Data Security and integrity methodologies create a strong security framework for your organization. Protecting your digital information requires careful planning, testing, and periodic quality assurance assessments to make sure your original data protection and security integrations continue to work, as design.
We help centralize and better manage your day-to-day data security services by helping you evaluate your existing environment and create process improvement planning to grow with your current data security infrastructure
We do this by focusing on important areas, such as:
|Data security standards||Identity Access Management||Data security risk assessment|
|Database security risks||Data security risks|
|Data security compliance||Storage Encryption||Transport Encryption|
Data security standards
The importance in your company using and following industry-current data security standards will ensure both your applications and data files are following agreed upon transport protocols, encryption, and coding practices necessary to facilitate a secure environment.
Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS) was created to address common data security concerns for credit card holders when processing monetary transactions, electronically. It uses structured data elements to identify and mitigate cardholder data security issues such as account data hacks, bogus transmitting magnetic strip readers, or credit card number and pin password spying.
We work with your teams, taking the latest industry standards and helping you plan and implement them with on-going scheduled assessment examines for quality assurance. Standards plus Black to White Hat expertise will help provide a solid framework for your current data security infrastructure.
Identity Access Management
Data security solutions for Identity Access Management (IAM) provide administrative toolkits to manage your user community’s Personally Identifiable Information (PII) needs. Data security companies who provide the software to support these platforms will assist and guide initial purchase and first time implementation efforts, but managing and supporting the on-going complexity the cyber-criminal community forces gets more and more challenging, every day.
IAM is made up of three important practices; Authentication, Authorization, and Account audit provisioning.
For users to access your organization’s business applications and network, login account credentials must be maintained in a directory services repository environment. Your data security system for this could be a Microsoft Active Directory services solution. Using the strongest encryption levels possible is mandatory when protecting PII account user information.
By utilizing a centralized user account database, your programmers and support teams will have the manageable tools necessary to create Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) workflow adapters so that your multiple platforms have a central, single-sign on solution in place. We can help you evaluate and identify the best data security products for IAM functionality which will be both cost effective and strong when feeding user account credentials through login fields.
Once a user’s name and password has been authenticated by your data security program, the permissions level for the account is then evaluated and the access routed to the appropriate approved security locations on your network. Each principal user account has a “role” which is a security permissions group assigned to them to help facilitate role-based access controls.
CyberSec has role-based proven strategies to use that can save your company hours of application research. These strategies consist of best practice approaches for structuring and supporting a security roles-based environment.
Account audit provisioning:
Small, medium, and enterprise data security environments managing user accounts takes a considerable amount of resources. If these resources are not balanced correctly, process weakness can occur and accounts can be compromised through cyber-criminal identity theft efforts. Keeping account status attributes accurate and up-to-date through strong IAM procedures is essential for account provisioning and audit reporting.
Our vulnerability assessment planning strategies include IAM procedure best practices that will help accommodate all your IAM support needs.
Data security risk assessment
Data security and privacy levels requires re-evaluation at least once a year. Quarterly or annual data security assessment reviews is essential to keep up with the latest security risks in cyberspace, but also to validate your on-going, day-to-day business operation procedures when it comes to user account provisioning, software patching, identifiable data security breach incidents, or data security risk potentials both internal and external to your company’s network perimeter.
All of these risks and vulnerabilities are covered in a highly thorough and comprehensive security risk assessment we can provide, leveraging industry best practice standards and our many years of security architecture designing. Our holistic dashboard findings report will help you and your teams identify all areas of weakness and give them the recommendations needed to correct these vulnerabilities.
Database security risks
As databases become more internet-facing, it’s becoming more difficult every year to fully protect data content inside database systems. Hackers utilizing SQL injection strategies, malicious java or windows script coding, and user permission circumventing methods, data security problems on databases continue to grow every year.
Our data security consultants have the prevention experience to work with your database administrators and help implement all the security controls required to remediate these types of risks.
Data security risks
Data files, data objects, and the applications and networks managing their access and integrity requires an experienced data security company like CyberSec to give your business the quality assurance needed to mitigate the large challenges the internet and cybercriminal communities represent.
Data Network risks:
From hijacking sessions onto your local wireless network, to spy-bot dropped malicious malware insertions onto your device browsers, cyberspace internet communication is not just the information superhighway to the world, but also the playground for aggressive cyber-criminals.
Most hackers use grab-and-run tactics so it’s not impossible install a solid threat prevention framework for your network. Having third-party, real-world expertise will give your security teams the advantage needed to fully protection your company’s systems from Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) attacks and data routing engineering schemes.
Data Application risks:
Private data through application access requires grant-privilege management and field masking so only the appropriate personnel or customers have access to it. With grant-privilege management, pre-defined rules are set against security groups to allow only the users who have been setup for this access to obtain the information. An example of field masking could be a display field in an application only showing the service desk technician the last four digits of a customer’s SSN for identity validation. I
Data security compliance through regular audit reviews cross-checks existing process and procedure controls in-scope for the audit. These IT Security controls originate from data evaluations and application risk assessments that are initiated to help identify and mitigate the vulnerability.
Data files residing on computer hard drives can be sealed and safely encrypted using either a file-level encryption or a storage-media level of encryption. It’s important to have an encryption strategy for all data stored areas of your infrastructure to make sure access to those files is as secure as possible.
With encryption enabled for hard drives, such as a laptop, desktop, or file server hard drive, planning must be carefully done to offset the performance degradation too much encryption can impact on the media. That is why we help assess your encryption needs and bring you the recommendations on how to best implement these types of solutions while also taking the balance of data compression and controller performance into consideration.
We also recommend a good backup and recovery plan in case the storage encryption gets corrupted, and data becomes unrecoverable. Long-term use of highly encrypted devices can sometimes cause this more frequently than regular, non-compressed system media disks.
Using a combination of Secure Socket Layer (SSL), Certificate of Authority servers, and Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) solutions will help provide your environment the strongly secured channels it needs. These tools help to protect your data fully in transport. Data transports such as login data with name and password, copied data from one hard drive media to another, and internet session or file transferred data must have secure tunneling. Key-indexed handshake communication is required to help keep the cyber-criminals out from seeing your data.
External data flows transporting through your internet, intranet, or wireless topologies require end-to-end reliability when it comes to source and destination targeting.
Our overall penetration assessments help give this by mapping out all your network traffic areas for optimization opportunities ensuring your organization gets the strongest and most encrypted infrastructure mapping when it comes to safeguarding your data transports.
Why hire Data Security Specialists?
Our data security consulting team with years of experience in real-world Black and White Hat methodologies can give your company the quality assurance and confidence it needs through risk assessment planning and architecture process improving recommendations.
Our data security consultant teams are the leading industry data security specialists when it comes to penetration testing and security framework analysis. Your data security analyst teams will have the leading definition data security assessments needed to plan for immediate and long-term, life-cycle security solutions for your infrastructure environment.