose to take with their SIEM solution is either the DIY SIEM management way or the outsourcing option.
As you start thinking about deploying a SIEM for your clients’ cybersecurity solution, there are three different options you will have to consider: basic SIEM management, SIEM-as-a-service, and SOC-as-a-service. In order to make a decision, or to simply understand the difference between each separate product, here is a breakdown.
Every entity that holds personal information for individuals has a high responsibility to protect that data. Since the internet first took off, incoming threats from the cloud have been a known enemy and should never be taken lightly. As attacks continue to grow stronger, simple anti-virus or log aggregation systems are no longer a dependable service; they allow too much unseen activity through to enterprises network.
Finding the right cybersecurity provider is not an easy thing. Unlike choosing a service provider for something like your cell phone (where most services offer the same thing), a cybersecurity company and/or product that you choose to go with is not a simple matter of preference; you need a reliable provider that you can count on.
No matter the size of your business, it’s important to invest in some sort of cybersecurity to keep all your data protected against potential cyber-attacks; not only should you be concerned with keeping your business’s data protected, but you should be doing everything in your power to make sure that your clients’ and your customers’ information is also kept private.
If you’ve been keeping up with our various blog posts about cybersecurity, you’ve probably come across multiple mentions of a company by the name “Fortinet.” You may be familiar with them, and you may not be, but in this blog post we’re going to take the time to explain exactly what Fortinet is and how they are a crucial part of our cybersecurity operation here at StratoZen.
Running a SOC can be difficult, and this task is often left to a CISO (chief information security officer). When it comes to retaining your clients and customers privacy, you’re going to want to find a reliable and cost-efficient SOC, and this doesn’t have to be difficult.
VPN’s (or virtual private networks) are important and necessary tools when it comes to your online security. They are a connection method used to add security and privacy to private as well as public networks. Usually, VPNs are used by corporations to protect sensitive data belonging to them and their clients and customers, however, they have become increasingly more popular amongst individuals who want extra security while surfing the web in the comfort of their own homes.
We are nearly two decades into the worldwide digital explosion and things have not slowed down one bit. With the convenience of luxuries like shopping online and chatting with others around the country or world, why wouldn’t we all buy in on companies providing us with goods and services online?
When a company decides to go with SIEM services, they may feel excited and comfortable with all the benefits of a centralized and customizable security solution, but without a reliable cybersecurity company, they might have some irritating problems. For example, without a deep understanding of all the customization possibilities, you might find yourself in a confused state that results in some serious headaches.
Cybersecurity is in high demand today, and with the advancements of technology, it seems as if it’s definitely going to be around as long as mankind exists. StratoZen exists as the flagship of cybersecurity companies, and it’s important for consumers to understand just why they require our services to better protect against any and all cyber-attacks.
It is crucial for cybersecurity companies to offer MSPs a reliable product for their customers, but can you trust just any cybersecurity company to take care of your online security needs? It can be hard to put such trust into a company, especially when it comes to both your business’s and your customers’ personal data; with this high-level access to your network, you really have to be cautious of who you decide to do business with.
There are a lot of cybersecurity products that companies can choose from, but which one is the most reliable and most cost efficient? To answer this question, you may need to know what threatens a company and what it takes to actually stop attacks.
There is no question that you should choose StratoZen for your customers’ cybersecurity services, but do you know why? We will briefly tell you here that this cybersecurity company not only gives you a phenomenal product, but also a service that is unlike any other.
For years, cybersecurity has relied on protective edge devices like firewalls, IDS and IPS systems and anti-virus software, but these solutions are growing insufficient. In this article, we will discuss the role of these edge devices and point out how they fall short of the needs of companies that store individuals’ personal information.
Cyberattacks can happen on any device at any given time, so how do you know which devices to protect for your clients? Well, to understand this, it will help to also understand where these attacks are coming from. In the past, all attacks came from outside sources, or, in other words, the internet.
Cybersecurity is no joke. Last year alone, there were over 446 million records exposed from the 1.2 billion detected breaches in America. The year before that, the total number of breaches was even higher at 1.57 billion, but the number of records exposed was a lot less, totaling 178.9
As a cybersecurity company that provides top-quality services, we understand that recognizing threats and coming up with solutions is no easy task. Even with your own support team at your control, you might still have some difficulties. For that reason, we hire our own team of experts that have the education and experience needed to fully understand the ins and outs of cybersecurity threats and solutions.
Every company needs reliable cybersecurity services, but with so many products and companies, it is hard to know who you can trust. This blog post will tell you all the reasons why StratoZen is the most reliable cybersecurity company you’ll find.
