ISLANDIA, N.Y., June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether you're talking about cyberespionage between governments or cybercrime in the corporate world, data breaches are a serious threat to the privacy and security of valuable electronic information. Experts say the number of data breaches is increasing quickly, with an average 15 per week reported throughout 2014. They're also extremely costly: Recent research shows the average cost for a single lost or stolen record can be over $200, which means the kind of large data breaches making headlines today total in the millions-of-dollars range. According to Converged Technology Group (www.convergedtechgroup.com), an award-winning Managed Services Partner (MSP) serving clients throughout the Northeast, these data breaches can drive formerly stable companies out of business and leave CIOs and their teams wondering what they could have done better to identify and block threats before substantial damage occurred.
An internet adage says there are two types of companies: those that have been hacked and those that don't yet know they have been hacked. The nature and complexity of threats to corporate data is more intense today than ever before, yet different for each organization. "No two customers have the same perceived risk. The clients we work with have a wide variety of security concerns ranging from protecting their intellectual property to maintaining customer experience levels to meeting stringent regulatory requirements," says Leo E. Galletta, President and CEO, Converged Technology Group. "As a solution provider, we're able to work with the best security companies in the world to tailor solutions that meet our clients' unique organizational needs. We can show them how to use their network as a defense mechanism to dramatically improve their cybersecurity posture."
A New York City Event: Security 101 Across the Attack Continuum
Viruses and malware literally exist everywhere, and many can morph from one form into another at various stages. As a result, an infected document, for example, might not exhibit recognizably bad behaviors until it is already inside a company's firewall. At that point a firewall is not very useful. The solution is to address threats at each stage of the attack continuum – before, during and after an attack.
To help CIOs explore their cybersecurity options, Converged Technology Group will co-host an event with two of its premier technology partners, Cisco and Lancope, on Thursday, June 25th, in New York City. During the event, attendees will learn how to integrate Lancope's StealthWatch System and Cisco's "Security Everywhere" offerings to:
- Cost-effectively transform their network into a sensor grid for detecting sophisticated attacks
- Quickly uncover suspicious behaviors associated with zero-day attacks, APTs, insider threats and other risks that frequently evade conventional defenses
- Protect their reputation by thwarting attacks before they lead to devastating data losses
For more information or to register for this exclusive event, call Converged Technology Group at 631-468-5728.
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About Converged Technology Group
Converged Technology Group is an award-winning Managed Services Partner (MSP) focused on improving IT performance and business outcomes while lowering the cost of technology support for businesses in healthcare, financial services, education, retail, legal and other cutting-edge industries. Located in Islandia, NY, and New York City, Converged Technology Group provides network infrastructure, unified communications, virtualized data center, cloud solutions and managed services to multinational enterprises. The company provides business-critical uptime all the time, and helps clients design, implement and operate their IT infrastructure, communication and computing systems for the greatest return on their IT investments. For more information on Converged Technology Group, please contact us at 631-468-5728 or [email protected], and visit our website at www.convergedtechgroup.com.
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