IDENTIFY RISKS AND PROVIDE SPECIFIC TACTICAL COUNTER MEASURES REQUIRED TO MAXIMIZE CYBER SECURITY

Threat Policies put a plan in place to protect your company’s systems and sensitive data.

Cybersafe provides the framework for keeping your organization’s overall security posture at a reasonable and appropriate level. In order to design and implement an effective security program, there must be an ongoing strategy that incorporates a top down approach that begins with your team. No matter how large or small your company is, a good Written Information Security Program (WISP) paints a big picture for how best to protect your company’s sensitive data.

WRITTEN INFORMATION SECURITY PROGRAM (WISP)

5 Key Components of a Written Information Security Program (WISP)

1. Designated Security Officer
For regulated industries, it is a requirement to have a designated security officer in place that is responsible for coordinating and implementing your security program.

2. Risk Assessment
This component assesses the risks that your organization faces and what reasonable and appropriate steps need to be taken in order to mitigate the risk. This assessment allows you to prioritize and apply cost effective countermeasures.

3. Policies & Procedures
Once the risk assessment is completed, a written document that states how a company plans to protect the company’s digital assets is developed. This is a living document that is continuously updated as technology and employee requirements change.

4. Security Awareness Training
The human factor is the weakest link in the security chain. Every employee needs to be aware of his or her roles and responsibilities when it comes to security. All users need to have ongoing security awareness training to protect against social engineering attacks.

5. Regulatory & Audit Compliance
Organizations should not only comply with their own security program, but may also need to comply with federal and state regulatory bodies. Some of the regulatory standards that your organization must comply with is HIPAA, PCI, GLBA, Sarbanes-Oxley and FISMA. Periodic audits are necessary to assess the level of security in place, whether it’s been breached and to also make sure it complies with your security program.

Guiding policies for information security used to identify strengths and weaknesses within your organization.

RATIONALE FOR A PENETRATION TEST

In a “Pentest”, Cybersafe assumes the role of adversary and attempts to hack into your computer system in order to determine attack vectors, exploitable vulnerabilities, and whether attacks are detectable. A Pentest can also be used to test an organization’s security policy compliance, its employees’ security awareness and the organization’s ability to identify and respond to security incidents. Depending on the scope, the process can include a single web server all the way up to a proactive, in-depth analysis of your aggregate network looking for any potential vulnerabilities, including poor or inadequate system and application configurations, hardware and software flaws, and operational weaknesses in the process or technical countermeasures.

Methodology
In a typical Pentest your assets undergo an across-the-board attack that involves reconnaissance, scanning, and active testing activities that you may customize to include: open-source research, external scanning, pivoting from external to internal hosts, a wireless attack, a phishing attack, a physical attack, an attack on your website, war dialing, social engineering and Denial of Service (DoS). Results are captured and logged via a packet-capture device in order to establish an audit record and comprehensive log of all testing activities and results. It is not uncommon that test results identify potentially less significant risks that, when combined with low to moderate vulnerabilities, may escalate the severity of the attack and result in a compromise of your information systems. Cybersafe will identify those risks through a detailed gap analysis and will provide the specific tactical countermeasures needed to amend gaps and minimize system vulnerabilities.

WHY CYBERSAFE?

Cybersafe’s team of cyber experts have developed and implemented hundreds of Written Information Security Programs
(WISP’s) in both the public and private sectors. One of the key components of an Information Security Program is
establishing an Information Security Policy that reflects the organization’s objectives as it pertains to security.

Prior to establishing an Information Security Policy, it’s critical we find out how management views security. While many security policies share common themes, we understand that each organization is unique and must develop its own set of policies customized to its distinct way of conducting business. It is important that an organization’s security policies always reflect actual practice to which everyone agrees and complies. Our team takes a holistic approach to implementing an Information Security Program that includes policies and procedures to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of an organizations’ sensitive data. The failure to protect all three of these aspects could result in legal liability, regulatory fines, loss of business and customer trust.

CYBERSAFE SOLUTIONS CUSTOMIZED TO YOUR NEEDS

Cybersafe employs customized solutions that offer clients a cost-effective security plan that’s right for your organization.
Protect your critical business information and place full-time cybersecurity management responsibility on the shoulders of
Cybersafe, taking the day-to-day cybersecurity burden off your IT staff by monitoring your network 24/7/365.

Don’t Wait Until A Threat Becomes an Attack

To learn how Cybersafe Solutions can help keep your organization secure, contact us.

Your Threat Hunting Service well exceeded our expectations. We were amazed by the number of findings and security deficiencies discovered during the engagement. Their prioritized cybersecurity roadmap allowed our IT team to quickly address our issues in a timely fashion while significantly reducing our exposure.

Tom F.Financial Advisory Firm

We were looking to hire an outside firm to perform a HIPAA Risk Assessment for our healthcare organization. Their Threat Hunting Service provided not only a comprehensive risk assessment of our environment, but they also detected and disrupted a cyber attack during the assessment. That one attack was convincing enough to sign up for their continuous monitoring service. Go with a trusted security advisor like Cybersafe. You will be happy that you did.

Len N.Healthcare Organization

I thought our environment was secure because we had firewalls and antivirus. It wasn’t until after we started using Cybersafe’s Threat Monitoring platform did we realize we were making assumptions. We can now sleep at night knowing our environment is being watched with the added benefit that we’re also compliant with SEC regulations and guidelines.

Joe M.Financial Advisory Firm