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Network Audits - The Importance of Regular SIEM-SOC Audits for Your Business's Cybersecurity
Regular Network Audits are an important part of any business’s cybersecurity plan. A network audit will help you identify potential security vulnerabilities and provides opportunity for optimization, no matter if you operate in Kansas City or elsewhere in the United States.  What is an Audit? A network audit is an evaluation of an organization’s security practices, and overall health status. Because networks are always evolving with account management,audits need to be performed regularly as a core component of your cybersecurity protocol.  Network audits often include network architecture, inventory, access control, endpoint management, configuration review, policy review, procedure review, network traffic analysis, patch management, back…
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How a Cyber Security Firm Can Help Streamline Your SOC Operations
Cyber security threats are an unfortunate part of living in our modern society. Partnering with a Cyber Security firm, like RAVENii for your business will optimize your SOC operations using cutting-edge technology and advanced techniques.  A Streamlined Security Operations Center, or SOC Cyber security threat intelligence needs to be applied to your business operations to create a resilient security program. Our SOC Operations protocols ensure that your security efforts are prioritized. This means focused resources for your risks and vulnerabilities. Through AI predictive systems, machine learning and proactive approach, we will be able to prevent most threats impacting your day-to-day work.  We want to make sure you are well versed in…
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Network Security – Common SIEM Challenges & How to Overcome Them
Feeling frustrated with your network security or SIEM? If you want to start the next quarter, month or week feeling secure and protected, RAVENii wants to help. We help clients every day who either use a SIEM, but it is not customized to their needs, need a SIEM, or are in general dealing with too many security headaches.  RAVENii can prepare your organization for cyber threats and help you overcome SIEM challenges. What are Common Issues Businesses Face When Implementing a SIEM? Most SIEMs come pre-packaged with a standard install option. Most organizations do not have the time or expertise to fine-tune this new system for their own security requirements. You may be over protecting yourself in some areas, causing unnecessary hoops for…
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Security Operations Center – 5 Benefits of Partnering with a Cyber Security Firm for SOC Services
Operating a Security Operations Center, or SOC, requires specialized training, around the clock monitoring and an incident response plan. If you are concerned about your company’s internal ability to prevent, detect, investigate or respond to cyber threats, RAVENii partners with clients in Kansas City and worldwide. A SOC acts as a centralized location for all your organization’s security resources and personnel. Because the SOC continuously monitors for threats, the amount of time between detection and a compromise to your business is greatly decreased. This saves you on operating costs and reduces the effort spent on security breaches.  Partnering with a Cyber Security Firm for your business means you are protected 365 days a year. Let’s…
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Cybersecurity 101: The Power of a Strong SIEM
The cybersecurity of your organization can strongly benefit from a strong SIEM. The threats hackers pose is ever-changing, it’s important to have strong security measures that adapt to keep up with threats. RAVENii can patrol your network to help you manage and track the changes you need to keep your security up-to-date. What is a SIEM? A SIEM or Security Information and Event Management system is a security software that shows activity across an entire network so threats can be responded to quickly, often before business is affected.  A SIEM is an important part of any organization’s cybersecurity plan. By using a SIEM, we have a centralized place to collect and analyze data so that security workflows can be streamlined.  One of the…
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Cybersecurity: Prepare Your Team With Quality Education
When it comes to cybersecurity, information is always your greatest asset. Attacks come in many forms, but there are signs you and your employees can learn to identify that will give you warning that something is amiss. End-user education is the best way to approach this problem. RAVENii offers services that will manage your company’s security awareness training to help protect your data. What is a Cyber Attack? The term cyber attack describes any attempt by hackers to damage or destroy a computer network or program. Cyber attacks take many forms, the two most common being malware and phishing. Malware involves infecting computers on your network with software in order to shut down services key to your business or access your information…
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The Biggest Cybersecurity Threat to Your Staff is Phishing
Easily the largest cybersecurity vulnerability to any organization is the people involved with it. Phishing has grown to be an extremely pervasive and successful means of entry into the data of individuals and businesses alike. High levels of vigilance and proper training from a qualified team like the one at RAVENii in Kansas City will help drastically reduce this threat. What is Phishing? The fraudulent practice of sending emails or other messages claiming to be from reputable companies to induce individuals to reveal personal information, such as passwords and credit card numbers is known as phishing. Attackers will use the information they get through these attacks to then steal your money, identity, or the money and identities of your…
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Strong Network Security Requires More Than Strong Passwords
Ensuring the protection of your network from malicious threats has become increasingly challenging. Hackers are increasing in number and sophistication and they’re starting to target a wider group of people. With that said, the basics still hold true when it comes to protecting yourself. Things like having a strong password are still absolutely essential as the first line of defense against attackers, but you’ll want to do more on top of that and RAVENii in Kansas City is here to help with the following advice. Use Strong Passwords The first tip any expert will give about network security will be the need for a strong password. Some common advice on a strong password string is to make one that is at least 12 characters but 14 or more is…
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IT Managed Services Help Protect You From Malware
One of the most serious threats IT Managed Services can help protect you from is malware. Malicious software (malware) programs are applications whose developers or senders have malicious intent. These programs can be used to spy and steal your data or even take full control of your network and hold it for ransom. A threat since the 1980s, this type of technology is constantly evolving, it can become increasingly difficult to keep your defenses up to date on your own. RAVENii has a team of professionals experienced with defending against and adapting to the ever-changing world of malware. The History of Malware Beginnings In 1971, the “Creeper Virus” emerged as a harmless program that replicated games or cryptic messages. It spread rapidly…
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Don’t Leave Your Network Security Unmonitored at Night!
The need for strong network security measures is a 24/7 issue. Your network environment is most vulnerable at night when hackers expect their victims to be asleep. RAVENii offers a 24/7 network security monitoring service to always keep your network safe. The night hours often appeal to hackers because their access to your network is less likely to be quickly noticed and averted as it would be during the day. This gives them more time to take advantage of whatever data they can manage to steal from your network. The most effective way to approach this threat is to make sure your network security is being monitored at all times by a professional team.  Network Security Monitoring RAVENii monitors all your network traffic, incoming and…

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