IT Vital Systems Security Review and Audit

*Often combined with IT Best Practices Review

Get Peace of Mind Knowing Your Network, Firewall and Data are Secure

IT Vital System Security ReviewsHave you laid awake at night wondering what would happen if your company’s network, firewall or data was compromised? If so, you’re not alone. Many CEOs, CFOs and executives in charge of cybersecurity realize the money, time and credibility that could be lost in the case of compromised security.

Today there are many threats to cybersecurity including:

  • Viruses
  • Spyware
  • Hackers
  • Mobile Device Security
  • “Insider” network abuse
  • Misuse of wireless networking


Questions to ask yourself are:

  1. How would your top three customers react if you could not serve them as normal for a few days because you were hacked and the computer network stops working?
  2. How much revenue would you lose if one of these top three found another supplier?
  3. How would this affect internal morale, confidence and your sales people?
  4. How long would it take (and at how much cost) to replace one of your major customers?
  5. What will be the consequences if there is a security breach and you release confidential information to competitors, identity thieves, etc?
  6. If we get the accounting audited every year, and we are so dependent upon our IT system, shouldn’t we have the cybersecurity reviewed at least once a year by an independent third party?

How an IT Vital Systems Security Review and Audit can Help You Ensure that Your Vital Business Systems are Protected

Normally, you rely on your IT professionals to keep your network safe. Unfortunately, IT is such a big world these days, your IT professionals may not be aware of new security threats and IT best practices to keep your network, firewall and data safe, which could cost you millions..

Vital Systems Review Specialist Mike Foster, CEH, CISA, CISSP, has discovered that 90% of companies he does cybersecurity reviews and audits for have at least one major security bleeding artery. . Often, those were the companies where the IT professionals stressed that no vulnerabilities would be found.

What sets our IT systems security reviews and audits apart from other organizations performing reviews is very simple. Other security firms tend to perform a vulnerability assessment or penetration test and then send a long list of what they found. While that is useful, it doesn’t help your IT professionals learn and grow as much as it could in their ability to keep you and your company safe.

The Foster Institute:

  • Stays with your organization and helps your IT professionals take the steps to protect your network now and in the future.
  • Gives you 12 months of access to Mike, a trained security specialist and published author with 20 years of experience who has the ability to communicate effectively with IT professionals as well as top level executives.
  • Ensures Mike will spend time with your IT team, mentoring them and answering the questions they’ve always had about cybersecurity strategies. It’s a lot like them getting their own personalized cybersecurity course!

Your review and audit could include:

  • Physical servers
  • Virtual servers
  • Desktops
  • Laptops
  • Thin clients
  • Cloud security
  • Network appliances and devices
  • Infrastructure
  • Wireless security
  • Firewalls
  • Spam filtering/anti-phishing/antimalware
  • Web filtering
  • Sandbox isolation
  • Security systems
  • Remote users
  • Branch offices
  • Backup strategies
  • Patch management
  • Security applications and HIPPA
  • Regulatory compliance including PCI
  • Utilization of cloud services
  • Mobile Device Security
  • BYOD: Bring Your Own Device
  • Password management
  • Intrusion detection and prevention
  • Remote wiping, tracking, and recovery of laptops, tablets, and smartphones
  • Full Disk Encryption
  • Encrypted data in motion
  • Email encryption
  • Website/web applications
  • Physical security (locks, keycards, security systems)
  • Other important components of your IT services


Objectives Include:

  • Have more peace of mind so you can sleep better at night.
  • Provide you with a prioritized list of recommendations to increase your security.
  • 12 months of unlimited phone, email, and web meeting support to answer all questions related to cyber-security and questions you have about any of the prioritized recommendations.
  • Produce results aligned with those in Mike Foster’s book, The Secure CEO: How to Protect Your Computer Systems, Your Company, and Your Job.
  • Reduce your organization’s current vulnerabilities to persistent threats in order to increase IT availability, especially during your organization’s busiest months.
  • Continued improvement of security related to the IT systems your organization relies so heavily upon.
  • Establish an aggressive strategy to secure the remote and/or mobile professionals who engage in unsafe IT activities.
  • Demonstrate the accomplishments and the future IT infrastructure needs.
  • Ensure a cooperative audit process where this partnership receives due attention and focus in order to create results on time.
  • Enhance overall security, responsiveness, and effectiveness by adjusting systems in order to provide your IT professionals with more discretionary time to focus on what is most important.
  • Measure the improved cybersecurity protection during the year via repetitive testing.
  • Improve your existing IT situation through a current assessment of your IT systems, which results in you receiving a prioritized IT roadmap for the future.
  • Following the examination, you receive detailed prioritized action steps, ongoing follow-up to help you through the remediation process, and a detailed debriefing, in plain English, to the appropriate senior-level executives of your choosing and other executives.
  • Save money, when possible, by utilizing the hardware and software you already own so that, unless the assets are significantly outdated, you hopefully will NOT need to purchase anything new. Chances are that what you own can be adjusted to increase your security and productivity.
  • Receive assistance, when applicable, with meeting requirements for laws, regulations, and standards, such as:
    • PCI-DSS for organizations who store or process payment cards
    • HIPAA: Help in satisfying many of the requirements of Part 164 – Security and Privacy Subpart C – Security Standards for the Protection of Electronic Protected
    • Health Information
    • Other laws, regulations, and standards
  • Receive the correct information by partnering with an experienced third-party professional specialist to assess your IT infrastructure, including your software, your hardware, and your system security. This unbiased professional conducts a thorough analysis, provides a detailed process examination, and gains a thorough understanding of the IT challenges facing your organization.

What People Are Saying

I feel much better having
had you review our systems. You handled the delicate
interaction with the technical folks very well
, getting
through your message without offending. I think
your report and review process have been very useful.
for your council and we will surely be in touch again.

– Scott

The entire experience of working with you turned out much better than the experience I’d had with previous providers, thanks in large part to your thorough understanding of our business. The fact that you already knew what we did and how our operations worked made all the difference. You met and surpassed all of my expectations.

— Ken
Totowa, NJ

He did an amazing job for us in a short amount of time. Mike showed us a new perspective and got us thinking of solutions in ways we hadn’t thought of before. His detailed security audit was amazing and his response time to our needs was excellent. Mike exceeded just about all of our expectations! Working with Mike was a terrific experience, and he helped us a lot.

– Jason
Director of IT
Atlanta, GA

Strengthen Cybersecurity for Greater Peace of Mind – Contact Mike Foster directly at
(707) 200-2095 to find out more about an IT security review and audit!