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CoNetrix Security Rolls Out Cutting-Edge Audit Services

CoNetrix Security is excited to announce the launch of its new framework for conducting IT and cyber security audits. The updated IT Audit and Vulnerability Assessment ensures CoNetrix Security stays innovative in changing times. It provides financial institutions with a more comprehensive audit of cybersecurity controls while delivering the exceptional, actionable recommendations CoNetrix is known for.

The goals in this complete redesign of our audit framework include:

  • Increase focus on cybersecurity control verification.
  • Offer a modular program to ensure an audit scope that fits your specific needs.
  • Utilize the best standards (NIST Special Publications, the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Top Controls, manufacturer guidelines, etc.) and security industry best practices.
  • Better align the program with regulatory expectations (e.g. GLBA, FFIEC IT Exam Handbook, FFIEC Cybersecurity Assessment Tool (CAT), individual agency guidance).

Our increased audit scope now includes expansion in the areas of: Incident Response, Threat Intelligence Gathering/Usage, Asset Management, Patch Management, Cyber Event Detection, Monitoring Alerting and Review, Vulnerability Detection/Management, Vendor Management, External Connectivity, and more. For the full list of coverage, visit conetrix.com/audit-coverage.

"We want to help the financial industry with comprehensive products, so we listen carefully to financial regulators as we create our offerings," states Ed McMurray, General Manager for CoNetrix Security. "We aim to reflect a level of excellence and technical expertise that does more than provide a compliance checkmark on an exam, but actually helps fight an ever-increasing barrage of cyber attacks. The feedback we've received so far is positive and reinforces that this new audit framework is what is needed right now in the industry."

"Attackers are innovating, so we have to innovate," adds Russ Horn, President for CoNetrix.

With the new audit services from CoNetrix Security, financial institutions can expect a more comprehensive assessment of their information and cyber security controls, and come away equipped with actionable intelligence for their cyber defense program.

As of April 1, 2020, our new audit service is available to all customers who would like to use it. We will continue to offer the existing audit work program alongside the new audit framework until at least May 31, 2020.

About CoNetrix Security: CoNetrix Security is the security testing and consulting division of CoNetrix, LLC. CoNetrix Security serves financial institutions across the United States, performing more than 400 security engagements annually. Security testing services include: IT/GLBA Audits, Penetration Tests, and Vulnerability Assessments. Consulting services include ISO Support; development and maintenance of the institution's Information Security Risk Assessment, Business Continuity Plan, and Information Security Policies; assistance with the institution's vendor management program; consulting and services associated with the Cybersecurity Assessment Tool, and audit and exam management services.

For more information about CoNetrix Security, visit https://conetrix.com/security


About CoNetrix: CoNetrix, LLC is a family of technology companies and the parent company to CoNetrix Technology. CoNetrix Technology offers managed IT services as well as a suite of secure cloud computing offerings marketed as Aspire. CoNetrix Security provides information security consulting and testing to financial institutions. Tandem Security & Compliance Software® is online software helping organizations comply with information security requirements and regulations. nQativ® offers a suite of accounting software (ERP) modules to companies throughout the United States and Canada.

 

Response to COVID-19

With the rise of COVID-19, we find ourselves in unprecedented circumstances. As we work through this unique time in our history, we want to provide assurance to our customers by communicating CoNetrix's response to the COVID-19 crisis.

In order to follow federal guidelines and continue to meet the needs of CoNetrix customers, we are adapting our processes. Here is more information on how we are responding and adapting.

How is CoNetrix responding to COVID-19?

The CoNetrix Technology and CoNetrix Security teams are taking necessary precautions to keep our staff healthy and safe. Being a technology company with numerous remote workers already in place, we are in a unique position to continue service and operations in a remote capacity. Technology and processes are currently in place for employees to work remotely as needed. We are encouraging certain employees, positions, and job functions to work from home; however, we have not yet elected to have all staff work remotely. In the event we move to a completely remote workforce, we do not foresee a major impact on our customers or service. We are monitoring and following recommendations by US health organizations and will continue to adapt our business processes as new information comes out.

How will this impact my service?

As a general rule, we are not canceling scheduled projects if they can be performed remotely. We are providing our staff with the necessary technology and resources to continue to provide excellent customer support. If we have scheduled an in-person visit to your organization to complete a project, we will contact you to discuss the possibility of performing the same services remotely. If the project cannot be performed remotely, we will work with you to make appropriate arrangements.

Who do I contact if I need assistance or have more questions?

You can call or email your questions about our response to COVID-19 using the information below.

