Selcouth Cyber Security Services Private Limited

Network Security Audit & Hardening

Background

What is Network Security Audit?

The network security audit is a process in which cybersecurity policies and the assets on the network are identified for any deficiencies that put the customer at risk of a security breach.


The Need for a Network Security Audit

Due to regular changes to the network, (e.g., adding new hardware to your offices or even whole new office locations). There will always be an addition of hardware to the business.

Thus, with these new additions there is the possibility of new security endpoints being created as well, leading to the creation of new security vulnerabilities.

Any new addition might not require a security architecture review in the short run. However, over the course of a year, it is possible to lose track of the total number of changes the company made. By commissioning an annual audit, it can not only rebuild a complete picture of the overall status of network security but also, close up any cybersecurity gaps that may have been introduced in the course of a year worth of changes.

The time and effort of carrying out a thorough network security audit is vastly preferable, compared to the expense of a major data breach, which may lead to loss of reputation, business, fines, etc.


Approach to Network Security Audits

Device & Platform Identification.

As a step to the audit, it is crucial to identify all of the existing network assets (e.g., firewall, load balancers, NIDS, NIPS, Proxies, etc)  and their operating systems. This is vital step to begin identification of vulnerabilities that may arise from legacy hardware and/or software.

Security Architecture Review & Assessment

In this step, we analyze the actual controls and technologies that are in place against well known standards such as ISO 27001, CIS benchmarks, etc. This builds off of the device & platform identification process to give you a deeper analysis of your existing cyber security measures.