Is your Franchise about to make headline news?
Author: Josh Reid
Many years ago, when I was just transitioning out of the military I started working for a large franchise organization within the fast food industry. The objective from a project management standpoint was to renovate the complete technology infrastructure of a restaurant in under 12 hours. When I say complete, I really do mean everything from cables, network jacks, point of sale systems, servers, switches and firewalls. When my team started work on our first restaurant we realized very fast that there is nothing cookie cutter about your typical franchise business.
Every restaurant has its own unique fingerprint. Which brings about a series of challenges when trying to complete a job of this magnitude. Fortunately for myself, I was trained to work well in high stress situations and at the end of the day we succeeded with strict adherence to the deadlines.
We would complete a job and moved on to the next one. The project management teams, network engineers and other IT teams worked together night and day to accomplish this. It was not an easy task, although it was successfully accomplished over and over for all the 1000s of locations this company had.
Fast forward to our present day. I now work in security. I find myself at times looking back those days. Witnessing franchises spending millions of dollars to renovate their information technology infrastructure, organizing top notch teams to implement and manage the renovation. They place so much focus and attention towards the systems that bring in the revenue. Of which they should. Although do they do enough to protect these systems?
At least 15 separate security breaches have occurred among retail companies since January 2017
A franchise organization has an increased risk from the scope of cybersecurity. This can come about through many variables but ultimately is the result of its vendors, large number of employees and the diversified network. Having an all-in-one solution like the iSOC MDR that is effective and affordable can be the difference between making headline news for a data breach or making headline news for thwarting a data breach.
SOC-as-a-Service model has proven to be an extremely cost-efficient and effective tool for enhancing overall security posture. With SOC-as-a-Service, you maintain all the benefits of your current IT team whether in-house or outsourced. However, the additional layer of security is managed in a true Security Operation Center, giving an organization’s IT staff the ability to do the following:
- Trace the entire lifecycle of a threat.
- Have transparency into their own networks.
- Manage compliance effectively.
- Accurately gauge ROI of the service.
Benefits of Redbot iSOC MDR
- Affordable Simple Pricing
- Dedicated Senior Level Engineer
With a dedicated account engineer your company will have a 24/7/365 security expert at your fingertips monitoring and responding to anything that sets off alarms and red flags on your network.
- Redbot Security’s Engineers become your single point of contact for your account
- Can be implemented as an extension to your IT Team
- Provides actionable remediation recommendations
- Routine and Non-Routine task to improve security posture
- Each engineer is backed by a team of security experts internal to Redbot Security
- Managed Detection and Response (MDR)
Managed detection and response is a service that allows organizations better understand their security threat landscape in order to enhance threat detection and response capabilities. This is real time 24/7 monitoring, Including Cloud Sensor Monitoring for AZURE, AWS, Office 365, GSuite, Box and more!
- Comprehensive Log Collection and Compliance
Log management is a crucial component for compliance regulations such as PCI, HIPAA, GLBA and Sarbanes-Oxley. This typically is a full-time job since the work is tedious and time consuming. We do all the heavy lifting for you!
- Monitoring user behavior
- Collecting, aggregating and classifying compliance related data
- Regularly assessing vulnerabilities
- Analyzing data and providing necessary reports
- Reducing time and costs of audit preparation
In effect, you significantly scale back your cybersecurity budget while improving the value of your threat detection and response strategy. Learn More About Redbot iSOC MDR or Contact us for a free consultation / quote.