Phone Number: 806-687-8600
Email Address: info@conetrix.com

Additional resources about COVID-19

CDC - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

World Health Organization - https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

State Department - https://www.state.gov/coronavirus/

 

CoNetrix Wins Multiple Awards for the 2020 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards

CoNetrix was nominated in the 2020 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards recognizing companies, products, and individuals that demonstrate excellence, innovation, and leadership in the information security industry. The awards are produced by Cybersecurity Insiders in partnership with the Information Security Community on LinkedIn, tapping into the vast experience of over 400,000+ cybersecurity professionals to honor the world's best cybersecurity products, professionals and organizations.

CoNetrix had the honor of winning multiple awards in categories such as Best Cybersecurity Company, Managed Security Service, Cybersecurity Team of the Year. Below is a list of all the awards that CoNetrix won in the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards. Thank you to everyone who voted for our products and services!  

  • Cybersecurity Product / Service Awards
    • Managed Security Service - CoNetrix Technology Network Threat Protection (Gold)
    • Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) - CoNetrix Technology Cybersecurity Monitoring and Compliance solution (Gold)
    • Cybersecurity Audit – CoNetrix Security IT Audit and Penetration Testing Services (Gold)
  • Cybersecurity Company Awards
    • Best Cybersecurity Company (between 100 to 499 employees) – CoNetrix (Silver)
    • Cybersecurity Service Provider of the Year (between 10 to 49 employees) – CoNetrix Security (Gold)
  • Professional Awards
    • Cybersecurity Team of the Year, North America – CoNetrix Security Boost Consulting Team (Gold)
    • Chief Technology Officer of the Year (CTO) – Rob Garrison (Gold)
    • Cybersecurity Professional of the Year, North America – Brady Cook (Gold)
    • Cybersecurity Consultant of the Year – Ed McMurray (Silver)
    • Cybersecurity Educator of the Year, North America – Russ Horn (Silver)
    • Cybersecurity Marketer of the Year, North America – Brian Whipple (Silver)
    • Cybersecurity Woman of the Year, North America – Leticia Saiid (Silver)

 

About CoNetrix

CoNetrix, LLC is a family of technology companies and the parent company to CoNetrix Technology. CoNetrix Technology offers managed IT services as well as a suite of secure cloud computing offerings marketed as Aspire. CoNetrix Security provides information security consulting and testing to financial institutions. Tandem Security & Compliance Software® is online software helping organizations comply with information security requirements and regulations. nQativ® offers a suite of accounting software (ERP) modules to companies throughout the United States and Canada.

 

CoNetrix Hosts Simon Jackson to Inspire the “Power of One”

CoNetrix holds a company meeting and dinner annually in February, bringing in all employees, both local and remote, to gather in fellowship and share in success.

In choosing a location for our company dinner, Marvin Crossnoe, CEO of CoNetrix, shared "We look for an event venue that inspires our group to feel pride in our location here in Lubbock, and also provides an uplifting experience that we can share together as a single group." Crossnoe went on to say, "Our company is very diversified and it's important from a cultural standpoint that we provide times to get together to bond as a group."

In February, CoNetrix will visit the Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater to see an IMAX showing of the film "Great Bear Rainforest: Land of the Spirit Bear." The film, narrated by Ryan Reynolds features a subspecies of North American black bear that has white fur due to a rare genetic trait. "We are excited about this film," says Russ Horn, President for CoNetrix, "because it inspires us with a story of how one person can make a difference."

The story of the film centers on the work of Simon Jackson, who at the age of 13 founded the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition to save the endangered white Kermode by preserving its habitat from development. His work was so impactful, he received several honors, including being awarded Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Medal, being named as one of the 100 Angels of the Earth by UNESCO and, most notably, being honored as one of Time Magazine's sixty Heroes for the Planet – one of only six young people selected from around the world. His life's work was the focus of an internationally televised movie, Spirit Bear: The Simon Jackson Story.

"We were inspired by the history behind the film," said Horn, "and have invited Simon Jackson to speak at our annual company dinner about how one person can encourage change."

"The fact that Mr. Jackson was able to gather a coalition of over six million people over two decades is fascinating, and I'm excited to get to hear first-hand his experience in heading that up."

"Our people make our company. Each person brings strong initiative, integrity, ambition, and teamwork to create a place where you just love to come to work. I'm excited for Mr. Jackson to fly from Canada to share his experience with us."

About CoNetrix

CoNetrix, LLC is a full-service computer networking, software development, and security and compliance firm built on the principles of integrity, innovation, and initiative. CoNetrix has roots dating back to 1977, when it was founded in Lubbock, Texas. We now serve customers across the US, in all 50 states. CoNetrix, LLC is a family of four technology companies, including CoNetrix Security, CoNetrix Technology, Tandem, and nQativ.

