43% of Cyber Attacks Target Small Business

Experienced phishing & social engineering attacks
Experienced malicious code and botnets
Experienced denial of service attacks

How do you make sure your business is secure for both current and future threats?

Following a framework of 5 steps to make sure your business is covered

Following the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) framework means: 

  • Ensuring your technical resources and people are secure
  • Creates the foundation for achieving compliance for your industry-specific regulations
  • Deploying a complete set of tools to create a handcrafted solution
  • Continuous monitoring of your security controls

Learn more about applying the framework to secure your business

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We have been a customer of CIT for many years. We appreciate CIT's focus of being a business partner who cares about us and our business. Nick Lesneski, Dennis Ross and the CIT Team are very dedicated, professional and are integral part of how we function on a day to day basis. Their Managed Services, Cybersecurity and hardware support have been vital to medium sized business.
Marcy Jablonski
Marcy Jablonski
September 23, 2021.
The teams at CIT are great! From management and the account team to the on-site engineering and cabling teams, they listen to our needs and are very professional, knowledgeable and fun to work with. In one case, Nick was very helpful to us introducing and navigating the E-Rate process for non-profits. Additionally, when we have asked questions outside of their responsibility, they were open to helping us get lined up with the right resources through sharing their deep technical expertise. Good people!
Steve McDermott
Steve McDermott
May 5, 2021.
Our account manager, Tim Mangle, is excellent! He is highly responsive, professional, and consistently goes above and beyond. He has ensured our experience as a new client with CIT has been terrific. We look forward to continuing to engage CIT on a longterm basis and Tim's helpfulness and professionalism are a major reason why we intend to do so.
Jenny Callahan
Jenny Callahan
May 5, 2021.
CIT is a great company to have by your side. They are very detailed and good at what they do, and are always able to answer our questions quickly and professionally. I have been very impressed with their ability to troubleshoot and help us out in a pinch. Nick Lesneski, our Account Executive, is simply the best. He will go to any length to help us out and make things right if we are feeling unsure of how a product works or if it isn't meeting our needs. I hope he never leaves! Go with CIT, you won't regret it.
Jake Reiter
Jake Reiter
April 26, 2021.
Great Company to work with, Nick Lesneski is very prompt to get quotes/orders and answers right away. Highly recommend him and this company
Rory Hollander
Rory Hollander
April 23, 2021.
Great company to work with! Very quick to respond and tech savvy.
Shawn Kulavik
Shawn Kulavik
April 23, 2021.
I have worked with CIT for almost 5 years, and Nick Lesnesk has been my Account Executive for the majority of that time. They have been a great asset to have to help with projects and monitor our network. I also like the knowledge they possess and can get the answers I need promptly. They have been a key part of Polywater’s success.
Jerry Hanson
Jerry Hanson
April 23, 2021.
Nick Lesneski and the team at CIT have been a treat to work with over the years. They have proven time & again to be professional, responsive, and have given us thoughtful solutions to our technology needs. Nick & JB are a terrific team, and Nick is often proactive in reaching out to us before any issues develop. I highly recommend CIT. Keep up the great work Nick!
Jim Engstrom
Jim Engstrom
April 23, 2021.
I have been using CIT for my company for the last few years. After using a couple different IT companies over the years, it was a relief to find CIT. Nick Lesneski and his team are extremely responsive and easy to work with. Nick doesn't try to sell us on services and equipment we don't need and listens to what we do need. The on-demand help desk has been a huge bonus and the on-site techs know their stuff. I highly recommend CIT!!
brady ramsay
brady ramsay
April 22, 2021.
Highly responsive and consistently outstanding service! That’s how I describe CIT’s managed IT services to anyone who asks. We have used them for all of our IT support needs for the past four years and every CIT person we have come in contact with has met that description. The service desk response is the best I have ever experienced, and when a tricky issue does arise they are tenacious in pursuing a solution.
dave casmer
dave casmer
June 3, 2020.

1. Getting to know you and your technology environment

This starts with a conversation about your unique business and your current security posture. Working with our security team feels like working with a member of your own team – what’s important to you matters to us.

2. Communicating the ever-changing threat landscape and what that means for your business.

 No matter the size of your business cybersecurity threats are happening on a global scale. 

3. Developing a handcrafted plan.

 We use Industry-specific frameworks delivering security solutions that fit your business.

4. Taking a holistic approach to security across all aspects of your business.

The Security Services are designed to ensure confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

Overwhelmed by Compliance?

Let our certified Security team partner with you to help your business meet all the requirements

  • A strategic plan to set physical, network, and process security measures

  • Partnering with financial institutions to strategically meet security requirements

  • Our security team are experts on the goals and requirements to help you achieve your compliance level

Let CIT DataSecurity Assurance partner with your business to protect your data and prove compliance within your industry

  • Policies and Procedures Review
  • Data Security Review and Recommendations
  • Define and Pinpoint Risks and Vulnerabilities
  • Mitigate Risks with Industry-Leading Practices and Technologies
  • Documentation and Reporting

Who is making sure your cybersecurity provider is secure?

Developed by the AICPA, SOC 2 is specifically designed for service providers storing customer data in the cloud. CIT stores customer data in the cloud so it is important that we meet SOC 2 requirements in order to minimize risk and exposure to that data.

What exactly does SOC 2 require?

SOC 2 requires companies to establish and follow strict information security policies and procedures, encompassing the security, availability, processing, integrity, and confidentiality of customer data. SOC 2 ensures that a company’s information security measures are in line with the parameters of today’s cloud requirements.

Cybersecurity regulation

Virtual CISO (vCISO)

  • Cybersecurity Leadership

  • Development of security program

  • Ensure secure alignment of corporate, strategic and technology initiatives

  • Develop a computer incident response plan

  • Help navigate Compliance regulations and audits such as GDPR, PCI-DSS, FFIEC, HIPAA, CCPA, etc.

  • Provide expertise during external security audits

  • Provide security budgeting recommendations and prioritization & more!

When do you know you need a vCISO?

Unable to afford a full time CISO 

Hiring a full-time CISO can be extremely expensive. Many CISOs cost over $200k when factoring salary and benefits, which is often too expensive for many small and medium organizations. By hiring a vCISO, you pay only for what you need. This may include a few hours per month, or a few hours per week.  

Unsure where to start with risk mitigation 

To remain defensible, security has quickly become a core function of business. Security risks are not limited only to technology. Mitigating risk properly requires extending attention to vendor management, policies and procedures, and corporate culture. The security landscape is rapidly changing, thus requiring constant identification, prioritization, and mitigation of these threats.  

Need assistance with compliance requirements 

Whether you are adopting a new security framework, or maintaining current compliance, our vCISO will help you navigate the compliance requirements. This includes documenting current security controls, identifying gaps in current controls, and planning a way forward.  

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