Peace of mind is a matter of choice

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Falling Behind 

Today’s IT landscape is empowered by a connected world that is more susceptible to malicious activity due to its connectedness, user diversity, wealth of devices, and globally distributed applications and services. Systems and users require simple and secure methods of connecting and interacting with organizational resources, while also keeping malicious actors at bay. The increasing complexity of current and emerging cloud, multi-cloud, and hybrid network environments combined with the rapidly escalating and evolving nature of adversary threats has exposed the lack of effectiveness of traditional network cybersecurity defenses. Traditional perimeter-based network defenses with multiple layers of disjointed security technologies have proven themselves to be unable to meet the cybersecurity needs due to the current threat environment.

 

Contemporary threat actors, from cyber criminals to nation-state actors, have become more persistent, more stealthy, and more subtle; thus, they demonstrate an ability to penetrate network perimeter defenses with regularity. These threat actors, as well as insider threat actors, have succeeded in leveraging their access to endanger and inflict harm on national and economic security. Even the most skilled cybersecurity professionals are challenged when defending dispersed enterprise networks from ever more sophisticated cyber threats. Organizations need a better way to secure their infrastructure and provide unified-yet-granular access control to data, services, applications, and infrastructure.

By implementing a modern cybersecurity strategy that integrates visibility from multiple vantage points, makes risk-aware access decisions, and automates detection and response actions, network defenders will be in a much better position to secure sensitive data, systems, applications, and services. Zero Trust is an “assumed breach” security model that is meant to guide cybersecurity architects, integrators, and implementers in integrating disparate but related cybersecurity capabilities into a cohesive engine for cybersecurity decision-making.

 

However, to be fully effective, Zero Trust principles need to permeate most aspects of the network and its operations ecosystem to minimize risk and enable robust and timely responses. Organizations that choose to migrate to a Zero Trust solution should fully embrace this security model and the mindset necessary for planning, resourcing, and operating under this security model to achieve the cybersecurity outcomes that a Zero Trust solution can deliver

What is Zero Trust Security ?

Zero Trust is a security model, a set of system design principles, and a coordinated cybersecurity and system management strategy based on an acknowledgement that threats exist both inside and outside traditional network boundaries. Zero Trust repeatedly questions the premise that users, devices, and network components should be implicitly trusted based on their location within the network.

 

Zero Trust embeds comprehensive security monitoring; granular, dynamic, and risk-based access controls; and system security automation in a coordinated manner throughout all aspects of the infrastructure in order to focus specifically on protecting critical assets (data) in real-time within a dynamic threat environment. This data-centric security model allows the concept of least privileged access to be applied for every access decision, where the answers to the questions of who, what, when, where, and how are critical for appropriately allowing or denying access to resources

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How should you adopt it ?

  • Identifying Actors on The Enterprise.

  • Identifying Assets on The Enterprise.

  • Identifying Key Processes and Evaluate Risks Associated with Executing Process.

  • Formulating Policies for the ZTA Candidate.

  • Identifying Candidate Solutions.

  • Initial Deployment and Monitoring.

  • Expanding the ZTA.

What is Cyber Kill Chain ?

The cyber-attack chain (also referred to as the cyber kill chain) is a way to understand the sequence of events involved in an external attack on an organization’s IT environment. Understanding the cyber-attack chain model can help IT security teams put strategies and technologies in place to “kill” or contain the attack at various stages, and better protect the IT ecosystem

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Security is a journey not a destination!

Cybersecurity is so difficult to get right. Out Security experts are ready to assist you with your journey to understand the business requirements through a vendor agnostic approach. Once the risks and attack surfaces are identified, we'll align them with proper control (technology) to deliver the expected outcome.

Some high level activities include:

  • Workshops to understand the environment in detail and identify the attack surface.

  • Analyse and threat modelling activities to evaluate, quantify the impact in preparation for the priority list.

  • Design & architect security fabric aligned with adoption of threat Informed defence strategy to mitigate the identified risks with proper control platform.

  • Implementation of control platforms to build the recommended security fabric.

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of implemented security controls and occupied threat intelligence in response to emulated attacks.

  • Implementation of enhancements based on business requirements (e.g., automated response and vulnerability assessments) that will contribute to efficiency and effectiveness.

How do we help you ?