“A security system with several layers is difficult to hack. So, even if your data is targeted, getting through the many tiers of security will be a hassle.”

CyberStrat have helped numerous organisations improve their Governance, Risk and Compliance strategies in the Middle East and beyond. Our tailor-made advisory, solutions and training gives organisations the ability to combating against cyber war fare.

Our CARAT approach is deeply rooted on our past experience and focuses on key areas:

Compliance Assessment (CA): we help our clients navigate through a myriad of international standards and regulations, as well as UAE sector and national regulations and standards. Our clients can be rest assured that we can handle assessments, implementations, and audits on all of the following: ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27005, ISO/IEC 27032, NESA UAE IAS v1.0 / UAE IAR v1.1, ADISS v2, Dubai ISR v2, NCRMF, ISO 22301, NCEMA 7000 & 7001, GDPR, and PCI DSS.

Risk Analysis (RA): we help our clients understand the cyber risk profile in relation to their organisation and critical business operations. The cyber security threat has become more complex, and organisations must first understand what it means for them, the level of acceptable risk and key areas for investment in cyber security.

Training (T): we help our clients close the skills gap in key areas: information security, cyber security, cloud security, and business continuity. Our training offering is flexible and able to meet all expectations. We deliver private and public classroom training, as well as online instructor-led and online (self-study) training. Learn more.

We advise our clients to accept that some attacks will breach their defenses – hence they must PLAN for it and be READY. Organizations providing regular information security risk awareness to their users combined with phishing and social engineering campaigns are highly effective in educating their workforce in combating against cyber threats. Particularly phishing and social engineering campaigns helps businesses to address the threat posed by ‘insiders’ who – knowingly or otherwise – may perpetrate or facilitate cyber attacks. Furthermore, organisations need to have an effective incident handling process to combat against cyber attacks. It is important to ensure that they have the skills and resources to quickly identify and isolate problems, determine the level of investigation and response required, and maintain business as usual. Importantly, security measures should make organisations more resilient, and not restrict core business.

CyberStrat have years of experience in these specialist areas where you could put the cyber war fare worries behind you and instead focus on what you are best at.

“Data is the new oil”

Compliance with data protection laws and regulations is always ongoing. Due to much uncertainty about some of the technicalities of the GDPR regulation, many organisations are still partially compliant and in risk to be fined if found breaching GDPR requirements with fines of €20 million or 4% of annual turnover, whichever is greater. Moreover, when mandated to implement the requirements of multiple data protection laws and regulations, many organisations are finding themselves challenged by the task.

CyberStrat provides support and advice throughout your journey to GDPR compliance. This begins with data classification framework and implementation, data protection impact assessment, and continues with a gap analysis, identifying areas for attention through data security provision, awareness and staff training. Here are some of the main steps needed to become GDPR-compliant:

“Where there is data smoke, there is business fire”

  • Awareness – Ensure all staff are aware of the requirements of GDPR and how it will affect their working practices
  • Privacy – Review your existing data protection procedures and ensure they will meet the new GDPR standards
  • Right to be Forgotten – Consider how you will identify and delete personal data when requested
  • Access Requests – How will individuals’ data access requests be handled within the GDPR legislation time frame?
  • Consent – Has this been granted, and are existing procedures robust enough for GDPR?
  • Data Loss – Ensure that appropriate measures are in place to protect personal data
  • Privacy by Design – New procedures for data gathering will need to ensure that personal data is protected as it is gathered
  • Data Controller – Someone must be appointed to oversee and take charge of the new data protection procedures

"Disasters happen, recoveries have to be orchestrated"

CyberStrat’s Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery software solution and advisory services aim to prepare your organisation to maintain ‘business as usual’ in the face of major disruption. Disaster Recovery is an essential element of a resilient organisation, which requires its critical business information to be recovered as quickly and efficiently in order to minimize downtime and keep the business running.

