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 very own tailor-made services offering CARAT℠ comprises our experience of working with multiple standards and regulations, and focuses on key areas:
Compliance Assessment (CA): we help our clients navigate through a myriad of international standards and regulations, and UAE / KSA 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, NCA ECC, NCA CCC, SAMA, and PCI DSS.
Risk Analysis (RA): we determine whether the unique circumstances make the given control applicable or not applicable in the specific setting being analyzed, and help our clients understand the security gaps in their organisation impacting critical business operations.
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.
Once we understand the security gaps we can recommend a roadmap plan for closing the risks that are not accepted.
For closing risks related to technology we chose Bitdefender GravityZone Advanced Business Security, a security arsenal which offers comprehensive protection for physical and virtual desktops and servers, plus mobile devices and security and antispam for Exchange mailboxes. The antivirus and antimalware comes with behavioral monitoring, zero-day threat protection, application control, firewall, device control and content control with anti-phishing and anti-spam for Exchange mail servers. Effectively identifying, assessing and remediating endpoint weaknesses is pivotal in running a healthy security program and reducing organizational risk. Bitdefender Endpoint Risk Analytics is an infrastructure that reduces exposure and hardens the endpoint surface area by discovering and prioritizing risky OS and software misconfigurations. Administrators can now address vulnerabilities using this new interface.
All Bitdefender security tolls mentioned above are MANAGED FROM A SINGLE CONSOLE for any type and number of endpoints in any location. LET ME SAY THAT AGAIN: All endpoints are protected – physical, virtual and cloud – no matter the form factor, workstation, server, embedded, mobile, or the OS, Windows, Linux, Mac, by the #1 ranked solution for protection and performance in independent tests!
We also recommend a new level of protection against attacks aiming to gain access to the system by exploiting network vulnerabilities. With Network Traffic Security Analytics, Bitdefender extends protected areas with network based security that blocks threats like Brute Force attacks, Password Stealers, Network Exploits, lateral movements before they can execute.
GravityZone Advanced Business Security is based on a layered next-gen endpoint protection platform that includes endpoint controls, the industry’s best prevention, detection and blocking capabilities using proven machine learning techniques, behavioral analysis and continuous monitoring of running processes, remediation and visibility.
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 CSIRT / IRT staff have the skills (if not, check our security fundamentals and in-depth training offering) 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.
We 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.
Our Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery 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 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.
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: