How We Do It

We stop the most advanced threats in real-time with a powerful combination of people, processes, and 13 Layers of security controls.

Organizations worldwide leverage 13 Layers’ powerful combination of people, process, and technology to detect and stop malicious threat actors from attacking your business.

PEOPLE

We built 13 Layers to protect our economy by securing our most valuable assets: people and the data they use. When 13 Layers joins forces with your team, the results are absolute and immediate. Our team of security analysts, network engineers, security researchers, and ethical hackers, work 24/7/365 on your behalf. Their daily goals are to detect and stop malicious threat actors while providing hands on network support to your existing IT resources.

Process

From the very first conversation and throughout our journey together, you will see that our approach is unique. We don’t want to sell you a tool and move on to the next client. We prefer to earn your trust for life through education, action, and data.


Our primary objective is to help you stop attackers in real time while we continually improve the maturity of your information security program.   Our methodology is in our name, and our multi-layered security controls and process allow us to meet your IT and security teams where their needs begin.

1. 24/7/365 Threat INTELLIGENCE Gathering

Our team of Ethical Hackers, Software Developers, and Threat Intelligence Analysts work hand-in-hand to produce actionable human intelligence that is then processed at machine speed via different layers of security controls. We gather and test intelligence in three ways:

  1. Curated data from partnerships with top security firms and government agencies, including more than 30 million indicators of compromise from 900+ lists.
  2. Threat Intelligence Analysts and Software Developers tasked with reverse-engineering data gathered from our 42+ honeypots* (*fake networks designed to catch malware) positioned strategically around the globe.
  3. Our Ethical Hacking team continuously tests against this curated Threat Intelligence data in live and test environments. 

All of the threatINTELLIGENCE that has been curated and verified is then passed back to our clients via our threatINTELLIGENCE platform to stop malicious traffic in real time. Once that malicious traffic has been blocked and identified at the local level, the 13 Layers team then passes that intelligence to other layers in our clients’ environments, like their endpoint detection and response, firewall, SIEM logs, Cloud environment, Microsoft 365 and more!

2. Baseline Assessments

During our first meeting, we will focus directly on your most urgent security challenges and projects. Together, we will identify gaps in your security controls and prioritize solutions based on your organization’s risk profile. We will then work together to choose a baseline assessment that works best for you. Those options include

3. Review and Recommend

Together, we will review results, reports, and recommendations from your baseline assessments, while putting the power of global Threat Intelligence and live data from your network in your hands.

4. Onboarding and Install

Based on the goals you outlined during our initial consultation, we will work as a team to prioritize the deployment of solutions and services at your pace and within your budget.

We can deploy proactive security controls in any environment in under 15 minutes that will provide real-time protection within 30 minutes without training.

5. Continuous Improvement

We will be right by your side to make continuous improvements to the security posture of your organization. After onboarding and deployment, improvements we can make together include

  • Foundational: Update policies, procedures, and incident response plan
  • Foundational: Governance, risk, and compliance guidance to ensure all requirements are up-to-date and documented.
  • Vulnerability Management: Built-in vulnerability assessments at no additional charge.
  • Technical Controls: Through a combination of manual and automated processes, we can improve the efficiency and value of your firewalls/gateways, endpoint detection and response, SIEM logs, Microsoft 365 environment, cloud environments, and more! If you recently entered into a lengthy cybersecurity contract, we can help you get more out of it!
  • Zero Trust Architecture: Audit and improvements to asset inventory, users, groups, privileges, policies, and network architecture.


As new challenges and goals arise, we will provide guidance and tools to meet your needs where they begin. In addition to ensuring daily cybersecurity resilience, continuous improvements we can make together include:

  • Cyber liability insurance – procurement and/or reducing premium increases.
  • Growth Initiatives – providing protection and/or documentation required for new customer acquisition, M&A activity, new lines of business, etc.
  • Digital Transformation Initiatives – Guidance on new technology through our extensive partner ecosystem.

TECHNOLOGY

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SPEED

WE STOP MALICIOUS TRAFFIC IN LESS THAN 1 MILLISECOND
  • Ransomware attacks execute in less than 30 seconds
  • The fastest ransomware encrypts 25,000 files per minute
  • Most solutions take 30 minutes to days just to provide an alert AFTER the threat has entered the network.
  • High priority alerts are often missed while 30%-50% can be false positives and a complete waste of time to investigate. The attackers know this and use it to their advantage.

We proactively stop the same malicious traffic in real time (<0.02 milliseconds) BEFORE it enters the network by tracking the attacker’s infrastructure, tactics, techniques and procedures. Within 30 minutes of deployment, our customers see a minimum of 80% reduction in malware infections. 13 Layers produces RESULTS not alerts and FAST!

ARCHITECTURE

FULL-STACK SOLUTION CUSTOMIZED TO YOUR NETWORK TOPOLOGY

After we discuss your current security challenges, we will promplty switch focus to the architecture of your network and security controls. Thousands of dollars can be saved just by slowing down and making foundational changes that do not require the use of another expensive cybersecurity tool.

Zero Trust Architecture is a new buzzword (that is often misrepresented) for some, but has been built into the fabric of what we do on a daily basis for many years. Our 12 Layer, defense in depth methodology can help your organization achieve a zero trust architecture with controls customized to your business. During our initial consultation we will get a better understanding of your network’s architecture, so that we may begin implementing Zero Trust into the fabric of your network as well.

INTELLIGENCE

HUMAN INTELLIGENCE PROCESSED AT MACHINE SPEEDS

Our partnerships with top security firms and government agencies provide us with over 30 million indicators of compromise across more than 900 lists. Every 30 minutes this threatINTELLIGENCE is curated and pushed out to all of our customers globally. Our clients enjoy direct access to this intelligence with a clear view of all of the blocked attackers including who is attempting the attack, how many times they tried, from which device and what kind of attack they attempted. We then take your live intelligence and feed it back into your other security solutions, making them stronger. Zero Days = Zero Problems.

MANAGEMENT

DEPLOYED IN MINUTES, PROTECTED IMMEDIATELY

All of the technologies we deploy require minimal effort from our partners, are fully integrated and can be deployed without business interruption on your schedule. We can deploy proactive security controls in any environment in under 15 minutes that will provide real time protection within 30 minutes without training.

Small Business Solutions

If an attacker were to target your home, they would encounter a traditional reactive security system with heavy duty locks, warning signs, door and window sensors, motion sensors, video cameras with recordings, and a team of people monitoring the alerts. Once the thief triggers a sensor, alerts are sent to you and the security company, police are notified and will arrive as soon as they are able. If you’re a parent like many of us, that’s a best case scenario that you would prefer to avoid at all cost. Unfortunately this tech-savvy thief is able to bypass the security panel, pick the locks, confuse the sensors, and get out before the police respond. Your only option is to provide the camera footage and alerts to the police and hope for the best. This same reactive strategy in the cybersecurity industry has proven to be ineffective and has led to billions of dollars of damages to small businesses.

 

Now imagine if you had a team of experts who had been studying that same attacker from his early solo days of breaking into unlocked cars to just hours ago when he and his team broke into the business down the street? What if that same team could provide detail on every technique he had ever used including the pathways he takes, what he drives, what he’s wearing today, and the fact that he’s about to be on your doorstep in minutes? Once he arrives at your doorstep, he’s instantly removed from the equation without human intervention. Your sensors stay quiet, the police aren’t called, your family is safe, and the attacker moves on to a much easier target.  This proactive security strategy is what 13 Layers has been providing to large companies for many years. Now we are able to offer this same strategy and protection for small businesses.

 

ThreatPROTECT SMB is a managed cybersecurity service designed exclusively for small businesses to educate, supplement and support existing IT resources with a white glove approach. threatPROTECT  SMB includes an entire team of cybersecurity specialists and the following layered IT and security solutions:

 

threatINTELLIGENCE – Network Detection and Response

Inline, real-time detection and prevention with deep packet inspection. Stops ransomware in its tracks by disrupting the cyber kill chain and eliminating malicious traffic.

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threatEDR – Endpoint Detection and Response

threatEDR combines a multi-layered, proactive software agent with 13 Layers’ experienced security teams, to disrupt the entire attack chain and contain employee-generated risks. Enjoy centralized management, easy deployment and the freedom to choose between a cloud, hybrid, or on-premise environment.

 

 

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threatMONITOR – Workstation and Server Monitoring and Support

Through a single pane of glass, we will provide monitoring and support for all of your Windows, Mac and Linux workstations and servers. In addition to endpoint health, performance and behavior, we are also able to monitor for unsupported user behavior.

For small businesses with multiple locations, threatMONITOR allows existing IT resources to provide remote support across the same platform to all users.

 

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threatDNS – DNS Protection

Regardless of the existing firewall in place, 13 Layers provides the most advanced and up-to-date DNS filter available on the market. The 13 Layers team will proactively block malicious DNS requests and IP connection attempts across hundreds of categories and billions of data points.

 

threatAWARE – Security Awareness and Phishing Training

Establishing a strong security awareness program is necessary in today’s environment. With the rise of new threats, compliance mandates, and insurance requirements, all organizations need to make sure their employees are trained to do their part in keeping your company secure.

 

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threatMAIL – Email Security

Even our email security strategy is multi-layered! This second level of email protection supplements any existing email protections provided through Microsoft and Google. Stop email threats BEFORE they enter your network! 

 

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Multi-factor Authentication

Security has a bad rap for making things harder for users. 13 Layers provides a simple to deploy, intuitive to use, and technology agnostic way to secure all users for all business critical applications. When paired with threatPASS – Password Management, 13 Layers clients enjoy going 100% passwordless.

 

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threatPASS – Password Management

What if we told you it was possible to go completely passwordless? 80% of data breaches are caused by weak or reused passwords and 76% of employees experience regular password problems. By moving to a passwordless environment, 13 Layers clients enjoy the benefits of stronger security, not having to remember passwords, better control over sensitive company data, and lowered IT resource costs.

 

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threatASSESS – Vulnerability Assessments

13 Layers stays ahead of the attacker’s so that you don’t have to. With our live Vulnerability Assessment engine, our clients can see the latest vulnerabilities by running a scan at any time. Get your hands dirty under the hood with our team or let us handle it for you!

 

Learn More
threatINTELLIGENCE - Network Detection and Response

Inline, real-time detection and prevention with deep packet inspection. Stops ransomware in its tracks by disrupting the cyber kill chain and eliminating malicious traffic.

Learn More
threatEDR - Endpoint Detection and Response

threatEDR combines a multi-layered, proactive software agent with 13 Layers’ experienced security teams, to disrupt the entire attack chain and contain employee-generated risks. Enjoy centralized management, easy deployment and the freedom to choose between a cloud, hybrid, or on-premise environment.

 

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threatMONITOR – Workstation and Server Monitoring and Support

Through a single pane of glass, we will provide monitoring and support for all of your Windows, Mac and Linux workstations and servers. In addition to endpoint health, performance and behavior, we are also able to monitor for unsupported user behavior.

For small businesses with multiple locations, threatMONITOR allows existing IT resources to provide remote support across the same platform to all users.

 

Learn More
threatDNS – DNS Protection

Regardless of the existing firewall in place, 13 Layers provides the most advanced and up-to-date DNS filter available on the market. The 13 Layers team will proactively block malicious DNS requests and IP connection attempts across hundreds of categories and billions of data points.

 

Learn More
threatAWARE - Security Awareness and Phishing Training

Establishing a strong security awareness program is necessary in today’s environment. With the rise of new threats and compliance mandates, all organizations need to make sure their employees are trained to do their part in keeping your company secure.

