Security architecture is a design which identifies the potential risks involved in a certain scenario that the threat actors are likely to exploit. It describes how the security controls are positioned and how they relate to the overall systems architecture. It also specifies when and where to apply security controls. Key attributes of security architecture are:
Key phases that our organization includes in the security architecture process are as follows:
If a network is insecurely configured, it may have a lot of vulnerabilities which would allow the attacker to enter the network and execute an attack. Configuration review checks the misconfigured devices such as routers or switches, or misconfigured application and web servers. It helps in finding the gaps in the network and securely configuring them to prevent the attacker from entering the network.
Our engineers have years of experience deploying and maintaining critical infrastructure. They use this experience reviewed configurations against manufacturer and industry best practices applied to your specific environment to ensure optimal configuration
What all things are covered in configuration review?
Our configuration reviews provide best security practice recommendations for:
Threat Modeling is an iterative process that consists of defining enterprise assets, identifying what each application does with these assets, creating a security profile for each application, identifying potential threats, prioritizing potential threat and documenting adverse events and action taken in each case.
Threat Modeling principles
Threat Modeling process should not be a one-time only process. It should be an iterative process that starts during the initial phase of the application and continuous throughout the application life-cycle.
The output of the threat modeling process includes documentation of the security aspects of the architecture of your application and a list of rated threats.
Threat model should be a dynamic item that changes over time to cater to new types of threats and attacks as they are discovered. It should also be capable of adapting to follow the natural evolution of your application as it is enhanced and modified to accommodate changing business requirements.
Business needs assessment is an approach which leads to the understanding of current processes and the gaps between where you are and where you want to be. It can be an integral part of implementing strategic changes to improve your business.
Four steps are there in needs assessment:
There are two types of needs assessment:
Why we need to review?
What will be reviewed?
An operational review allows your company, division or department to evaluate your practices against leading practices in the profession and enhance your value to your organization.
Operational review includes
Operational Review meetings include
Assessing the security program and information security is a task which should be completed on a regular basis. In order to protect the data and the system from getting hacked by hackers, the current state of your security program should be assessed so that you can improve the maturity of risk control processes, while simultaneously securing your vital business data and assets.
What are the steps involved in a security program?
Your security program can be measured in the following ways: