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Don’t be a statistic; remediating vulnerabilities

158
average cost per stolen record*
71
of security breaches target small businesses
60
of small firms go out of business within 6 months of the data breach

Data records lost or stolen

every day
1938383
every hour
80,766
every minute
1,346
every second
22

Ransomware Extortion Interruption of business Cyber-insurance Fraud Targeted Personal Attacks or Blackmail 

Ransomware Extortion Interruption of business Cyber-insurance Fraud Targeted Personal Attacks or Blackmail 

Ransomware Extortion Interruption of business Cyber-insurance Fraud Targeted Personal Attacks or Blackmail 

Ransomware Extortion Interruption of business Cyber-insurance Fraud Targeted Personal Attacks or Blackmail 

Ransomware Extortion Interruption of business Cyber-insurance Fraud Targeted Personal Attacks or Blackmail 

Financial theft or fraud Terrorism / Loss of life   Theft of intellectual property or competitive information 

Financial theft or fraud Terrorism / Loss of life   Theft of intellectual property or competitive information 

Financial theft or fraud Terrorism / Loss of life   Theft of intellectual property or competitive information 

Financial theft or fraud Terrorism / Loss of life   Theft of intellectual property or competitive information 

Financial theft or fraud Terrorism / Loss of life   Theft of intellectual property or competitive information 

Destruction of data Fake breach / Reputational extortion attack DDOS Infrastructure Ransom

Destruction of data Fake breach / Reputational extortion attack DDOS Infrastructure Ransom

Destruction of data Fake breach / Reputational extortion attack DDOS Infrastructure Ransom

Destruction of data Fake breach / Reputational extortion attack DDOS Infrastructure Ransom

Destruction of data Fake breach / Reputational extortion attack DDOS Infrastructure Ransom

for businesses who need on-site IT Security Services

DCG’s St. Bernard Managed CARE™

With the help of St. Bernard from DCG Technical Solutions, LLC companies can identify and respond quickly to their most pressing security issues and the potential for a breach. St. Bernard ManagedCARE™ provides the proactive monitoring needed to keep security tools, and consumer operating systems patched and updated.

How it helps Clients

Let DCG reduce service costs and minimize network downtime so you can focus on building your business, not on fixing your network.

  • Remotely Manage Your Network
  • Identify Problems Before They Occur
  • Minimize Network Downtime
  • Reports on Uptime/Downtime Stats
  • Provides Proactive vs. Reactive Managed IT Services

Core Values that support DCG’s Security Mission

We can come in with the latest tools, better systems, better monitoring and give them a much better experience than they had with the old IT company. We’ll go in and train your people to do anything that you ask us to, and we’ll augment what they can do so that they can continue to do their job, and we help them do that job better.

DCG's FIrst step for ZERO-Trust initiative

MFA IS THE WAY

In light of the recent high-risk security threats, DCG is reaching out to our clients to review two-factor authentication (2FA – this is also known as multifactor authentication) options for your organization. This is the first step in DCG’s ZERO-Trust initiative. 2FA is an extra step added to the log-in process of applications, such as a code from your phone or a fingerprint scan, that helps verify your identity and prevents cyber-criminals from accessing your accounts. Accoding to a recent article, password which contains Numbers, Lowercase and Uppercase letters with a symbol and 8 character long is tough to crack and it may take approax 8hrs or less. 2FA is the best way to protect your accounts from unauthorized access and it should be applied to Mail, Server Logins, VPN connection login, Remote access and 3rd party webapps.

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Cyber Security Services We Offer

Sensible Cyber Security Solutions

Security Assessments

DCG’s CyberSAINT™ scans help us manage the risk and help provide additional visibility into threats on your network.

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Penetration Testing

More than 75% of data breaches target small and medium sized business (SMBs), and that can result in costs both financially and to your reputation.

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Security Training

We take care of your infrastructure end-to-end, leaving you free to focus on your core business, innovation, and growth. DCGLA IT Support Services equips your business with an enterprise-level IT department and IT Helpdesk at highly reasonable fees.

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Internet Content Filter

We take care of your infrastructure end-to-end, leaving you free to focus on your core business, innovation, and growth. DCGLA IT Support Services equips your business with an enterprise-level IT department and IT Helpdesk at highly reasonable fees.

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We will never let you down

Ransomware is the real threat to your small businesses

What’s your Cybersecurity Risk Score

Cyber attacks are increasingly one of the biggest threats to your organization.Take this Risk-Assessment to uncover your vulnerabilities.

OUR PROCESS

The DCG IT Consulting Onboarding Process

Initial IT assessment without any cost.

We want to learn about you and your business, how you need your technology to operate, and the direction you are heading. We want to know what went right and went wrong with your current provider of IT support.
This critical meeting helps us establish our relationship so we can quickly solve your IT problems, better protect you from the latest security threats, and digitally transform your business. We will perform an honest IT assessment of your current network and systems to determine what may or may not be needed to help you reach your goals.

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Client Alignment

We begin to align with our clients goals and aspirations on your very first call to our service desk. We expand on that knowledge during our in person on-site walk thru and subsequent meetings up to and including the onboarding.

