AUGUSTA, Ga., April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Nationally ranked I.T. provider EDTS, specialists in providing managed I.T. services, business continuity and advanced infrastructure solutions to midsized organizations, has launched EDTS Cyber, LLC — a business unit focused exclusively on delivering advanced cybersecurity solutions including network threat analysis and remediation, advanced cybersecurity monitoring, and cyber incident response.

Headquartered in Augusta, Georgia, EDTS Cyber delivers SOC 2 Type 2 certified managed security services, supported by a state-of-the-art and PCI compliant Security Operations Center manned 24-7-365 by certified security professionals.  EDTS Cyber and EDTS are preparing to move in summer 2017 into more than 32,000 square feet at the new Augusta Cyberworks campus.

«Since 1999, EDTS has been providing clients with world-class managed I.T. services to keep systems running and optimized, while maximizing their technology investment,» said Charles Johnson, CEO of EDTS and EDTS Cyber.  «While we have long kept their data protected, today’s ever-changing threat landscape takes highly specialized tools, very specific skills, and absolute focus to deliver security services at the highest level, so EDTS Cyber was formed.»

«As clients – ranging from federal agencies across America to midsized organizations here in the Southeast – face tighter budgets, increasing risk landscapes, and greater compliance mandates, the need for EDTS Cyber is ever apparent. Our team of highly certified and specially trained security professionals are able to commit the expertise, talent, and resources to address this critical gap.»

Among the services delivered by EDTS Cyber are a comprehensive, customizable suite of real-time monitoring services utilizing advanced tools like security information and event management (SIEM), intrusion detection systems (IDS) and event correlation, security framework assessments, network penetration testing, social engineering, security awareness training, and incident response and remediation services – to include forensics if needed.

With the cost of online crime already surpassing $3 trillion and expected to double by 2021, hackers are pursuing financial data, intellectual property, identity information and payment information by attacking outdated networks, unpatched operating systems, and out-of-date browsers.  Limited training on security makes mid-sized organizations and local/regional governments particularly vulnerable.

«I.T. security conversations have moved from the server room to the board room, as leaders of organizations come to realize that they have an obligation to protect their systems, data and intellectual property,» said Johnson.  «This region is a focal point of cybersecurity with U.S. Army Cyber Command and the National Security Agency’s facilities at Fort Gordon nearby, allowing EDTS Cyber to attract top talent and deliver leading-edge technologies affordably.»

EDTS Cyber and EDTS serve customers across America 24.7.365 from four offices in Columbia and Greenville, S.C., Asheville, N.C. and Augusta, GA.  One of America’s most honored I.T. organizations, EDTS keeps clients’ systems running and optimized, while maximizing their technology investment.  EDTS Cyber helps organizations protect their data, secure their systems, educate their employees and respond and recover to a cyber incident.  Learn more by visiting EDTSCyber.com.

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