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KT Connections has been serving the Rapid City area since 1997, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Security Operations Center - Your 24/7 Partner Against Cyberattacks

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When it comes to securing your network, are you treating security and protection like a 9-to-5 job? That is, do you assume that once you close your office for the day, hackers stop attacking your servers and go home to eat dinner? That it’s like, “Honey, Star Trek is on, stop your DDoS and make some popcorn?”

Not only are they not eating dinner at 6 pm, with today’s globalization, hackers across the world are also able to launch attacks 24/7. They don’t stop for holidays, bad weather and they certainly won’t be stopped by a consumer grade router from your local office supply store or the pre-installed anti-virus software that came with your computer.

Serious threats need to be taken and responded to with proportionate defense. However, the reality is, it takes considerable resources to fit a never-ending battle, one in which the attackers have unlimited time and resources and, quite frankly, less to lose than you have, as a business.

There’s a reason why hackers target small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs); they assume that because you don’t have the same resources as an enterprise-level organization, you’re going to be easy pickings. They know that developing an effective defensive solution takes time, money and expertise. Despite how hard working SMBs are, many just don’t have access to such resources. Until now. Security Operations Center-as-a-Service is a game changer for SMBs.

Security Operations Center (SOC)-as-a-service makes high level, high-performing security a reality for small to medium-sized businesses. Not only does it provide a fully integrated security solution, but also because it’s designed to stop attacks before they have a chance to spread into your systems. Modern and up-to-date, SOC-as-a-Service understands how hackers operate, now and not as they did in the past.

Today, intrusions are 24/7 events, and you need protection that not only is robust, but one that is as relentless as the hackers themselves. Proactive is one of those cliché buzzwords these days, but in the case of cyberattacks, being proactive is the best defense. Ordinarily, cybersecurity is passive, it waits for an attack to occur and then makes steps at mitigation. Unfortunately, in the case of ransomware, once the cyberattack has launched it’s too late and can be devastating, particularly if your data is being held hostage.

The only true way to stop a cyberattack is to stop it before has the opportunity to do any damage. This is where SOC-as-a-Service comes into play. A Security Operations Center is the nerve center of your security system and provides an organized and central line of defense between your systems and the hackers. SOC-as-a-Service takes the concept of security to its full potential and packages what was once individual services into one all-encompassing solution.

SOC-as-a-Service features:

  • Dedicated security expertise
  • 24/7 network monitoring
  • Managed threat detection
  • Security incident response and crisis support
  • Monthly external vulnerability assessments
  • Compliance reporting

This wide range of services allows for a customized security solution for your business and allows you the flexibility to choose which solution works best for you, spanning from a pure security solution to daily maintenance and management of business-critical systems.

SOC-as-a-Service is a turnkey security solution for SMBs. Offering an affordable and predictable pricing model, which includes a concierge security engineer with tactical and strategic insight, providing guided remediation advice for security incidents. Moreover, the wide range of services provides your business all the tools needed to defend against whatever a hacker can throw at you.

For more information about SOC-as-a-Service, take a moment to give us a call at 605-341-3873. We’ll gladly speak to you about how SOC-as-a-Service can benefit your business.