CTP CyberSecurity for Commerce
Collaborative Technology Partners, Inc., is a Boston MA based IT consulting company. We have been providing design and implementation of IT security solutions, often to meet compliance requirements of a variety of financial services companies, since 2001.
We suggest a fundamental change has come about – where ten years ago companies could reasonably strive to prevent a successful cybersecurity attack and penetration, the likelihood now is that networks of most companies will be compromised in spite of those efforts. Attention should now turn to minimizing or even preventing damage in such an event.
Strong network monitoring, Intrusion Detection, routine penetration testing, strong password enforcement, restrictive firewall policies, comprehensive anti-virus and patch management have all become standard practice and a good foundation for security.
CTP has found that there is good recognition for the many security technologies- Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA), network segmentation, monitoring, in-house Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). We find that it can help to go at the problem by starting with the goals, and then consider the technologies that support those goals. It can be much easier to develop a rational plan for implementing technologies based upon the most immediate security requirements of the company, as a starting point. Click anywhere here for a more in depth discussion.