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Abacode Cybersecurity & Compliance – Combining leading technologies and professional services to implement holistic, framework-based Cybersecurity programs


A managed security service provider (MSSP) is an outsourced manager for a business’ IT security needs. Think of it an as extension of the capabilities of the services offered by a managed service provider (MSP). MSSPs have recently gained prominence in recent years as SMBs become more aware of the potential effects of a cyberattack. While MSPs have been catering for the IT needs of organizations for many years, the need for a more advanced cybersecurity program to meet modern threats is a relatively new phenomenon. Whether it is phishing, malware, ransomware, or user error, the potential for serious breaches in the security of SMBs is growing. Thereby, MSSP services are built from the ground up to provide additional cybersecurity options beyond the typical remit of MSP offerings.

Abacode Cybersecurity & Compliance is a next-generation Managed Cybersecurity & Compliance Provider (MCCP). It is a turnkey certified solution provider for all the necessary disciplines you need to meet regulatory mandates and business cybersecurity standards. They work in collaboration with third-party audit, attestation and certification bodies where the firm completes the gaps you need to meet a compliance standard and the implementation and ongoing management of an entire program. Its unified services platform is designed for ongoing compliance changes and updates along with continuous cybersecurity monitoring and management.

Next-generation integrated cybersecurity programs offered by Abacode Cybersecurity & Compliance

Cyber Lorica™: Abacode’s managed detection and response solution, Cyber Lorica™, is a product-agnostic monthly subscription service that uses industry-leading software with its Security Operations Center to provide real-time visibility of your entire threat landscape. Cyber Lorica™ is an advanced level of protection that detects and responds to potential security incidents around the clock from its Security Operations Center (SOC). The platform offers security custom-built for your small business, with 24/7/365 monitoring by cybersecurity experts.

SOC as a Service: It is a way to outsource your cyber security and get monitoring of your IT infrastructure through a third-party supplier. Abacode’s SOC analysts use your SIEM or threat detection software to provide 24/7 monitoring and protection. The firm works with any security platform and has experience with all leading and even lesser-known products on the market. Abacode’s SOC as a Service will provide round-the-clock monitoring and analysis of your access logs, devices, network and IT assets to ensure malicious actors are gated or immediately isolated should a breach happen.

Digital Forensics & Incident Response: Digital forensics refers to the process used to discover the causes of a breach after it has occurred. Abacode has evolved beyond traditional managed security services by unifying protection, remediation and compliance. While the Abacode team is highly skilled in confidential discovery protocols, the objective should be to assure a well-planned precision response to any incident of compromise. Its DFIR teams leverage threat intelligence data enriched with years of cyberattack and threat experience to manage the preparation, response and mitigation when an attack does occur.

Managed Compliance solutions: Abacode’s managed compliance solutions ensure your organization abides by regulation requirements and/or certification bodies (CB) in preparation for audits against security standards such as CMMC, HIPAA, FedRAMP, NIST, and SOC 2. Its monitoring services provide continuous compliance and security control effectiveness tracking via Security Operations Center to ensure you maintain the proper ongoing controls. Abacode manages the entire process and acts as your security department during the assessment, audit, examination, and/or subsequent certification.

Meet the pre-eminent leader

Michael Ferris is the Chief Executive Officer of Abacode Cybersecurity & Compliance. He has been a founder and CEO of several companies over the past 20 years. His success as a founder and CEO led him to become the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011, and a judge for the EY Awards from 2012-2016. In addition, he is a Chairman for New Mountain Capital, portfolio company – Valet Living and a Committee Member, Department of Homeland Security – Real Estate ISAC.

“Our objective state approach is designed to ensure the greatest overall impact on cyber risk across your organization based on your budget and risk tolerance.”