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ITSourceTEK: Data-centric Security at its Best  

Brian Arellanes, CEO, ITSourceTEK

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“It will add mindfulness to the way employees perform their jobs with a security first mentality,” says Brian Arellanes, Founder and CEO of ITSourceTEK, when asked about the role of cybersecurity in business transformation. As best known as a seasonal entrepreneur and a security leader, Arellanes believes in the importance of security training for every employee at every level to protect their respective companies from any possible breach. Moreover, “From a higher level, corporations must have the right processes, tools, and awareness to meet compliance requirements for the protection of their employee and customer data.”

Having an extensive experience in security supporting for large DoD secured facilities, Arellanes helped in building teams for the U.S. Navy to create software for top secret weather based war planning programs. Besides that he worked in leading financial companies where his teams won the highest level of customer satisfaction in bank history to that date. After serving in the National Security, he started ITSourceTEK to disrupt the security industry and give back to the community. ITSourceTEK is one of the first technology leaders to create and adopt a data-centric security approach and leverage Cloud to automate IT functions. “We take a unique approach to help companies securely protect their data and securely move their workloads to the Cloud.” Apart from securing data on endpoints, big data lakes, enterprise and custom applications, and systems, the company provides several encryption, masking, and tokenization technologies. “Our technologies can be selected to secure our client environments based on their compliance requirements. Additionally, we enable migrating our clients’ off-antiquated compliance systems that have costly 7 figure maintenance and even more costly customization.” Their GRC platform help automate everything all the way down to compliance reporting for various or multiple frameworks, which truly empowers companies and their compliance organizations.

Injecting AI into their sophisticated technology products, ITSourceTEK better understands and identifies what customer behaviors are normal and abnormal so they can flag or even prevent abnormal behavior from happening. “However, this will not stop all fraud as customers must also be vigilant in addressing fraud by monitoring their accounts and transactions, especially in financially related accounts. It is also important to verify the personal data is secure given the amount of sensitive data that has and will continue to be breached by using credit monitoring services,” states Arellanes. The company provides significant automation by consolidating tools and/or aggregating data from existing tools that cannot be replaced to give a powerful, yet singular view. Most of their security and GRC initiatives bring about immediate to fast ROIs due to this approach, while also significantly enhancing their clients security and compliance posture.

“We take a customer-first approach that looks to address the most challenging problem statements our customers are looking to solve,” notes Arellanes. “Most companies we work with are amazed at what we can do to help transform their organizations with an ROI and/or TCO focus to make the CIOs, CSOs, and CPOs happy, because they don’t just get their security or compliance needs addressed, they get a positive payback on their investment.” For instance, one of their clients that has billions of dollars in assets under management installed and configured ITSourceTEK’s enterprise platform that automatically detects anomalies in behavior to protect their clients from anomalies in their data access as well as employee actions that may be malicious or a result of stolen credentials. Upon implementation, the client data is now completely protected from breach given the sophistication of the system that was put in place along with other controls.

Nina Do

ITSourceTEK is now led by President and COO, Nina Do, who has 25+ years of experience and 12+ of those years at ITSourceTEK. “In addition to having my support, she also has support from our CIO, Walter Jones, that’s been with us for 5+ years and has 45+ years of experience primarily at Wells Fargo where he led 3,000 plus people in their Infrastructure and IT Operations. Additionally, our EVP, Matt Whitmarsh has been with us for 9+ years and has led teams greater than 500 people for massive government projects. Lastly, our VP of Operations, Jean Dubois, who has been with us nearly 5 years bringing decades of financial and process improvement experience to ITSourceTEK.”

Going forward, “we will continue to be a trailblazer in the cybersecurity and GRC market by partnering with the most stable cutting edge solutions on the market that fit our client’s unique requirements.” Being one of the first product resellers to be able to offer a wide range of security and GRC tools through the AWS marketplace, ITSourceTEK today aims to help their clients easily scale for enterprise and cloud based security/compliance.

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Secure your data with Cyber Security

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Have you ever felt afraid of whether your confidential data will be damaged? If the answer is yes, you are really afraid of cyber-attacks and its consequences. These attacks are an evolving danger to organizations, employees, and consumers. These attacks can destroy businesses and damage your financial and personal lives. Hence, cybersecurity must be implied in the systems or network so that you can defend against cyber-attacks.

Cybersecurity is the state or process of protecting and recovering networks, devices, and programs from any type of attack.