CoNetrix Technology offers managed IT services as well as a suite of secure cloud computing offerings marketed as Aspire. CoNetrix Security provides information security consulting and testing to financial institutions. Tandem Security & Compliance Software® is online software helping organizations comply with information security requirements and regulations. nQativ® offers a suite of accounting software (ERP) modules to companies throughout the United States and Canada.

For more information about CoNetrix, visit https://www.conetrix.com/.

For more information about the film, visit https://greatbearrainforestfilm.com/.

For more information about the Science Spectrum & OMNI Theater, visit https://www.sciencespectrum.org/.

For more information about Simon Jackson and the Spirit Bear Youth Coalition, visit https://ghostbear.org/d-simon-jackson/.

 

CoNetrix Nominated for 2020 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards

CoNetrix has been nominated in the 2020 Cybersecurity Excellence Awards recognizing companies, products, and individuals that demonstrate excellence, innovation, and leadership in the information security industry. The awards are produced by Cybersecurity Insiders in partnership with the Information Security Community on LinkedIn, tapping into the vast experience of over 400,000+ cybersecurity professionals to honor the world's best cybersecurity products, professionals and organizations.

We encourage you to vote, and we would ask that you vote for our CoNetrix products and services if you feel they are deserving. Cast your vote in the following categories: 

  1.  Best Cybersecurity Company | CoNetrix 
  2.  Managed Security Service | CoNetrix Technology, Network Threat Protection
  3.  Cybersecurity Team of the Year | CoNetrix Security, Boost Consulting Team
  4.  Cybersecurity Audit | CoNetrix Security, IT Audit & Penetration Testing Services
  5.  Financial Services | Tandem Security and Compliance Software
  6.  Compliance Solution | Tandem Security and Compliance Software 

To find out more about Cybersecurity Excellence Awards click here. 

View all nominations for CoNetrix and Tandem

 

About CoNetrix

CoNetrix, LLC is a family of technology companies and the parent company to CoNetrix Technology. CoNetrix Technology offers managed IT services as well as a suite of secure cloud computing offerings marketed as AspireCoNetrix Security provides information security consulting and testing to financial institutions. Tandem Security & Compliance Software® is online software helping organizations comply with information security requirements and regulations. nQativ® offers a suite of accounting software (ERP) modules to companies throughout the United States and Canada.

 

CoNetrix Selected as Best IT/ Technology Services Company in Lubbock [2020]

For the second consecutive year, CoNetrix is selected as the best IT/Technology Services Company in Lubbock, TX during the KCBD Best of the West competition.

Each year, the public casts votes on the KCBD News Channel 11 website to select the best businesses in the Lubbock area. CoNetrix was selected as the best IT company in Lubbock, TX by those who participated.

"We are thankful to be selected for this award for the second year in a row," said Chief Technology Officer, Rob Garrison. "We are glad to know our customers continue to recognize our commitment to excellence."

CoNetrix Technology provides managed IT services, computer network support, and network security services in Lubbock, TX and to businesses across Texas and New Mexico. The CoNetrix staff of 25 network engineers and support personnel hold more than 200 years of combined network and security experience. CoNetrix services are based on individual business requirements, making CoNetrix a first choice for small, medium, and large businesses in Lubbock and the region.

To learn more about the IT services provided by CoNetrix Technology, visit https://conetrix.com/technology.

About CoNetrix

CoNetrix, LLC is a family of technology companies and the parent company to CoNetrix Technology. CoNetrix Technology offers managed IT services as well as a suite of secure cloud computing offerings marketed as Aspire. CoNetrix Security provides information security consulting and testing to financial institutions. Tandem Security & Compliance Software® is online software helping organizations comply with information security requirements and regulations. nQativ® offers a suite of accounting software (ERP) modules to companies throughout the United States and Canada.

 

CoNetrix selected as the Best IT Services Company in Lubbock [2019]

CoNetrix is selected the Best Business Computer Technology Company and Best Computer/IT Services company by Lubbock Avalanche-Journal readers in 2019. CoNetrix is also selected as the runner-up for Best Work Place in Lubbock.

Multiple companies around the Lubbock area participated in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal's "Best of Lubbock" campaign. Lubbock area businesses cast their vote, making CoNetrix the best IT services company in Lubbock and the surrounding region.

"We are extremely grateful for the honor of being named Best of Lubbock," said CoNetrix Chief Technology Officer, Rob Garrison. "It is our goal to always provide the best IT support and customer service for our customers."

