Organizations should regularly audit their security measures and conduct tests to find out where they’re vulnerable. And information security best practices call for independent testing for several reasons. First, cybersecurity specialists have the latest, most sophisticated technologies and the most current information on exploits. Also, internal teams sometimes see things during tests that should trigger a response, but get ignored because they know the idiosyncrasies of their IT infrastructure — a common but dangerous mistake.
Determining appropriate scopes, defining effective methodologies, and establishing a practical blend of automated vs. manual testing are a critical components of a successful security program. At Sage, we have over a decade of experience tailoring these parameters to your specific environment. We deliver concise, actionable findings and effective remediation recommendations. Plus, our knowledgeable security experts are available to discuss findings and support you on follow-up issues.
At Sage, effective network testing is more than just running an automated scan. Substantive testing requires a manual penetration effort to determine if identified vulnerabilities can be exploited so that the subsequent remediation process can be prioritized according to your biggest needs. After all, what’s the point of going through all of the time and effort unless you’re committed to improving your network security posture?
Click below to learn more about the different types of penetration test that Sage performs:
In this hands-on security inspection of your internal environment, we use administrative credentials to assess configuration settings and detect system vulnerabilities. The configuration assessment focuses on the implementation of enterprise-wide security configuration and controls, focusing on Windows security, network security, infrastructure security, and physical security. The vulnerability assessment focuses on identifying operating system, application, and configuration vulnerabilities on individual servers, workstations, and communications devices.
Your people are the center of your security controls, which is why it’s essential to not only provide ongoing cybersecurity training, but also ensure the training is effective by conducting regular social engineering engagements. Sage’s Social Engineering vulnerability assessments can help you track the success of your training programs and determine additional training needs. Our assessments will identify and document successes and failures in user interaction with information systems, observance of confidentiality practices and procedures, as well as incident recognition, reporting, and response. We offer phone pretexting, phishing email, on-site, and USB Drive baiting.
Consistent maintenance and the accurate configuration of your firewall is an essential control in your cybersecurity arsenal. A firewall policy defines how the firewall should handle inbound and outbound network traffic, for specific IP address and address ranges, protocols, ports, applications, and content type. The policy is codified in the rule set that the firewall uses to evaluate incoming and outgoing network traffic. Best practice is to have the strictest rules implemented that allow connectively based on your business needs. Sage can help ensure that your firewall configuration and rule set are appropriate for you cybersecurity goals and business needs.