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If Your Security Isn’t Getting Better, It’s Getting Worse

May 20, 2022

Rob Koch, Chief Executive Officer at DYOPATH 

Organizations of all sizes are finding themselves stuck in a state of IT inertia. In my experience, they typically don’t realize it until an emergency occurs. It’s understandable to be frustrated with your vendor or internal team. But the solution will most likely require a much more proactive approach – an outside provider that has the tools to address the whole spectrum of cyber issues. An industry-leading Advanced Security Services partner like DYOPATH provides two vital benefits that most vendors can’t: 

  1. Streamlining the management of security policy rules, procedures and enforcement 
  2. Enhancing your organization’s security posture with multi-layered protections 

To protect yourself in today’s world of cyber threats, being reactive won’t cut it. That’s why more enterprises are partnering with outsourced services that can take a tougher, evidence-based approach. Their partner’s role is to combat the ongoing increase of cyber threats based on more comprehensive threat assessments and analysis.  

Why Your Blue Team Needs a Red Team to Step Up Your Game 

If you’re like many growing organizations with inadequate IT, you may be stuck in a static, “blue team” security mode. It’s not your fault; many vendors are complacent and unable to adapt to changing conditions. It leaves you in a defensive mode in which IT is focused on yesterday’s threats. But this approach alone won’t cut it in today’s world of constant, evolving threats.  

These organizations are discovering that their best defense is a good offense. This involves third-party experts who can replicate threats and test your system for vulnerabilities – simulating the actions of your adversaries – in order to address any weaknesses. These “red” teams, provided by your security partner, help assure that your IT is effective by filling in the cybersecurity gaps in your system. 

Advanced Security Tools that Protect Organizations (SIEM, EDR & MDR)  

 By taking a red team approach, your advanced security partner can show you precisely what is broken, dysfunctional, or not as secure as it used to be within your IT infrastructure. They will also be able to produce a plan of action to make the necessary repairs. Commons tools include: 

  • Security information and event management (SIEM) – Services focused on security information and event management can prioritize the most crucial, real-time analysis of security alerts.  
  • Security Operations Center (SOC) – Together, the SEIM and SOC can consume data from hundreds of 3rd-party tools and products. Your advanced security partner will work with you to integrate it into your IT environment. 
  • Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) – These tools hone in on suspicious activity and remove malware or other malicious elements on your network.  

DYOPATH gives you access to the most comprehensive, up-to-date suite of IT services on the market. We thoroughly assess each client’s circumstances to tailor solutions that perfectly match their needs. Learn more about our highly customizable services on our website, and schedule a meeting today.  

Watch Our Webinar On-Demand today

Interested in learning how Advanced Security Services can help your organization?  

Register for our webinar on-demand, “Advanced Security for a Critical Age,” hosted by CEO Rob Koch, IT Security Practice Lead Shohn Trojaceck and Chief Technology Officer James Melchor. 

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Thank you for taking the time to read this blog. As part of our “Advanced Security for a Critical Age” campaign, we’re showing organizational leaders how to achieve a strong cybersecurity offense. In my next two blogs, I’ll discuss specific services to monitor your IT and install the right remediation. 

Rob Koch, Chief Executive Officer

About the author: Rob Koch is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at DYOPATH and a pioneer within the MSP vertical. He sets the culture, vision, strategy, and overall business direction across DYOPATH. His leadership of DYOPATH is grounded in his values of adventure, determination, health, learning, love, peace, and success.