Alvaro Lozano, Founder & Managing Director
Due to the COVID19 pandemic, many large and small organizations have embraced software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions and cloud storage along with various technologies in record time to continue supporting their customers. While SaaS solutions, or the cloud itself, are not fundamentally less secure, the adoption of these technologies to work remotely as an outcome of the ongoing pandemic, poses a risk. As a result, data breaches continue to dominate the headlines around the world. Even the smallest data breach can have a significant impact. The understanding of the aftermath of data breaches is an essential first step on the road to safeguarding any business. Unfortunately, this worrying rise in data breaches does not correlate with an increase in organizational preparedness. In fact, many organizations take a step back, thinking that the cost of implementing effective controls is not aligned with their perceived risk level. Often, the need to implement the necessary security measures to prevent a cyber-attack is overlooked. This is where companies like Pracsec can make a difference.
Pracsec brings decades of expertise in information security solutions and partners with solution and services leaders in the industry to offer a structured approach to identifying and dealing with adverse information security threats. The company offers small and medium businesses visibility into the imminent cyber threats with its state-of-the-art enterprise-grade information security solutions. “We want to demonstrate that small and medium businesses, private healthcare providers, and regional government entities can effectively protect their private information with the resilience to cyber-attacks,” asserts Alvaro Lozano, founder and managing director of Pracsec.
With the changing dynamics of work culture, there has been a significant shift from an office environment, which is protected by a firewall to a mobile workspace that has no firewalls or cost-based prevention systems. This sudden shift however, has not disrupted the workflow of Pracsec as they have already been promoting the culture of working remotely in the healthcare space. To protect highly mobile businesses from cyber-attacks, the company has all the required methodologies and practices in place. Pracsec takes a very holistic and customer-centric approach to elevating the visibility and resilience to cyber threats.
We want to demonstrate that private healthcare providers, regional government and SMBs can cost-effectively protect private information and elevate their cyber-resilience
In each one of its associations with clients, the company establishes a point of contact for the customer so that they can obtain immediate assistance in case of any disaster related to cybersecurity. Pracsec also offers consulting services pertaining to information security management frameworks, reviews controls within the client’s location, and makes recommendations on high-value assets.
Pracsec combines house-based and network-based intrusion detection system as well as security information event management with sensors deployed at the database, server, systems and cloud infrastructure levels. “This approach is central to our ability to detect threats, and hence, we take time to investigate and decipher which assets are important to our customers and ensure to have a proper process and mechanism in place for obtaining a clear visibility into the vulnerabilities,” states Lozano. Moreover, Pracsec leverages a multitude of tools to protect its clients’ infrastructure. An example is the firm’s partnership with ThreatDefence—an award-winning Australian provider of advanced security visibility and analytics software into business networks and systems— which proves a valuable tool for the Pracsec team in threat detection.
To demonstrate the capabilities Pracsec delivers to its clients, Lozano highlights the company’s association with a healthcare provider that approached Pracsec to protect its highly sensitive patient data. The healthcare firm offers speech therapy and allied health services, often on the patient’s premises and therapists make use of mobile devices to access and record patient information. In order to protect the patient’s highly sensitive medical data, Pracsec developed a methodology aligned with key technologies to monitor their operations in real time in and outside the corporate network.
This is just one of the many success stories that the high spirited Pracsec team has scripted over time. At present, the company focuses on further extending its cyber resilience services to the Australian and the Asia Pacific markets. Ultimately, for the Pracsec team, it’s all about creating a strong security posture for its clientele, and the company works relentlessly toward achieving that goal in every possible manner.