Selcouth Cyber Security Services Private Limited

System Security Audit & Hardening

Background

What is System Security Audit?

A system security audit is the systematic evaluation of security in company’s information systems by measuring how compliant it is to a given set of best practices and controls. It typically assesses the security of the system’s physical configuration and environment, software, information handling processes, and user practices.


The Need for a System Security Audit

Due to regular updates to system, (e.g., addition of new systems, servers, endpoints, applications, databases, etc.) There is always going to be an addition of hardware/software to the business.

Furthermore, with these new additions there is the possibility of endpoints being created, leading to the creation of new endpoints for security vulnerabilities.

Any individual new addition to the architecture may not require a 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. However it is not only, easy to lose the overall status of system security but also,  leave potential cyber security gaps open that may have been introduced in the course of a year worth of changes.

The time and effort of carrying out a thorough system security audit is sought for, compared to, bearing the expense of a major data breach, which includes to loss of reputation, business, etc.


Approach to System Security Audit

Device & Platform Identification.

As a step to the audit, it is crucial to identify all of the existing assets (e.g., systems, servers, endpoints, applications, databases, etc). 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.