Proactive cybersecurity is what you do before an attack. When your cybersecurity culture is proactive your team is committed to prevention rather than simply to responding to threats. This means investing in a strong defensive position, educating your employees about good cyber hygiene, and planning for risks your organization hasn’t yet encountered. Penetration testing — hiring hackers to test your system — is also part of a proactive cybersecurity strategy. Essentially, a proactive cybersecurity team accepts that there are methods of attacks they may not know about. Then they commit to learning about and preparing for as many attack scenarios as they can.
Offensive security is a proactive and adversarial approach to protecting computer systems, networks, and individuals. Persistent engagement that infiltrates and degrades an attacker’s systems and infrastructure is becoming more widely recognized. Offensive cybersecurity operations, often known as hacking back, refer to a proactive attack on hackers in order to cripple or disrupt their operations and deter future attacks. Offensive cybersecurity has the advantage of blocking or preventing cyberattacks before they have a chance to compromise target systems or breach cyber defenses. In addition to affecting an attacker’s behavior, the activities might also create doubt in them. Offensive cybersecurity tactics discover vulnerabilities and security flaws before they are exploited by an attacker. Actively testing the network’s defenses, offensive cybersecurity teams provide vital knowledge into an organization’s cybersecurity posture. Threat hunting and penetration testing are two of the most successful offensive cybersecurity strategies (Pentesting).
A cybersecurity assessment looks at your company’s security procedures and its ability to address threats. Instead of using a checklist as you would for a cybersecurity audit, these risk assessments should be undertaken in the context of your organization’s commercial objectives. This allows you to get a high-level view of your network’s vulnerabilities so that security teams can start putting security policies in place to mitigate them. A security assessment looks at a company’s IT infrastructure as well as its security policies and practices. It assesses:
Protective systems already in place
Security regulations observance
Vulnerability to cyber-attacks
Resilience in the face of impending damage
Security teams can detect flaws and build defenses using this integrated data.
Reactive cybersecurity is exactly what it sounds like. An attack happens, and your team responds or reacts to the breach. The attack is discovered, the attacker repelled, the damage is assessed, and the clean-up begins. This is often the standard way we think about cybersecurity teams and controls. There is nothing inherently wrong with reactive security — this is part of the reason you’ve invested in cybersecurity controls — but when your entire security culture is reactive, that can be a problem. To be truly effective, your cybersecurity culture must be reactive and proactive.
The application of investigation and analytical techniques to obtain and preserve evidence from a specific computing device in a manner that is suitable for presenting in a court of law is known as digital forensics. Computer forensics’ major goal is to conduct a structured investigation while preserving a recorded chain of evidence in order to track and map the sequence of activities on a computing device and identify the offender guilty of any lapses.
A timely, planned, and methodical reaction is critical in any security issue, such as ransomware, to limit damage and reduce recovery time and costs. XDS Defense provides real-time solutions to secure the security of your data and continuous company activities. Our Incident Response teams are skilled in identifying, triaging, and investigating incidents, resulting in a quick and efficient resolution. Whatever the threat, we put your safety first.
CYBER THREAT HUNTING
Cyber threat hunting is a security role that uses a proactive technique, cutting-edge technology, and threat information to detect and prevent harmful activity. Adding threat hunting to your security program is the next natural step for companies eager to take a more proactive approach to cybersecurity – one that tries to stop attacks before they cause too much damage. You can then go on the offensive after consolidating your endpoint security and incident response plans to mitigate the known malware threats that are unavoidable today. We are ready to delve deep and unearth what hasn’t been discovered yet, which is exactly what Cyber Threat Hunting is all about.
SECURITY OPERATIONS CENTRE
Organizations, especially large ones, need to protect sensitive information and data to remain competitive and secure. This includes data about their employees, partners, clients, and more. With the growing number of cyber crimes, threats, and attacks, protecting your operations is a continuously evolving and challenging task. Investing in and managing a Security Operations Centre (SOC) is today a crucial element of your network security. A SOC can protect against cybersecurity threats by monitoring, detecting, and responding to incidents within your network infrastructure. However, setting up and managing an independent SOC is expensive as it requires technical expertise, equipment, and 24/7 resources to be able to constantly monitor network activities and respond in time. A SOC intends to prevent and detect cybersecurity threats and respond to any incidents on the computers, servers, and networks it supervises. It includes a team of expert individuals and a facility that is fully dedicated to high-quality and sophisticated IT security operations 24×7/365. What makes our SOC unique is the ability to continuously monitor all systems as employees work around the clock in shifts, rotating and logging. It brings together Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Network Security Monitoring, Threat Detection, Incident Response, and Managed Endpoint Detection & Response (MEDR), allowing us to operate as a single system to protect your entire network infrastructure easily and accurately.
INTELLIGENCE FUSION CENTRE
An Intelligence Fusion Center is an information-sharing center, many of which are jointly created between the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of Justice Programs in a country. They are designed to promote information sharing at the federal level between Intelligence & Federal agencies. Intelligence Fusion Centers may also be affiliated with an Emergency Operations Center that responds in the event of a disaster. The fusion process is an overarching method of managing the flow of information and intelligence across levels and sectors of government to integrate information for analysis. That is, the process relies on the active involvement of state, local, tribal, and federal law enforcement agencies— and sometimes on non-law enforcement agencies (e.g., private sector)—to provide the input of raw information for intelligence analysis. As the array of diverse information sources increases, there will be more accurate and robust analyses that can be disseminated as intelligence.
Employees are the last line of defense. This is why education, know-how testing, and the active involvement of employees in your cyber defense are essential components of your IT strategy. We allow companies to take on the role of an attacker to discover and eliminate existing weaknesses in both the technical infrastructure and the staff. With a variety of predefined, multilingual attack simulations (phishing, malware, smishing, USB attacks, etc.) you can test whether your employees are really familiar with the dangers of the Internet. We provide a “safe learning environment” where employees can experience what real attacks would feel like. We enable you to simulate the full threat landscape that goes beyond just simple phishing emails:
Portable Media Attacks (USB, CD, etc.)
Malware Simulations (Office macros, Java, etc.)
File-Based Attacks (PDF, Audio, etc.)
Spoofing Attacks (Website Cloner, SMS & Mail spoofing)
Our cybersecurity Management Training and Awareness programs give your corporate executives the appropriate level of knowledge to understand the cyber threat landscape. XDS trains them to know the best way of responding to an incident. We equip them to protect your organization from cyber attacks, no matter when and how they occur!
Your First Responders are your armor. Training and equipping them to react correctly and manage a cyber attack decide your organization’s survival. XDS enables first responders to analyze and recognize threats, create proactive response plans, and execute them effectively in good time.
By training end-users on the most basic cybersecurity weaknesses, XDS arms them to recognize and prevent potentially catastrophic attacks. Any person who has access to a company’s information systems should be given the necessary training to gain complete awareness of how their actions affect cybersecurity. It helps students learn basic technological strategies as well as how to protect themselves and their companies from security threats.