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Security Controls | Cybersecurity in Pittsburgh | Right Hand Technology Group


At any time, your organization might be running hundreds of security controls, each with a specific purpose or objective. But are these critical data protection controls secure?

Security controls are safeguards to avoid, detect, counteract, or minimize security risks to your networks, hardware, software, data, and other systems. These countermeasures help to reduce the chances that a threat will exploit a vulnerability.

The lack of adequate controls in your business can be a serious vulnerability, exposing sensitive information and data to the risk of malicious damage, attack, or unauthorized access by hackers. The end result can be a massive blow to your business’s reputation and bottom line.

Let Right Hand help you put the right security controls in place to protect your business and give you the peace of mind you deserve.

The following is a list of some of the Security Control that Right Hand can help you with:


An organization needs a process of identifying and deploying software updates or “patches” to a variety of endpoints, including computers, mobile devices, and servers. These help to ensure that the assets in your environment are not susceptible to exploitation.

Antivirus/Malware Protection

These cybersecurity solutions are used to prevent, scan, detect and delete viruses from computers and networks. They help to identify, quarantine, and eliminate any threats so that your systems remain secure.

Ransomware Protection

This protection is designed to prevent the occurrence of a ransomware event and/or mitigate the risk of a successful attack. Ransomware is a form of malware (malicious software) that can render files—and the systems they rely on—unusable. It threatens to publish or block access to data or computer system, usually by encrypting it, until a “ransom fee” is paid to the attacker.


Firewalls are among the most important elements of network security, filtering traffic to allow the free flow of legitimate communications while preventing unauthorized access. Configuring and monitoring a firewall is an important management process necessary to maintain a secure network.


The Dark Web is a part of the Internet that is not visible to search engines and usually is accessible only by means of special software. Monitoring the Dark Web enables a business to discover if any of its confidential data has been placed there. As a result, an organization can limit the damage of a data breach and take necessary action to protect its business, staff, and clients from a potential attack.


Security awareness training is a strategy used by IT and security professionals to prevent and mitigate user risk. It helps employees understand proper cyber-hygiene, the security risks associated with their actions and to identify cyber-attacks they may encounter via email and the web.

Simulated Phishing

Phishing is popular with cybercriminals because it enables them to steal financial and personal information by exploiting human behavior. It can lead to data breaches, reputational damage, and high costs. Simulated Phishing enables your organization to send a realistic phishing email to employees to gauge their awareness of attacks and to learn how to respond to them.

Vulnerability Management

This is the ongoing process of identifying, evaluating, reporting on, and remediating cyber vulnerabilities across endpoints, workloads, and systems. The goal is to keep computer systems, networks, and enterprise applications safe from cyberattacks and data breaches. This vital management strategy enables organizations to prioritize possible threats and prevent attacks or minimize damage if one does occur. (See also Vulnerability Assessment.)

Security Policy Development

Every organization needs a plan in place to protect its IT assets. A Security Policy must be continually developed to keep up with any changes made to your system, including new systems added, along with the discovery of new vulnerabilities over time. Right Hand can help at all stages of policy development, from an overarching information security policy to detailed procedures for the operational aspects of your business.

Elevated Access Monitoring

Also known as Privileged Access Management (PAM), Elevated Assess Monitoring enables you to identify and manage privileged identities and monitor privileged activity to support your organization’s governance and compliance initiatives and reduce the risk of systems and data breaches. Privileged users can include database administrators (DBAs), network engineers, security practitioners, and cloud custodians.

Encryption Services

Compromised user credentials are a common target for hackers to gain entry into your organizations’ networks. Identity Access Management or IAM encompasses the processes, policies, and tools that enable you to manage digital identities and control user access to critical information.

Identity Access Management

Password management provides the first line of defense against unauthorized access to your IT environment. We can assist you in establishing a system that facilitates a simple, secure way to store passwords and access them quickly when required. Maintaining strong passwords is key to protecting your system and sensitive information from hackers and malicious software.

Business Continuity

Your organization needs a plan in place to identify major risks to your systems and data that could cause significant disruption to your business. Business Continuity is the process of creating preventative and recovery systems to deal with potential cyberattacks and data breaches. The goal is to ensure continuity and stability in the essential functions of your work environment during a cyber emergency.

Compliance Management

Cybersecurity compliance is a driving force behind any organization’s success and is critical for the trust, safety, and integrity of your data. Compliance Management is the continual process of monitoring systems and assessing security risks. It helps to ensure that all workflow, internal policies, and IT initiatives align with specific industry cybersecurity regulations.

SOC/SIEM Management

A Security Operations Center (SOC) and a Security Incident and Event Management (SIEM) platform are different strategies for monitoring a network environment. The two work together to help your organization prevent data breaches and alert you to potential and ongoing cyber events.

Why Choose Right Hand?

Most cybersecurity firms do 1 thing for your business. We do 3 – which makes us unique.


We Get the Big Picture

Most cybersecurity firms focus on one issue in your IT infrastructure such as network monitoring, creating backups, or disaster recovery. They see only a small piece of your business. We take a strategic look at the whole picture. In today’s interconnected world, managing cybersecurity should not be done in silos. Our high-level experts provide broad, integrated solutions that can meet all of your security needs.



We build a cybersecurity culture, and process plays a key role. We start with onboarding and get well-acquainted with you and your business. Then we move to a system and priority review, followed by a gap analysis. Next, we establish a roadmap and timeline for remediations. We continue to meet with you to offer guidance and assess progress.



Unlike other cybersecurity firms, we don’t hand you a report or assessment and walk away. We meet with your IT and executive teams, explain your situation clearly, listen to your priorities, and show you the solutions. We believe in governance-driven results–evaluating the performance of the measures taken and continually making improvements that align with your business goals.

We Can Help!

Right Hand Technology Group is CompTIA Security Trustmark+™ certified and has been ranked as one of the top Managed Service Providers in the world. Our experienced staff of Cybersecurity Professionals and Security Engineers have been working with various industries on cybersecurity for more than 20 years. 

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