SOURCE: Comport Consulting Corporation

Comport Consulting Corporation

June 16, 2016 11:00 ET

Comport Consulting Launches Cyber Security Services for Hospitals and SMB Enterprises

Partnership With Harbor Technology Group Delivers Cyber Security Assessments and CISO as a Service

RAMSEY, NJ--(Marketwired - June 16, 2016) - Comport Consulting announced today that it will offer enterprise-grade cyber security services in conjunction with Harbor Technology Group, in response to increasing ransomware and other cyberattacks impacting hospitals and small to mid-size companies. Comport's security services, available immediately, ensure that an organization's IT infrastructure is properly designed, secured and maintained to the levels required to support today's non-stop business environments.

"Hospital systems in particular have become prime targets for cyber threats and cybercrimes -- but today no business is immune," said Mike Vencel, Comport's Executive Vice President. "Security is complex, involving infrastructure, behaviors and best practices. Together with Harbor Technology Group we can provide valuable services to prevent and mitigate the devastating business and financial impacts for our customers."

Deep Security Risk Assessments

A series of independent, highly customized Security Risk Assessments will help uncover and mitigate areas of vulnerability. Harbor Technology Group's approach is based on industry standard cybersecurity frameworks such as NIST, FFIEC, and CIS CSC. The Security Risk Assessments include:

  • Infrastructure Security Assessment including backups, archive and disaster recovery
  • Mobility/Wireless Security Architecture Assessment
  • Endpoint/Core Virtual Environment Security Assessment
  • Strategic Security Assessment

Remediation recommendations are customized, and may include Hewlett Packard Enterprise's leading security systems as well as other solutions.

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) as a Service

Comport also announced the availability of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) as a Service aimed at small and medium businesses (SMBs) and hospitals. SMB's face similar cyber and data security pressures as large enterprises, and also require strategic leadership and expert guidance. CISO as a Service provides affordable expertise in an environment where CISO salaries are high and CISO availability is low. The CISO can also serve as the HIPAA Security Officer in many cases.

"Criminal attacks in healthcare continue to escalate and are the leading cause of data breaches," stated Michael Markulec, Founder and Partner of Harbor Technology Group. "Healthcare organizations often lack the resources and processes to protect patient and other essential data. The current wave of threats is slipping past perimeter security to reach the unprotected internal network. We are thrilled to combine our cyber security expertise with Comport's leading IT lifecycle services and healthcare industry experience."

Data Protection for Virtualized Environments

Separately, Comport and partners HPE and Veeam are developing best-practice security/backup solutions for virtualized environments. Many ransomware attacks can be neutralized when proper backups and procedures are in effect. This solution is fully HIPAA compliant.

About Comport Consulting Corp.

Comport is an award-winning HPE Platinum Partner and CRN Triple Crown winner recognized for helping clients more effectively deliver services to end users and customers. Comport has expertise in demanding, complex IT solutions including on premise, hybrid cloud, data protection and security, networking, and enterprise-level personal systems. Comport is a true IT partner that invests in clients to achieve the organization's strategy and maximize return on IT investments. For more information visit www.comport.com.

About Harbor Technology Group

Harbor Technology Group was founded by networking and security veterans to address the cybersecurity threats impacting small to medium businesses (SMB). Harbor Technology Group specializes in enterprise-level solutions that meet the budgetary restrictions of growing organizations, and forward-thinking to provide advanced protection as your business evolves. For more information visit www.harbortg.com

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