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Cybersecurity for businesses

Our managed security services cover your entire IT environment, protecting all data, all assets, including your endpoints, network, cloud, and most importantly, your employees.

At S3, we believe that the majority of Quebec SMBs have still not invested enough in cybersecurity. This is why S3 has put forward a tailor-made cybersecurity offering to protect SMBs.

80 %

of all data breaches in 2019 were caused by compromised, weak, or reused passwords.

76 %

of SMBs fall victim to cyberattacks.

570 K$

The average ransom paid during the first half of 2021 is US $570,000 vs. US $312,000 in 2020.

77 %

of SMBs have NO security incident management and response plans.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you protect me against ransomware?

In our opinion ransomware is the #1 cyber threat to all our clients. We are focused on protecting our clients from these attacks. We follow ransomware news very closely and constantly adjust our standards based on the changing hacking tactics. Our security team’s main objective is ensuring that none of our clients are victims of a successful attack. Here are the steps we take to protect our clients

1. Bullet proof backups

The absolute first thing we do is deploy secure backups. Our backup standard is built on the assumption that the network will be breached, and the attacker will obtain full admin privileges. The backups must be able to withstand this. Our standards have been tested by multiple specialized security firms who were unable to access them.

2. Minimize your exposure

We minimise your exposure by making sure that only services that are absolutely necessary are exposed to the Internet. We will then limit these services exposure by only making them accessible to certain countries. We work with our clients to determine what this list is and will modify it as needs change.

3. Protect the infrastructure with advanced security tools

We deploy a set of advanced security tools that will not only protect you but will also alert our security team if something is not behaving normally.

4. Close the open buffet

Many networks are designed as a fortress or citadel. Once they are breached you can access everything, it’s basically an open buffet. We close this open buffet by segregating systems so that even if an attacker was able to get on a single system it’s very difficult to move to another. The more difficult it is the more chances are the attacker will make a mistake and set off an alarm allowing us time to respond to neutralise the attack.

5. Monitoring and response

We monitor alerts generated by our set of advanced security tools and investigate any abnormality. Our security will respond to any identified threat to neutralize the attack.

6. Train your users

We will train your users to adopt safer computing habits and to report abnormalities to our security team.

7. Adapt

We constantly adapt our approach as the threats and security tools evolve. We will also adapt based on the experiences of our peers. We meet with other companies like ours in different markets across North America to share best practices every quarter.

Simon Marcil

President

How do you protect my backups?

We have developed a backup security standard to keep backups safe from attackers who will look to compromise them in a ransomware attack. We built our standard with the assumption that the network will be breached and that the attackers will obtain admin rights. Therefore, we completely segregate the backups from the network and put in place their own authentication. Our offsite backups also have ransomware protection built-in which allows for recovery if ever they were to be deleted. Our backup standard withstood penetration testing by multiple specialized security firms. We adapt our backup security standards constantly as the attackers change their tactics.

Simon Marcil

President

How do you protect me against email attacks (fraud, phishing, etc..)?

Emails are one way or another part of most cyber-attacks because they work. Attackers will use a well-crafted email to steal a user’s password by tricking them into entering it into a fake site or will impersonate the CEO to try get a fraudulent wire transfer authorized. Protecting your email is essential.

The first thing we do is stop email threats from getting to your users. We achieve this by deploying a leading cloud email security platform. It will stop all emails that contain malicious files as well as ensure that all links in the email are safe. Additionally, emails that are designed to impersonate someone from your company either by using the same name as a colleague or a similar domain (example: s3ttech.ca instead of s3tech.ca) will be blocked.

The second things we do is to educate your users on safer computing habits. We also expose them to the latest tactics used by attackers with phishing simulation emails to keep their reflexes sharp.
Finally, we deploy our set of advanced security tools on your users’ computers and devices which will alert us if anything goes wrong. This way if ever an email threat does make it through our defences to a user, our security team will immediately investigate and remediate the situation.

Simon Marcil

President

Should I get cyber insurance? If so, how can you help?

Yes, you absolutely should. Unfortunately, even though we are very confident in our abilities to protect you against cyber attacks, nothing can be 100% secure. Insurance is an important part of your response plan.

The security standards that we deploy will make sure that you will be insurable, and we will help you answer all the questions the insurers will have, and they will have a lot. We can also help validate that the proposed coverage makes sense for your business.

Vincent Rabbat

Vice-President, operations

Our satisfied customers

S3 Technologies has seen to our continued success by providing access to unlimited resources to finish any IT project with any complexity. Redline has benefited from guidance, support and services that maximise capabilities and ensure our team always has access to the tools we need to truly thrive. Switching to outsourced IT has helped cut costs, allowing our team to reallocate funds to other crucial IT projects.

Abdel Aldwikat

Vice-president information technology

 S3 Technologies has been our IT partner for over 5 years. This period was one of fast growth for Boulart and S3 was always there when we needed them. With S3 as our internal IT department, Boulart benefits from a wide range of IT services : Strategic Consulting, Project Management, 24/7 Monitoring along with 24/7 Live Support.

Michel Saillant

CEO

Our 110 employees are very satisfied with the managed services of S3 Technologies. The response time is very fast and the technicians are competent. In addition, as Controller, I particularly appreciate the complete IT Plan as well as the detailed IT budget of S3.

Jean-Sébastien Haché

Controller

S3 provides an invaluable consulting service as well as peace of mind in the day-to-day management of our IT environment and in the continuous improvement of our systems.

Anissa Zougarri

Director of human capital & administration

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