It is our mission to enhance the resilience of UAE’s critical information infrastructure entities by providing public and private organisations with an integrated enterprise Business Continuity Management and Crisis Management Software to effectively handle emergencies and crises in a well-coordinated manner in order to fully recover from such situations while providing the level of services that are mandatory for their business survival.

Key distinctive features of this software:

  • On premise deployment
  • Arabic and English interface and content
  • Full compliance with ISO 22301 and distinct reports for monitoring and audit
  • Full compliance with NCEMA 7000 & 7001 and distinct reports for monitoring and audit

We know the competitors very well and can guarantee that our solution is the ONLY ONE offering FULL-SCALE AUTOMATION of Business Impact Analysis, Risk Assessment, Business Continuity Planning, Disaster Recovery Strategies, Testing, Awareness and Training, Crisis Notification and Emergency Response, UNLIMITED USERS, and the MOST AFFORDABLE price for any licensing model: YEAR-on-YEAR or PERPETUAL.

We can integrate with Active Directory and any other enterprise software (HRM, SIEM, etc.) to reduce data fatigue.

"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail"

To help your organisation throughout the deployment, customization (if needed) and configuration CyberStrat expert consultants will provide you with independent, expert advice on all aspects of business continuity and disaster recovery. CyberStrat expert consultants will:

Perform Business Impact Assessment and gap analysis to examine your most critical business processes and determine what resources are needed, for example, technology, people, suppliers and premises. Our risk-based approach will help you understand your business continuity requirements, ensuring that they identify and cover all critical areas of your business.

Conduct Risk Analysis to identify and measure risks to critical business processes, people, and technology.

Document your continuity  strategies and approach in order to prepare your team to recognize threats at an early stage and empower them to take swift action before incidents escalate to crisis.

Build a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) for each business unit that is tailored to your organisation and aligned with your business objectives to ensure that your business quickly returns back to normal.

Set out the Disaster Recovery Plan with strategies allowing your organisation to operate in the aftermath of an incident escalated to crisis, and how it expects to return to ‘business as usual’, and can provide system recovery advice for your critical systems to ensure they have comprehensive disaster recovery plans that can be recovered in line with your requirements.

Present risk-reducing solutions based on international best practice and framework.

Help you with the development, training and testing of comprehensive business continuity plans to provide you with the assurance that the tests for off-site recovery capabilities will be passed and your business can recover as quickly as possible from an incident escalated to crisis.

Provide awareness training tailored to job roles on how to use the software, and relevant aspects of business continuity and disaster recovery tailored to your organisation. This can include specific guidelines to your employees on what they should do once the BCP and DRP have been invoked.

OUR SERVICES

  • Simbol Sigla Incadrat Vector BCMS / ISMS / CS implementation
  • Strategy
  • Policies, Processes, Procedures
  • Contingency planning and resilience
  • Forms, metrics, test exercises
  • Simbol Sigla Incadrat Vector Secure SDLC implementation
  • Simbol Sigla Incadrat Vector PCI DSS / GDPR / Data Protection implementation
  • Data classification
  • Data protection impact
  • SOPs and processes
  • Simbol Sigla Incadrat Vector Assessments
  • BCMS maturity
  • Current State Assessment (CSA)
  • Business Impact Analysis (BIA)
  • Threat & Risk Assessment (TRA)
  • BCP exercises
  • ISMS / CS maturity and roadmap
  • SDLC security
  • Cloud security
  • Data Center security
  • Security organization and skills gap
  • Training needs analysis
  • Simbol Sigla Incadrat Vector Maintain & update
  • Information security strategy and objectives
  • BCMS / ISMS / CS frameworks
  • Contingency planning & resilience
  • Business continuity
  • Crisis communications
  • Information system contingency
  • Cyber incident response
  • Disaster recovery
  • Simbol Sigla Incadrat Vector KPIs and KRIs
  • Simbol Sigla Incadrat Vector Management review
  • Simbol Sigla Incadrat Vector Internal Audit
  • BCMS / ISMS / CS / QMS
  • Pre-certification audit
  • Support during external audit
  • Support in closing audit findings

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