J+D Forecasting is one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical forecasting companies, creating models that meet the needs of individuals and pharmaceutical companies. Ensuring clients are central to J+D’s work, they create services and solutions based around their specific business requirements.
When J+D needed to enhance their cyber security to meet the specific requirements of a new client contract, we they looked to San-iT for the latest solutions.
The strategic solution
San-iT identified and specified relevant technologies to meet each requirement, employing solutions from a range of our expert partners, including:
- Advanced multifactor authentication: utilising the latest Yubikey 5 NFC from Yubico, we secured J+D’s Office 365 tenancy with passwordless authentication. This provides extreme resiliency against phishing and account takeovers whilst increasing ease of access by removing the need to remember complex passwords.
- Centrally managed device encryption and peripheral restrictions: utilising Sophos endpoint protection, we encrypted every user device with a user defined pin, ensuring that in the event a device was stolen there would be no risk of data leakage. All recovery keys are also secured in a centralised secure portal for easy access, if required. The use of external storage devices was also restricted to prevent the use of any insecure data sharing or loss.
- Full patch management solution: utilising San-iT’s centralised device management solution, we deployed a patch compliance policy which now monitors and enforces Windows security and feature updates whilst easily tracking compliance across the estate.
- Following the implementation of the above projects, we then performed our bespoke security audit, identifying risk areas and providing a roadmap of future recommendations that matched the needs of their business and their budget.
With the work completed, J+D are now at the leading edge of cyber security for a business of their size. Robust passwordless authentication, full device encryption and centralised patch management provide them with a great all-round security posture, fit to match the ambitions of the business and ensuring their cyber security posture meets the needs of their own customers.
They understand our business, they provide a great service and I would have no hesitation in recommending themMaura Scahill J+D Forecasting