With COVID-19 sweeping the globe, businesses are facing a host of new challenges.
Security teams are among the hardest hit.
The pandemic has already been described as the “biggest ever cybersecurity threat to hit businesses.” — and we can’t help but agree.
That’s why SIRP is offering FREE use of its industry-leading risk-based SOAR platform for 60 days. The offer is open to any business or MSSP that needs additional security support to help protect users and assets during this difficult time.
To give your security team FULL, FREE access to the SIRP platform for the next 60 days, click here.
First of all, COVID-19 is NOT the first real-world event to cause problems for security professionals.
Every year, seasonal events like tax deadlines and even Valentine’s Day spawn plenty of related threats. Cybercriminals and state-sponsored hackers see these events as an ‘opportunity’ to trick individuals and businesses into clicking malicious links and attachments or sending sensitive information to the wrong address.
COVID-19 poses a unique challenge, however, because it’s profoundly affecting almost everybody on the planet. We’re all hungry for information about the pandemic — and how we can cope with it — which makes us easy pickings for Coronavirus-themed cyber attacks.
So what new threats are we seeing? A recent report by the Thales Group sums things up well. Some of the top highlighted threats include:
On top of these issues, many organizations are seeing spikes in hacking activity. Hacktivists, state-sponsored threat groups, and organized criminal organizations are all taking the opportunity to forward their agendas and/or profit from confusion caused by the pandemic.
And it’s not only the increase in threats causing problems. In many ways, the most significant challenge for security teams is much closer to home.
By forcing business professionals to work from home on an unprecedented scale, COVID-19 has effectively exploded the traditional network perimeter. Business networks and infrastructure are under huge strain, and so-called ‘shadow IT’ is growing daily to meet the needs of teams that have never previously worked remotely.
As a result, cybersecurity teams are stretched to breaking point as they work to redefine and protect the network perimeter. This is causing all of the top challenges of security teams to become even more problematic:
Beset by these challenges, security teams need powerful tools and technology to help them take back control and effectively fight the threats posed by COVID-19
For obvious reasons, many organizations are turning to Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs) for support during this challenging time.
This is placing additional strain on MSSPs, who must work to support new customers and adapt to existing customers’ expanded network environments. To cope with the surge in demand, MSSPs also need powerful tools and technology to help them optimize operations and manage multiple customers.
In recognition of this need, SIRP’s 60-day free offer is also open to all MSSPs to help ensure the ongoing security of their customer networks, data, and employees.
SIRP’s industry-leading risk-based SOAR solution brings all critical cybersecurity functions together into one powerful platform. Security teams can use SIRP to re-establish control over their network perimeter and respond quickly and effectively to new threats.
Top benefits include:
On top of this, SIRP is the only SOAR platform with built-in risk management. The platform includes a fully customizable module to help security teams map risks to individual assets — using any risk framework — and prioritize them across the organization.
To give your security team of MSSP FULL, FREE access to the SIRP platform for 60 days, click here.