What We Do

WE STOP HACKERS so you don’t have to, regardless of your company size or industry allowing your team to focus on growth initiatives. 

We help you solve these common
cybersecurity challenges:

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Increase in Cyber Attacks

  • Inadequate Risk Analysis
  • Lack of budget and resources
  • Too many vulnerabilities
  • Outdated/complex infrastructure
  • Remote work creating new risks

Lack of Cybersecurity Budget

  • Outdated and/or complex technology infrastructure
  • Too expensive to purchase all that is needed
  • Inadequate Risk Analysis

Lack of Resources and Support

  • Internal skills gap
  • IT vendors are not cybersecurity specialists
  • Unable to manage or verify effectiveness of existing tools
  • Talented employees wasting time chasing false alerts

Employees are a Major Source of Risk

  • Inefficient employee controls and training
  • 98% of cyber attacks rely on social engineering
  • 92% of malware is sent via email
  • Mobile devices create new risks

Too Many Vulnerabilities to Manage

  • 20,175 new vulnerabilities in 2021, up from 18,341 in 2020
  • Target #1 = Cloud Services
  • 83% of cloud breaches due to exploited vulnerability
  • Ineffecient patch management
  • 57.5 days is the average time taken to fix one vulnerability

Remote Work and Personal Devices Creating New Risks

  • 74% attribute recent cyber attacks to vulnerabilities in technology put in place during the pandemic
  • 50%+ remote workers use personal devices to access company data
  • Inefficient employee security processes, controls and training

Peers Who Have Invested in Cybersecurity are Still Getting Attacked

  • Using reactive technologies that wait for attacks to occur
  • False alerts and alert overload
  • 80% of cyberattack techniques evade detection by SIEM logging solutions
  • Lack of internal resources

Failure to Acknowledge Being Targeted

  • Inadequate Risk Analysis
  • Lack of executive awareness
  • Treating cybersecurity as an IT cost vs. financial risk mitigation
  • Lack of internal resources

Increase in Supply Chain Attacks

  • All software and hardware vendors are vulnerable
  • There were 3X more supply chain attacks in 2021 over 2020
  • 18,000 customers exposed during Solarwinds attack, 250 suffered attacks

We Help Small Businesses Solve Big Cybersecurity Challenges:

Every business generates sensitive data that must be protected, especially in this new era of remote work and digital transformation. With increased exposure to the internet, businesses face a number of new cybersecurity challenges. Whether it’s from malicious emails delivering malware and password-stealing trojans or software vulnerabilities like Log4j (affecting 400k software vendors and packages), businesses are unable to mitigate these risks alone. The cost of a data breach to a business is not just financial. It can have serious reputational and legal consequences.  Organizations must treat cybersecurity as a financial risk mitigation strategy and not just an operations cost.

 

  • BUDGET – The average SMB spends less than $500 per year. It’s far too expensive to hire dedicated personnel ($80K – $200k+) and to purchase all that is needed in-house.
  • PERSONNEL – Lack of in-house expertise. Current vendors don’t have enough experience. Who’s holding them accountable?
  • EXPERIENCE – SMBs have cybersecurity tools but are unable to manage, configure and/or verify that they’re working correctly.
  • EMPLOYEE RISKS – 95% of breaches are caused by human error and most malicious attacks are initiated by email.
  • INSURANCE – Cyber liability insurance companies are requiring cybersecurity spending to maintain coverage, prevent premium increases, and payout claims.

Small Business Cybersecurity By The Numbers:

%

All data breaches were small businesses (2021)

Average cost of a data breach less than 500 employees

Small Business Owners Aren’t Sure What To Do:

%

Have No Endpoint Security

%

are without cyber liability insurance

%

rely on free solutions

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We help industry leaders solve
unique cybersecurity challenges.

Government

Local Governments face a number of cybersecurity challenges both new and old. The recent combination of rising geo-political conflicts, pandemic-driven remote work, and ransomware groups generating millions of dollars in revenue for scale, have created the perfect storm for government data breaches. We must help local government agencies protect our citizens by moving them from a reactive security posture to a proactive cyber resilient organization. To accomplish this, we must consider people, automation and consolidation.

Local Government Cybersecurity Statistics*
(*sources availabile upon request)

 

  • 1/3 of U.S. local governments would be unable to tell if they were under attack
  • Geo political tensions have increased targeting and attacks on local governments
  • 34% of local governments surveyed in 2021 were hit by a ransomware attack and 43% expect to be attacked in the future.
  • 70% of local governments that were attacked had their data encrypted. 
  • 42% of local governments paid ransoms to get their data back
  • The government sector in the U.S. can take about 17 hours to discover a compromise and another 45 hours for recovery as compared to 15 hours and 38 hours, on average, for other countries. 
  • Bring your own device (BYOD) policies have opened far more vulnerabilities than pre-pandemic
  • Local governments are more likely to shut down all systems than other industries as part of their recovery process

 

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Energy and Utilities

“As one of the world’s most sophisticated and complex industries makes a multifaceted transition – from analogue to digital, centralized to distributed and fossil-based to low-carbon – managing cyber risk and preventing cyberthreats are quickly becoming critical to company value chains.”

