Managed Security for the Rural Telecom
Threats are growing more hostile, the number of endpoints needing to be controlled are rising, budgets are tight and in-house resources devoted to security are at a premium. Powered by global threat intelligence tools from the elite K2Share Security Operations team, our security solutions portfolio of flexible and telco-specific solutions help you protect against advanced threats, diminish your attack surface, detect & identify new risks, and respond to and recover from incidents.
MANAGED SECURITY SERVICES
K2Share’s fully managed security operations team provides complete Cyber Overwatch of your telecom with 24x7x365 threat detection, behavioral monitoring, security intelligence and response. Your dedicated security team handles all vulnerability scanning, asset discovery, ongoing reporting and status briefings that keep you and your team current and informed of threats before they become a breach event.
K2Share’s CVM deploys our experienced security operations center analysts armed with industry-leading tools to identify, classify and prioritize your telecom’s security weaknesses without interrupting your daily business. Our security pros will provide clear reporting and actionable intelligence on verified risks, revealing the best route for remediation to take swift and effective action to keep your business secure.
K2Share’s experienced training team will manage your security awareness program, providing you and your employees access to our award-winning online training materials. Course topics cover the most current and vitals area in IT security with engaging scenarios encountered in the workplace.
SECURITY & RISK SERVICES
Utilizing K2Share’s unique Assessment 360 approach, our certified security assessors evaluate your infrastructure, internal processes and IT procedures to and deliver a cyber risk scorecard that speaks to the areas of most concern and provides actionable items for improving your risk posture. K2Share Cyber Security experts work alongside your staff to identify positive practices in your program, as well as areas for improvement, while providing training on security tools and best practices.
K2Share Cyber Security and Operations personnel directly integrate within your team to implement common-sense solutions that will reduce risk and mature your IT operations. Our seasoned professionals can assist you with, or completely build out, your Cyber Incident Response Plan, Cyber Policies & Procedures, or provide Incident Response Personnel in a critical time of need.
THE K2SHARE DIFFERENCE
Your telecom provides a critical service and we take threats against it very seriously. We’re confident that K2Share is one of the only Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP) in the nation that provides all these benefits designed specifically for telecoms.
You can depend on K2Share to keep your business resistant to cyber security threats because:
We seamlessly integrate within your team as a force multiplier, raising the skill and capability of your IT team. Ranging from training to use vulnerability assessment tools that uncover issues, to understanding the threats and the associated risks, we provide full transparency during the process; so you not only receive a great product and service, but your team improves at the same time. This is not a check-the-box type of service that our competitors offer, this is an opportunity to make your team better!
Our goal is to over-communicate with you, so that you always have the information needed to make decisions regarding your Cyber Security posture. We too are a small business, so we understand that there are no after-business hours.
At K2Share, not only do we follow and enforce Security Best Practices internally, we bring this knowledge and experience to all our clients. Our extensive experience goes back more than 19 years, including securing Federal Government and commercial banking systems; we have the know-how to protect your telecom and its sensitive data. We’ve got your back!
Proper documentation is critical for the fast resolution of issues. It’s not even a question for us. All requests and resolutions are documented, and detailed reports are made available to you; all stored in a secure, encrypted location.
Some companies think that if your problem doesn’t seem that bad, they can wait a few days to call you back. We get back to you quickly and let you know when your problem will be resolved. It is our mission—Protect, Detect, Respond.
We take the time to make sure you fully understand what we are doing and why we are doing it in language you can share with your Board and customers. No geek-speak here (unless you want it).
Our Security Operations Team is made up of seasoned security veterans—most with more than 20 years of IT and security experience. Our team of experienced security professionals and engineers maintain top-tier industry security certifications (e.g., CISSP, CISA, CISM, CRISC).
The K2Share mission is to make a difference with every customer—we value each client and treat them as partners in success. This drives our team to provide absolute fanatical support for you.
We don’t pursue every company that needs security services. We want to work with clients that share in our values. Protecting your telecom and its customers from the millions of threats each day is a huge responsibility—one that we take that very seriously. It takes teamwork and a solid commitment to good communication, excellence, and the ability to deliver best practices to serve a company in an excellent manner.
