Cyber Security is nothing more than a subcategory of the larger Information Protection and Cyber Defence topic; it’s not new or novel. It is though; a symptom of today’s businesses suffering at the hands of cyber criminals.
Cyber Security has gained recognition purely because businesses are experiencing a commercial loss, and quite rightly so business managers have moved this topic up their agenda. You only have to look at the daily press to see yet another story of a business being hacked.
To put this into perspective, Cyber Security is becoming a problem for all businesses due to a perfect storm of events that singularly would not cause too much concern, together though they have created the current situation that has led to so many cyberattacks
Systems and host platforms are the typical targets for cyber attacks. It is via the penetration of these, that cyber threats succeed. The solution is a service designed to measure and report on the strength of a systems configuration, and its ability to resist an attack. Typically suited to high risk (public facing) or high value (key assets) systems or platforms, where a tangible objective security measurement is needed, either to:
1. Confirm that existing controls are implemented and operational, as per prescribed policies.
2. Identify security improvements to host systems.