SECURITY & RISK MANAGEMENT (SRM)

CYBER ADVISORY

Overview

THE COMPLEXITY OF THE IT SYSTEMS RUNNING TODAY'S DIGITAL BUSINESS IS RAPIDLY INCREASING, STEADILY REDEFINING THE THREAT LANDSCAPE. AS INTERNET CONNECTED SYSTEMS ARE OFTEN THE PRIMARY ATTACK SURFACE FOR AN ORGANIZATION, THEIR SECURITY PLAYS A CRUCIAL ROLE IN SAFEGUARDING BUSINESS CRITICAL ASSETS.

CYBER SECURITY ASSESSMENTS PROGRAM (CSAP)

XORISK'S CYBER SECURITY ASSESSMENTS AIM AT IDENTIFYING VULNERABILITIES PRESENT IN THE CODE AND IMPLEMENTATION OF DIGITAL BUSINESS, INDEPENDENT OF UNDERLYING TECHNOLOGIES AND THIRD-PARTY PRODUCTS. OUR APPROACH TO CYBER SECURITY ASSESSMENTS IS CONSISTENT WITH RECOGNIZED INDUSTRY PRACTICES AND COMPLEMENTED BY OUR EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE SPANNING FROM FRONT-END, MIDDLEWARE, TO BACK-END SYSTEMS.

OUR ASSESSMENTS ARE TAILORED TO MEET CLIENT NEEDS AND USING OUR DETAILED METHODOLOGY, A COMBINATION OF MANUAL TECHNIQUES AND THE RIGHT SET OF PROPRIETARY AND COMMERCIAL TOOLS, CAN PINPOINT SPECIFIC VULNERABILITIES AND IDENTIFY UNDERLYING PROBLEMS THAT MAY POSE UNWANTED RISKS TO YOUR ORGANIZATION.

  • SERVER ARCHITECTURE AND SECURITY SPECIFICATIONS
  • BUSINESS LOGIC
  • AUTHENTICATION, ACCESS CONTROL, AND AUTHORIZATION
  • USE OF CRYPTOGRAPHY
  • SESSION MANAGEMENT
  • ERROR CONDITION HANDLING AND EXCEPTION MANAGEMENT
  • DATA VALIDATION, CONFIDENTIALITY, AND INTEGRITY
  • HARDWARE SECURITY
  • MANAGEMENT INTERFACES
  • PRIVACY CONCERNS

FROM OUR EXPERIENCE, MANY OF THE APPLICATIONS AND SYSTEMS WE ASSESS CONTAIN COMMON VULNERABILITIES THAT COULD, WHEN EXPLOITED, INTRODUCE BUSINESS IMPACTS THAT NO ORGANIZATION CAN AFFORD TO ACCEPT: FOR EXAMPLE, PRIVACY ISSUES, DATA MANIPULATION, INFORMATION THEFT AND DAMAGED REPUTATION.

WE FOCUS ON UNDERSTANDING YOUR BUSINESS AND ITS IMPACT ON SECURITY REQUIREMENTS, AND ENSURE THAT YOUR ORGANIZATION COMPLIES WITH BOTH INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. THE RESULT IS SECURE AND ROBUST SERVICES FOR YOUR GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS PARTNERS, CUSTOMERS, AND INTERNAL USERS.

WE BELIEVE IN TAILOR-MADE ASSIGNMENTS TO SUIT YOUR INFORMATION SECURITY STRATEGY AND TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION YOUR UNIQUE REQUIREMENTS. OUR ACTIONS FROM INITIAL DIALOGUE TO DELIVERY OF THE SECURITY REPORT ARE ALWAYS ADJUSTED TO YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS, WITH THE AIM TO BUILD LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIPS THAT WILL BRING IMPROVED RETURN ON CYBER INVESTMENTS TO YOU.

HIGHLY COST EFFECTIVE

TAILOR-MADE ASSIGNMENTS TO SUIT YOUR INFORMATION SECURITY STRATEGY

IMPROVED RETURN ON CYBER INVESTMENTS

TRAINING IN SECURE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT AND CONSULTING IN SECURITY-DRIVEN SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT LIFECYCLES (SDLCS)

CYBER SECURITY ESSENTIALS PROGRAM (CSEP)

THE CYBER SECURITY ESSENTIALS PROGRAM (CSEP) IDENTIFIES SOME FUNDAMENTAL TECHNICAL SECURITY CONTROLS THAT AN ORGANISATION NEEDS TO HAVE IN PLACE TO HELP DEFEND AGAINST INTERNET-BORNE THREATS. SELECTED BY INDUSTRY EXPERTS, THE TECHNICAL CONTROLS WITHIN THIS PROGRAM REFLECT THOSE COVERED IN WELL-ESTABLISHED STANDARDS, SUCH AS THE ISO/IEC 27000 SERIES, THE INFORMATION SECURITY FORUM’S STANDARD OF GOOD PRACTICE FOR INFORMATION SECURITY AND THE STANDARD FOR INFORMATION ASSURANCE FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM SIZED ENTERPRISES.

    THE CSEP FOCUSES ON THE FOLLOWING FIVE ESSENTIAL MITIGATION STRATEGIES:

  • SECURE CONFIGURATION
  • BOUNDARY FIREWALLS & INTERNET GATEWAYS
  • ACCESS CONTROL & ADMINISTRATIVE PRIVILEGE MANAGEMENT
  • PATCH MANAGEMENT
  • MALWARE PROTECTION

INDUSTRIAL CYBERSECURITY PROGRAM (ICSP)

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OPENS THE DOOR TO MULTIPLE END-POINT DEVICES WITHIN AN ORGANIZATION’S INDUSTRIAL AND EMBEDDED SYSTEMS, PUTTING NOT JUST THE ENTERPRISE AT RISK, BUT EXTERNAL USERS TOO. THIS DEMANDS HEIGHTENED GOVERNANCE, PROTECTION AND SUPERVISION MECHANISMS.

