Zero Trust Security

Some facts to consider according to Forbes when we look at what is happening in the world of IT security in 2022.

  • 43% of all data breaches involve small and medium-sized businesses.
  • If you’re still in denial about the chances of your small business becoming a victim, 61% of all SMBs have reported at least one cyber attack during the previous year.
  • A benchmark study by CISCO found that 40% of the small businesses that faced a severe cyber attack experienced at least eight hours of downtime. And this downtime accounts for a significant portion of the overall cost of a security breach.  
  • 83% of small and medium-sized businesses are not financially prepared to recover from a cyber attack.
  • Only 14% of small businesses consider their cyber attack and risk mitigation ability as highly effective. 
  • 43% SMBs do not have any cybersecurity plan in place.
  • One in five small companies does not use endpoint security, and 52% SMBs rate their security expertise as weak.

How S7 Systems Administers Security For Your Practice

Network Perimeter and Device Management

Gone are the days of just installing Antivirus software and a firewall and calling it a day. Your best efforts should be focused on prevention as opposed to trying to figure out how to recover from an attack.

Perimeter protection in the form of Next Generation Firewalls and network segmentation are the first line of defense to stop a hacker from penetrating your network.

With the rise in ransom attacks, Dental and Medical practices are more vulnerable than ever.

This is why you need a Managed Security approach that includes a Zero Trust principles combat the threat. 

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Identity and Access Management

Identity and Access Management is the security discipline that makes it possible for the right individual to use the right resources when they need to, without interference, using the devices they want to use. This authenticates them when they log in, authorizes them to access specified resources, and monitor and manage those identities.

This is a necessary PHIPA compliance issue that every practice needs to address and is one of the most common areas of exploits used today by hackers to compromise your network.

We equip you with multifactor authentication for your network and core Applications to secure your access. 

We show you how they work and design an access system that will address your needs.

Application Whitelisting & Data Encryption

Application whitelisting is designed to prevent malicious programs from running on a network. It is the cornerstone of our Zero Trust security offering. It places control over which programs are permitted to run on a user’s machine or on a network. It monitors the operating system, in real-time, to prevent any unauthorized files from executing. Any program not specifically whitelisted is blocked.

Application whitelisting is very effective at preventing ransomware and other malware attacks and is a key addition to any successful cybersecurity strategy. We configure and manage this centrally and keep it up to date as your environment changes. 

We also provide data encryption for all data stored on your systems. This is a PHIPA compliance issue and an effective way to make sure no one can read any data taken outside your network 

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Email and Messaging Security

Email security keeps sensitive information in email communication and accounts secure against unauthorized access, loss, or compromise. Email is the most popular medium for the spread of malware, spam, and phishing attacks. Hackers use deceptive messages to entice recipients to divulge sensitive information, open attachments or click on hyperlinks that install malware on your device. Email is also a common entry vector for attackers looking to gain a foothold in a network and breach valuable company data.

Email security is necessary for PHIPA compliance and most email services do not provide encryption, contain no record of who saw the data, or provide anti-spam anti-phishing tools

We provide an easy to use and compliant Email security service for your existing or new email accounts

User Training For PHIPA Compliance

This is much more than checking a box on a form that is used once a year and forgotten.

We will sit down with you to identify your risks, both financial and reputation and discuss what a PHIPA compliant Managed Service means

S7 Systems can show you exactly what your current risk profile is through our Security Audit. You will see firsthand what controls are in place and where any gaps are that pose a penetration risk. S7 Systems will harden your systems and reduce the attack surface and mitigate your risks

Dental and Medical practices are very much key targets for this as you are responsible for complying with PHIPA regulations, and while a hacker may demand $60,000.00 or more in ransom, PHIPA fines can be up to $1,000,000.00 in addition

Practice size does not matter

We will manage your risk for you and keep you in the loop so that you are aware and compliant with the requirements of PHIPA legislation.

We make this easy to understand and provide you with the right balance of security for the risks that you face and we train your users on any new tools and best practices to identify threats.

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Disaster Recovery Testing

Disaster recovery testing is an important element of an Practice’s business continuity and disaster recovery plan.

One of the main goals of disaster recovery testing is to find out if a Disaster Recovery plan actually works, and can meet an organization’s predetermined Recovery Time Objective. Recovery testing also provides feedback to Practice owners so they can amend their DR plan should any unexpected issues arise.

IT systems are rarely static in nature, so each time an organization adds a new element or installs an upgrade to the system, those additions need to be tested again. New storage systems and servers may have been added or upgraded, new applications deployed and older applications updated since an original Disaster Recovery plan was deployed.

With more and more practices utilizing cloud applications,  A disaster recovery test helps to make sure a DR plan covers 100% of your environment and that it stays current in an IT world that changes constantly.

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