Why read this report
Safeguard, a leading investment company deals with security services, electronic security monitoring, and detection systems, e-commerce consulting, and product development services through its subsidiaries.
Apprehensive about rising cyber threats, the organization was looking to secure and protect their IT infrastructure against external vulnerabilities and threats. All this, while ensuring that they were compliant with the industry’s best practices and guidelines.
This report presents an assessment to ensure that cybersecurity controls are applied throughout the enterprise. It aims to improvise and fortify the organization’s IT security from emerging cyber threats. It also helps anticipate key cybersecurity developments and provides appropriate solutions to help reduce risks. This is done while making compliance an integral part of the strategy.
- Identify threats and risks posed within the e-commerce system while considering the use of automatic tools.
- Evaluate if the systems were susceptible to any known risks or threats, assign severity levels to those risks or threats, and recommend mitigation.
- Ensure compliance with the latest industry standards and mandates.
SECURING ON THE NEXT LEVEL IN CYBERSECURITY
A financial institution goes beyond compliance to ensure customer trust.
The Financial industry is one of the most targeted sectors by cyberattackers. Concerned about the rising threats in cybersecurity, Safeguard, a financial company, is looking to establish a robust security operation to protect their financial and paramount customer information. All this, while ensuring that they are compliant with the industry’s best practices and guidelines.
To establish security standards with complaint controls and defensive strategies, Safeguard approached EC-Council Global Services. The challenge was to understand the huge source code, which is in the combination of multiple code languages, and then identify existing vulnerabilities.
EGS engaged a team of experts to test the security controls, defenses, and designs of the application from the outside-in, with little know-how of their applications, internal workings simulating a real environment of security threat.
During this time, the EGS team –
- Defined, identified, classified, and prioritized the vulnerabilities and threats posed by their e-commerce system considering the usage of automatic tools.
- Tested their security controls and updated the management regularly on critical findings based on the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS).
- Provided a vulnerability report assuming that the client is aware of the severity of threats.
These were assessed and validated using industrial practices and guidelines such as CIS, DISA STIG, and NIST to identify any non-compliances.
EGS offered a comprehensive range of services:
|External Vulnerability Assessment (Blackbox)|
|External Web Application Assessment (Blackbox)|
|External Web Application Assessment (Grey box)|
|Internal Vulnerability Assessment (Whitebox)|
|Internal Penetration Testing (Grey box)|
|Internal Web Application Assessment (Grey box)|
|Thick Client Application Assessment (Grey box)|
|Host Configuration Review|
|Database Configuration Assessment|
|Data Center Physical Security Assessment|
|Network Architecture Review|
|Cloud Security Configuration Review|
Post assessment, a report, including recommendations, was provided to the client to close any loopholes in the existing cybersecurity strategy. These recommendations were divided into two groups: tactical recommendations for immediate improvement and long-term strategic recommendations for improvement.
- The report gave the client a clear and realistic view of its cybersecurity position and an actionable plan to improve it.
- The report laid the foundation for a lasting security culture and anchored in the core values and strategy of the organization.
The following diagrams provide a summary of findings and remediation status:
The solutions gave the client an analysis of the gaps and misconfigurations in their existing IT systems, as well as a list of shortcomings when aligning the current cybersecurity strategy with the industry’s best practices and standards. All these findings were categorized into low, medium, high, and critical severity ratings and the client was provided with comprehensive remediation procedures.
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