About CoNetrix Technology

CoNetrix Technology is Lubbock's top provider of managed IT services, computer network support, and network security throughout Texas and New Mexico. The CoNetrix staff of 25 network engineers and support personnel hold more than 200 years of combined network and security experience. CoNetrix services are based on individual business requirements, making CoNetrix a first choice for small, medium, and large businesses in the region.

To learn more about the IT services provided by CoNetrix Technology, visit https://conetrix.com/technology.

About CoNetrix

CoNetrix, LLC is a family of technology companies. CoNetrix Technology offers managed IT services as well as a suite of secure cloud computing offerings marketed as Aspire. CoNetrix Security provides information security consulting and testing to financial institutions. Tandem Security & Compliance Software® is online software helping organizations comply with information security requirements and regulations. nQativ® offers a suite of accounting software (ERP) modules to companies throughout the United States and Canada.

 

CoNetrix Champions National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019

CoNetrix celebrates National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2019 by becoming a Champion and offering complimentary resources for cybersecurity resilience. CoNetrix joins the global effort, along with businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals, to promote the awareness of online safety and privacy.

A multi-layered and far-reaching campaign held annually in October, NCSAM was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure all digital citizens have the resources needed to stay safer and more secure online while also protecting their personal information. As an official Champion, CoNetrix reinforces their commitment to cybersecurity, online safety, and privacy.

As part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, CoNetrix is offering complimentary resources for companies concerned with cybersecurity. Companies are encouraged to take advantage of the training to create internal awareness and increase cybersecurity resilience.

  1. "Top 7 Things You Can Do to Keep Data Safe" – An informational sheet in a printable PDF format. Each item is easy to read and, more importantly, easy to practice on a day-to-day basis. Companies can provide this resource to employees for continued cybersecurity training. View the pdf.
  2. "Choosing Pen Tests and Real-Life Horror Stories" – A webinar to help financial institutions and security-minded companies understand the differences in pen test options. Attendees will learn what types of penetration tests are available, the pros and cons of each penetration test, and how to choose the best penetration test for their organizations. Learn more about the webinar.
  3. "Business Email Compromise Fraud – What Credit Unions Need to Know" – A webinar to help credit unions understand the NCUA Risk Alert about the increasing frequency of and losses related to business email compromise. This webinar will cover business email compromise, including its risks and steps for prevention. Learn more about the webinar.

For more information about NCSAM 2019, the Champion program and how to participate in a variety of activities, visit https://staysafeonline.org/ncsam/. You can also follow and use the official NCSAM hashtag #CyberAware on social media throughout the month.

About CoNetrix
CoNetrix, LLC is a family of technology companies. CoNetrix Technology offers managed IT services as well as a suite of secure cloud computing offerings marketed as Aspire. CoNetrix Security provides information security consulting and testing to financial institutions. Tandem Security & Compliance Software® is online software helping organizations comply with information security requirements and regulations. nQativ® offers a suite of accounting software (ERP) modules to companies throughout the United States and Canada.

 

CoNetrix Technology Releases New Cybersecurity Monitoring and Compliance Solution

After a lot of work and testing, CoNetrix Technology is pleased to announce the release of its new Cybersecurity Monitoring and Compliance solution. The new solution is being offered in response to customer needs for a security incident detection service. With the new service, customers will have access to new options for security information and event management (SIEM) and security operations centers (SOC). SIEM-as-a Service and SOC-as-a Service options are available for organizations that need a fully hosted solution with monitoring and management. SIEM management is also available for companies that already have a SIEM platform and just need help with management and monitoring.

"Most of our customers are under heavy regulatory guidance. We are excited to begin offering this new solution that will help alleviate the burden of compliance but more importantly, increase their cybersecurity resilience," stated Rob Garrison, Chief Technology Officer for CoNetrix.

Some highlights of the Cybersecurity Monitoring and Compliance offering include:

  • Monitoring every critical device on the customer network to detect any suspicious activity anywhere in its environment.
  • Uses the most advanced technology available to automatically detect things like: malware, data breaches, hacker activity, stolen credentials, malicious websites, and many other things.
  • The service is compliant with PCI, HIPAA, FFIEC, GDPR, and many other regulatory requirements.

Although the Cybersecurity Monitoring offering is available as a standalone service, it has been tested to work alongside other products within the Network Threat Protection (NTP) suite. NTP is a suite of managed network security services built to work together in multiple layers to provide broad protection for the IT environment. Additional layers include: endpoint protection, email protection, internet content filtering, dual-factor authentication, firewall monitoring and management, intrusion detection and prevention, and security logging and reporting.

