Cybersecurity Consulting and Services

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Cybersecurity Consulting and Services

At Valenta we serve small to medium business clients exclusively.  Valenta Virtual Cyber Security Services or vCISO service can be an excellent option for companies with security requirements. 65% of midsized enterprises and small businesses experienced a cyber attack in the last year.  60% of SMB organizations close within 6 months of a hacking incident. 

What is a vCISO service?

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A CISO is a Chief Information Security Officer.  CISOs are in high demand these days.  Cybersecurity threats and the stakes for breaches and hacks get ever higher every year.  vCISO services and cybersecurity as a managed service are also increasing in demand.  Typically, these managed services are more affordable and flexible ways to address the needs for this skill set in organizations.  An in person CISO can be expensive.  However, a vCISO can actually be more experienced and can be located anywhere.  At Valenta we take our vCISO offer a step further and combine AI empowered cybersecurity software with skilled cybersecurity staff.  Our engagements are flexible and scalable, and consumption based 

How can vCISO or Virtual Cybersecurity Services Help?

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Simply having security tools is not enough.  Companies need to know how to use those tools, leverage them constantly and stay diligent.  Businesses need to constantly assess where they are at when it comes to cyber security. Additionally, they need to plan how they will meet their requirements and manage and optimize their cyber security efforts and technology.  Assessing cybersecurity includes vulnerability assessment, compliance readiness, process and policies, and cyber awareness assessment.  The planning step of a cybersecurity strategy needs to be specific to an individual business.  Businesses are vulnerable in different ways.  They all also don’t need all the same tools.  Planning allows companies to cover all the basis and budget only the resources that are needed.  Finally, managing and optimization of cybersecurity is an ongoing process.  Requirements, status, and threats will change over time.  Cybersecurity is not set it and forget it. 

When do vCISO or Virtual Cybersecurity Services make sense?

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The short answer to when do virtual cybersecurity services make sense is always.  They at least always make sense if you do not have this type of staff in house.  Many SMB clients do not have access to this skill set.  Our Valenta Cybersecurity services for SMB organizations can be a game changer.  Sometimes they are the only way an SMB business can gain access to this role.  If a company is dealing with sensitive information, …they need a cybersecurity strategy.  And quite frankly every company these days is typically dealing with sensitive information regardless of their size or industry.  If a business has a limited budget a vCISO or managed cybersecurity services can also make sense.  The cost of a vCISO service can be as little as 30% of the cost of an in person CISO.  These fees can put getting this capability into a business within the reach of nearly all companies. 

Cybersecurity Options for SMB organizations

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SMB companies are only really faced with three options when it comes to staffing for their cybersecurity requirements. 

  • They can choose to do nothing and risk a hack or a breach, and admittedly this is not the best option.
  • They can hire an inhouse CISO, however this can be a 170K to a 300K or more investment which can make it out of reach for many businesses.
  • They can use an external CISO as a service solution, or vCISO.

Year over year adoption rates for virtual cybersecurity solutions are increasing rapidly among SMB organizations.  At Valenta we have flexible vCISO and Virtual Cybersecurity options for our clients. 

Valenta Virtual Cybersecurity Services

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Our Valenta Virtual Cybersecurity Services is a combination of an AI powered and automated software monitoring platform plus flexible bundles of hours of staff to inform clients of cybersecurity issues and threats, as well as make required updates to the IT infrastructure. 

Valenta Virtual Cybersecurity Services will provide constant vulnerability, compliance readiness, process and policies, and cyber awareness assessments.  Our vCISO offer is the perfect blend of AI enabled software and people to monitor and make needed changes.  The software tool will provide you with the following: 

  • An AI enabled cybersecurity platform that provides automated risk and compliance assessments.
  • Autogenerated and tailor made policies and remediation tasks specific to your business.
  • AI that continuously manages, measures, and provides optimization reporting.

Here is a sample of what our reports contain.

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RISK SCORE 6.5/ 10

1-2

Protection measures have not been taken. You are completely exposed.

