System Hardening

system-hardeningA shield protects you from harm. So does a wall. The problem with walls or shields is they can eventually wear out if you hit them long enough. This is the same for computer security. Cybercriminals know this. Buffer Overflow vulnerabilities, continuous port scanning, and long periods ofa focused denial-of-service attack are just some of the toolkits for the modern cyberspace hacker.

What happens when those walls or shields start to break down? You back them up with another layer of security to mitigate weaknesses, which is essentially what the practice of System Hardening is all about.

Using strategies in intrusion detection and prevention, we focus on all levels of defense-in-depth layers in your infrastructure for vulnerabilities. Our evaluation protection levels include:

  • Operating Systems
  • Applications
  • Hardware
  • Network Communication
  • Database Schemas
  • Identity Management
  • Cloud Integration
  • Masking and Honey Pot Strategies

Solution provider advice is not enough

Open System Interconnection (OSI) industry prevention recommendations is not enough. Why? Everyone has access to the same playbook. That’s why unique client side to server side protection plans have to be implemented.

Filling the Cracks

Some of the practices needed to help harden and secure your environment:

  1. Identifying and disabling insecureor guest accounts
  2. Patching OS kernel automation
  3. Permission group evaluations
  4. Closing unused file shares
  5. Blocking unused ports
  6. Workstation browser virus-launching and malware protection
  7. Disabling unused and non-monitoring services on your server

Highway restrictions

The importance of restricting protocol routing like ICMP protocol (e.g. ping),whichgives company topology information to a Trojan virus. This virus reports back to the cybercriminals your entire Host and Client TCP/IP schema. Automated bandwidth flood throttling, early buffer overflow detection. Virtual Private Network (VPN) monitoring for unknown devicestrying to login remotely. Unknown mobile device(s)trying toconnect to your email, file share servers, or Wi-Fi topologies.

Domain Naming Service (DNS) Changer hijacking viruses that fool your workstations into going to fraudulent websites and services.

Protecting against these types of attacks and doing periodic vulnerability assessments to identify and mitigate them with full all-encompassing scanning techniques, are just a few of the services available in our evaluations.

Solution Vendor Tunnel Vision

When you work with applications, networks, or OS environments, the Solution Provider will mostly give you their recommendations limited to the scope of their product. It’s up to the customer to manage the integrations needed to safeguard those solutions with other parts of their infrastructure.

We give you the designing and planning expertise needed without overloading your resources on research and architectural development.

Masking and Honey Pots

We give automated re-direct strategies for your detection devices to take the bad guys to a false, isolated areawhen breach attempts are detected. Cybercriminals will try and hack a pretend-server with fake data that gives you enough time to respond to the attack.

We “are” your Security Hardening Experts!

These are just some of the services CyberSec can provide to your technology teams to ensure a strong, computer-hardened environment. With years of real-world experience, we give the strongest and most efficient value-added evaluations in the industry.