Rich Tehrani, CEO
As nefarious cyber attacks continue to thrive, most organizations buckle under the pressure of protecting sensitive data and maintaining seamless business continuity. Determined “hacktrepreneurs”—an amalgamation of hackers and entrepreneurs—as Rich Tehrani, CEO of Apex Technology Services calls them, perpetually try to hack into proprietary organizational data where each attack could cost millions. To reduce the risk of data breaches like phishing and ransomware, companies are constantly on the lookout for the ideal security partner. At the helm of tackling these challenges is managed security service provider (MSSP) Apex Technology Services, a company that holds a unique position in the industry due to its customer centricity and top-rated security service. “We are big enough to scale and small enough to care,” states Tehrani.
According to Tehrani, his company has come up with a comprehensive suite of offerings to ensure customers adopt an ongoing cybersecurity culture resistant to attacks. This includes regular, live interactive cybersecurity training as the majority of attacks are due to human error. This training goes hand-in-hand with a cybersecurity policy handbook Apex helps customers create and keep current.
Typically, companies hire Apex to perform at least annual auditing and documentation as well as penetration testing. Quite often the cybersecurity relationship with this MSSP begins here as business owners and managers want to ensure their systems are up to dealing with outside threats.
We are big enough to scale and
small enough to care
Companies also rely on Apex to help them craft a business continuity plan and an action plan to follow if a breach does occur. Once such an event takes place, few will have the clear heads needed to “wing it” correctly. Equifax botched its response in what is being called a PR catastrophe.
Apex also provides network forensics for when a breach does occur, allowing a company to potentially find out how hackers got in, how long they were inside the systems and potentially what data they had access to.
Finally, Apex provides anomaly detection which can detect threats on the network as they occur.
“We advise our clients on where the low hanging fruit of security is and how to address it cost-effectively,” explains Tehrani. Recently, Apex assisted a company in discovering a misplaced firewall—in the middle of its network, a month prior to a security audit by one of its customers. Apex promptly helped to overcome the issue by reconfiguring the systems to be in-line with best practices while staying within the client’s budget.
With a dedicated and proficient team of network security personnel, Apex primarily focuses on client satisfaction. Its client roster includes the Fortune 200 down to smaller organizations. The firm is nimble enough to provide access to senior management if needed. “Our goal is to ensure our clients are secured against potential cyber attacks and enjoy unhindered business continuity,” concludes Tehrani.