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Data Security

Data and information are the life blood of any business. Protecting data and ensuring that it is not lost or leaked in to the wrong hands is the responsibility every organisation. Cygnia has a range of solutions to help businesses secure and manage their data.

+   Data Leakage Prevention (DLP)

The leakage of confidential or sensitive data from an organisation can have serve repercussions, including financial, reputational and security implications.

Data Leakage can come from many routes out of the business, email, cloud services, and the loss of an asset (laptop, USB stick, phone, etc) are all possible routes.

There are very few solutions that can provide coverage for all data leakage routes and the best form of defence is to combine the strengths of different technologies over a comprehensive DLP strategy that incorporates email, web, print and mobile assets.

Cygina provide solutions from a number of leading DLP vendors and give organisation advice on how to utilise their existing security infrastructure to help mitigate data leakage.

+   Secure File Sharing

With the requirement to collaborate business sensitive documents with colleagues, partner organisations and contractors increasing there are important questions about where to securely locate these files. Issues with cloud based file sharing services include: Is the service securely encrypted? Where is the data? (E.g. if it resides outside the organisations country are the data privacy laws an issue?), Who has access to the hosting infrastructure? Does the hosting service have a guarantee on availability, etc?

Cygnia works with a number of key vendors that can provide secure file sharing services, products or software to mitigate the issue of file sharing. Allowing documents to be secure and readily accessed in locations that the data privacy can be assured.

+   Hard Drive and USB Encryption

One of the key DLP issues facing organisations is mobile data, USB sticks, laptops, removable hard drives and smart phones. As part of a wider DLP strategy end point hard disk encryption for mobile devices is key to stop data leaving the organisation. This can be accidental, e.g. a laptop stolen or mislaid or deliberate, key financial data saved to a USB stick.

Cygnia provides a number of solutions from key vendors that protect the data on hard drives and USB sticks if they are lost or stolen.

+   Database Security

Databases are goldmines of information, they store financial information, personal details and company sensitive information, all that have strict data privacy laws attached to them.

Databases have multiple security threats that can be broken down in to three main sections. These are:

  • Activity monitoring for who has access to the database and what they are accessing.
  • Database vulnerabilities, understanding the security posture of the database and if it is susceptible to attack or has been compromised.
  • Security and patching, keeping the data secure and adapting to new threats and vulnerabilities.

Cygnia provides a number of solutions from key vendors that protect databases and manage user activity.

+   Data Governance

Data governance is a set of processes that ensures that important data assets are formally managed throughout the organisation. It includes auditing who has access to data on the network, who is accessing the data on the network, where the data is and if it has been moved or deleted and by whom and then locking down the permissions to the data so only the correct people have access to their files and folders on the network.

Cygnia provides data governance solutions from key vendors that that allow audit and control of an organisations unstructured data.

+   File Integrity Monitoring

File integrity monitoring (FIM) validates the integrity of an operating system and the application software files using a verification method between the current file state and the known, good baseline. A comparison is made between the current state and the baseline to determine if there has been a change made which could be a breach of the system. If they system has been breached an administrator is alerted.

Cygnia provides FIM solutions from the industry’s leading vendors.

We knew the technology could do the job and was reasonably priced. What won us over was how helpful Varonis and Cygnia were. They were really keen to help set up a demo, and were able to move quickly to get us up and working in a matter of days.

Karl Kroger – Data and Security Administrator, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

Having worked with Cygnia for a number of years, we trust them to advise on our security infrastructure. Their recommendations on defending against cyber attacks is critical to our business. We are already seeing the benefits of this new technology and could not be happier with the implementation process.

Paul Stern – IT Network and Security Manager, Arriva Trains

Network security is imperative to C24, it is one of the defining areas of our business. The expertise of Cygnia around this area provides us with comfort, and in turn has allowed us to reassure our customers that their security is covered. We have also come to recognise that the service provided by Cygnia is, in our opinion one of the best in the industry.

Paul Hemming – Managing Director, C24

Implementing a Direct Access solution has made remote working much simpler for council employees; this has seen double the amount of people using the service. As a result the authority will save money by being able to consolidate its property portfolio and staff have benefited from greater flexibility in their work arrangements.

Gavin Booth – Telecoms Service Manager, North Yorkshire County Council

Cygnia’s Managed Firewall Solution has provided us with a great service. Our security is taken care of by experts, so we can focus on running the business.

Infrastructure Manager, DP World London

Cygnia have provided excellent consultancy services and have always responded quickly to support queries and issues.

Pam Rowley, Infrastructure Planning Manager, Staffordshire County Council

If you are looking for a proactive partner to advise you on the latest security vectors and help you get the most out of your Check Point investment I can certainly recommend Cygnia. Their Account Managers, Technical Consultants and Support Team have all been first class.

David Moore – Head of IT, Chiltern Railways