Free cybersecurity tools from Defendify help you understand your company’s data security vulnerabilities, identify your biggest cybersecurity threats, and take steps to improve your cybersecurity posture.
It’s no secret that small and mid-sized businesses are experiencing increases in cybersecurity incidents—even within the NSCA Community.
For the most part, people continue to drive these breaches. In fact, according to Verizon’s 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report, 82% of breaches last year involved the human element: the use of stolen credentials, phishing, data misuse, or simply human error.
To help integrators better defend their networks and information, NSCA Business Accelerator Defendify released its Defendify Cybersecurity Essentials Package: three free cybersecurity tools to help you understand your company’s data security vulnerabilities, identify your biggest cybersecurity threats, and improve your cybersecurity posture.
Think your organization doesn’t need these cybersecurity tools? Think again. In a random sample of Defendify Cybersecurity Essentials Package users, Defendify discovered that 70% had a failing grade prior to fully implementing the tools.
Built securely in the cloud, your IT team can deploy these free tools within minutes—with no additional hardware or software installation required.
Here’s what you’ll find in the Defendify Cybersecurity Essentials Package, available free to NSCA members.
1. Cybersecurity Assessments
This health check-up tool takes a deep dive into your company’s cybersecurity posture and provides a way to test and benchmark cybersecurity strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement in categories like network data security, policies, procedures, and more.
Once the assessment is complete, you receive a letter grade as a snapshot of your status. You’ll also receive a detailed report and suggestions to help you identify and prioritize areas for improvement so you know where your organization stands. This report can be used to identify gaps and deploy remediation recommendations.
When needed, the report can also assess your organization’s performance against cybersecurity frameworks like NIST’s Center for Internet Security, HIPAA, and GDPR.
2. Threat Alerts
This notification tool keeps you informed about the world of cybersecurity through curated news, events, and notifications so you can continuously educate your team on the rapidly changing cybersecurity landscape, emerging threats, new breach announcements, and shifts in regulations.
For example, you may receive tailored alerts about fraud and scams, new vulnerabilities discovered on devices and applications, key security updates from vendors, and detected phishing attacks.
3. Vulnerability Scanning
This cybersecurity scanning tool helps you identify and prioritize vulnerabilities within your organization’s external-facing network. Automatic scanning, reports, and recommendations help you understand what’s most important to focus on first. From there, you can build an informed strategy with detailed remediation recommendations.
Vulnerability scanning can also help you pinpoint out-of-date software, vulnerabilities based on known common weaknesses and exposures, default passwords that are still in use, and more.
You can use the vulnerability scanner to scan your entire network, including devices, applications, printers, and even IoT devices, such as security cameras or displays.
The Defendify Cybersecurity Essentials Package is completely free for NSCA members. Get the details here.