SCMSP Announces Security Assessment Protocols as Cyber Threats Increase Business Vulnerabilities

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SCMSP, a business technology and cloud computing solutions firm, announces new procedures and assessments helping enterprise size firms reduce vulnerability from cyber threats. SCMSP finds most threats originate from applications, and web security, not the network as previously thought.

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According to Derek Spotswood, Managing Director of SCMSP; every C Level Executive needs to understand this critical information that they may not be aware of and how vulnerable their organization may be to attack.

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SCMSP, a Business Technology and Cloud Solutions consulting firm announces today new protocols for assessing and reducing business information security vulnerabilities. New research shows 90% of all information security vulnerabilities are found in applications and web security. Yet 80% of all security spending is on network vulnerabilities. Businesses of all sizes and markets have taken to the internet with websites, social media marketing, blogs and e-commerce. The growth of business online has exploded over the last few years, hence increasing the imminent threats to organizations’ environments, proprietary and intellectual property. This is especially true for healthcare providers, financial institutions and energy companies that have compliance regulations to adhere to. The move to the web and the use of web applications, like e-commerce, has created a huge target for attackers to exploit every minute of every day. Nearly every website is vulnerable due to a lack of security as shown from independent research from the Ponemon Institute. Additionally, our own experience shows most companies never test their web security until a breach occurs and disaster strikes.

According to Derek Spotswood, Managing Director of SCMSP; “every C Level Executive needs to understand this critical information that they may not be aware of and how vulnerable their organization may be to attack. That is; security is often inadequately addressed during the software development process and if your organization is not routinely testing for application security your team may not know how to identify, measure or understand your application security risks. Every day we find significant disconnects between Executives and their staff regarding application security and how to adequately protect their company and their customers from security breaches. It is essential that we are involved at the level of assessing the physical, data, hardware, application, and end user community aspects of security in an organization in order to put the necessary security policies and procedures into standard operating process. We want to secure and stabilize an environment so that we can proactively monitor and maintain an organization from all forms of threats, to eventually achieve a proactive and preventative culture from being reactionary. That’s why we are offering web application security and code reviews for all current and new customers. We have gotten an overwhelmingly positive response to this from our base.”

Those wanting more information on SCMSP web security assessments can call Derek Spotswood at 408-679-5104.

The mission of SCMSP is to deliver world class business technology solutions that simplify the complexity of business technology and implementation promoting business growth and ease of use. SCMSP creates strategic plans and implements them on a global scale.

The goal is to partner with clients developing technology solutions enabling them to work more efficiently and effectively, thereby decreasing their overhead and substantially increasing their bottom line.

SCMSP is MBE, DBE, SBE, and CPUC certified and partners with diversity teams to deliver business and technology solutions. SCMSP can provide added value to organizations through diversity supplier programs with their innovative business and technology solutions that are delivered nationally and globally.

For More Information on the subject of this release or how to partner with SCMSP on Technology implementations, contact:

Nancy Clauss
SCMSP Marketing Director

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