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Cybersecurity Maturity Review

When it comes to locking down systems, there's a lot to keep track of and it's easy to miss something. Plus with so many different options for approaching cybersecurity, it can be difficult to know what is the best approach to achieve your goals. Our Security Maturity Review service helps organisations ensure that their approach to cybersecurity covers all the key details needed to keep their organisation safe.

This service can benefit many different companies throughout their story, for example:

  • Small companies looking to bring in independent security advice
  • Growing companies looking to raise their security maturity as they scale up
  • A new CISO or Head of Security in role looking for an independent review of their security strategy

We review your security stance in four key objectives against indicators of best practice, to provide an action plan of improvements to increase your overall security maturity.

We assess your organisation against four key objectives:

  • Security Design
  • Security Implementation
  • Incident Detection
  • Incident Response
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The following section breaks down the areas of an organisation that we review during a Security Maturity Review:

Security Design

Security Policy
Whilst policies are often seen as the least interesting part of cybersecurity, they are a critical step in designing your organisation's approach to cybersecurity. We review your policies for completeness and content, to ensure everything is covered and they're in line with best practices.
Risk Management
Keeping track of all of the issues your organisation has to deal with can be tricky. We review your risk management approach to ensure that it's broad enough, detailed enough, and risks get appropriately reviewed.
Asset Management
As companies scale, keeping track of all of your equipment gets harder and harder - and you can't secure what you can't track. We review your asset management to ensure it's complete, detailed enough, and considers asset dependencies, security issues, and criticality.
Supply Chain Security
Whether you're sharing data with them, relying on them for services, or granting them access to your systems - your suppliers can have a significant impact on your organisation's security, but assessing their level of security can be difficult. We review your supplier security approach to ensure it matches your risk appetite.

Security Implementation

User Account Management
Setting up user accounts is pretty simple, but tracking movers and leavers and ensuring that they have the minimal permissions needed and their accounts are locked after they leave can be tougher.
System Hardening
There's more to cybersecurity that patches, passwords, and perimeters. Default settings and misconfigurations could still leave your devices at risk of compromise. We review how you lock down your devices.
Vulnerability Management
Ensuring all of your devices are updated and that any discovered security issues are fixed quickly gets harder with scale. We review how you manage data about security issues and how you ensure issues are reviewed and fixed quickly.
Penetration Testing
Penetration Testing is one of the most effective ways to assess your systems security, discover vulnerabilities, and determine the real-world risk of any vulnerabilities that are present. We review your testing approach and ensure your testing approach is appropriate.
Network Access Control
One of the most effective ways to lockdown your systems against physical access risks is network access control, but implementing it well can be tricky.
Network Segmentation
A key step is preventing network propagation of threat actors and malicious software, is network segmentation. We review your segmentation approach to ensure that network attacks are appropriately restricted and that known bypasses have been considered.

Incident Detection

Log Management
Your incident response capability will be significantly hindered if you don't have an accurate record of what happened when. We review your log management approach to ensure coverage is achieved, the required level of detail is logged, and that logs are stored securely.
Alert Generation
Manually reviewing logs doesn't scale well, so we review how well your approach automates raising potential security issues to your team. We also check that your alerts cover security events for user accounts, device issues, and network issues.
Behaviour Monitoring
Monitoring user behaviour against an expected baseline allows you to spot more advanced and more subtle aspects of attacks, allowing your organisation to detect attacks earlier in the attack chain and to detect more advanced techniques.
Threat Hunting
We review your team's capability to proactively search through networks and endpoints for suspicious activity that has previously evaded detection.

Incident Response

Response Planning
Every incident is different, and ensuring that your incident response plan allows you to appropriately triage and respond to a range of incidents is tough. We'll review your plan to ensure it allows for an effective response to a range of likely scenarios.
Response Testing
Testing your incident response plan against a range if potential scenarios not only ensures the plan is appropriate for those scenarios, but also helps build muscle memory in your response team allowing for a more efficient response when it's needed.
There's a lot to consider when it comes to backing up data; from ensuring that all key data is covered, that it is stored securely, and that you can recovery data quickly.
Recovery Capability
Just because you've got good backups doesn't mean that you're prepared to deal with a major outage. Everything gets harder with scale and we review your ability to deal with outages of all sizes, from key server failures, to major malicious software infections, to datacentre outages.

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