ESTABLISHING YOUR SECURITY STRATEGY
Information Technology has the fastest rate of development and application in all branches of most businesses and requires adequate protection to provide high levels of security. Companies need to minimize the possibilities of unexpected costs by being prepared to defend their assets against various threats, since their assets could be constantly exposed to risk of damage or losses.
IT Security involves protecting information stored and sent between IT systems digitally and Digital Investigations IT Security Consulting team will help you establish a reliable IT Security Strategy, customized to your company’s needs and expectations.
A gap analysis will be performed, to analyze the needs of all your company’s current state of assets to help you organize the necessary phases and processes to accomplish your integrated Security Strategy. We perform this analysis always keeping in mind the three main pillars of IT Security: Availability, Data Integrity and Confidentiality.
STRENGTHENING THE PERIMETER
A network perimeter is a combination of devices and services forming a fortified boundary of your network.
It may consist of Border Routers, Firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDSs), Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPSs), VPN devices, De-Militarized Zones (DMZs), Screened Subnets, Software architecture with web front end, application code and back-end databases. However it may be implemented, it is one of the most crucial points that potential attackers and IT Security teams focus on.
A healthy network security perimeter architecture demands multiple defense layers, up-to-date and solid policies and network segmentation. Having all of these in place and well-functioning, renders an attack to your assets more difficult, and at the same time makes it easier for you to detect, isolate and respond to security breaches when they occur.
The Digital Investigations IT Security team will help you set the baseline of your protection and future-proof it, ensuring that it is capable of scaling over time. As threats evolve every day, a well-configured network perimeter security plan will make it easier for your IT support to inspect for potential future breach. By following the proposed vulnerability assessment schedule, it is easy to maintain the designed security level as well as deploy scale-outs over time, if the security level appears to fall short of acceptable standards.
INTERNAL SECURITY – INSIDE THE PERIMETER
The internal IT components of a company comprise of the basic groups of servers, user computer devices and of course the people themselves. Maintaining your digital data intact, available and confidential is a challenging project subject to robust security best practices. The first target is establishing the security baseline appropriate for your organization and its security mission.
Assessing the infrastructure by identifying the critical business systems and processes, and the possible threats to those systems and their impact to your organization are the first steps toward defining the appropriate security protections that apply to your case scenario.
Spanning from the physical security of your servers to the security of the data traveling through your internal network, our Security Team will organize all levels of security to be used in your infrastructure and will address in their proposal all the known vulnerabilities your organization should be prepared to defend against.
From guidance on securing the server room, placing security and strong password policies to access your systems, down to following a patch management policy schedule, everything that has to do with your servers’ security and communications will be well-documented for your IT team to easily keep their server security tasks organized and under control.
Our Security team will help you gain a clear visual on the ways your organization’s infrastructure users and their computers would be best protected against the threats deriving from the everyday interaction with the digital realm, in order to minimize the impacts of a potential risk to your assets.
DESTRUCTIVE CRISIS ADDRESSING
…or otherwise mentioned as High Availability Information Technology Disaster Recovery Plan (IT DRP)!
All businesses using IT infrastructure are bound to create and manage large amounts of digital information and data. Some of that information and data is vital to the organization’s business continuity and even its survival. The impact of data loss or corruption could be significant.
Data loss or data corruption can occur due to different factors, such as human error, hardware failure, hacking, general malware and ransomware attacks, which have become very popular in the last few years. They can occur at a server level, but we have to always keep in mind that even if it happens on a client computer, significant files stored either temporarily or permanently there, could have a strong impact to the company if lost or otherwise corrupted.
Planning for disaster recovery by placing solid data backup foundations is essential. Digital Investigations Security team can help you make informed decisions about the appropriate resilient solution for your organization, based on the risk tolerance of your systems and business continuity plan combined with your budgeting plan. We can help you select the ways to eliminate single point of failure throughout your infrastructure, by having daily on-premises, as well as weekly and monthly off-premises backups, so that you will be able to gain access to your recovered systems and data as soon as possible, thus eliminating system downtime as directed by your specific recovery plans.
We can help you consider your backup options: Keeping your in-house infrastructure backed up on your premises, transferring them on a daily schedule at our data storage or even on the cloud. Whichever the case we will help your IT team have a clear view on the recovery procedures and their timeframes.
MANAGE YOUR IT DEPLOYMENT AND SUPPORT TEAM
Digital Investigations Security Consulting plans your company’s Security Strategy having always in mind your services and data Availability, Integrity and Confidentiality. After having designed and documented the infrastructure security phases and procedures, we can help you with the next step, which is an important project in its own right.
Compliance is the last step of the ongoing procedure of deploying a security strategy to IT infrastructures, and companies need to focus on this in order to have a successful strategy in place.
We can help you, the Management, fill the gap between you and your IT department, either in-house or outsourced, by providing supervision of your IT deployment and support team ensuring they comply with the necessary points of the Security Strategy.
We can supervise your IT deployment team periodically, or on demand, depending on the challenges of the phase of the Security Strategy being deployed at any given time. We can assure that the procedures being materialized are the proper ones and propose any corrective actions if needed.