Lightning Strikes Twice! PSL Listed as Clutch Global Leader & Included on Clutch 1000 List

PSL is thrilled to announce its second recognition as a Global Leader in IT and Business services by Clutch. In addition, the renowned platform included PSL in its 2018 Clutch 1000 list, a ranking of the top B2B companies through all industries and regions, and on which PSL secured a position within the top 100.

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Both distinctions come as a great honor to PSL and its community, whose hard work and commitment to excellence is driven by a tireless attention to purpose, looking to positively impact clients, communities, and so

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ciety through our work. We receive these recognitions humbly and find in them motivation to keep working towards bigger, more challenging goals.

Clutch selects companies for its list of Global Leaders by using sophisticated methodology that considers each company’s capacity to deliver, market presence, client experience and reviews, as well as other qualitative measures. PSL’s ability to meet these high standards is due in large part to robust internal programs, like the following:

Robust Training Programs
PSL ensures engineering talent receives ample training in both technical and interpersonal capabilities in order to constantly elevate the skill level of their internal resources, as well as make good on the company’s mission to help individuals to better themselves and influence society positively. In 2018 alone, PSL delivered over 60,000 hours of training across all roles and on various topics, from Cloud architecture to performance engineering and more.

Carefully Curated Innovation Initiatives
PSL’s interest in advancement is due, in no small part, to its desire to be constantly refactoring and improving all processes and products. At PSL, we’re always looking for way to better ourselves, our methods, and our technology. Our engineers enjoy spaces to explore and collaborate in PSL Labs, our robust innovation program, that evaluates and develops innovation projects to provide solutions to real-world problems with cutting-edge technology.

Ongoing Education and Collaborative Culture
PSL offers a variety of learning materials, courses, guilds and training sessions to help members reach their full potential, confront new challenges, and give back by sharing their own knowledge and experience further down the road. In this sense, members are constantly discussing and bouncing ideas off each other, feeding off each others’ views and input to reach greater conclusions than one mind alone could arrive at.

Moving forward, PSL is committed to maintaining its high-quality service and attention to client success, while at the same time working to positively impact communities through various corporate social responsibility programs, including Women in Technology. In 2019, PSL intends to continue celebrating and empowering its female engineers and promoting the participation of women in technology and science.

We consider these recognitions to be a fantastic note to end 2018 on, and feel inspired to continue raising the bar for ourselves as a constantly evolving software development outsourcing company in 2019. https://www.pslcorp.com/
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How IoT Infrastructure Factors into Data Security and What That Means For You

What can you truly do to prevent and deal with cyber attacks? The answer is right here in these primary IoT principles.

The Internet of Things, or IoT, is transforming traditional industries and providing unprecedented amounts of data to provide world-altering information to all users and adopters. However, the IoT is also vulnerable to security breaches and the ensuing storm. This is especially true in business and enterprise, where a data breach could mean exposing not just your organization’s data but also sensitive data related to your customers and clientele.

Inherently, connected and publicly accessible devices come with a series of vulnerability risks. But the real issues are an inadequate series of regulations for data security and privacy in the field and a lack of preparedness on the part of users. What happens, for example, when a device is compromised and the data contained within is absconded? Who is to blame? What should be done to protect those affected, and how can we make sure it doesn’t happen again?

Furthermore, who owns the data being collected and processed? When consumers are involved, is it the person for whom the data is about? Is it the company collecting the data? Is it the manufacturer of the IoT device or equipment in use?

You can see that the matter of security and privacy is about more than just locking down the technology and preventing unauthorized access. It’s about how the devices are used, as well as what’s being done with the data they create. And more importantly, how we — as a society — secure that data.

Prepare for an event

The more obvious security concern relates to a data breach or cyber attack. At this point, it’s better to look at them as inevitable. Not only should you never be lax with your security and preventative measures, but also understand that, at some point, you will most likely experience an attack. Which means, dealing with the aftermath of a breach and developing a proper risk assessment plan — that covers before, during and after an attack — are equally necessary.

Too many of us focus on just the preventative side of the equation, which does nothing during and after an event.

Instead, a more robust security plan is in order. This means establishing monitoring tools to see who’s on your network and what they’re doing at all times. You must also have a way to prevent or block both unauthorized and legitimate users. Sometimes a trusted user’s account or device is being leveraged by hackers.

Additionally, measures must be deployed to secure the sensitive data involved, eliminate access to it during a breach, and understand what content — and why — is being targeted.

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Securing your network: Mind IoT data principles

While dealing with IoT data and information, there are several questions you must ask before deploying any equipment on your network.

Should data remain private and be securely stored?
Does this data need to be accurate and trustworthy — free from tampering or outside influence?
Is the timely arrival of the data vital to operations?
Should the device(s) or hardware be restricted to select personnel?
Should the firmware or device software be kept up-to-date?
Is device ownership dynamic and will there need to be complex permissions?
Is it necessary to audit the data and systems in use regularly?
Answering these questions will determine exactly what kind of security measures and protocols you put in place. If devices are restricted to select users, you will need to deploy an authentication system that can both identify and provide access based on a series of explicit permissions.

It’s also worth mentioning that many of these principles are related to one another. Restricting user access, for instance, would call for dynamic ownership, complex permissions, and data encryption to prevent unauthorized data viewing or manipulation.

All too often, we take it for granted that the data is flowing freely and securely between systems or devices and that it’s being housed in a protected way. The sad truth is that proper security is an exception more than it is a rule, as evidenced by so many recent and historic data breaches.

Minimizing damage during an event

As with any conventional business IT outsourcing infrastructure business, an IoT network must undergo routine maintenance and monitoring to ensure that issues are handled swiftly. Any and all network devices must be kept up-to-date with the latest security patches. Only authorized users must be allowed to access highly-sensitive data, and they must be knowledgeable and aware of basic security protocols. Finally, the proper security monitoring tools must be deployed to keep an eye on what’s happening.

Future proofing the technology means adopting innovative security strategies where they are applicable. AI and machine learning tools can help devices identify and understand when something isn’t right, and then ultimately empowering them to take action. Whether that be blocking out a users access, notifying an administrator, or shutting-down completely to prevent further damage.

New threats and opportunities will always be present, as the market and field of cybersecurity is ever-evolving. However, acting now and deploying appropriate measures as soon as possible will help prevent the more damaging events from occurring on your network and devices. https://www.pslcorp.com/it-outsourcing-services-companies/
PSL Corp
154 Grand St, New York, NY 10013, USA
+1 866-867-9116