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Re-Assessing Cybersecurity Investments

In light of the increasing volume and sophistication of cyberattacks globally, South African organisations would do well to re-assess the effectiveness of their cybersecurity investments.

All investments are assessed based on their risk-reward ratio. Until now, it has been difficult to confirm the appropriateness of an organisation’s cybersecurity investments because the cost of the consistent evaluation of that investment has been prohibitive.

CyberIntelligent Systems provides a unique automated machine-based pen-testing solution that mimics hacker behaviour to test the organisation’s security defenses and identify gaps for improvement and cost effective remediation.

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Achieving Compliance and Real Security

Compliance can be difficult to achieve, and even when an organisation is fully compliant, this does not mean that they are necessarily secure. How does an organisation accomplish compliance and security without incurring additional costs?.

Even the most compliant organisations are still vulnerable to cyberattacks, because compliance alone, does not provide assurance of a secure cyber environment.

Regulatory requirements such as those contained in PCI, HIPAA, GDPR, POPIA and others require the regular evaluation of an organisation’s security environment.

CyberIntelligent Systems makes compliance and security easy through its automated penetration testing platform. By enabling the continuous testing of an organisation’s prevention and detection defences, the CyberIntelligent Systems solution allows for necessary improvements to be made, while fully complying with legislative requirements, thus achieving both compliance and security.

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The only way to know if you are secure is to test your security controls continuously

Malicious hackers rely on the misconfigurations and human errors to breach your network and security defenses. That is why you need to your cybersecurity status on a regular basis.

Organisations spend huge resources in time and money and rely on a variety of solutions from numerous providers, such as Firewall(FW), Honeypots, SIEM Solutions, Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) Antivirus, Data Leakage Prevention, Endpoint Detection and Response solutions, However, the effectiveness of these tools is purely dependent on how well their policies are configured, updated and maintained to All Devices, All the Users, All the time.

With Automated Penetration Testing, you can get that answer at machine speed, it’s like employing 1000 Penetration testers to validate your security controls but not on your payroll.

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7 reasons why the Current Approach to Penetration Testing is a Waste of Time and Money

A penetration test is part of an organisations risk assessment program, the methodology is used to assess the vulnerabilities and weaknesses in a business application, system or process, its purpose is to identify and remediate the risks to the business, doing this manually and once a year is not the best use of your time and money , here are 7 reasons why?

1.  Snapshot in time

2.  Limited Scope

3. Latest attacks techniques not used

4. Talent Dependent

5. Not Consistent

6. Not Comprehensive

7. Reports are Confusing

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Why manual cyber security testing, as is the dominant market practise, is not reliable?

To date, cyber security penetration testing has been characterised by lengthy manual processes that provide inconsistent results, for a limited scope and at a high cost. The CyberIntelligent Systems solution improves on current dominant market practise in various ways.

Our solution is automated, find exploitable vulnerabilities at machine speed and provides you a view of where your security tools are performing well and where improvements are required. Our remediation library provides the remediation options so you have the cost effective remediation available at your fingertips.

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Threat Hunting based on the MITRE ATT&CK Framework

Do you know if there was any data leakage from your network or if any of your Work From Home devices are connected to Command and Control Servers.

The MITRE ATT&CK Framework is one the best things to have happened in the cybersecurity field in the last few years, provides a comprehensive practical knowledgebase and guidance to find adversary activities in your network and WFH devices.

Many organisations don’t know how to hunt for these activities, from initial entry to persistence and lateral movement .

CyberIntelligent System provides guidance on how to find these activities and monitor the critical aspects of long connections, beacons and scheduled tasks among others that adversaries are using to ex-filtrate data from your environment.

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Penetration Testing for Hybrid Cloud Environments

Most IT organizations today manage hybrid environments combining a significant on-premise footprint including endpoints, Active Directory and server workloads with both private and public cloud instances.

We implements an offense approach to network security testing, representing the attacker’s perspective. When looking for the most vulnerable entry point, the breach is often through the endpoint (via phishing emails, social engineering etc.) and then later laterally moving across the network until reaching an organization’s critical assets.

As critical assets reside both on-premise and in the cloud, PenTera™ Automated Penetration Testing (PT) platform covers both workloads. During an attack, PenTera™ often begins from the user environment/on-premise, but then expands the dynamic PT to cross-segment attacks into cloud instances. In this setting the PT scope (IP ranges) will include both on-premise IP’s as well as customer instance IP ranges residing in the cloud.

Organizations must have direct access to the cloud instance(s) and fully own the cloud instance (such as a specific AWS EC2 instance). The Penetration Testing scope and attack settings must be configured to ensure they meet the specific cloud hosting PT policy (i.e. Amazon AWS or Microsoft Azure PT policies)

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