Until 2014, this restaurant franchisor complemented compliance mandated security measures with standard enterprise security safeguards such as firewalls and antivirus software.Early that year, however, it decided that the growing number of cyber threats and successful attacks warranted the development of an enterprise-wide cybersecurity framework based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). It also hired its first dedicated IT security staff and kicked off a security awareness programme.
Even with those initiatives underway, the company realised it needed outside expertise to take its security defences to higher levels. Fast forward to 2016 and the restaurant franchisor has now systematically eliminated vulnerabilities and improved the company’s overall cybersecurity risk posture. Doing so has helped increase security awareness among employees and executives, while increasing its franchisees’ trust in the stronger safeguards.
Today, the data of employees and customers is secured behind a layered, defence-in-depth model. This puts it as far from cyberthreats as possible, with 24x7 monitoring that provides deep-packet vigilance of all network traffic, whether inbound, outbound or across the company’s internal networks.
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