We sit on the same side of the table as you, providing tailored solutions to your business' problems. We don’t try to sell you the latest technical widget or security exercises we know you'll fail; instead, we approach your telco’s problems from a small business perspective, offering several strategies to resolve the root problem and ultimately achieving your cyber security objectives.
K2Share has been in the security services business for almost 20 years. Our record of excellent service is evident in our repeat customers and repeated kudos from those we serve. We welcome your reference inquiries of our current and past telecom customers; knowing that if you allow us to help you, that you too will soon be a reference.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Every telecom needs the ability to detect cyber threats and to respond accordingly, but building a detection and response capability requires significant investments and many organizations struggle to assemble the required pieces. The tools are rarely the problem; the hard part is finding a team of experienced analysts, researchers, investigators, and engineers that know how to operate and improve this capability. Let K2Share do the heavy lifting for you.
They could, but rural telecoms partner with K2Share because we are force multiplier; our solutions relieve internal workload and reduce risk from day one. Your internal IT Team can continue to focus on keeping your systems online and performing, while our Security Operations Center will provide constant overwatch of security threats.
The comprehensive assessment takes around 3 weeks from initial kickoff till final report. Watch the Assessment 360 video to learn more.
The assessment is very low-impact to your team. We spend 2-3 days in person at your primary site, performing scanning, discussing scenarios, and interviewing various team members about how risk is handled in your organization. The more your technical team is involved, the better the results. We certainly understand you have a job to do and we are skilled at working around your schedules to avoid impacting your deliverables, while still conducting a full assessment of your cyber risk.
Most telecoms that enable Managed Security recognize the immediate benefit. Organizations partner with K2Share because they get a full team of analysts and responders who are experts in cyber security. Our SOC investigates every potential threat, resulting in virtually no false positives for the customer. K2Share manages all aspects of the program and coordinates with your IT team to respond and mitigate confirmed threats.
We believe in the policy of trust, but verify. For the same reason you use a certified accountant to check your internal financials, having an outside entity involved maintains a check and balance. Using K2Share professionals certified in security ensures that your telecom is getting the highest quality products from your third-party providers and that all your cyber risk is visible to you and managed for your business.
Our team has seen it all and will bring that expertise to your planning activities. We can perform an IRP workshop to work through your telecom’s response to an incident. From there, we can build a plan for your organization or provide you with a template and let you finish it out.
Great question! Let’s look at the facts of known breaches. According to Ponemon Institute's "State of Endpoint Risk Report," 46% of organizations discover breaches by accident. Based on our security team’s experience working with telecoms just like yours, only 1 in 20 companies have adequate detection capabilities in place to know that there is an anomaly or breach. Without detection, there is no response. We have found evidence of a breach (past or present) at over 50% of clients we've assessed. Can you afford to wait?
Technically, our SOC team will do all the work getting things set up and operating. There is very little for your team to do after the initial planning meetings are completed. Again, we work alongside your team and the effort on their part is minimal. Once set up, all your team will need to do is review the reports and respond occasionally to status meetings. K2Share does all the security "lifting."
Some organizations approach information security with a mindset of MVP – Minimum Viable Program. They make limited protection level investments in their perimeter (firewalls, IDS/IPS) and endpoints (AV or full protection suites), and rarely have a dedicated security headcount. They believe they have done enough, or at least leadership is satisfied with the solutions that are in place. We all know this approach will eventually fail. The forward-thinking telecoms recognize that they need the ability to detect the threats that bypass their prevention layers and the ability to quickly respond. Organizations in this category partner with K2Share for our proven experience in telecom security and our ability to augment their staff with experienced, highly-capable security professional. Moreover, the K2Share SOC solution reliably detects threats on infrastructure and endpoints, provides ongoing technical support, and world-class response capabilities.
There are a few reasons why K2Share is the best choice for being your trusted security provider. 1.) EXPERIENCE. We have been working in the security space for over 19 years. Most of the companies that are providing “security services” added this service on when the market heated up. Our experience separates us from the rest. 2.) TRUST BUT VERIFY. Security services should never be provided by the same partners you use for hosting, network monitoring, PC support, etc.; you can never really obtain a non-biased view of risk from the same vendors that provide the services you are scrutinizing from a risk perspective. 3.) TWe are awesome to work with!