Each day there are billions of cybersecurity reports being made, and hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of these are being made for your client’s network of devices. With that said, how are you doing? Are you keeping up? Can you decipher these reports?
Finding the right cybersecurity company and service is like finding a needle in a haystack — there are so many options, however, some are definitely better than others. At StratoZen, we use a SIEM solution that is developed by the industry’s leading software producer — Fortinet — and can give companies the coverage they want and need.
There are two main reasons as to why every MSP should turn to StratoZen’s cybersecurity services for their clients: Fortinet’s SIEM solution and our expertise. SIEM Solutions As an MSP, you have a heavy responsibility to provide your customers with a reasonable and reliable service.
No matter which service provider you choose for your clients, after installing a security system to their network, you and your support team have to continue working with the client in order to keep them satisfied. However, when you use SIEM solutions provided by StratoZen, the work you have to do after installation is going to be a lot less than other security solutions.
Creating a consistent MRR as an MSP is not always the easiest task. You need reliable services that guarantee your customers a product that they will not want to let go of. The SIEM solutions that we offer you at StratoZen are one of those services that your customers will value for years to come.
One of the most critical services that companies benefit from is the protection and monitoring of networks and servers by cybersecurity companies. When a company opts to outsource any work, they have the opportunity to receive the best quality of work from other industry experts.
Malicious software — or malware — is talked about when a dangerous software is used to access and infect a computer or network without being detected. A lot of people hear terms like viruses, adware, spyware, ransomware, worms or Trojan horses; these are all different types of malware that can severely damage computers.
By now, you should already know the severity of having your company’s network breached, but if you don’t, here are the top-5 reasons you should fear online hackers. Hackers’ Skill and Knowledge Think about it, you have a job and it is something you spend the majority of your time doing.
You may understand that there is a constant threat of being attacked by online hackers, but do you know where these attacks are coming from? Do you know whether you are under serious threat or not? And what is your company doing to protect themselves from these threats?
Is this really a fair question? Can you really be ready for a cyberattack? It’s like an accident. Can you be ready for an accident? — Yes, you can! The thing is though, if you are not already prepared for a cyberattack, then you must not understand the serious and imminent dangers of an attack (and with that, the importance of cybersecurity companies).
There is nothing difficult to understand about what an attack is, but a zero-day attack might be something you are unfamiliar with. A zero-day attack is a cyber attack that infiltrates devices and servers through unseen weaknesses in newer software and software updates.
Whether you hire a CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) or someone else to oversee your online security monitoring, you need to be sure to retain your clients and customers privacy; however, running a SOC is not easy. Finding a reliable and cost-friendly SOC or building your own in-house SOC team comes with many challenges.
Fortinet is one of the premiere cybersecurity companies in the world and as such, they have a variety of different softwares for enterprises to use. Whether it be their firewall, DDoS, Fortiguard, FortiSwitch or FortiSIEM solution, your company may utilize a number of Fortinet products.
There are a lot of SIEM services, but there is no service quite like Fortinet’s FortiSIEM. As intended for the wide array of cybersecurity companies, FortiSIEM helps specific industries keep their private information protected from attacks, however, FortiSIEM doesn’t just cover one industry, it covers multiple.
Online healthcare, online banking, online shopping and online interaction — almost everything now has a digital version, and with that comes the need of online information protection. Each day there are millions of attacks being made around the globe and the majority of them are targeted at enterprises in the United States; there really isn’t much more reason to discuss why cybersecurity companies are needed in today’s world.
If you are reading this right now, that probably means that you already understand the dangers of cyberattacks but you don’t fully understand how to stop them. To simplify things, cybersecurity companies essentially live by three steps: prevention, detection and reaction.
As with driving to work, striking a deal with a client, playing in a competitive sports league or even activities within the home, there are policies, rules and restrictions when it comes to organizations handling the personal information of individuals. If your business gathers and holds personal information about an individual’s health records, social security number, credit card information or some other private matter, then your company is subject to complying with standardized regulation organizations such as HIPAA, PCI, CIPA and more.
In the world of cybersecurity, there are a lot of unknowns to the average individual and one of these unknown pieces of information is what a SIEM is. Perhaps you understand that SIEM stands for, (Security Information Event Management), and that they can help companies withstand cyberattacks, but do you know how it functions and what benefits it offers?
Cyberattacks are one of those things that people subconsciously know are happening, but do not fully understand how much, how often and how dangerous they really are. The numbers are truly astonishing — last year alone, there were over 668 million detected breaches in America, and the year before that there were 1.5
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You may have seen the press release from Tech Data announcing the new partnership StratoZen and Tech Data have formed to provide managed security services for MSPs and MSSPs. The response from the channel community has been fantastic so I thought I’d take a few moments to describe the partnership in more detail.