More information about the service can be found at https://conetrix.com/technology.

 

About CoNetrix Technology

CoNetrix Technology is a computer networking, IT managed services, and private cloud hosting firm serving West Texas since 1977. Security is designed into all of our offerings. CoNetrix engineers hold numerous certifications from leading technology vendors, such as Microsoft, Cisco, VMware, Citrix, and others. CoNetrix Technology is a subsidiary of CoNetrix, LLC.

CoNetrix Technology Services

  • Managed Security
  • Managed Network Support
  • Tier 1 IT Support
  • Network Design and Implementation
  • Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Voice Over IP
  • CyberThreat Assessment
  • Private Cloud Hosting

About CoNetrix

CoNetrix, LLC is a family of technology companies. CoNetrix Technology offers managed IT services as well as a suite of secure cloud computing offerings marketed as Aspire. CoNetrix Security provides information security consulting and testing to financial institutions. Tandem Security & Compliance Software® is online software helping organizations comply with information security requirements and regulations. nQativ® offers a suite of accounting software (ERP) modules to companies throughout the United States and Canada.

 

CoNetrix Technology Opens New Location in Midland, Texas

CoNetrix Technology opened its first satellite office in Midland, Texas to better serve its existing customers and extend services to businesses in the surrounding areas.

CoNetrix Technology, a subsidiary of CoNetrix, LLC, opened its first satellite office in Midland, Texas to satisfy the needs of the company's growing customer base. CoNetrix Technology provides computer network support, IT managed services, and private cloud hosting for businesses. By adding an office in Midland, Texas, CoNetrix Technology is better positioned to serve its existing customers and extend services to businesses in Midland/Odessa and the surrounding communities.CoNetrix Technology is now in Midland, Texas

CoNetrix Technology already serves several businesses in the Midland/Odessa region. Adding an office in Midland allows a dedicated facility to stage equipment, gather team members, and connect with the community.

"Opening the Midland office fits within our commitment to provide innovative solutions that help our customers with efficiency, compliance, and customer service," stated Russ Horn, President for CoNetrix.

CoNetrix Technology offers a variety of technology services to any size business. With a strong focus on security – information security and cybersecurity, CoNetrix brings together best of breed technology to make sure all the pieces fit together. Service offerings include: managed security services, managed network support, private cloud hosting, disaster recovery planning, voice over IP, and cyber-threat assessment.

"CoNetrix has been serving West Texas since 1977," stated Rob Garrison, Director of Technology for CoNetrix. "Our passion is in solving IT challenges. With this expansion, we are excited for the opportunity to help more businesses with their unique IT needs."

CoNetrix Technology is committed to providing top tier professional technology services to the community. CoNetrix maintains partnerships with leading technology vendors, such as Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix, VMware, NetApp, and Cylance. CoNetrix can support and manage a variety of technology solutions to fit the needs of any-sized business.

"CoNetrix has played an important role in the successful development and implementation of the Bank's Information Technology Strategy. We are pleased to learn that CoNetrix has invested in additional human and physical resources in the Midland market. We are confident that this investment will benefit West Texas State Bank as we continue to execute our Information Technology Strategy," stated Marshall Coker, Chief Risk Officer for West Texas State Bank of Odessa.

The Midland Chamber of Commerce will host a ribbon cutting for CoNetrix Technology on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 11:30 AM to celebrate its new location at 4500 West Illinois Avenue, Suite 209 in Midland, Texas. The Midland office can be reached at (432) 253-6260.

About CoNetrix Technology

CoNetrix Technology is a computer networking, IT managed services, and private cloud hosting firm serving West Texas since 1977. Security is designed into all of our offerings. CoNetrix engineers hold numerous certifications from leading technology vendors, such as Microsoft, Cisco, VMware, Citrix, and others. CoNetrix Technology is a subsidiary of CoNetrix, LLC.

CoNetrix Technology Services
- Managed Security
- Managed Network Support
- Tier 1 IT Support
- Network Design and Implementation
- Disaster Recovery Planning
- Voice Over IP
- CyberThreat Assessment
- Private Cloud Hosting

About CoNetrix

CoNetrix, LLC is a family of technology companies. CoNetrix Technology offers managed IT services as well as a suite of secure cloud computing offerings marketed as Aspire. CoNetrix Security provides information security consulting and testing to financial institutions. Tandem Security & Compliance Software® is online software helping organizations comply with information security requirements and regulations. nQativ® offers a suite of accounting software (ERP) modules to companies throughout the United States and Canada.