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IT Audit

Our client first methodology requires that we do a thorough look at your network and servers, and provide the DCG Baseline of protection that includes endpoint protection and our patch management tools. For many of our clients, this is the first comprehensive look at the Security, Network, and Applications that make up their IT infrastructure.

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IT Road Map

Yes, we’ve got a plan that incorporates our key learnings from our conversations and your onboarding visit. The network and security scans of your network help us prioritize action items needed to protect you from hackers and provide quick recovery in case of a fire or theft. Our strategic IT roadmap definitely includes items that will move your business forward.

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Plan Execution

This is the fun part! During the Road Map session we decide together on how to prioritize the work. We help you fit the needed items into your budget because we execute the roll out of the road map items over time.

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IT Support For your Los Angeles Business

Now that you are safe and secure, DCG moves you into “IT Support/Maintenance” mode. We let you forget about IT and instead focus on growing your business. We know IT can interrupt your success which is why all “Site down”, “Server Down”, “Internet Down”, or “Mail Down” situations are hot transferred to a level 3 engineer. That is how we keep downtime to a minimum.

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IT SECURITY FOR LOS ANGELES

Frequently Asked
Questions

AT DCG, we ease the pain of maintaining an in-house IT infrastructure let alone handling the internal resources. You’ve got questions? We’ve got answers! Here are a few questions that small businesses in Los Angeles ask us.

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What is Antivirus?

Software designed to recognize when an attachment, document or application is infected, eliminating the virus before damage can be done.

What is Breach?

A usually unintentional release of proprietary data into an unsecure setting.

What is Brute-Force Attack?

Using algorithms, an attempt by trial and error to guess and eventually unlock secure data such as usernames, passwords, hidden web pages, or encrypted messages.

What is Domain Name System (DNS)?

Using algorithms, an attempt by trial and error to guess and eventually unlock secure data such as usernames, passwords, hidden web pages, or encrypted messages.

What is Encryption?

An algorithm is used to change plain text into what is known as cipher text, which scrambles regular text into unreadable data.

What is Firewall?

Based on pre-designated security guidelines, this is a computer system’s first barrier to cyber threats, blocking unauthorized access to the system while still allowing outward communication.

What is Malware?

Term used to describe all kinds of malicious software, including ransomware, adware, spyware, scareware, trojan horses, computer viruses, and worms.

What is NIST ?

A division of the Department of Commerce that promotes U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.

What is Open DNS?

A company and service which extends the Domain Name System (DNS) by adding features such as phishing protection and optional content filtering in addition to DNS lookup, if its DNS servers are used.

What is Patch?

A software update to fix or improve a computer program, operating system, or application’s usability and performance.

What is Phishing?

Scammers often send “phishing” emails that appear to be from reputable sources with the intention of obtaining personal data such as passwords, social security or credit card numbers.

What is Ransomware?

Malicious software, spread through attachments, infected websites, etc., that literally holds your computer hostage, blocking your access to the system, until a certain amount of money is paid to unlock it.

What is Acceptable Risk?

We think it is important for our clients to know that in the current cyber world there will always contain a certain level of risk. However, your risk level will be lowered considerably with the right managed security services provider. Together you can establish what is both a fair amount of risk and what is needed to keep their risk as low as possible. Clients must have the understanding that attacks typically happen multiple times per day, and basic security is very effective at preventing these attacks. In the instance when an attack does get through security, discuss with your client how their business is equipped to handle it.

DO YOU WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR CYBER SECURITY?

DCG’s Cyber Security Heros

Gabriel Serrano, John Angelotti, Keith Brandt, Tommy Clark, Jarrett Kaufman
DCG Network Engineers

DCG:  Implementing Cyber Security Solutions

  • Security Risk Assessment
  • Phishing Campaigns
  • Employee Security Training
  • Security Newsletters
  • Security Policies
  • Breach Response Services
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Ted Talk

Where is cybercrime really coming from?

Cybercrime netted a whopping $450 billion in profits last year, with 2 billion records lost or stolen worldwide. Security expert Caleb Barlow from IBM, calls out the insufficiency of our current strategies to protect our data.

Featured article

DCG Featured in Pen Test Magazine

Businesses Should Outsource Security To Their
IaaS Provider

We can be sure that the concerted efforts of cybercriminals are going to be directed at breaking into AWS, Azure, GCP and IBM Cloud – the so-called ‘Big Four’ of the public cloud space. Businesses with unpatched operating systems, shadow IT, weak AIM processes and poor firewall configurations are going to be the low hanging fruit.

By Brent Whitfield, President
President, DCG Technical Solutions, LLC

An Award Winning IT Security Company

DCG has a reputation stretching back to 27+ years and 176+ clients with contracts in Los Angeles.

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We're here to help!

An important part of our CyberSAINTTM security platform is our KnowBe4 Training. All DCG clients enjoy a new training method that you can leverage to better train and prepare your employees for social engineered cyber-attacks. The training is simple and fast, yet covers topics that will keep them safe. Are you onboarding new employees? ‘Get them trained and stay safe with DCG’s CyberSAINT FREE security training.

Brent Whitfield, President
DCG Technical Solutions, LLC

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