3-4

protection measures have been taken. Risk levels are still high.

5-6

Basic protection measures have been taken. These will suffice in blocking only the most basic attacks.

7-8

Moderate protection measures have been taken. While there is more to be done, you are reasonably protected.

9-10

Major efforts have been taken. While there is never a 100% guarantee of blocking attacks, you are well protected.

POLICY BENCHMARK

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SCAN SUMMARY

OPEN ISSUES

URGENCY
ISSUE
RECOMMENDATIONS

Critical

Your SaaSservice providers may not be meeting the required data security regulations and standards.Critical

Verify that all SaaSapplications holding company-sensitive data comply with the relevant data

Critical

There is no strong and complex password enforcement

Configure password policy to be secured.

Critical

Your company’s network can be remotely accessed without a VPN.

Allow remote access to hosted company networks only by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

and many more

SCAN RESULTS

192.168.88.16                        CVE-1999-0170                    |  NFSExported Share Information Disclosure

Risk – Critical
At least one of the NFS shares exported by the remote server could be mounted by the scanning host. An attacker
may be able to leverage this to read (and possibly write)files on remote host.

Remediation
Configure NFSon the remote host so that only authorized hosts can mount its remote shares.

 

192.168.88.16                        CVE-1999-0554                    |  NFSExported Share Information Disclosure

Risk – Critical
At least one of the NFS shares exported by the remote server could be mounted by the scanning host. An attacker
may be able to leverage this to read (and possibly write)files on remote host.
Remediation
Configure NFSon the remote host so that only authorized hosts can mount its remote shares.

and many more

Our staff is available various hours per month and will monitor all of the AI generated reports.  They will be available to conduct remediation and maintenance during their allotted hours.  They are also available for additional hours as required.  We offer staff combined with our AI cybersecurity software platform for 2 hours a month, 4 hours a month, or 8 hours a month.  These hours are bundled in our Alpha, Bravo and Charlie Level plans.  Pricing and details of these plans can be found below. 

Cyber Security Engineer Software Expertise:

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syxsense
acunetix
netsparker
vipre
lifelock

and many more…

Valenta Cyber Security Services - Monthy Fee

Assessment

Complimentary Comprehensive Cybersecurity Analysis Report

FREE

Alpha Level Cybersecurity

Monthly Report and 2 hours per month of a Cybersecurity Consultant.

$1000

Bravo Level Cybersecurity

Monthly Reports, Reports on Demand, and 4 hours per month of a Cybersecurity Consultant.

$1500

Charlie Level Cybersecurity

Monthly Reports, Reports on Demand, and 8 hours per month of a Cybersecurity Consultant.

$2100

Additional Hours if required for Cybersecurity Consultant $250 per hour.

Valenta Virtual Cybersecurity Benefits

With a Valenta Alpha, Bravo or Charlie Virtual Cybersecurity Service your business can realize its security vision.  Our vCISO services develop a roadmap, create a plan of action, and help your organization implement changes.  The end result is that we help you bring your cybersecurity vision to reality.  The following are the top benefits our clients enjoy. 

  • Continuous management of their cybersecurity posture Unlike one-time risk assessments that generate security posture and risk snapshots, our vCISO services continuously assess and update your real time security posture, risk level and compliance readiness. Unlike one-time risk assessments that generate security posture and risk snapshots, our vCISO services continuously assess and update your real time security posture, risk level and compliance readiness.
  • Maintain compliance We can conduct automated and continuous compliance readiness assessments, then create an actionable plan with a prioritized task list to achieve and maintain compliance, while tracking progress toward compliance goals.
  • Gain long-term visibility We track and measure your security posture and risk level over time. We can demonstrate historical improvement, and when there are increased threats. We are constantly identifying mission-critical trends and keeping your business informed
  • Demonstrating impact We demonstrate the impact of any decision that will be taken, and of any investment in tools and processes, so you always know how to optimize your resources to maximize results and gain an ROI.

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