Attack service vendors are seeking to replicate their successes by offering services via marketplaces. These marketplaces, which sell everything from DDoS-as-a-Service (DDoSaaS) to Ransomware-as-a-Service, have hit some potholes recently. Raids and takedowns have become common on the Darknet as Governments around the world step up enforcement. Even as they are targeted by law enforcement, market operators and vendors face another set of threats from competitors, rogue users, vigilantes and extortionists. These players are looking to profit by exposing administrators personal details as well as vulnerabilities in their respective marketplace.
As hacking and automation continue to converge, more vendors are stepping up to reap the financial gains. This strong shift toward monetization reflects three opportunities.
* Building and marketing CAaaS tools.
* Hacking services on a freelance basis.
* Activities that yield financial payoffs.
Traditional security spending focuses on introducing another protective or detective product, but this no longer effective in isolation. There needs to be an overall cyber security strategy focused on cyber resilience, and driven by a threat-led approach that focuses on the key assets of the organisation, and the motivations and capabilities of the most likely attackers.
Development and maintenance of Information Security Policies, is integral part of any Information Security Program. Security policies set the standard for the implementation of all controls associated with managing the risk associated with an organisations Information Security Plan. Syscon Consulting policy development services can help you rapidly create and deploy comprehensive security policies, standards, and guidelines. We offer a suite of information security policies that better align with business objectives, best practices, and address the risk and compliance requirements of your organisations chosen security framework.
A cyber security policy outlines the assets you need to protect, the threats to those assets and the rules and controls for protecting them and your business. The policy should inform your employees and approved users of their responsibilities to protect the technology and information assets of your business.
Some of the issues the policy should cover are: the type of business information that can be shared and where acceptable use of devices and online materials handling and storage of sensitive material.
Businesses who do not have a cyber security policy in place could be leaving themselves open to attacks and legal issues.
Cyber security has become one of the most important yet overlooked aspect of most small to medium sized companies. Unfortunately most IT & Network Professionals, as well as web designers are trained to focus on the operational function of the network as opposed to cyber security, thus for leaving an organization vulnerable to cyber attacks. A secure network starts with proper design to provided network segmentation, more detailed access controls, better logging and monitoring, and the removal of single points of failure. In fact most risks can be mitigated by implementing a security-by-design infrastructure..
During our assessment, our professional security consultants review the security architecture of your entire network. Syscon will evaluate your your companies security control mechanisms and balance them with practical goals of the organisation and critical assets..
Syscon Security consultants conduct a detailed review of the organisations network security goals and requirements as well as evaluating any associated security technology policies. They then provide an indepth analysis of the network security architecture, including the network topology, solution components, device features and configurations. Security technology policies for remote access, network segmentation, server protection, authentication, and firewall design can all be included in the scope of the review. Additionally, the service can evaluate the overall security architecture for scalability, performance, and manageability.
A penetration test (pentest) is a software, infrastructure, and/or network attack on your organization by a skilled attack team that probes for security weaknesses and seeks to exploit them to reach your assets. Pentests should be performed in addition to vulnerability assessments. A vulnerability assessment identifies and logs vulnerabilities, ranks them, and recommends needed mitigation. A pentest not only identifies vulnerabilities, it uses those vulnerabilities to simulate attacks that a skilled and determined attacker could carry out on your organisation once inside your network.
Pentests provide realistic insight into potential security gaps within your organisations networks, IoT devices, web and mobile applications. Proactively testing these environments would help identify and mitigate risks.
“New security assessment approaches such as crowdsourcing pen testing and bug bounty programs are emerging as alternatives to single-sourced black- and gray-box testing.”
Traditional penetration testing suffers from numerous shortcomings that lessen its effectiveness for risk reduction. The biggest issue is that pentesting is usually performed by one or two people using a rote, standardized methodology. Given the vast number of adversaries and their diverse skill sets and creativity, it is unrealistic to expect that this approach will reliably find the most serious application vulnerabilities
Vulnerability Scanning is a cornerstone element of any information security program. Scanning protects your information assets by evaluating the security posture of the IP devices connected to your computing networks across the globe on an individual IP or enterprise-wide.
Perimeter scanning detects security vulnerabilities across the entire network. Web application scanning detects vulnerabilities in web applications of all sizes. Malware detection scans websites for malware infections and threats. Syscon Consulting offers a Free eVA Scan that is limited to two (2) unique security scans of Internet accessible assets. This completely Free ( no obligation ) Scan provides a detailed report that can be used to correct and fix security threats proactively.
Stay on Schedule Deploying and configuring a traditional security solution for network vulnerability scanning can be difficult and time-consuming. Often, ICT teams conduct a scan only as a procedural check the box measure, either in reaction to an incident or so infrequently that it has almost no measureable impact.