 

Learn More
threatMAIL - Email Security

Even our email security strategy is multi-layered! This second level of email protection supplements any existing email protections provided through Microsoft365, Exchange Online, Exchange on-premise, and Gmail. Stop email threats BEFORE they enter your network!

 

Learn More
threatACCESS - Multi-factor Authentication

Security has a bad rap for making things harder for users. 13 Layers provides a simple to deploy, intuitive to use, and technology agnostic way to secure all users for all business critical applications. When paired with threatPASS – Password Management, 13 Layers clients enjoy going 100% passwordless.

 

Learn More
threatPASS - Password Management

What if we told you it was possible to go completely passwordless? 80% of data breaches are caused by weak or reused passwords and 76% of employees experience regular password problems. By moving to a passwordless environment, 13 Layers clients enjoy the benefits of stronger security, not having to remember passwords, better control over sensitive company data, and lowered IT resource costs.

 

Learn More
threatASSESS - Vulnerability Assessments

13 Layers stays ahead of the attacker’s so that you don’t have to. With our live Vulnerability Assessment engine, our clients can see the latest vulnerabilities by running a scan at any time. Get your hands dirty under the hood with our team or let us handle it for you!

 

Learn More

Mid Market + Enterprise SOLUTIONS

MANAGED CYBERSECURITY SERVICES

threatINTELLIGENCE – Network Detection and Response

Inline, real-time detection and prevention with deep packet inspection. Stops ransomware in its tracks by disrupting the cyber kill chain and eliminating malicious traffic.

 

Learn More

threatEDR – Endpoint Detection and Response

threatEDR combines a multi-layered, proactive software agent with 13 Layers’ experienced security teams, to disrupt the entire attack chain and contain employee-generated risks. Enjoy centralized management, easy deployment and the freedom to choose between a cloud, hybrid, or on-premise environment.

 

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Zero Trust Architecture

Zero Trust is a strategic cybersecurity methodology that secures an organization by eliminating implicit trust and continuously validating every stage of a digital interaction.

 

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Virtual CISO

Virtual CISO offers superior security experts to organizations needing compliance training and direction. Our team of specialists has decades of experience in the development of security programs, which function with corporate strategy and which demonstrate a dramatic increase in efficiency. 

 

An effective Virtual CISO program includes data from risk assessment and disaster response. It is vital to understand the functionality of your security protocols so that we understand where you’ll have to give emphasis.

 

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threatAWARE – Security Awareness and Phishing Training

Establishing a strong security awareness program is necessary in today’s environment. With the rise of new threats and compliance mandates, all organizations need to make sure their employees are trained to do their part in keeping your company secure.

 

Learn More
threatINTELLIGENCE – Network Detection and Response

Inline, real-time detection and prevention with deep packet inspection. Stops ransomware in its tracks by disrupting the cyber kill chain and eliminating malicious traffic.

 

Learn More
threatEDR – Endpoint Detection and Response

threatEDR combines a multi-layered, proactive software agent with 13 Layers’ experienced security teams, to disrupt the entire attack chain and contain employee-generated risks. Enjoy centralized management, easy deployment and the freedom to choose between a cloud, hybrid, or on-premise environment.

Learn More
Zero Trust Architecture

Zero Trust is a strategic cybersecurity methodology that secures an organization by eliminating implicit trust and continuously validating every stage of a digital interaction.

 

Learn More
Virtual CISO

Virtual CISO offers superior security experts to organizations needing compliance training and direction. Our team of specialists has decades of experience in the development of security programs, which function with corporate strategy and which demonstrate a dramatic increase in efficiency.

 

Learn More
threatAWARE – Security Awareness and Phishing Training

Establishing a strong security awareness program is necessary in today’s environment. With the rise of new threats and compliance mandates, all organizations need to make sure their employees are trained to do their part in keeping your company secure.

 

Learn More

Mid Market + Enterprise SOLUTIONS

CONTRACTED CYBERSECURITY SERVICES

Emergency Incident Response

When your business gets attacked, it can be a frightening experience fraught with uncertainty. When you call the 13 Layers emergency hotline at nights and on weekends, we answer. Our incident response team will call you back, get the facts, and go to work!

