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When DNS filtering and website blacklisting aren’t enough-and they aren’t

Your computer uses the Domain Name System (DNS) to direct you and your employees to the websites you wish to access. In this case, your computer contacts DNS servers to request the IP address associated with a website’s domain name and then uses the IP address to connect to the desired website or service.

Businesses can be vulnerable to DNS spoofing attacks, in which attackers redirect DNS traffic to fake or malicious sites. To protect against DNS spoofing, companies like yours choose to work with our team to provide Advanced Web Protection.

Advanced Web Protection is the process of securing DNS servers and clients from attacks.

Our Advanced Web Protection is a layer of security that complements and goes beyond traditional content filtering, antivirus, and firewalls. It helps keep your employees safe and productive as they browse the web by giving you granular control of the websites your employees can access. This improves overall security and workplace efficiency.

Some things Advanced Web Protection
can do for you
:

  • Set web-filtering policies
  • Determine website block lists
  • Create time and content-based browsing policies
  • Provision different web-filtering profiles for
    varying workplace roles
  • Employ AI and machine-learning technologies to go beyond simple website filtering and secure at a behavioral level

Some of the ways we use Advanced Web
Protection to protect your web traffic are:

  • Configuring DNS servers to only accept queries from trusted sources
  • Using encryption and authentication for all communications between DNS servers and clients
  • Monitoring DNS traffic for suspicious activity

Advanced Web Protection is an effective way to improve the security of your business’ IT systems. By blocking malicious or unwanted traffic at the DNS level, you can minimize the threat of access to your systems and data by criminals. Advanced Web Protection is an effective way to improve the security of your business’ IT systems.

Some benefits of our Advanced Web
Protection include:

  • Prevent data breaches by blocking malicious traffic before it reaches your systems
  • Improve system performance by reducing the amount of unwanted or malicious traffic that your systems have to process
  • Reduce the costs associated with cyber attacks by guarding against criminals looking to access your systems and data

For more information on how Advanced Web Protection can improve the security of your business’ IT systems, contact our team of cyber-
security specialists for a no-obligation conversation.

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CYBER INSURANCE CONSULTING AND CYBER RISK ASSESSMENTS

Insurance helps a business like yours manage your exposure by providing financial payments to cover potential losses that you may not be able to afford if they should occur. This allows you to continue to operate when risk may be too great, as well as acting to soften financial burdens that could arise due to a covered event.

Cybersecurity insurance (or cyber insurance) provides coverage for losses due to cyber attacks, data breaches, or other tech-related risks.

Our team does not sell cyber insurance. However, we work with companies like yours to, provide consulting services that support you in navigating the IT systems and processes side of applying for cyber insurance, and in maintaning of those systems in line with the expectations of your insurers.

What can a typical cyber insurance policy
cover? The costs associated with:

  • Incident response
  • Post-threat event Investigations
  • Ransom Demands
  • Notifying customers about the exposure of PII, PHI or PAN
  • Credit monitoring
Helping you navigate an underwriter’s risk assessment

When you apply for cyber insurance, the
underwriter may want information related to:

  • Your company
  • The individuals managing the IT and data for your business
  • Assessment audits performed by third parties on behalf of the insurer

Coverage:

Based on the insurer’s risk assessment of your business, the insurer they will propose a coverage limit. Often, the coverage starts at $1 million per occurrence or an aggregate per year limit. Depending on your business, this may or may not be enough. Our consultants can help you think through this and dozens of other variables.

Assisting you with the insurer’s request for information.

  • Assets (physical and data)
  • Current security controls
  • Previous cyber events
  • Prior cyber liability claims
  • Process and documentation

You still need IT specialists on your side after your new cyber insurance policy is signed.

Getting the policy is the easiest part of a very complex process. If needed, filing a claim is the hard part. Our team works to assist you in the following:

  • Maintaining your security controls in accordance with the policy you’ve signed
  • Implementing a recognized cyber security framework
  • Demonstrating due care to the insurer
  • Keeping documentation, audits, reports, and anything else that can prove things are as they should be

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