Technological enablement of business processes, products and services is unavoidable. The alternative is watching customers and competitors evolve in ways that leave your organization behind.
Not surprisingly, this technological enablement brings risks, as well as, opportunities. Chief among those risks is security. As more aspects of business activities are digitally transformed, there are more potential vulnerabilities.
The Defense Against Modern Threats Starts Now
Our work with clients often begins with plan and design. We also assist with execution, in which we help clients apply specific technologies to meet the demands of modern security. And because security is an ongoing process, we also support clients through continuous improvement projects as they continue to advance in both their Digital Transformation and their success in protecting that transformation from modern security threats.
Microsoft Security Immersion Experience (SIE)
The workforce is becoming increasingly mobile, and as a result, there is a higher risk of corporate data loss due to external threats and lost/stolen devices. With the growing adoption of mobile workforce strategies such as Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD), security must be deeply integrated into those efforts to protect corporate data while in use and at rest.
At Concurrency, we believe that security should not be a separate practice, but as a necessary component to each technology solution that organizations deploy.
To help your business adopt this mindset in an increasingly cloud-focused enterprise, we deliver the Microsoft SIE through a scheduled session focused around Microsoft 365. These sessions give organizations a chance to get hands-on experience with the technologies that the Microsoft 365 platform has to offer. Unlike many technology-focused workshops, the Microsoft SIE is not deeply technical. The greater focus is to allow a group of users from across the organization with any background to see for themselves how Microsoft 365 can keep their corporate data safe.
These sessions are led by Concurrency Architects, who are deeply knowledgeable in Microsoft 365 security.
Our Microsoft SIE includes, but is not limited to the following technologies:
- Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection
- Office 365 Data Loss Protection
- Azure Information Protection
- Microsoft Security Center
- Microsoft Compliance Center
- Microsoft Secure Score
- Microsoft Defender ATP
- Threat Hunting
- Message Trace
- Microsoft Cloud App Security
- Conditional Access
- Intune MDM/MAM
If you'd like to learn more about how you can increase your organization's security using native Microsoft technologies, let us know using the form below.
Cyber Security Program Accelerator
We will walk you through how to level set on the fundamentals of cyber security hygiene and then build a plan from there. These fundamentals include identifying critical data, strengthening authentication, and implementing patching.
Using the NIST Cyber Security Framework, we’ll discuss current state, concerns, and goals with your team and at the end of the engagement you will receive:
- A tangible score in the five CSF categories
- Recommended strategies to develop
- A list of tactical actions to get started immediately
We created a mapping of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (NCF) to Microsoft technologies to help our clients mitigate risks across their organization’s security layers including Network, Operation System, Identity, Application, Information, Communications, Management and Physical.
NIST Cyber security Framework (CSF)
The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Testing’s NIST Cyber security Framework (CSF) has come to be recognized as the most mature and accepted standard for cybersecurity management.
Some of the key ideas in the CSF form a cyclical process of analysis and action that must be an ongoing aspect of any organization’s Digital Transformation:
- Identify the potential threats, vulnerabilities, and what’s most likely to occur. Also, identify what you have that’s worth stealing.
- Protect what you’ve identified as vulnerable and important. Prioritize your approach.
- Detect suspect activity. Know when something bad is happening. Use as many automated techniques as possible.
- Respond to malicious activity in ways that eliminate the problem. Build technologies in each functional area to enable effective response.
- Recover by getting systems back to normal and improving processes and protections going forward.
Map to Microsoft Technologies
To help organizations make quick and effective progress on applying the CSF to each security layer, Concurrency has created a map that unites the CSF with Microsoft technology.
This map is a practical guide to applying CSF concepts across many areas of Microsoft enterprise solutions, including:
- Service Management Platform
- Operations Management Suite & System Center
- Visual Studio Team Services & Deployment Practices
- Predictive Analytics
- Enterprise Mobility + Security Suite & System Center
- Office 365 & Dynamics 365
- Azure Platform & Best Practices