Lawyers, accountants, management consultants and other professional service providers are increasingly relying on email, smart phones and other cloud based services to handle deals, projects and other confidential matters. Professional service firms have incredibly sensitive and valuable information and the Internet extends the window of vulnerability for data exposure.
Unlike other exploratory attacks, cyber criminals targeting professional services know exactly what they are looking for, mergers and acquisitions, law suits, tax information, intellectual property and strategic plans, to name a few. Exposure of confidential information can strike at the core of a professional services firm’s obligation to safeguard clients’ information and can do considerable harm to the firm’s reputation.
Some professional associations are calling for increased internal vigilance when it comes to members keeping up with cyber risks and taking reasonable steps to secure client information as part of the practitioner’s ethical obligation. Professional service firms need to step-up their security programs to ensure confidential information stays that way, because the latest data breach statistics show that attacks on the professional service sector increased by 25.6% in 2012.
Risk Based Security’s Solutions
Risk Based Security offers a number of solutions designed to address the special needs of professional services firms.
|Solution||Benefits of Risk Based Security’s Approach|
|Cyber Risk Analytics||Cyber Risk Analytics offers access to a data breach database containing industry specific details on threat vectors and vulnerabilities. The database is easily accessible through analytical tools and dashboards designed to support risk analysis and to identify security risks by industry, giving organizations the power to identify the true risks to their most valuable assets.|
|Security Intelligence Reports||Security Intelligence Reports offers organizations a quarterly report that highlights the global trends in information security incidents along with lessons learned and recommendations. A subscription to Security Intelligence Reports provides organizations with a glimpse into the most current information security breaches and the potential impact on their operation.|
|YOURCISO||YOURCISO is aimed at helping organizations that do not have security resources on staff by providing access to security intelligence and the right expertise on an as needed basis delivered through a SaaS model. All services are fulfilled by an experienced security professional with the objective to assist organizations with the planning and management of their information security and risk management programs.|
|Risk Assessment||Risk assessment is the foundation for building a comprehensive Information Security Program that adequately protects the confidentiality, integrity and availability of an organization’s information assets. Risk Based Security employs a standard assessment methodology and approach based on the guidelines in ISO/IEC 27001:2005, ISO 31000:2009 and NIST SP 800-30 to ensure a consistent and high value result.|
|Security Policies||Documented security policies are the very foundation of an organization’s security program. Employees need to understand management’s expectations in regards to information security in order to have any chance of doing the right things. Risk Based Security’s “Policy Toolkits” provide easy to customize policy documents appropriate for the small business looking for the bare minimum policies and procedures to the mature organization seeking certification to ISO/IEC 27001:2005.|
|Training||One of the best ways to reduce the risk to an organization’s information assets is to institute company-wide security-awareness training. Our training initiatives include links to security awareness website(s) and security awareness, risk assessment and ISO/IEC 27001 presentations.|
|Network Vulnerability Assessments||The overall objective of a Vulnerability Assessment is to scan, investigate, analyze and report on the level of risk associated with any vulnerabilities discovered on public, internet-facing devices and to provide your organization with appropriate mitigation strategies. The Risk Based Security Vulnerability Assessment methodology has been designed to comprehensively identify, classify and analyze known vulnerabilities in order to recommend the right mitigation actions.|
|Incident Response||Everything we do is focused on helping organizations avoid a security incident. However, in today’s environment every organization needs to be prepared for dealing with a data breach. Each client organization will have access to incident response planning documents as well as a security advisor for a 30 minute consultation in case of a breach.|
|ISO/IEC 27001||Risk Based Security provides customized training, security assessments, security program audits and gap analysis as well as pre-certification consulting services to both protect organizations with best practice security controls and to prepare them for a smooth ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certification audit.|
Call 855-RBS-RISK or eMail: [email protected] to choose the right solution for you. Customized Packages are also available.