Cybersecurity Solutions

Take a strategic and serious approach to your cybersecurity

Prudent homeowners lock their homes.

Why do so many businesses not do the same with their IT?

We hear this refrain often from prospects, “It won’t happen to me. I don’t have any ‘valuable data’ that cybercriminals would want. I don’t need all that security stuff.” 

Not so fast.

Sure, some highly visible companies are big game trophies for hackers wanting to build their reputations. However, most breaches never make the news and happen to entities like yours that are just low hanging fruit for criminals picking off an easy score.  

We help you keep the bad guys out.


Realtime Cyber Threats

Waident helps you take a strategic and serious approach to your cybersecurity.

That means assessing threats, determining vulnerabilities, and mitigating risks consistent with your risk tolerance and culture. 

The options can be daunting, but our risk experts guide our clients through a disciplined risk assessment and add the appropriate security solutions where needed.

NIST – The Industry Standard


Waident uses the NIST Framework to help you strategically manage and mitigate cybersecurity risks consistent with your risk tolerance and culture. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) model includes five high-level security functions:

  1. Identify
  2. Protect
  3. Detect
  4. Respond
  5. Recover.

These categories represent the pillars of a successful and holistic cybersecurity program. They help organizations categorize risk management efforts and inform management decisions.

 1. Identify

The Identify function structures the organization’s management of the cybersecurity risks to systems, people, assets, data, and capabilities. Then, the organization can prioritize its efforts, consistent with its risk management strategy and business needs.

Security Review

You can’t solve a problem that is undefined. We assess your overall security strength and help you start implementing best practices. Most breaches happen because the little things were being ignored.

Risk Assessment

Our security experts perform a high-level SANS 20 review of your IT infrastructure and business processes to identify cybersecurity concerns, help lock things down, and address any vulnerabilities.

Penetration Testing

This is an advanced, social-engineered, deep dive into your IT infrastructure and your users’ behavior. More advanced than the Risk Assessment, Penetration Testing provides greater insight into your security risks from the human side. 

 2. Protect

The Protect function outlines safeguards that ensure you can deliver critical infrastructure services like email and office tools and enables you to limit the impact of a potential cybersecurity event.

Next-Generation Firewall

Most companies have some form of “set it and forget it” firewall that generally works as a preliminary barrier for internet security, but may not be sufficient for specific threats your industry or your company faces. Next-Generation firewall protection provides.

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

MFA is becoming the norm for critical systems. This enterprise platform efficiently manages MFA log-ins across the organization and all its applications as opposed to most MFA options that are turned on individually in each application.

Office 365 Security and Compliance Management

We help clients manage Office 365 account security through the built-in Secure Score module. Secure Score is a security analytics tool that uses Microsoft’s best practices points system to determine risk areas, develop mitigation steps, and improve your security posture with minimal user impact.

Email - Spam, Phishing, Ransomware Filtering, and Sandboxing

Most ransomware infections happen because a user clicked a link or attachment in an email. Filter and clean bad messages before they ever make it to an inbox.

Advanced AI-based Anti-Virus/Anti-Spyware

This file-based security tool is a new breed of AI-based application that takes your anti-virus and anti-spyware to a higher level.

Security Awareness Training

Most security breaches are caused by humans. Leading companies continually educate their employees about evolving security threats and best practices—and the nasty effects of clicking bad links in emails.

Are you sure your business is safe?

 3. Detect

The Detect function outlines the activities and tools that identify the occurrence of a cybersecurity event.

Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) Management

EDR is a behavior-based security tool that monitors computers in real-time to catch possible frontline security breaches and anomalies. That’s highfalutin talk that means it monitors each computer and securely stores data in a centralized repository where it analyzes and detects threats. 

Real-time Network Security Monitoring

Most security breaches are discovered 9 months after they happen. A SIEM tool (Security Information & Event Management) collects system logs and machine data from across your IT environment to provide a comprehensive view of an organization’s IT security.

IT Infrastructure Vulnerability Monitoring and Alerting

Keeping all of your systems up to date with the best possible security patches is a Herculean effort to do manually. A monitoring and alerting system ensures you are as secure as possible.

Dark Web Monitoring and Alerting

The Dark Web is an unindexed area of the internet and hotbed for criminal activity—selling of hijacked username/passwords, addresses, and social security numbers along with other bad behavior. Real-time monitoring of the Dark Web lets you know if an employee’s email address is affected, the time and location of a breach, and even a leaked password, so you can prevent problems.

Desktop Risk Assessment and Real-Time Activity Monitoring and Management

Your users are naively circumventing your robust security efforts downloading files to USB drives, attaching sensitive client files to emails, or accessing dubious sites. Know exactly what is happening on every computer all of the time. Yes, this can be seen as a “Big Brother” platform, but for banks and other regulated institutions, it’s a savvy business tool.

 4. Respond

The Respond function includes the appropriate activities that address a detected cybersecurity incident and contain its impact.

IT Helpdesk and Support

We act as your virtual technology support department, supplying assistance to end-users whether it’s at home or work. We provide support for anything related to technology:

  • Computers
  • Printers
  • Peripherals
  • Phone systems
  • Smartphones
  • Email programs
  • Operating systems

IT Strategy

We approach IT in a strategic, proactive, and disciplined way to develop what we call “Resilient IT.”  Resilient IT helps our clients bridge to their desired future state while avoiding daily technology fires or major IT fiascoes along the way.

 Resilient IT is driven by:

  • a people-first, tech-second mindset,
  • a comprehensive understanding of system interdependencies,
  • extensive documentation
  • systematic preventive testing
  • proven troubleshooting protocols and processes

 5. Recover

The Recover function identifies appropriate activities to maintain resilience and restore any capabilities that were impaired due to a cybersecurity incident.

Post-Security Breach Incident Response

Statistics show that most companies begin operating as if  “We’re back to normal.” before they have fully identify the extent of a breach and closed hole that caused it. Post-security breach forensics ensures the damage has been stopped, locates its root cause in order to fix it, and provides the insights to learn from it.

  • Are you sure you’re IT is secure and there is no lingering threat?
  • Does some regulatory body require a compliance review of your breach to get you back to business?
  • Do you know what you don’t know?

Contact Us to learn more about cybersecurity before your organization becomes a statistic. 


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