3CiME Technology: A Holistic Approach to Data Security
Giuseppe Mazzoli, CEO
Data is everywhere; personal information is being stored in more places than ever before. Protecting that data—the most critical enterprise asset—in an increasingly insecure world is more complex than it has ever been. According to Giuseppe Mazzoli, CEO, 3CiME Technology, in the next two years, the key theme of the business will be data security, with the data and security managers as the first line of defence.
While data security has become the operative word across various industries, only a few of the organisations know what to do in case of a data breach and how to defend data. Companies falling victim to data breaches need to understand the question is not “if we will be under attack”, but “when we are attacked”. Evidently, for entrepreneurs looking to strengthen the walls of their fortress and protect access to their principal assets, they must remake the security analysis periodically. In the same vein, they must approach the GDPR issue as an opportunity, for prevention is better than cure.
When it comes to enabling this prevention, 3CiME Technology is in a league of its own. As an information and communication technology (ICT) company developing solutions and IT infrastructures, 3CiME takes a holistic approach to security, allowing organisations to attain a 360° view of the issue they are faced with. In doing so, the company has identified eight areas of intervention, which are analysed rigorously in close collaboration with the clients. The eight aspects include business continuity, disaster recovery and planning, simple data backup, redemption and related policies, anti-ransomware, definitive deletion of data, encryption of structured and unstructured data and associated architectural solutions, storage of data (possibly present in the cloud according to the interpretation of the GDPR), and IP telephony and related protection. With this holistic approach, 3CiME is able to perform a gap analysis of what is missing to reach the first security target. Alongside this, thanks to the collaboration with well-known law firms, 3CiME also deals with the formal issue of assignment, responsible sources, users and system administrators.
While GDPR prioritises securing a company’s IT infrastructure, 3CiME helps its clients to comply with the regulations by empowering them with security as a service. At the core, 3CiME emphasises two interventions—penetration tests and periodic vulnerability scans, and connection to 3CiME’s SOC—to help move an organisation towards safety as a service. This does not exempt the clients from active monitoring of their situation and the behaviour of their users. Besides these interventions, the company also assists clients to add a constant and recurring training service to the mix, both to the IT department and the users.
Our value lies in an integral approach to IT infrastructure. The key is security as a service, whereby our customers pay for a service and find it managed.
3CiME leverages its ability to develop hyper-convergence, data encryption, desktop virtualisation, and smart working architecture offerings to ensure that clients are compliant with the GDPR mandates. “In Italy and Europe, we are still struggling to calculate the figurative costs of client management. I personally promoted this approach already at the end of the past millennium. It is necessary to look at client management, smart working and security as an investment and learn how to calculate the cost saving of a centralised approach to desktop management and related security. Today 50 percent of our customers have virtualised clients on hyperconverged systems and benefit from a high level of security thanks to the centralised management of the same, which they often share with our SOC,” extols Mazzoli.
What makes 3CiME second to none is the seriousness and professionalism it brings to the table. In an era where professionalism and humanity are worth more than clamour and dimension, customers must seek a company they can trust the security of their data with, rather than a security product. That said, their search ends with trusted and reliable partners like 3CiME, where security is a circular movement that starts and never ends.
The value of 3CiME also emanates from its ability to never work under trace and allow the customers to choose the best. Customers often relate to the cloud as “the solution” to all data security problems, undertaking forcible custom variations and personalisation to resolve security challenges. “Although the cloud is a tool that can mitigate the issues, 3CiME has discovered in its analyses of the infrastructure that both on-premise and the cloud is crucial to define the level of security,” comments Mazzoli. “Our value lies in an integral approach to IT infrastructure. The key is security as a service, whereby our customers pay for a service and find it managed—for both “on-premises IT infrastructure” and in the “cloud.”
The prowess of 3CiME can be best explained through its recent engagement with Banca di Bologna. 3CiME helped the client conduct a GDPR compliance analysis with a designated data protection officer (DPO) to assist them in incorporating themselves into the management of Cassa Centrale. As a consequence, all the services and selected products offered by the client have achieved a healthy promotion. Banca di Bologna is also receiving products and services from other big corporations, thus enjoying recognition in terms of the validity of the investments.
In the next couple of years, 3CiME will continue to laser-focus on data security. “From a technological point of view, our company aims to implement artificial intelligence (AI) in the creation of security products, to facilitate learning and prediction of threats and attacks, and launch alarms that allow overcoming the false positive and recognising the real threat,” concludes Mazzoli.