A strong cybersecurity system doesn’t rely solely on cyber defense technology, but you can help defend yourself against cyber threats and avoid it before they can enter your network or devices.

How Cyber Security can be implemented?

As discussed above, cybersecurity is the practice of defending the electronic system, networks, mobile devices, programs, and data from malicious digital attacks. A strong cybersecurity system doesn’t rely solely on cyber defense technology, but you can help defend yourself against cyber threats and avoid it before they can enter your network or devices. It can be easily achieved when infrastructure is divided into three prime components: IT security, cybersecurity, and computer security.

  1. Information security- It is a general term used to protect data at both locations such as where it is located and the network also.
  2. Cyber Security– Cybersecurity is implemented by protecting the digital data on the networks, computers, and devices from cyber-attacks, unauthorized access, and destruction.
  3. Computer or network security- This type of security utilizes both hardware and software to protect any data that are sent through computer and other devices to the network. It aims at protecting the IT infrastructure and guards against information being misused or changed or stolen by criminals, networks, mobile devices, programs, and data from malicious digital attacks.

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Reduce the risk of cyber-attacks with Cyber Security

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Cybersecurity is the practice of securing networks, systems from malicious attacks. Protecting your cyber assets has become the most important need of the hour since the attackers have become more intensive.

It protects the data and integrity of computing assets belonging to or connecting to an organization’s network also. It primarily aims at protecting the assets against all threat actors throughout the time of cyber-attack.

Cybersecurity experts aim at protecting the network and organization critical data from zero-day attacks, ransomware, alert fatigue.

Basic of Cyber Security 

A multi-layer cybersecurity approach is the best way to threaten any serious cyber-attack. The right combination of firewalls, software, and other important tools can help combat the entire networking from a cyber-attack. Let’s dig in some of the ways cybersecurity fight the digital attacks.

Securing against Malware

This kind of malware is one of the most important issues today, and the bad news is that it is continuously evolving with time. Anti-virus software is required to combat any suspicious attacks. It includes tools that can send warning against suspicious websites to potentially harmful emails.

Mobile Security

This threat is also growing at a rapid speed. Among the most concerns, phone loss has proven to be the most dangerous. Hence, leaving the phones in any public area is a dangerous act, thanks to the tools which utilize the lock of mobile phones hence many critical data can be saved in this way.

Web Browser Security and the Cloud

The application of protecting internet-connected, networked data from privacy breaches or malware is referred to as browser security. It includes pop-up blockers, suspicious links, advertisements. To deal with these kinds of cyber-attacks, security-focused browser plug-ins, two-factor authentications are done using encrypted browsers.

To keep protected against cyber-attacks, every business must understand the importance of cybersecurity and strengthen open source tools to keep the Internet safe for everyone.

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Protect your Digital Infrastructure from cyber attacks

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Cyber Security is a term used to define every technology, process, and practice designed to protect networks, devices, and data from any kind of cyberattacks. It protects your devices and network from unauthorized access or modification.

Since in this tech-savvy world, where folks utilize the internet to advertise and marketing purposes. It is also the place where customers carry out financial transactions. This place of the internet has become a boon or bane both, since these digital transactions are aimed at money extortion, deleting sensitive information, and interrupting normal business operations.

Why is it important for every business?

With the evolution of new business tactics, cyber threats have crippled many organizations and forced them to shut down their operations. Since then, cybersecurity has taken the spotlight among organizations of all sizes.

As the facts say, in the upcoming years there will be even more advanced cyber-attacks. No matter the level of technical knowledge required, cyber-attacks can be easily initiated by anyone. Hence every organization of any size is implementing measures to protect their business in the future. A proper cybersecurity plan must be placed to prevent cyber-attacks from causing any damage.

Basic Cybersecurity Measures

A successful cybersecurity approach has to be undertaken so that the networks, programs, or data can be kept safe. In before cybersecurity, businesses must undertake these measures such as:

  1. Users must understand it is most important to keep strong passwords, and being wary of attachments in email.
  2. Every business must have a simple framework for understanding the measures to keep it safe from attempted and successful cyber-attacks. One such framework can easily help you identify attacks, detect and respond to threats, and recover from successful attacks.
  3. Technology is offering every security tool to protect themselves from cyber-attacks. Some of these include endpoint devices such as computers, smart devices, routers, networks, and the cloud.

To keep protected against cyber-attacks, every business must understand the importance of cybersecurity and strengthen open source tools to keep the internet safe for everyone.

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