CYBER-ATTACKS ON INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS CAN HAVE SEVERE CONSEQUENCES. THEIR IMPACT EXTENDS FROM DATA TO INDUSTRIAL INFRASTRUCTURES, AND POTENTIALLY PEOPLE’S SAFETY. CONNECTED OBJECTS WITHIN THESE SYSTEMS, FROM SENSORS TO CONNECTED VEHICLES, CAN BE TARGETED BY CYBER CRIMINALS. WITH THE MOVE TOWARDS INTERCONNECTING BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND THE INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT), THIS IS NOW A REAL AND URGENT PROBLEM THAT MUST BE ADDRESSED TO ENSURE YOU STAY COMPETITIVE IN THE DIGITAL AGE.

WE OFFER OUR CLIENTS A RANGE OF SERVICES DESIGNED TO PROTECT BUSINESS-CRITICAL SYSTEMS, SUCH AS INDUSTRIAL CONTROL SYSTEMS (ICS), SUPERVISORY CONTROL AND DATA ACQUISITION (SCADA), AND EMBEDDED SYSTEMS. OUR INDUSTRIAL CYBERSECURITY OFFERING INCLUDES:

  • INDUSTRIAL SYSTEM SECURITY ASSESSMENTS HELPING CRITICAL SYSTEM OPERATORS DEFEND THEMSELVES AGAINST SABOTAGE AND BLACKMAIL ATTACK;
  • DIGITAL MANUFACTURING, SECURING PRODUCTS AND INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS; AND ENERGY IOT, PROTECTING SMART, CONNECTED ASSETS. IT’S A COMPREHENSIVE OFFERING EMBRACING NEW WAYS OF WORKING (MACHINE-TO-MACHINE AND MOBILE) ACROSS DIVERSE INDUSTRIES.

OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE ASSESSMENTS

OPEN SOURCE COMES WITH THREE TYPES OF RISKS:

SECURITY RISKS

WHEN THE OSS COMPONENT CONTAINS A VULNERABILITY (4000+ OPEN SOURCE VULNERABILITIES REPORTED EACH YEAR)

LEGAL RISKS

WHEN THE OSS LICENSE DOES NOT AUTHORIZE ACCEPTABLE RE-USE

OPERATIONAL RISKS

WHEN THE OSS COMMUNITY IS NOT ACTIVELY MANAGING AND IMPROVING THE COMPONENT

ORGANIZATIONS ARE UNDER INCREASED PRESSURE TO DEVELOP NEW APPLICATIONS TO SUPPORT DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION – WHETHER INTERNAL OR EXTERNAL FACING. OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE IS AN ESSENTIAL ELEMENT IN TODAY’S APPLICATION-DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT BECAUSE IT LOWERS COSTS, FREES INTERNAL DEVELOPERS TO WORK ON HIGHER-LEVEL TASKS, AND ACCELERATES TIME TO MARKET.

DEVELOPERS INCORPORATE OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE, OFTEN WITHOUT CHECKING OR DOCUMENTING IT. THEY ARE ALSO UNABLE TO MANAGE THE OSS COMPONENT DURING THE ENTIRE CYCLE OF SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT, WHICH MAKES IT VULNERABLE TO SECURITY ATTACKS.

OPEN SOURCE USE IS UBIQUITOUS WORLDWIDE AND LEADING ORGANIZATIONS ARE STEPPING UP EFFORTS TO ADDRESS THE SECURITY AND MANAGEMENT ISSUES THAT OPEN SOURCE USE PRESENTS. ACCORDING TO GARTNER, OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE ARE INCLUDED IN MISSION-CRITICAL APPLICATIONS WITHIN ALMOST ALL OF GLOBAL 2000 ENTERPRISES, OFTEN WITHOUT VISIBILITY INTO OPEN SOURCE USAGE & ASSOCIATED RISK/IMPACT.

THE OVERRIDING CHALLENGE IS GAINING GOOD VISIBILITY INTO WHERE OPEN SOURCE IS USED. WITHOUT THAT VISIBILITY, EFFECTIVELY MANAGING AND SECURING OPEN SOURCE IS IMPOSSIBLE, EXPOSING ORGANIZATIONS TO SIGNIFICANT SECURITY VULNERABILITY AND LICENSE RISK. HENCE, TO ADDRESS THIS CONCERN, XORISK AND OUR PARTNERS HAVE COME TOGETHER TO HELP ORGANIZATIONS FIND AND REMEDIATE OPEN SOURCE VULNERABILITIES AND RISKS. XORISK’S OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE (OSS) ANALYSIS SERVICE, EQUIPS ORGANIZATIONS TO AUTOMATE THE PROCESSES OF IDENTIFYING AND INVENTORYING OPEN SOURCE COMPONENTS, TO FIND OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE RISKS, INCLUDING KNOWN OPEN SOURCE VULNERABILITIES, AND TO FIX THEM.

WITH THE XORISK’S OSS ANALYSIS SERVICES, CUSTOMERS WILL KNOW ALL THE OSS COMPONENTS THAT ARE INCLUDED IN THEIR APPLICATIONS, AND KNOW ALL ASSOCIATED RISKS INSTANTLY.

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