A Proactive Security Plan Is Not Optional.

IT security is a challenge many business owners don’t think about until it’s too late, and waiting can result in crippling fines that may force you to close their doors. We wish we were kidding about that.

Data breaches and other security threats are growing more frequent and more costly every year, and cyber-attackers have made small to medium businesses, and distributed enterprises their primary targets.

Lack of Information Security Can Cost You

  • Even a suspected data breach warrants a third-party forensic investigation of your systems. Costs range from $20,000 to $50,000.
  • If an analysis proves your business was not in compliance with regulatory agencies. Fines range up to $50,000 or more, including any charges caused by fraud.
  • Starting October, 2015, businesses that accept electronic payments and have not upgraded to EMV face increased liability for a data breach.

These are a few examples of the massive costs businesses face due to non-compliance with HIPAA, PCI DSS, FDIC and other regulators. Staying in compliance is a moving target. Tech threats change constantly, and so do the security standards for full compliance. Keeping up with it all is too much for most businesses to handle alone, even with full time IT staff.

With Vermont Connections Managed Security Services, your business will stay protected from cyber threats today, while also heading off emerging problems of tomorrow.

Managed Security Services

Our Managed Security Services includes a proactive, holistic approach that keeps your data safe, your company in regulatory compliance and your staff trained on best practices.

Risk Assessment – We start by analyzing workflows and virtual assets. Scoping out potential risks, threats and vulnerabilities facing your company.

Security Strategy – We map out a long-term plan that mitigates risk through integrated technology, policies and procedures, and training. Your company’s board of directors should review and approve this strategic plan.

Controls Implementation – This is where we put the plan into action. We start by putting security measures in place and deploying risk-appropriate controls, while also assigning specific responsibilities to management and staff. When everyone has the skills, knowledge and motivation to protect the company, security management becomes more efficient across the board.

Security Monitoring – We use advanced system monitoring to stay vigilant against emerging threats, while also ensuring your controls are performing at an optimal level.

Process Monitoring & Updating – Throughout the process, we continually gather information about new threats and vulnerabilities affecting organizations. We use this data to fortify your security, putting new controls in place as needed.

Protections For Today and Tomorrow

Security risks change constantly. Staying in compliance and defending technical assets are a continuous battle. This is what we do best. When you sign up for Managed Security Services with Vermont Connections, you get ongoing protection from threats facing your company today, and problems lurking on the horizon.

Complete Security Services

  • 1

    Infrastructure Analysis

    • Penetration Testing
    • Vulnerability Scanning
    • Security Policies
    • Compliance
    • Social Engineering
  • 2

    Systems Management & Monitoring

    • Log Monitoring
    • Documenting Procedures
    • 24/7/365 Monitoring & Alerts
    • Cloud-Based Log Management
    • Threat Constitution
    • Audit Trails of Events
    • Regulatory Documentation
  • 3

    Regulatory Compliance & Best Practices

    • PCI DSS (Data Security)
    • SOX
    • NERC CIP
    • ISO
    • FISMA
    • HIPAA
  • 4

    Creating Internal Policies

    • Acceptable Use
    • Security Policy
    • Security Procedures
    • Technical Policies
    • Training Policies
  • 5

    Executive & Staff Training

    • Phishing Prevention
    • Security Procedure
    • Industry Best Practices
    • Security Awareness
    • Industry Specific Compliance

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