Protecting Your Business

We have the methodolgy, people, process, technology and partnerships to help you build a business that is able to operate while under persistent threats and sophisticated attacks, enabling you to embrace disruption safely, strengthen customer trust and increase value.

The cyber threat to small and medium businesses (SMBs) is more financially damaging than the combined threat of fire, flood, and transport strikes.

While the vast majority of reported cybersecurity breaches over the past 18 months have concerned large and well-known companies across the globe, it is small and medium size businesses that are increasingly in the criminal’s cross-hairs.

According to a study by the Ponemon Institute, three in five SMBs have experienced a cyber attack in the last 12 months and one in three believe they are not capable of fending off an attack.

Cybersecurity Attacks

Start Protecting Your Business Against Cyber Attack

Technology is an enabler, giving busines the ability to operate faster and more efficiently than ever before. Doing business in this fast paced and complex environment places additional pressure on business and technology leaders to not only learn how to navigate this new landscape but also how to protect themselves in this ever-changing environment. Today’s cyber security landscape is more complex than ever before but, that should’t not stop you from getting stated. Regardless of the size of your business or your technical ability there are some basic steps you can take improve your cyber defenses.

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Access and Plan

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Engage and Measure

Engage & Measure

Information Security Program

Implementing a well-defined and robust security program that is tailored to the specific needs of your business helps to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, availability and privacy of your data and that of your customers.  Our advisory services is focused on working with business and technology leaders to develop and implement security programs. Our consultants will develop a comprehensive program and implementation roadmap based on accepted industry best practices and the specific needs of your business.

Information Security Program
 Risk Assessment Services

Risk Assessment Services

A critical element in any Information Security Program is how well the organization manages risks. Managing risk involves the identification, assessment, treatment, monitoring and tracking of risk.  Since it’s impossible to manage what you don’t know exists, it’s critical to begin any attempt to manage risk by performing a risk assessment to identify, estimate and prioritize the risks to organization’s information assets. To ensure a comprehensive assessment is performed, it’s important to include people, processes and technology in the assessment. Our consultants will develop conduct a Risk Assessment that is tailored to the specific needs of your business and industry.

Security Awareness Training

Employees are a major part of an organization’s attack surface and remain the greatest vulnerability to cybersecurity, frequently targeted by attackers.  Ensuring that employees have the knowledge and skills to defend themselves and the organization against threats is an essential part of any security program and a requirement for those organizations that need to comply with government and industry regulations, such as FISMA, PCI, HIPAA or Sarbanes-Oxley. A good security awareness program will educate employees on corporate policies, procedures, standards,  guidelines and industry best practices for working with information technology. A critical (yet often overlooked) component of security awareness training is what to do in the event of a data breach. The minutes and hours following the discovery of a data breach are critical to not only preventing the attack from spreading but also to preserving the environment for forensic examination. Our consultants will develop a comprehensive security awareness training program and provide training that is designed specifically for your business.

Security Awareness Training
Information Security Audit

Information Security Audit

An Information security audit is a structured, systematic and measurable technical assessment of how the organization’s security policy is employed. It is part of the on-going process of defining and maintaining effective security policies. Security audits provide a fair and measurable way to examine how secure an organization is, by performing a security audit your organization can identify and remediate risk before they are compromised. Let our consultants perform a full security audit to uncover weaknesses and security gaps that exist within your organization and and uncover the cause of noncompliance to establish an effective security program.

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Security Frameworks

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Small Business Needs Vulnerability Assessment for Data Safety

It’s becoming natural to hear about cybersecurity breaches and hacks at large companies. Just recently, Equifax revealed that driver’s license numbers, social security numbers, and other personal data were stolen in their recent breach. While big businesses make the...

Avoiding PUPs!

We’re not referring to those small, furry, wide eye adorable little creatures. The PUPs we are referring to aren’t cute and are potentially dangerous. PUP stands for Potentially Unwanted Program. The acronym is used by the information security industry to identify...

Keeping Your Smart Home Safe

The Promise of IoT About 4% of the world’s population was on the internet when Kevin Ashton, a British scientist working at Proctor and Gamble (P&G) used the term the “Internet of Things” in a 1999 presentation he was working on. The presentation focused on the...

What Facebook Knows About your Photos

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Cyber Security Training Program Prepares for Protection

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Don’t Get Caught by a SMiShing Scam

What's SMiSh? People are becoming wiser and more vigilant about checking where emails are coming from, or whether that link in social media should be clicked. Unfortunately, hackers and cyber thieves are getting smarter too. The latest entry into identity and data...

Share – But Not Too Much on Social Media

Social media has become THE place to share all the things that are going on in your life. But these social networking platforms can also pose a problem for your data security. We have a tendency to share Too Much Information (TMI), and that can put your cyber and...

Quick Tip to Strengthen Your Password

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Make Two Step Verification Part of Your Cybersecurity Routine

An extra coat helps keep you warm. A deadbolt lock on your door, along with your regular lock, makes the door harder to break into. Doesn’t it make sense to up your cybersecurity and give your personal data the same level of protection? Two Factor Authentication...

Client Reviews

Mohan Patalolla

Mohan Patalolla

~ Innovative Information Technologies,
    Founder and COO

PamTen is knowledgeable and easy to work with.  They took the time to understand our business and processes and provided recommendations to strengthen our organization. The risk assessment they performed identified security gaps we hadn’t considered before