— Cyber Resilience in the Oil and Gas Industry: Playbook for Boards and Corporate Officers White Paper, World Economic Forum, 2021.

  • Complex, environments of IT and OT technology of varying ages means some infrastructure can’t be patched. 
  • Vulnerabilities in operational technology jumped 88%, from 690 in 2020 to 1,295 in 2021.
  • At the same time, OT assets are increasingly connected to networks, exposing critical infrastructure.
  • 67% of applications in the utility sector have at least one exploitable severe vulnerability open throughout the year
  • FERC, NERC, State and Federal compliance requirements may differ from current security best practices.
  • Costs of replacement, repair, or disruption of critical infrastructure have increased due to supply chain distruptions (Covid-19, inflation, inventory loss, pressure to reduce offshoring, new legal regulations, and supplier choices driven by external social and environmental factors) 
  • Utilities faced 1780 DDoS attacks between June and August last year, a 595% increase from the year prior
  • The average cybersecurity budget in the energy sector is about 10% less than the average in other sectors. 

 

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Healthcare

Healthcare organizations have rapidly expanding weaknesses due to:

  • Rapid development and usage of telehealth technology
  • Legacy technology that can’t be patched.
  • Multiple operating systems (11+) that don’t allow for install of security solutions
  • IT, OT, and other control systems (IP cameras, HVAC, access control, phones)
  • IoMT devices (biomechanical, patient monitors, patient scanning, pumps)
  • Multiple supply chain threats

The top 5 threats to healthcare today are:

  1. Ransomware
  2. Phishing and Spear-Phishing
  3. Thirday party / Partner breach
  4. Data Breach
  5. Insider Threats

Healthcare cybersecurity statistics:
Healthcare data breaches by entity

  • (2021) Attacks against health plans increased by 35%, and third party vendors by 18%.
  • The average cost of a healthcare data breach has reached $9.23 million
  • Healthcare providers can spend up to $408 for each patient record compromised and an additional $1.75 million to regain reputation.
  • Healthcare cybersecurity budgets are only 8% of the total IT budget
  • 90% of healthcare staff working remotely during the pandemic did not receive any security guidelines or data privacy training before going remote.

 

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Manufacturing

A recent report conducted by Financial Times’ Longitude found some interesting statistics when it comes to cyber security in manufacturing companies. The research surveyed 350 industrial companies across Europe and the USA. According to the survey, 75% of organisations were aware of the present cyber risks, with 40% of them having faced a cyberattack within the last 12 months. The study reveals that among those companies that experienced a cyberattack, half of the respondents acknowledged the negative impact on profitability and loss of profits. This is followed by reputational damage and legal costs, recognized by 40% of those attacked.

When asked if manufacturers are prepared for the common types of attacks, including scamming, phishing, MITM (man-in-the-middle attack), ransomware and SQL injection, medium-sized companies turned out to be the least prepared. They had the lowest level of preparedness across the four categories, only having the same level of security as the small companies when it comes to phishing attacks.  Cyber hygiene turned out to be poor across all companies, no matter their size. Only a third of the companies encouraged their staff to regularly change passwords and update software. Less than half of the organisations held regular cyber security training and backed up their data.  When it comes to holding people responsible, it turns out the senior management lacks the proper cyber security governance in place. As few as 36% of the respondents gave one of the board members direct responsibilities for cybersecurity or even reported on the state of cybersecurity every year.

 

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Financial Services
  • The cost of cybercrime in the financial services sector is $18.3 million — the highest among other industries.
  • On average, an employee in financial services has access to 11 million files. For larger firms, the number is even higher — 20 million.
  • The average time it takes to contain a data breach is 233 days in the financial sector. 
  • Financial services firms, on average, spend 10% of their IT budget and 0.3% of their revenue on cybersecurity. 
  • There were 736,071,428 phishing web attacks in the financial sector in 2020

 

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Education
  • 62% of about 10.7 million enterprise malware incidents in the last month belonged to the education sector.
  • Between July and September 2020, the education sector witnessed a 20% increase in cyber attacks.
  • Only 54% of educators are familiar with the concept of ransomware.
  • 72% of end-user devices in educational institutes are running older OS versions.
  • One survey showed that 44% of education institutions were targeted by ransomware in 2020 (SOPHOS, 2021)

 

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We solve these challenges with Managed Cybersecurity Services

While every industry may have its own unique cybersecurity challenges, organizations of all sizes are moving towards managed security services. As threats increase in volume, complexity and impact, organizations worldwide continue to leverage 13 Layers’ powerful combination of people, process, and technology to protect their most valuable assets: data, and the people that use it.

