Data security breaches are increasingly frequent, resulting in millions of electronic records being compromised each year. In fact, because such incidents are underreported, the extent of the problem is much worse than is evident to the public. Individuals and business entities find themselves spending increasing amounts on data security, and yet hackers are constantly finding new and inventive ways to defeat those measures. As a result, the costs of preventing and responding to data security issues are rapidly increasing and likely to remain on that trajectory, especially because government enforcement of data security requirements is increasing as well.
Cyopsis is the first place to turn to prevent and respond to crime and abuse involving electronically stored data. Cyopsis assists clients with all manner of data security issues and incidents, including malicious intrusion, unauthorized use by authorized users, theft of personally identifiable information, espionage, viruses, spyware, and malware. Cyopsis utilizes multi-disciplinary teams to handle all relevant aspects of a critical incident response, helping our clients mitigate risk and comply with legal requirements.
Cyopsis works with individuals and organizations to prevent data security breaches from occurring in the first place. Many data breaches happen because employees subvert the protections in place, for example by failing to adopt adequate password protection, failing to appreciate the sensitivity of stored data, mishandling hardware, being insufficiently educated on security threats and protective measures, or deliberately misusing computer systems and data. Mobile devices have particular security vulnerabilities, including from viruses. Cyopsis helps clients train their personnel to prevent such data breaches, including training on mobile device security such as enhanced on-device security, remote disable/retrieval options, and what communications and data are inappropriate for mobile devices. Cyopsis works with clients to understand the balance each company must strike between necessary security architecture and the need for portability in communication and work related activities.
Cyopsis also provides active monitoring of clients’ information systems in order to detect potential security breaches and proactively eliminate or mitigate such breaches. This active monitoring is an essential complement to the static defensive measures used in traditional IT security. Hackers perceive security measures as a challenge and are always working to find ways around them. It is therefore important to add ongoing security monitoring to the defensive arsenal to keep up with the ever-growing number of new types of threats.
Despite an organization’s best efforts, laptops, mobile devices, and other media containing sensitive data may be stolen or lost, or such data may be compromised through unauthorized use or security breaches. Even sophisticated users of the technology can unwittingly allow the introduction of malware into a company’s system. Malware can remain undetected for extended periods of time, actively harvesting and transmitting sensitive company information to outsiders to use as they will.
In these instances, Cyopsis uses both traditional investigative methodology and sophisticated computer forensic capability to identify the problem, stop the bleeding, help clients assess the damage, and design and implement remedial measures. In responding to a data security incident, Cyopsis utilizes its cutting-edge technology to determine where and how the incident occurred and who is likely behind it. Cyopsis can also deploy investigators to track lost or stolen hardware and conduct physical surveillance operations. By calling in Cyopsis at the first sign of an incident, clients can take crucial steps to help protect their infrastructure and data, minimize potential liability, and increase the likelihood of identifying responsible parties. Cyopsis can help clients determine whether personally identifiable information may have been compromised and can work with management and legal counsel in taking appropriate responsive measures, including notifying law enforcement or customers where appropriate or legally required.