•   Jason Simons
  •   Aug 27, 2020

Cybersecurity Solutions For The Oil and Gas Industry Throughout Texas

A multi-layered approach to keeping you protected against cybercrime

Cybercrime is evolving at an incredible rate with hackers becoming more sophisticated and coordinated with each passing day. It’s no secret… Nobody WANTS to become the victim of cybercrime, but it happens far too often. In fact, 68% of business leaders believe their cybersecurity risks are increasing. This isn’t surprising given that hackers attack every 39 seconds. Before we look at the importance of having a multi-layered approach to staying safe, it’s important to understand WHY you don’t want a malware infection: 

  • Your computer and applications will run slowly
  • Your equipment may fail and/or experience an outage
  • Your data may be lost due to the damage 
  • Your compliance efforts will be ruined, and in turn, legal liability may become an issue 
  • Your team members won’t be able to work productively
  • And lastly, you will lose money during the time it takes to recover

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What is a multi-layered approach and why is it necessary? 

In the past, a firewall and antivirus software was enough to prevent any sort of unauthorized access to the network. Nowadays, this is far from the truth. Unfortunately, businesses have more points of entry than ever before. You might even have some systems on-premises while others are in the cloud. The reality is, environments are more complex now than they used to be. 

It takes a team of experts with a myriad of solutions, layered on top of one another, to truly keep your network safe. If you’re reading this, you’re already aware that you can’t ignore cybersecurity. So what should a multi-layered approach include? ICS offers the following as part of our multi-layered approach: 

  • Machine learning antivirus software that scans continuously to find threats, immediately notify us, and remediate the situation. 
  • Patch management wherein we keep everything up-to-date as we apply the latest patches, updates, and security fixes. 
  • Cloud-managed firewalls that act as a filter for data entering your computer or network – scanning for malicious activity and blocking anything dangerous. 
  • DNS filtering to block any sort of domain names (websites) with malicious or dangerous content that may infect your system or distract your team members. 
  • Intrusion detection software that keeps an eye out for known attacks or any sort of deviations from normal activity then examines them at the protocol and application layer.
  • Phishing simulation wherein we test your users with regular phishing simulation emails sent out to see if they’ll click or download anything potentially dangerous. 
  • Security awareness/education training that keeps your team members up-to-date on the latest threats and how to stay safe while using the internet. 
  • Ongoing network security scanning as an additional layer of security wherein we scan for any threats that may have made it through your cybersecurity solutions. 

ICS offers Cybersecurity Solutions involving a multi-layered approach to protect against malicious threats of all types.

Get started right away. Give us a call at (281) 962-3058 to find out more.