Managed Cybersecurity Services

Improvements we will make together include:

1. People, Process and Policies

Our team of security engineers and researchers work 24/7/365 to detect and stop malicious threat actors while providing hands-on network support in collaboration with, or in place of, your existing IT resources. We provide policies and procedures customized to your business, bringing your business into compliance now and into the future.

 

2. Proactive Protection 24/7/365

While most security solutions rely on reactive alerts, we employ a proactive security strategy with threat intelligence at every layer. We stop threats before they become an issue and produce results NOT alerts. For example, we remove phishing emails at the human layer (security awareness and phishing training), the email layer (email security), the network layer (network detection and response), and the machine layer (endpoint detection and response).

3. ROI and Efficiency

Through a combination of automation, consolidation, and staff augmentation, we free up valuable resources so you can focus on revenue-generating business activities. With flexible, scalable payment and financing options, small businesses can invest today to protect their future.

 

Reactive vs. Proactive Cybersecurity

Reactive security is allowing threat actors to compromise businesses of all sizes with ease. Check out this guide to understand the benefits of moving from a reactive, traditional security posture to a proactive, cyber resilient organization.

The benefits of 13 Layers Managed Cybersecurity Services

Stop the most sophisticated threat actors

The shocking evolution and increase in the volume, complexity and impact of cyber attacks continue to overwhelm organizations of all sizes. Our team has been studying the attackers for many years to understand both the psychology and the science of their attacks. Year after year, we continue to deflect ransomware attacks to our clients from all over the globe.

Move from reactive to proactive security

While most IT and security teams are leveraging tools and technology that wait for an attacker to create an action before responding, we take a different approach. Through proactive threat intelligence, we offensively eliminate malicious communications before they get distributed throughout the network. If they are already in there before we take over, we will catch them when they call out of your network as well. We produce RESULTS – NOT ALERTS. 

ROI - Lower costs and increase efficiency

Through a combination of automation, consolidation and staff augmentation, we free up valuable resources so you can focus on revenue generating business activities. With flexible, scalable payment and financing options, your organization can invest today without compromise.

Enhance and expand your team

Our team of security analysts, engineers and researchers work 24/7/365 to detect and stop malicious threat actors while providing hands on network support in collaboration with, or in place of your existing IT resources. Cost savings are realized immediately by replacing multiple specialists and by freeing up and upskilling existing personnel.

Get compliant and stay ahead of regulations

Due to the ever changing regulations your industry demands we will help you build a well structured Risk Management and Compliance practice. In addition to a Risk Analysis and Security Risk Assessment, we provide policies and procedures customized to your business, bringing your business into compliance now and in the future.

Get more out of current security solutions

We understand that purchasing and deploying a cybersecurity solution is only half the battle. Our team has experience using the best tools in the world and we will help you manage yours as well. Through a combination of policies, procedures, scripts, threat intelligence and more we can even make a number of them stronger and faster. After all, if you had to choose between riding in a Formula 1 car for the first time, who would you choose to take the controls? One of your parents or Mario Andretti? 

Access to best-in-class threat intelligence

Automated intelligence is only as good as the human intelligence it has been fed. 13 Layers currently aggregates global threat intelligence from over 25 million indicators of compromise across more than 900 lists and partnerships. 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 this live intelligence and feed it back into your other security solutions, making them stronger.

Access to better tools and technology

We have been in the trenches vetting vendors and providing penetration testing to networks of all sizes so that you don’t have to. Research and development is at the core of our business, and we’re happy to share that expertise with you. If you have recently purchased or are about to purchase a security tool or service, we are happy to provide actionable intel without the buzzwords. We use all of the same tools that we recommend to our clients and partners, so feel free to see what we have to offer as well. 

Obtain and maintain cyber liability insurance

In order to protect our clients from the volatility of the cyber liability insurance market, we walk them through procurement, maintenance and renewals of policies. With 13 Layers as your Managed Security Services provider you can pass even the most astringent of cyber liability policy applications with flying colors.

Focus on business and revenue building activities

By expanding their team to include 13 Layers, our clients have taken the power to distract and occupy away from their attackers. This allows them to focus on revenue and service delivery objectives to meet the growing post-pandemic digital transformation demand. After all, you probably got into this business to grow it, and not to worry at night and on weekends.

Where Do We Start?

1. SCHEDULE YOUR FREE ASSESSMENT

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.

Schedule your free, no-obligation, security risk assessment today!

3. PROTECT – DETECT – RESPOND – RECOVER

To the latest threats to your business using our 13 Layer methodology, team of experts, and multi-layered security controls.

– See How We Do It

 

SCHEDULE YOUR FREE SECURITY RISK ASSESSMENT TODAY!

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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