Cyber Security continues to be the topic that’s keeping CEO’s, management and IT professionals awake at night. The problem is not one that is isolated to one country or one business sector either. Cyber breaches have affected companies from China to the US and from financial institutions to healthcare providers.
In 2015 alone, more than 169 million personal records were exposed, the result of nearly 800 publicized breaches across industries including business, education, financial, healthcare and government. A recent Forbes report has stated that globally in 2015, cyber attacks cost an estimated $400 billion dollars.
Hackers are extremely sophisticated and continue to adapt to changes in security protocols almost as fast as companies can enact them.
So how can companies combat this growing worldwide threat?
It has been said that the best defense is a good offense, and that statement appears to be just as well suited to cyber security as it is to sports.
At O’Neil, we have taken several steps to addressed this global problem. O’Neil has invested heavily in an iron clad cyber security platform that rivals those utilized by some of the top companies in the world. We leverage a system called AlertLogic to monitor our network and system infrastructure 24×7 to check for intrusions and run next generation Checkpoint firewalls designed for HITRUST security requirements.
Our products are placed behind CloudFlare, a web-based application firewall to ensure they are protected from possible breach and ensuring that even if physical damage occurred to a hard drive or server, customer client information would remain safe and accessible. CloudFlare-powered websites see a significant improvement in performance and a decrease in spam and other attacks. Web traffic is routed through an intelligent global network that automatically optimizes the delivery of web pages so visitors get the fastest page load times and the best performance with the added security of the platform. The system also block threats and limit abusive bots or crawlers from wasting bandwidth and server resources.
Utilizing Check Point’s ThreatCloud cyber intelligence marketplace, O’Neil is actively provided real-time protection. Check Point has partnered with leading intelligence vendors globally to provide a vast selection of intelligence feeds based upon industry, attack types, and geography. O’Neil is able to select relevant intelligence feeds, which are translated into actionable security protections and then automatically applied to the Check Point Security Gateways via ThreatCloud. This provides us with proactive protection to stop threats before they infiltrate our network.
Finally, in the event of a security emergency, our corporate relationship with Verizon allows us to ensure immediate response and investigation of the issue can begin within minutes.
O’Neil values the trust our clients have placed in us based on years of providing the best service we can and as such, we feel it is our duty to protect our clients from potential cyber threats. We remain committed to protecting our client’s financial and HIPAA related data and our technology allows our clients to sleep better at night knowing they have a partner who is just as concerned about protecting highly sensitive data as they are.