About Us

Statistics say: Not if, but when

Many companies believe that a cybersecurity attack will never happen to them until it does. Our holistic approach to cybersecurity emphasizes education and select preventative measures to ensure your company’s cyber defenses are effective against constantly evolving threats.

History

Citadel 6 was founded after observing the globally intensifying threat environment and realizing there was a need for affordable, reliable cybersecurity services. Traditional defenses, such as simplistic signature-based endpoint protection, are no longer enough to defend against increasingly technical and complex cyberattacks.

Small to medium-sized businesses are frequently becoming collateral damage in today’s global cyber war. Consequently, many small and mid-size companies are inadequately protected, which can lead to preventable cyber intrusions. Cyberattacks often result in significant income, reputation, and critical data losses. In 2022 alone, global cybercrime costs exceeded 2 trillion dollars. However, there are some surprising statistics that small and medium-sized business owners need to know. These numbers can be startling but reflect the threats today’s SMBs are facing.

+43%

of all data breaches are small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs)

61%

of SMBs experienced a cyberattack during the last year

60%

of small businesses go out of business within six months

51%

of small business owners pay the money when hit by Ransomware

47%

of small business owners have no cybersecurity budget

56%

of small business owners aren’t worried about being hacked in the next 12 months

42%

of small business owners have no cyberattack response plan

40%

of attacked small businesses lost critical data

26%

of small business owners have cyber insurance

+33%

of small businesses rely on free cybersecurity solutions

Citadel 6 has invested in cutting-edge cyber defense technologies and experienced professional expertise in cybersecurity.  Using artificial intelligence (AI) enabled software and some of the top cloud-based protection, education, and monitoring tools, Citadel 6 provides customized cybersecurity plans to meet a wide range of budgets.

Our Approach

Citadel 6 believes it is important to use a holistic approach to cybersecurity. There are several aspects to consider when building a defense plan.

  1. People

    It is crucial to ensure your employees know how to detect threats. Employees may be tricked into clicking on links, installing malware, or giving cybercriminals sensitive information. Effective cybersecurity starts with a knowledgeable team prepared to handle cybersecurity attacks. We focus on educating and engaging employees to build upon their cybersecurity knowledge, equipping your staff with the resources to identify potential threats and liabilities.

  2. Perimeter

    Many attacks come directly at businesses through targets such as email servers, virtual environments, or any public-facing systems on company networks.  We work with you to ensure that your first line of defense is secure by monitoring network traffic, border router security, and Intrusion Detection Systems.

  3. Endpoints

    Often, endpoints such as laptops, workstations, servers, and even mobile devices will show the first signs of intrusion if they have protective software deployed and are actively monitored.  Endpoints require regular updates according to the operating systems and software running on them; by deploying a combination of security operations center (SOC) and advanced AI endpoint protection applications, protection and detection increase significantly. It is not unusual for common malware and phishing attacks to end at the initial endpoint when appropriately configured.

  4. Processes

    An organization must have plans for incident response, business continuity, and recovery when a cyberattack occurs.  Businesses and their employees need to have a playbook that details how they should respond in the case of a cybersecurity incident.  What should they do?  Whom should they call?  Timing is critical when an incident is suspected or detected. We let your intrusion-response team and tech support know of the attacks so they can be resolved as quickly as possible.

Leadership Team

Leading the way to a secure IT environment

Our leadership team brings together cybersecurity experts who are dedicated to continually improving our services.

John Andrews

CEO

Stephan Broquie

COO

Preparing you to counter cyber threats

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