AAEAAQAAAAAAAAckAAAAJDgzN2Q2MWRlLTYzYjgtNDUzOC05YzIwLTNjYmI1OTVkZTVjYQThere is no reason to be afraid of CyberSecurity Threats

All companies require a strategic approach that goes beyond technology and siloed approach. OutSecure’s Risk Assessment is uniquely focused on providing a business perspective on cybersecurity, delivering critical components of cybersecurity threat mitigation for all businesses.

Our experience has consistently shown that many companies are either
(a)  Not protecting themselves with a strategic security program built to address information protection risks unique to their business model – one that includes their competitive differentiators, employees, partners, vendors, service providers and other channels to market, as well as their business processes, technology and infrastructure or

(b) Worse, they think that they are protecting themselves but, upon objective external professional scrutiny by OutSecure, they are not doing so.

“The number and frequency of data breaches is increasing,” says Pamela Gupta, President OutSecure.  “There is a need for a strategic approach so that companies will understand why they could be targeted, what kind of information is of value to adversaries and how companies can protect themselves.”

Take the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) OPM Breach for instance.

OPM announced that it had been the target of a data breach targeting the records of as many as four million people.[1] Later, FBI Director James Comey put the number at 18 million.[2] The data breach, which had started in March 2014, and may have started earlier, was noticed by the OPM in April 2015.[1][3] It has been described by federal officials as among the largest breaches of government data in the history of the United States.[1] Information targeted in the breach included personally identifiable information such as Social Security numbers,[4] as well as names, dates and places of birth, and addresses.[5] The hack went deeper than initially believed and likely involved theft of detailed security-clearance-related background information. One victim wrote that the OPM is the agency that asks your neighbors what they know about you that could be used to blackmail you.

OutSecure risk assessment would have identified that the current security program was not adequate for the protection of the data as it was stored, accessed or distributed.  We can take any other breach and show the value of our services – not because hindsight is 20-20 but because each context is different and requires a different approach.

2016 is the year we expect to provide even more value than we did in 2015 for our clients as companies increasingly realize aligning security strategy with business is not an easy skill to acquire or hire.

Here’s wishing Secure and Happy Holidays to everyone!