Last Thursday Symmetry, along with cyber security partner Dell SecureWorks  hosted an expert webinar Don’t Get Hacked – How Confident are you with your level of IT protection? I had the opportunity to co-present the webinar along with long time cyber security expert Jim Rozycki from Dell SecureWorks, in case you missed it, you can view the entire recorded presentation.

 

Post webinar, I wanted to pull together a few comments that we received from attendees.

 

Many medium sized companies’ feel they are too small a target for hackers or do not have what hackers desire. The reality is no one is immune to hackers. Even our children are becoming victims as highlighted by VTech’s recent breach that exposed the data of 6.4 million children. From my conversations with manufacturers, some are not required to report breaches; however, they are aware of it happening. It makes them uneasy and they wonder when it will happen to them. Most are not prepared for it.

 

Even if you purchase the best cyber security technology or service, do you have the process and procedures with experience in place when they alert you to an incident? Is your team experienced? It does not make sense to budget for a staff that may never have to manage an incident. That is where my team and I come in. With many years of incident management, we can be your point for the SOC helping manage the SOC and your teams to mitigate incidents and/or findings from security technology.

 

Symmetry’s partnership with Dell SecureWorks

Symmetry utilizes Dell SecureWorks in our own environment, and here are some of the many reasons why:

  • They have been providing security services since 1999
  • They have global presence to counter global threats
  • They serve 4,500+ clients
  • They have five 24/7/365 eyes on glass Security Operation Centers (SOCs)
  • They process 10 billion events daily
  • Intelligence from their Counter Threat Unit (CTU) supports everything they do
  • They are recognized by industry and the analyst community for their leadership

 

With our expertise in seeking to understand your entire IT environment, we can help you decide what is best for you. Symmetry’s expert cyber security services include:

  • Managed Security Services
  • Security and Risk Consulting
  • Incident Response
  • Threat Intelligence services

 

One manufacturer told me that they do not even know where to begin to face their cyber security needs. I invited him as I would invite you to contact the cyber security team here at Symmetry as we can provide you with the expert guidance and resources needed to improve your cyber security posture.

 

About Scott Goolik - VP, Compliance and Security Services

Scott Goolik is VP of Compliance and Security Services at Symmetry. A recognized expert in the field of SAP security and compliance, Scott has over 20 years of expertise in SAP security and is a regular presenter at SAP industry tradeshows and ASUG events. His experience includes working for one of the Big Four accounting firms and developing auditing tools, including those for segregation of duties (SOD). Scott is also responsible for architecting the ControlPanelGRC® solution which provides audit automation and acceleration of security and control processes.