Cyber Security For SMEs

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Small business owners shouldn’t assume they have nothing worth hacking

Did you know that thousands of small businesses across the country (including yours) are at risk of Cyber Attacks?

Chances are, you’ve been coasting on a false assumption of security and protection; perhaps there’s a hole in some of your safeguards or one of your employees was a victim of social engineering and didn’t even know it. So in order to reduce the devastating damage that a breach can cause, you must be able to identify it quickly and address it thoroughly.

A common misconception held by many people, especially in the small business world, is that cybersecurity does not matter. Many small business owners assume that they are too small to be a target.Many SMEs have a mindset that cyber-attacks won’t reign down on them. The “I don’t have much to steal” attitude is common, and completely inaccurate.

Often, a small business will neglect cybersecurity due to questioning whether the investments are worthwhile. Besides, it is a known fact that SMEs tend to have less secure networks; therefore, with these less secure networks, it is easier for cybercriminals to breach. Consequently, all organisations, large and small, are at the mercy of cyber attacks if they don’t implement appropriate measures. This is why Delta3 has created Cyber Security for SMEs

Our Cyber Security for SMEs will aim to paint an accurate picture of the organization’s security posture by identifying the presence of vulnerabilities within the network, assess the potential threats, prioritise the risks, and make recommendations to the client. Our Cyber Security for SMEs will help you identify significant threats that could lead to data extraction and even system and network compromise. Ultimately it will enable you to confidently answer the question “Is my data safe?”

Our Cyber Security for SMEs consists of the following services:

Gap Analysis

A gap analysis involves extensive interviews with a business’s IT team, executives and employees to gain an understanding of the organization’s current security controls and policies. The assessor then identifies the gaps between what the company is doing and what the latest best practices are and provides recommendations for closing those gaps.

Vulnerability scan

Many begin with a vulnerability scan, which is typically performed using an automated testing tool that probes a business’s network to identify vulnerabilities. As explained by our consultant, “a vulnerability scan detects and classifies system weaknesses in computers, networks and communications equipment.”

Infrastructure Penetration testing

An attacker isn’t just going to scan your systems looking for unpatched systems, they’re going to go after the path of least resistance, by exploiting the identified vulnerabilities to breach your systems and access your data! This is why a Penetration testing is required

An Infrastructure penetration test, or pen-test, allows organizations to discover the weak spots in their IT systems before a malicious actor does. The servers hosting the business applications or databases will be tested from both an authenticated and unauthenticated perspective to assess for security issues and configuration issues.

Once the initial vulnerabilities are exploited, the testers use those as a pivot point to expand their access on the target network and try to gain access to higher-level privileges. The goal is to show an organization its vulnerabilities and then provide concrete advice on how to remediate them.

Application Penetration testing

Application testing is designed to identify security issues and risks in both bespoke and generic applications. Such engagements involve a detailed examination of the applications security controls and operational behaviour; any identified areas of potential weakness are analysed to determine the level of risk that may be posed.

Typically, these are tested based around the OWASP testing methodology as this is the industry standard. The applications will be assessed for vulnerabilities, flaws and Significant threats, including: –

  • Input Validation Issues
  • Session Handling Problems
  • Information Leakage
  • Access Control
  • Business Flaws (Dependent on applications)
  • Cross site scripting (XSS)
  • SQL injection

Application testing is typically performed on web applications, traditional client/server applications, stand-alone applications and applications hosted in the cloud.

Web Services API Penetration testing

An Application Programming Interface provides the easiest access point to hackers. That’s why API security testing is very important. Unfortunately, a lot of APIs are not tested to meet the security criteria, that means the API you are using may not be secure.

To make your data safe from hackers, you should use Delta3 API security testing to ensure that your API is as safe as possible. If there is an error in API, it will affect all the applications that depend upon API.

Code Review

To determine that the finalised software will not present a security threat to the environment it will be used within.

Build Review

Performed on the core of a system’s configuration locally, looking at security weaknesses of the build, and whether it has been hardened sufficiently.

Database Review

A good database security program includes the regular review of privileges granted to user accounts and accounts used by immediate processes.

Disaster Recovery Plan Review

We will work with you to review your Disaster Recovery plans, ensuring that it is fit for purpose and will meet your business objectives

Cyber Awareness Training

If hackers want to attack you, they will target your employees. This Staff training is required to ensure cyber hygiene is known and observed by all of your employees. This training utilizes a rapid proven methodology that helps identify the appropriate actions and controls to maintain a more secure cyber environment.

Network Device Assessment

The configuration of the network device will be reviewed to ensure it follows good security practice. Such devices include the Firewall, Switches & Routers

Physical Security Assessment

This assessment typically involves interviews with key staff, documentation review, and an on-site visit to assess appropriate physical and environmental controls for safeguarding computing resources.

Are there appropriate physical access controls in place for securing servers and desktop machines?

Areas of responsibilities for Cloud Security in terms of testing

There is a common misconception that an organisation systems and data are safe because they are with a cloud service provider (CSP). This is NOT always true. Whereas the CSP may be responsible for security of the base infrastructure, however you are responsible for security of your application and you should get it pen-tested.

The diagram below shows separation of responsibilities between an organisation (subscriber) and its cloud service provider (CSP).

Without independent testing, it’s impossible to know

where your company’s vulnerabilities are.

Don’t let your SME be vulnerable to cyber-attacks

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