The spotlight is on
Business leaders are becoming increasingly conscious of the impact cybersecurity can have on business outcomes.
Prominent examples include an Equifax data breach that cost the CEO, CIO and CSO their jobs; a WannaCry attack that caused worldwide damage estimated at between $1.5 to $4.0 billion, and Verizon’s recent $350 million discount on its purchase of Yahoo! as a result of the latter’s data breach.
It takes most companies over six months, or around 197 days to detect a data breach
The average time needed to fully contain a data breach
ransomware attacks occur every day
Business will fall victim to a ransomware attack every 14 seconds by 2019.
– Cybersecurity Ventures
Email is still the problem, 92% of malware is still delivered by email
Damage related to cybercrime is projected to hit $6 trillion annually by 2021
Cybersecurity for C-I-A triad. The protection of internet-connected systems and devices, including hardware, software and data, against latest attack vectors. Enterprises are always operating over the internet, making them prone to such attacks. Cybersecurity works like a practice and offers many different security controls to protect various types of data assets in different manner.
Data center & perimeter protection
Perimeter Security is the most critical layer in overall Defense-in-Depth Model. Security controls like Next Generation firewall offer Perimeter Protection. Perimeter Security is designed to protect an organization against mix of threats, such as preventing unauthorized access attempts, scrutinizing even allowed access, protecting assets against latest threats of malware, bots, ransomware, known attacks, viruses, and spyware. Perimeter protection can also offer DoS and DDoS protection.
Security information and Event Management (SIEM)
SIEM is a combination of security information as well as security event management. SIEM plays an important role in building security operations center (SOC) for any organization. SIEM provides real-time analysis of security alerts generated by mix and variety of applications and hardware devices in an organization. Along with Alerting, it provides Data Aggregation and Correlation services too. Organizations can avail benefits like compliances, forensic analysis as well as UEBA from SIEM.
Vulnerability Assessment & Penetration Test (VAPT)
VAPT is an extensive practice which is conducted with a purpose of finding security gaps by assessing network devices, security devices, servers, applications & endpoints, and producing an acceptable report. Next purpose of VAPT is to apply specific security controls to address flaws covered as per assessment. There are several methodologies in VAPT such as black box testing, white box testing, and grey box resting. Using this test tool gives an enterprise a comprehensive evaluation of the threats that the application faces, enabling them to protect the systems and data from malicious attacks in a better and secure way.
Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)
CASB is an extension to traditional Data Leakage Prevention, where traditional agent-based DLP had no visibility into several cloud applications used across organizations. CASB is a cloud-based software positioned between the cloud applications and the service users, monitoring all actions and impose security policies. CASB offers services including, but not limited to, gaining visibility into user activity, alerting admins about potentially dangerous actions, executing security policy to meet data compliance requirements, and preventing malicious threats by encrypting data.
An SD-WAN is a way of optimizing WAN links and resources, thereby improving performance and increasing availability. A Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is a virtual WAN architecture that uses a centralized control function to direct traffic across the network in an intelligent and secure way. The process, thereby, increases application performance that, in turn, results in increased business operations, enhanced user experience, and a fair reduction in IT costs.
Email Security & Webmail Security
Organizations, nowadays, are migrating over to O365 and G Suite. This migration comes with a probability of targeted attacks such as spam, phishing, spear-phishing, targeted impersonation, and many more. Ransomware is a nice example of how critical email security is. Emails in either direction (inbound / outbound) should be scanned and encrypted against malicious malware, bots, and known attacks.
With BYOD culture, it has become impossible for organizations to apply security controls on data residing on mobile devices. There is always a conflict between user (mobile device owner) and an organization, if security should be applied or not on the mobile devices. Though BYOD has increased productivity, but at the cost of data loss. Organizations should immediately start thinking of applying security controls on the mobile devices used by employees to process critical and sensitive organizational data.
Endpoint protection plays a vital role in overall Defense-in-Depth architecture. Endpoint protection ensures that endpoints like desktops, laptops are secure against viruses, malwares, bots, either online or offline. Endpoint protection goes beyond anti-viruses, anti-malware, and anti-bots. It offers several disk encryption techniques which ensures that the disks are encrypted using a specific algorithm which can only be deciphered in an organization. If lost, nobody will be able to break the encryption and steal the data.
Data Leakage Prevention (DLP)
DLP is a big and wide protection suite which protects sensitive data in an organization whether it’s traversing on network, endpoints, data-at-rest, data-in-motion, data-in-use, email, or cloud. Data Loss Prevention (DLP) solution makes sure the end users aren’t able to send any sensitive or critical data/information outside the enterprise network. The solution helps a network admin to monitor and control what data can be transferred in or out of the enterprise online by the end user.
Even with strict & religious implementation of network security devices, one cannot prevent data breach. As communication travels across seven layers as per Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, similar concept is that security needs to be configured as per each and every layer of the OSI Model. Data has different forms and factors. Purpose of Data Security is to ensure that data is secure when it is beyond the perimeter. The measures taken in order to protect digital privacy, data from corruption, and prevent unauthorized access to databases, websites, and computers. It is a crucial ingredient of IT for businesses or enterprises whether small or big, or of any industry type.
GOVERNANCE, RISK AND COMPLIANCE
A structured approach for dealing with an enterprise’s general administration or governance, while managing business risk and compliance or adherence with the laws and regulations of the organization.
ISO 27001 Readiness Assessment
Recognized by the ISO 27001 standard, Readiness Assessment provides a secure framework to the organization in order to minimize the possible threats to data and communication technology business assets. The assessment intends to save time and money by locating inefficiency in its Information Security Management System (ISMS).
Compliance & Process Management
Compliance & Process Management ensures that a set of people adhere or comply to a given set of rules and the tasks are carried out in a defined process. This lets managers to strategize, govern, control, and steer activities that go hand-in-hand with laws and standards.
Security Assessments & Audit
Our security assessments help in identifying weak spots within the architectural dimensions and investigate whether the business process is done right. An audit is followed, thereon, to provide evidence of the system’s security and give an enhanced report on the same.
Security Baselining- Information Security Management System (ISMS)
Implementing security baseline with ISMS helps secure your enterprise’s information in all its forms; increase resilience to cyber-attacks; provide a centrally managed system; offers overall business protection; respond to developing security threats; reduce information security expenses; protect classified, accessibility and integrity of data; and improve the overall business culture.
Web Application Firewall
WAF are designed exclusively to protect against attacks & vulnerabilities covered in Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Top 10. Web Application Firewall filters, tracks and obstructs HTTP/S traffic to and from a web application to protect hostile attempts to compromise the system or transfer data. By examining HTTP/S traffic, a WAF can avert web application attacks such as cross-site scripting (XSS), SQL injection, cookie poisoning, invalid input, layer 7 DoS, brute force and credential stuffing, and web scraping.
The combination of tools, processes and operations aimed towards protecting applications from possible threats throughout its lifecycle. This discipline can help enterprises safeguard all types of applications, including desktop, mobile, and web, used by internal and external associates including employees, consumers, and partners.