Don’t get caught off guard. Save this number in your phone!

866-952-9372 (option 9)

 

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Penetration Testing

13 Layers security experts don’t just simulate the tactics, techniques and procedures of real-world attackers targeting your high-risk cyber assets. All we ask for is an IP address and a desired deadline. Once we get the greenlight, we become the attackers. Every penetration test we perform is unique to the network and environment we are attacking leveraging a variety of 80+ tools. We will not disrupt your business in the process, but we will show you how others can, and provide recommendations on how to stop them.

 

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Vulnerability & Risk Assessments

A full Vulnerability and Risk Assessment analyzes policies, procedures, architecture, configurations, hardware and software to identify potential strategic cyber security threats and the potential consequences of exploitation for both IT and OT systems.

With our built-in live Vulnerability Assessment engine* (only available to Manged Security Services clients), our clients can see the latest vulnerabilities by running a scan at any time. 

 

Learn More

Emergency Incident Response

When your business gets attacked, it can be a frightening experience fraught with uncertainty. When you call the 13 Layers emergency hotline at nights and on weekends, we answer. Our incident response team will call you back, get the facts, and go to work!

Learn More
Penetration Testing

13 Layers security experts don’t just simulate the tactics, techniques and procedures of real-world attackers targeting your high-risk cyber assets. All we ask for is an IP address and a desired deadline. Once we get the greenlight, we become the attackers. Every penetration test we perform is unique to the network and environment we are attacking leveraging a variety of 80+ tools. We will not disrupt your business in the process, but we will show you how others can, and provide recommendations on how to stop them.

 

Learn More
Vulnerability & Risk Assessments

A full Vulnerability and Risk Assessment analyzes policies, procedures, architecture, configurations, hardware and software to identify potential strategic cyber security threats and the potential consequences of exploitation for both IT and OT systems.

With our built-in live Vulnerability Assessment engine* (only available to Manged Security Services clients), our clients can see the latest vulnerabilities by running a scan at any time. 

 

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Managed Cybersecurity Testimonials

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We called him (Justin) from our car and he answered right away. He put a team together after an hour and a half. The task force from 13 Layers were on top of it and they took care of us before we even had the time to speak about money. The way they approached the [process], I was sure that it would cost us much more than that…. We were able to come back to normal operations within a couple of days, and the way they handled it was amazing. It’s rare to see anybody be able to react almost immediately. We hadn’t even taken care of any money or signed anything yet, and I came in the next morning and these guys from Kentucky were already going! The box was here within 48 hours. We were able to come back to normal operations within a couple of days, and the way they handled it was amazing.   Full Video Review Here

5
Owner
International Sign Company
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We are honored to recommend 13 Layers to provide cyber threat security.  They have been providing outstanding service to our organization for the past three years.  The protection of cyber threats to any organization is critical to the day-to-day business and to protect data and resources. The threats are continual, and 13 Layers stops the attempted breaches on a daily basis. We have never had a breach. We trust them emphatically for our security requirements.  We unequivocally recommend you select 13 Layers as your cyber security company.

5
Major
United States Government
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Our company was cyber-attacked with a very sophisticated Banking Trojan Virus.  The virus attempted to gain access to our servers through our individual PC’s.  Once deployed, it was a battle for 120 straight hours to protect our data.  FINALLY,  one of our staff members pulled me aside and his exact words, “this will require a level of expertise that will far exceed 98% of the industry people you will find to rectify this issue, but I know a company in that 2% and they called 13 Layers.” Immediately, I made the call to 13 Layers at 10:00 pm at night. Within the hour, the 13 Layers team were remotely logged in working on the issue.  Within 4 hours, our main threat had been limited. It didn’t take a rocket scientist to know why. I immediately hired 13 Layers. The industry knowledge, accessibility, detailed reports, and thorough explanation put my mind at ease.  I truly owe a lot more than just the bill I received from 13 Layers.

5
President
National Finanical Institution

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