Why do I need security consulting?
You’ve operated your business successfully for quite some time and really don’t see the need to rock the boat. If you’re like some small and medium size business owners, you may not even understand what cyber security means for you or your company. We’re glad to burst your bubble, because that means your company is a prime target for a security intrusion. Chances are that if you’ve never considered information security a priority, you’ve put yourself at a severe disadvantage. Cyber criminals will do everything in their power to expose your weaknesses and do you harm. They will find a way to exploit your vulnerabilities for their own advantage while you end up losing money, data, and peace of mind. Isn’t it about time you protect yourself.
How expensive is security consulting?
A common misconception is that cyber security is unaffordable for small and medium size companies. This is because many cyber security companies will try and sell you services that just don’t make sense. Who wouldn’t feel comfortable having every cyber security service and tool at hand to make sure that your website and information are safe. While that may be cost effective for large corporations, small and medium size businesses can’t afford such security services. Our security consultants at Aquia Solutions can help tailor a solution that works best for your company size and budget. We engage with small and medium size business owners to help them understand and strengthen their pressure points so that you can become more resilient against these domestic or foreign intrusions. While no security measure can be 100 % guaranteed (always be wary of someone that does make this guarantee), we will work to provide you the security you deserve. Even if you decide not to pursue our services in the future, it is imperative that you meet with a security consultant as soon as possible to reduce your risk.
Can anyone be security consultant?
Not just anyone can be a security consultant. What separates a truly good security consultant from an “okay” or outright bad one is experience and dedication. As a small business ourselves, we rely on your support to further our own goals. This means each one of our consultants will spend as much time as necessary to ensure that you are 100 % satisfied with your security objectives. All of our security consultants have at least 10+ years of experience in the field of cyber security. To add to this experience, each of our security consultants hold at least one of several internationally recognized security certifications: CPTC (Certified Penetration Testing Consultant) CPTE (Certified Penetration Testing Engineer) CSTA (Certified Security Testing Associate) GPEN (GIAC Certified Penetration Tester) CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) ECSA (EC-Council Certified Security Analyst) CEPT (Certified Expert Penetration Tester) CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) CRISC (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) SSCP (Systems Security Certified Practitioner) CASP (CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner) CompTIA Security+ CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) GSEC (GIAC Security Essentials Certification) Before you talk with anyone claiming to be a security consultant, always ensure that he or she is fully qualified with the proper knowledge, experience, and certifications. Don’t be afraid to ask for references!
What is the need for security consulting?
You may think that simply applying an anti-virus software on your computer is enough…it’s not! There are a significant number of ways that security intruder can gain unauthorized access to your computer or network. Social engineering, denial of service attacks, unfiltered malware, bad passwords, or uncontrolled access are only a small handful of weak points that anti-virus software isn’t designed to protect. This is where security consulting becomes absolutely invaluable. Even a consultation with one of our security consultants could end up saving your thousands of dollars in lost time and revenue from ransomware attacks.
When is a good time to receive security consulting?
Don’t wait! It’s only a matter of time before your company gets hit with a cyber attack. Once that happens, there’s no telling how much damage has been done until all the dust settles. It’s estimated that 60% of all small businesses that have experienced a cyber attack are run out of business. Don’t let that happen to your company for which you’ve worked so hard. You can help us to understand your company, and we can help you to understand what will work best for your business. As soon as we receive your message, our security consultants will contact you within hours to assess your situation and needs. We can even perform off-site or on-site presentations upon request.
Why do I need to hire security consultants when I can find tips for free on the internet?
When it comes to business, nothing good is free; and the same applies to cyber security. Sure you could find the basic principles of cyber security on anyone’s blog or news article: get anti-virus software, change passwords every so often, make sure I’m the only one with computer access. Whether that’s feasible or not depends on you but don’t fool yourself into thinking that’s enough. Are you really willing compromise your own business because you wanted to save a few bucks? A cyber security consultant can really provide an immense amount of insight that you would be hard pressed to find elsewhere on your own. When all is said and done, you’re paying for their knowledge and experience which is not something the internet can provide. Implementing even a few of the changes offered by a cyber security consultant can deliver an immense amount of protection for a fraction of what it may cost you.