We’re very excited to announce that we’re moving our headquarters and Security Operations Center to a new office! Don’t worry, we’re not going far. Our new office is just a couple miles down the road and still in Draper, UT – a suburb of Salt Lake City and right in the heart of Silicon Slopes.
Release Date: June 13, 2018 Salt Lake City, UT — Today StratoZen, the leading master MSSP providing cybersecurity solutions for MSPs and MSSPs, announced general availability of its ZenSight vulnerability scanning and reporting service. Today’s release follows the introduction of the service in late February and meets StratoZen’s commitment to release the services in Q2.
Integrated vulnerability scanning, risk-based customer reports, and an upgraded SLA expand StratoZen’s SIEM-as-a-Service and SOC-as-a-Service solutions for MSP and MSSP partners Salt Lake City, UT — Today at the Fortinet Accelerate 18 conference, StratoZen, the leading master MSSP providing cybersecurity solutions for MSPs and MSSPs, announced several major enhancements to its SIEM-as-a-Service and SOC-as-a-Service offerings.
Hi, I’m Erin. If you have a SIEM, or are about to implement one, then you are probably struggling with one of the biggest challenges in cybersecurity – false positives. According to Cisco’s 2017 Security Capabilities Benchmark Study, only 28% of investigated security alerts turn out to be legitimate.
As an MSP, your customers are facing more threats to users, systems, and data than ever before. The cost of a ransomware infection or data breach could be catastrophic. In addition, new regulations will rapidly change the protections that SMBs are required to implement.
Hi, I’m Erin, the Cybersecurity expert. Today we are going to learn about threat intelligence feeds and why sometimes they are great and other times they can cause a lot of problems. A threat intelligence feed is a list of computer addresses of malicious individuals who have been known to attack companies and their systems.
The best fabric in the world must be custom tailored by an expert to achieve the perfect fit. The Fortinet Security Fabric is a groundbreaking approach to information security, and StratoZen is the custom tailor that makes the Security Fabric fit your business.
Our cybersecurity expert, Erin, walks through what a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) is. Hi, I’m Erin. If you’re not a cybersecurity expert, you may be wondering, “What is a SIEM anyway?” Well, I’m glad you asked! In this video, I’m going to explain what a SIEM is – and what it’s not – so you can see just how important this technology is for cybersecurity and compliance.
Our cybersecurity expert, Erin, walks through how a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) works. SIEM stands for Security Information and Event Management. In other videos I’ve described how what every organization needs is timely, accurate security events notifying the right people as soon as possible.
Erin provides an overview of StratoZen’s comprehensive cybersecurity monitoring and compliance solution. Video Script: Hi. I’m Erin, the cybersecurity expert, and I’m going to give you an overview of our new comprehensive cybersecurity monitoring and compliance solution. Before we jump into our solution, let’s briefly talk about today’s cybersecurity challenges.
Our cybersecurity expert, Erin, walks through the typical costs of a data breach as well as the cost to build your own in-house SOC. Video Script: Hi. I’m Erin, the cybersecurity expert. Many of you have asked us how much you should worry about cybersecurity… specifically, how much a breach could cost you.
Erin, our cybersecurity expert, explains why old school technologies like firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, and anti-virus software can’t protect you from today’s malware threats. Video Script: Hi. I’m Erin, the Cybersecurity expert. In this lesson, I’m going to explain why old school technologies like firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, and anti-virus software can’t protect you from today’s malware threats.
The world of cybersecurity has had some fundamental shifts in the past few years that have made the vast majority of companies unprepared for today’s threats. The proliferated use of malware for example has dramatically reduced the intrinsic value of traditional security solutions such as firewalls, IDS/IPS, and anti-virus software.
The term “Go Big or Go Home” was first used by an exhaust system manufacturer in the ‘90s named Porker Pipes who primarily sold to Harley Davidson Motorcycles. The term has been reused, rehashed, and repurposed over and over in the subsequent 20+ years by just about everyone.
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Modern information security breaches follow a very specific pattern and most organizations are simply not designed to stop these attacks, and unfortunately not even able to detect them for months and sometimes years later. In short, hackers today use malware rather than direct attacks to compromise organizations like Anthem, Target, Home Depot, JP Morgan Chase, Ebay and most others over the past several years.
Today marks a big day for me, and what I hope will be a big day for IT security, compliance, and the managed service provider industry. And I’m feeling a bit nostalgic. Not because I have launched a second managed security service provider company, but because the industry and landscape feel very similar to what it felt like back in 2000.