The rise of cyber-attacks

Unfortunately, in this digital day and age, businesses are extremely vulnerable to invasions of personal data, fraud, malicious attacks and many other cybercrimes. Every year marks another “worst year ever” for cyber attacks around the world.

With the high rise of data breaches, cybersecurity is an absolute necessity for companies. A passive approach to protecting your company against cyber attacks is just not enough anymore.

Your business’s security approach should shift towards detecting and responding. Advanced technologies, such as next-generation network security and Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) are only effective for businesses with the necessary cybersecurity skills.

No business is safe from cyber attacks

Cybercriminals may perceive South African businesses as easy targets as they potentially have lower security as opposed to developed economies. Smaller businesses may be targeted because they are seen as vulnerable and bigger companies may be targeted due to possessing more valuable information. No business is safe unless it has effective software as well as cybersecurity skills.

  • Ransomware attacks are rising every year
  • Small businesses are susceptible to cyber attacks
  • Small businesses can prevent cyber attacks
  • Even businesses with up-to-date protection are at risk

“You can’t defend. You can’t prevent. The only thing you can do is detect and respond“
– Bruce Schneier

“A new organisation will fall victim to ransomware every 14 seconds in 2020, and every 11 seconds by 2021.”
– Cybersecurity Ventures

Shortage of cybersecurity professionals

(ISC)² conducted a Cybersecurity Workforce Study revealing that there is a shortage of almost 3 million Cybersecurity professionals. Furthermore, over 60% of the participating companies are suffering due to the lack of IT staff dedicated to cybersecurity. Cybersecurity professionals are hard to find and, if you do find them, they often demand high salaries. Hackers know there’s a gap in security and therefore take advantage of vulnerable businesses that cannot detect, prevent and respond to attacks.

RapidMDR services

SOIT provides Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services to companies who do not have the required in-house security professionals. RapidMDR includes industry best security processes, human intelligence as well as the latest technology to effectively detect security threats. We provide 24/7 monitoring and response services.

RapidMDR features

Security Monitoring

SOIT’s highly skilled security analysts will monitor your EDR around the clock. Any events that occur will be sent to our expert Cyber Security Analytics (CSA) platform.

Threat Intelligence

Our CSA platform will analyse security logs generated by EDR and network security devices to identify threats.

Using Existing Technology

We leverage all the top industry technologies, including SOIT’s SecurePlus and EDR to provide thorough MDR services.

Threat Hunting

Our CSA platform prioritises and sorts all events, analysing any suspicious activities. If an alert is generated, the SOIT team will proactively analyse each one to identify each threat.

Incident response

Our incident response identifies and remediates any impact of a security breach quickly and effectively. We perform post-incidence reviews, corrective actions and implementation plans.

Bespoke Security Reports

We provide periodic bespoke security reports, which include a security dashboard, threat analysis, change management, root cause analysis and incident response management.

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