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Am I Prepared for a Breach?

Annese's Breach Prevention strategies consist of the following steps:

1. Policy Development and Management

Policy Development: The practice of creating and documenting a plan for securing an organization with procedures outlined, stakeholders identified, and protocols established. The policy development plan is the roadmap for your organization as it relates to securing people, networks, and data. 

Policy Audits: Policy development is not a one and done initiative. With regulatory compliance and organizational factors constantly changing, your policy needs to adapt accordingly in order to ensure it remains relevant.

Regulatory and Audit Compliance: Due to the increasing number of regulations and need for operational transparency, organizations are adopting the use of consolidated and harmonized sets of compliance controls. This approach is used to ensure that all necessary governance requirements can be met without duplication of effort.

2. Network Vulnerability Testing

Risk Assessment and Risk Mitigation: Risk assessment will identify potential risk factors the organization is up against, the levels of risk a customer is willing or able to take on, and the environment at which risks can be eliminated when necessary. Risk mitigation is the actionable component to that process which is designed to keep risk factors at an appropriate level before they impact the organization.

Penetration Testing: A penetration test is a proactive and authorized attempt to evaluate the security of an IT infrastructure by safely attempting to exploit system vulnerabilities. Such assessments are also useful in validating the efficiency of defensive mechanisms, as well as end-users’ adherence to security policies.

3. Remediation and Recommendations: A comprehensive review of gaps identified and detailed steps to address them. The Annese team will perform a site walk-through and needs analysis to identify pertinent information about your environment, explain the findings to your team, and then provide a customized, detailed solution design around industry best practices, with a plan that maps to your goals, budget, and timeline.

4. Employee Security Awareness Training: The best security technology in the world can’t help you unless employees understand their roles and responsibilities in safeguarding sensitive data and protecting company resources. This involves putting policies in place that promote security, and training employees to identify and avoid risks.

This approach will put the right technology, people, and processes in place to best prevent a data breach. If and when a breach occurs, your security approach moves onto our breach resolution strategies.

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