Cybersecurity Solutions

Your Security Operations Ally

Get enterprise-level security without the cost and complexity of managing an in-house Security Operations Center (SOC).

Cybersecurity Has a Resource Problem

Small and medium-sized businesses often struggle to grow and maintain a Security Operations team. Lack of experts on the job market and the cost to hire and train them often lead to security projects being pushed aside and increased risk of severe attacks.

We Have Affordable Solutions

Without resources, it's hard to defend multiple fronts -- so we have your back. We team with businesses of all sizes to help you provide a layered defense.

Four-Phase Defense Plan


Risk Assessment

Looking for a good place to start? Our Risk Scanner ™ external vulnerability detector looks for holes in your network, where malicious outsiders can break in and attack your network. This provides a view of your organization’s defenses from the outside, and prioritizes any risks in order of severity (impact, solution, exploitability, associated malware, and more) for a keen understanding of your security posture.

 

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Layered Defense Planning

Direct Technology uses a six-point layered defense plan to design a resilient environment. We start with the Human Layer and delve deeper into the Perimeter, Network, Endpoint, Application, and Data Layers -- always considering your unique requirements and considerations.

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Employee Security Readiness

Deputize your employees to be the first line of defense. We know the Human Side of security is vital to a resilient business. Our program proactively prepares employees to guard against spearphishing and protect company information, with ongoing testing and training.

 

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Managed Detection & Response

Complement your in-house Security Operations with our Managed Detection and Response (MDR) solution. Within days, you’ll have protected by 24x7 monitoring of your networks, endpoints, and cloud environments to help you detect, respond, and recover from modern cyber-attacks.  

 

A layered approach to cybersecurity

An agile, modern cybersecurity strategy covers all possible entry points. Our six layers of defense give your team the tools you need to turn strategy into action.

The Human Layer

The Human Layer

User Education

Phishing Testing

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Perimeter Security

Perimeter Security

Firewall

Spam Filter & Email Security

MFA - Multifactor Authentication

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Network Security

Network Security

IDS/IPS - intrusion detection, intrusion prevention (service)

Wifi Access Control

Remote Access Control

Remote work concept. Working at home. Telework.

Endpoint Security

Endpoint Security

Antivirus

Patch Management

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Application Security

Application Security

MFA

SSO - Single Sign On

Two step authentication, 2-step Verification SMS code password concept. Smartphone with special 2FA software and tablet pc with multi-factor authentication safety and secure login form.

Data Security

Data Security

Email Backups

MDM

Drive Encryption

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Case study

Getting Rid of Ransomware

Most companies never expect to be the victims of a cyberattack. But ransomware is insidious and undiscerning, striking even the smallest, most unlikely victims. Last year, companies lost almost $1 billion to ransomware. And it strikes close to home.

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Challenge

Recently, a Sacramento-area building restoration company experienced a ransomware attack that completely encrypted and locked down all of the business’s files—many of which were not backed up. The company’s leadership called us after hours, and we deployed an engineer immediately to the company site to diagnose and mitigate the problem. The engineer then worked with the company to develop a new strategy for backup and disaster recovery, as well as ongoing IT security and maintenance.

Upon arriving onsite, our first priority was locating the problem and preventing the virus from spreading further. The engineer recognized the virus as a variation of the CryptoLocker ransomware trojan and quickly removed network access for the servers and shut them down. From that point, the online security community took over searching for the ransomware encryption key, and we turned our focus to disaster recovery and getting the company’s employees back to work.

Business Impact

We devised new strategies for recovery/replacement, backup procedures, and enhanced IT security measures.

Recovery/Replacement Strategy: replaced the servers, firewall, and antivirus, and migrated certain data and processes to the cloud, built the company a new domain network and reengineered their entire environment to be more secure.

Backup/Restore Strategy: devised a backup and disaster recovery strategy for the future, making recommendations for both new policies and equipment. If an attack or data loss happens in the future, we will be able to restore and get the company back to work with less than a day of disruption.

Security/Maintenance Strategy: identified the entry point as a vendor account and worked with the leadership to create a more robust security and equipment maintenance strategy that limited access and trained employees on security roles.

Team up with a cybersecurity ally who has your back