We all know that cyber security is big with modern technologies in this app-driven world, but it’s hard to know if you’re doing everything right. It’s easy for important information to slip through the cracks. That’s where cyber security assessment services will help provide you with an independent opinion.

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Cyber security assessments to reduce your data loss worries

Cyber security assessment and testing aim to identify technical and operational weaknesses and address these identified risks to maintain the cyber readiness of an organisation. Security testing aims to identify security holes, and contextual threats, and measure the risks affecting the business assets. It is an input to the risk management programme.

A proactive cyber security assessment and management approach demands regular testing to input cyber security risks based on likelihood and impact into the internal vulnerability management process. 

It ensures that business is analysing, classifying and mitigating cyber risks to develop and maintain cyber resilience. This ensures data breach prevention measures are in place, incident response and management measures are in check, regular cyber security assessments to measure and monitor risks.

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How do you perform information security testing and assessment?

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Designing and implementing strong security controls is one side of the coin. One of the primary objectives of a cyber threat assessment is to attempt to gain access by bypassing security controls and verify their effectiveness.

The following metrics collectively help a business to assess, analyse and improve its cybersecurity program continuously:

  • Define specific objectives to measure information security performance in the organisation. This is usually a mix of operational security and performance-related facts and figures unless compliance goals are part of the plan to test against industry best practices.

  • Regular vulnerability assessments and penetration tests on the target assets to assess the level of risk and effectiveness of information security management through checks against secure configuration baselines, patch management, logging, monitoring and several other data security areas covering extensive security vulnerabilities.

  • Internal team review of where security weaknesses lie, policies, procedures and implementation of risk remediation measures from cyber assessments findings and cyber security evaluation. 

Benefits of cyber risk assessment services

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What are the different types of security testing?

The following represent the most popular services in addition to our red team operations, PCI DSS testing, social engineering and tailored services. 

Penetration Testing

Penetration testing engagements to identify weaknesses in people, processes and technological controls. 

These assessments vary in scope based on target assets such as wireless assessments policy assessment, external risk assessments, physical security assessments and related domains such as web, API or mobile applications.

Web Application Testing

Our security consultants test and perform assessment across your internal, external web applications, web services based on OWASP methodology.

It includes source code reviews, threat modelling and database security reviews.

Web security controls are validated against SANS top 25 cyber risk list.

Cloud Pen Testing

Most organisations are migrating to cloud due to ease of use and 24 x 7 availability. 

As an end user of cloud hosted solution, it is your responsibility to ensure that the security of any operating systems and applications hosted in the cloud are continuously maintained and tested.

Vulnerability Assessment

Cyber vulnerability assessments provide insight into vulnerabilities affecting your internal and external networks.

It helps to identify and quantify the potential risks threatening your environment while minimising internal costs.
Cyber risk profile contains this input as an important factor. 

Mobile App Testing

Ensuring the safety and security of user data is paramount to running any mobile applications. 

Our tailored cyber security services are designed to identify potential cyber threats, opportunities for attackers leading to cyber security breaches and vulnerabilities in your mobile applications and devices.

Managed Security Services

Ours done for you cyber security services providing you with a continuous snapshot of security threats affecting your networks and websites. It also involves checks around data breach prevention measures, add-on cyber essentials framework services, coverage of data security risks and optional risk mitigation services to help remediate findings.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Cyber security assessment is the process of identifying, quantifying and prioritising risks to organisational assets posed by cyber risks. The primary purpose of cyber assessments exercise is to reduce risk by identifying gaps using tested techniques to help security staff.

Security assessment services help organizations identify, quantify and prioritize risks to their assets posed by cyber threats. The benefits of cyber security assessment services include improved protection against evolving future attacks, and demonstration of commitment to data security.

We are vendor agnostic and technology agnostic in this complex world of cloud, mobile and security technologies. Buying products alone won’t cut it.

The cost of risk assessments can vary depending on the size and scope of your organisation, as well as the level of detail required. For a mid-size organisation, risk assessment can cost approximately £8000 ($10,000) – £20000 ($22,500).

Our security assessment methodology encompasses OWASP Top 10, SANS Top 20 Critical Controls and CIS, NIST 800-115. Any other standards needed for specific projects can be included as per customer request. See our pen test blog post for a detailed article and how practicality around cyber attacks is taken into consideration.

In order to maintain quality and add value to customer investment, we do not utilise automated scanners that run and report tests. A mixed approach involves a range of open source and commercial pentest tools in addition to multiple scripts/utilities are utilised to uncover hidden and information related vulnerabilities.

Our team consists of career security professionals and networking professionals who are seasoned criminal investigators, security professionals, cyber investigators, digital forensics and forensic computer scientists who have delivered work across government agencies, public sector and private sectors.

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How do you identify cyber threats?

Cyber security assessment companies’ proactive approach helps identify potential vulnerabilities and mitigation measures with actionable improvement initiatives, effectively securing your business and its interests (your organisation and supply chain). Cyber security assessment and management add to your proactive security regime, providing invaluable input into the cyber risk assessment services. 

Cyphere’s penetration testers help customers identify and assess the weaknesses in the context of their business. It includes technical findings and process failures such as lack of incident response and management process, lack of awareness, determining methods of bypassing policies, etc.

Following the risk assessment, our debrief program offers risk remediation support to address hidden gaps. We further provide risk remediation services (as part of consultancy services) to address security risks, including all the findings with our expertise. This alone is a budget justification enough to get your security level up and improve security across the organisation.

In terms of the toolset, this includes commercial and proprietary technologies, including a large number of open-source utilities. It is a common myth that sophisticated tools that might not be available to your internal IT department are utilised by security assessors or exaggerated statements around the use of cutting-edge technology such as AI or ML for identifying threats. While such technologies are making breakthroughs, these are yet to be made available at scale in the cyber security domain.

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Cyber security assessment methodology

Customer Business Insight

The very first step in cyber security assessment methodology remains our quest to gain insight into drivers, company’s specific goals from this engagement, business insights, pain points and relevant nuances. As part of this process, we understand the assets that are part of the scope.

Services Proposal

It is important to gain grips with the reality, therefore, we always stress walkthroughs or technical documentation of the assets. After asset walkthroughs, a tailored proposal ensures detailed services and rules of engagement. After years of expertise with local and global clients, this is one of the in-depth analysis steps in the entire engagement.

Execution and Delivery

Cyphere’s approach to assess your cyber security measures involves excellent communication before and during the execution phase. Customer communication medium and frequency are mutually agreed upon, and relevant parties are kept updated throughout the engagement duration.

Compliance specific delivery requirements such as General Data Protection Regulation , PCI DSS or others are discussed beforehand.

Data Analysis & Reporting

The execution phase is followed by the data security analysis and reporting phase. Cyphere performs analysis on the testing output, evaluates the risk impact and likelihood of exploitation in realistic scenarios before providing action plans to remediate the identified risks. All our penetration test reports address business as well as the technical audience with supporting raw data, including mitigation measures at strategic and tactical levels.

Debrief & Support

As part of our engagement process, customers schedule a free of charge debrief with management and technical teams. As one of the respected security testing companies, we believe these highly informative sessions add value to customers asset information security lifecycle. It involves a remediation plan with remediation steps, advice required, assessment QA to ensure that customer contacts are up to date in the language they understand.

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