BlackHawk Data. Your First Line of Defense.

Locking the door is not enough, but it’s a start. Don’t let the fear of complexity, cost and buzzwords stop you from becoming a secure environment. 95% of reported breaches are caused by human error, which could have been avoided by following simple security rules.

Unpatched Machines

Forgotten Legacy Systems

Shadow Cloud Deployments

IoT Devices

The largest challenge in the IT world today is security, with the expansion of the connected world almost every electronic device will be connected to the network opening new attack vectors for malicious threat actors. Many organizations find themselves unaware of the number of open avenues that have been opened by everyday activities, from unpatched machines, forgotten legacy systems, shadow IT cloud deployments, down to the smart light bulbs in the branch office.

The complexity of security can be daunting, but we encourage our clients to take a virtual walk with us through the security landscape where we discover a practical security approach without the buzzwords, thousands of acronyms, or endless vendor PowerPoint slides. Our goal is to create you a custom security framework and be there every step of the way from planning to training and threat management.

Foundational Security Checklist


Blocking unsolicited traffic at the edge.

Multi-factor authentication (MFA).

System updates and patches.

Granting correct user privileges and access.

Public-facing asset control and inventory.

Endpoint protection.

Restricting and blocking traffic to known malicious destinations.

Security as a Service (SECaaS)

If this still sounds complex, we can take care of it for you with our Security as a Service (SECaaS) offering.

When you partner with us on security as a service, we take the burden of your security tools, appliances, subscriptions, monitoring, and management off your team. We tailor a solution to fit your needs by providing a secure perimeter, endpoint protection, and MFA.

Our Security Ideology

We believe the best path to securing your organization is by reducing the attack surface while limiting where possible attacks can come from.

More than 70% of all malicious traffic is sourced from the same hosts. Our security feeds allow our clients to drop malicious traffic before it enters their network, reducing downtime and using minimal staffing. This process doesn’t require new hardware; we look to enhance the tools you already have.

Is a physical firewall still relevant?

The answer to this question depends on your organization and the firewall you use. With the introduction of the Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), the capabilities of next-gen firewalls are delivered to the endpoint from the cloud, removing the physical limitations of security. SASE is an excellent benefit to organizations that need all of the protection of the physical firewall without the upfront cost, management, or maintenance.

The need for a physical or virtual firewall is still very relevant for organizations that provide services to customers or employees either on-premise or in the cloud. There is no one size fits all model. BlackHawk Data can help you find the direction that best suits your organization.

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