Preventing Diverse Cyber Threats to Multiple Industries
Delta Risk provides a full spectrum of specifically tailored cyber security solutions for each of the industries we serve. We work closely with your organization to understand your security needs, interpret and guide you through your regulatory and compliance issues, and inform you of other unforeseen or unaddressed risks.
Our team of highly-qualified, experienced professionals delivers a broad suite of cyber security solutions. Our services address your organization’s needs before, during, and after a breach or other security event.
Advisory services to help your organization develop, implement, and test your cyber security program
Managed security and professional services to supplement or replace your organization’s existing technical cyber defenses
Breach response services to stop current attacks and mitigate the effects of a breach
Delta Risk’s Industry Approach to Cyber Security
We use an industry-specific approach to cyber security for several reasons. First, while many of the threats and vulnerabilities are similar across industries, there are particular risks within each industry that must be explicitly addressed. Second, each of the industries has unique regulatory or compliance issues.
Learn more about our services for the following industries:
Critical Infrastructure – Organizations that utilize industrial control systems (ICS) or that are subject to the jurisdiction of NERC/FERC and must comply with the NERC CIP standards
Financial – Banks, credit unions, investment firms, insurance companies, and other financial institutions or those companies that must comply with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) or related legislation
Healthcare – “Covered entities” as described under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as a health plan, healthcare provider, or healthcare clearinghouse as well as “business associates” or others involved in the healthcare industry
Legal – Lawyers or law firms which have a duty of confidentiality to their clients
Retail & E-commerce – Retailers, whether large or small, brick-and-mortar or online shops subject to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), consumer protection regulations, and similar requirements
Public – Government – Federal, state, local, or international agencies or organizations with obligations under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) or related regulation
Common Threats and Vulnerabilities to Key Industries
Experienced cyber experts focus on protecting information, data, and networks. To defend these systems and maintain confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA), you must address three key aspects of security: people, processes, and technology. Without adequately addressing each of these areas, your organization’s cyber security program will fail at its most basic mission.
Many actors are poised to disrupt the security of an organization’s systems or networks. Cyber criminals and politically motivated hacktivists have relatively little resources and generally pose the lowest threat. However, organizations with weak cyber defenses continue to encourage them with easy successes. Cyber terrorists present a different threat altogether.
Company employees—either with malicious intent or just plain negligence—can often pose the biggest threat to even a relatively secure company. On the opposite end of the resource spectrum, nation-state actors or advanced persistent threats likewise can wreak havoc with an organization’s cyber defenses. These types of groups have vast resources to carry out complex, extended campaigns which only the most advanced defenses can detect and disrupt.
Malicious actors have a multitude of ways to carry out their nefarious acts. Their choice of method depends on their goal, whether that is stealing data, disrupting the network, or holding a network or data hostage. Some might choose a direct attack on the network as in a distributed denial of service attack (DDoS). Others may choose to infect a target system with malware. One of the most common methods of introducing malware into a system is through phishing—attaching the malicious software to a deceptive email link. While a general trend in some industries has been for hackers to use phishing to introduce ransomware onto a network, there are almost an unlimited number of ways a malicious actor can attack your system.
Government regulators have seen the need to address these various risks. In developing ways of preventing harm from malicious actors, government regulators created a new hazard for organizations: compliance risks. Every major industry that relies on computer systems to store valuable data has some form of regulation or compliance standards regarding cyber security.
Even so, compliance is not enough to protect every organization’s data and networks. More regulation increases the baseline of capabilities hackers need to break into your network. They will continue to go after the lowest hanging fruit. Meeting regulatory standards will help your organization manage compliance risks, but to manage the overall cyber threat, you need a comprehensive cyber security program. Delta Risk can help you achieve that, regardless of your industry.