Managed Cyber Security:

Sm@rt Computers has your cybersecurity needs covered. We provide both SOC and SEIM as a service for your organization.

IT Security Design

Not only can SMART COMPUTERS provide the testing and audit services we can design your network from ground up and build security measures into the network. We will take a look at your organizations Defense in Depth practices and recommend the best solutions to secure your network. We work with companies both large and small and everywhere in between. Contact us for us to help you with best security practices and standards.

Designing infrastructure with a focus on security helps ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data and systems. This can help reduce the risk of security incidents, such as data breaches and malware attacks, which can have serious consequences for organizations. Best practices for designing secure infrastructure may include:

  1. Implementing access controls: Establishing clear roles and responsibilities for system access helps prevent unauthorized access to sensitive data.
  2. Encrypting data: Encrypting data at rest and in transit helps protect it from unauthorized access and disclosure.
  3. Regularly updating software: Keeping software and operating systems up to date helps address known security vulnerabilities.
  4. Regularly backing up data: Regular backups help protect against data loss or corruption due to technical issues or security incidents.
  5. Monitoring and logging: Regular monitoring and logging of systems and network activity can help detect and respond to security incidents.

By following these and other security best practices, organizations can help reduce the risk of security incidents and better protect their systems and data.

Cybersecurity Assessments

In today's digital age, the importance of cybersecurity cannot be overstated. With more and more sensitive information being stored and transmitted online, the threat of cyber attacks is growing at an alarming rate. In light of this, it's imperative that organizations take the necessary steps to assess and mitigate their cybersecurity risks.

A cybersecurity assessment is a comprehensive evaluation of an organization's security posture. It involves identifying potential vulnerabilities, evaluating the strength of current security controls, and making recommendations for improvement. The goal of a cybersecurity assessment is to help organizations better understand the threats they face and take the necessary steps to reduce their risk of a cyber attack.

But why should organizations take the time to conduct a cybersecurity assessment?

  1. Protect Sensitive Information: A cybersecurity assessment can help organizations protect their sensitive information from falling into the wrong hands. This can include confidential business information, customer data, and financial information.
  2. Maintain Compliance: Many industries have regulations in place that require organizations to have robust security measures in place. A cybersecurity assessment can help organizations meet these requirements and avoid costly penalties.
  3. Ensure Business Continuity: A cyber attack can disrupt operations and cause significant financial loss. A cybersecurity assessment can help organizations identify potential threats and take steps to minimize their impact.
  4. Enhance Reputation: Organizations that take cybersecurity seriously can enhance their reputation and build customer trust. By demonstrating a commitment to protecting sensitive information, organizations can differentiate themselves from their competitors.

In conclusion, a cybersecurity assessment is a crucial step for organizations that want to protect themselves from the growing threat of cyber attacks. By taking the time to assess their security posture and implement recommended improvements, organizations can reduce their risk of a breach and protect their sensitive information.

SOC as a Service

At Smart Computers we take a holistic approach to SOC as a service, we provide organizations with 24/7, end to end security coverage so the organization can feel confident knowing every serious attempt to breach their systems is detected and thwarted.

  • Cost-effective: SOC as a Service provides a cost-effective solution for companies that need security monitoring without the need to invest in expensive equipment and infrastructure.
  • Expertise: By outsourcing security operations to a third-party service provider, companies can benefit from the expertise and experience of a team of security professionals.
  • Scalability: SOC as a Service can be scaled up or down depending on the security needs of the company, providing flexibility and cost savings.
  • 24/7 monitoring: With SOC as a Service, companies can receive around-the-clock monitoring and protection against cyber threats, reducing the risk of data breaches and other security incidents.
  • Real-time response: In case of security incidents, the SOC team can quickly respond and resolve the issue, reducing the potential impact on the business.

These benefits can help companies improve their security posture and better protect their data and assets, ultimately improving their overall business operations.

SIEM as a Service

SEIM (Security Information and Event Management) as a Service can bring numerous benefits for organizations, including:

  1. Cost savings: By outsourcing SEIM, organizations can reduce the costs associated with deploying and maintaining in-house security systems.
  2. Scalability: SEIM as a Service is scalable, allowing organizations to increase or decrease their security needs as their business evolves.
  3. Expertise: With SEIM as a Service, organizations can leverage the expertise of security professionals who are familiar with the latest threats and technologies.
  4. Improved response time: SEIM as a Service providers have the resources to quickly identify and respond to security incidents, minimizing the impact on the organization.
  5. Better data management: SEIM as a Service can help organizations to better manage and analyze security data, leading to better decision making and improved security posture.
  6. Compliance: SEIM as a Service can help organizations meet regulatory compliance requirements by providing real-time visibility into their security systems.

Overall, SEIM as a Service can provide organizations with a cost-effective, scalable, and expert-driven solution to manage and mitigate security risks.

Zero Trust: The Future of Cybersecurity

In the modern age of digital transformation, companies are increasingly relying on technology to streamline their operations, improve efficiency, and provide better services to customers. But this increased reliance on technology has also created new security risks that traditional cybersecurity measures can't always handle. This is where Zero Trust comes in.

Zero Trust is a cybersecurity framework that assumes that all users and devices are potential threats and implements strict access controls to reduce the attack surface. The idea is to eliminate the trust in users and systems, regardless of their location or status, and to validate and verify their identities before granting access to sensitive data and systems.

One of the key features of Zero Trust is the principle of least privilege, which means that users only have access to the data and systems they need to perform their job functions. This helps reduce the risk of data breaches and reduces the impact of successful attacks.

Another important aspect of Zero Trust is the use of multi-factor authentication (MFA), which requires users to provide multiple forms of authentication, such as a password, a fingerprint, or a smart card, before accessing sensitive data and systems. This helps to ensure that only authorized users are accessing sensitive data and systems and helps to prevent unauthorized access.

Zero Trust is a comprehensive approach to cybersecurity that covers the entire organization, from endpoints to data centers. It requires collaboration between different departments and requires organizations to take a holistic approach to cybersecurity.

Despite its many benefits, Zero Trust is not without its challenges. It requires a significant investment in new technologies and processes, and it requires organizations to change their approach to cybersecurity. However, with the increasing frequency and sophistication of cyber attacks, Zero Trust is becoming a critical component of an organization's cybersecurity strategy.

In conclusion, Zero Trust is the future of cybersecurity. It provides organizations with a comprehensive approach to securing their digital assets and protecting their customers' data. By assuming that all users and devices are potential threats and implementing strict access controls, organizations can reduce the risk of data breaches and ensure that sensitive data is protected from cyber criminals.

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Sm@rt Computers & Consulting

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Dickinson, ND 58601
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