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Cyber Security Services
WATI’s cybersecurity offerings are designed to help clients plan, build and run successful cybersecurity programs. Our methodology provides actionable steps to secure systems more effectively and provide recommendations to improve compliance with a wide variety of regulatory frameworks.
WATI’s consultants carry advanced cybersecurity certifications, and technical experience with
Cybersecurity Incident Handling, Malware Analysis, Security Monitoring, Cybersecurity Compliance, Cybersecurity Risk assessments, and technical procedure documentation for NIST and DFS500.
Vulnerability assessments proactively identify and prevent the exploitation of any existing IT vulnerabilities, and vital for protecting your information systems and cybersecurity.
Vulnerability Assessment is the starting point to secure your cyber assets. Be it for Regulatory requirement, or simply to protect your assets.
A vulnerability can be:
- A bug in code or a flaw in system design that can be exploited by hackers.
- A gap in security procedures or a weakness in internal controls resulting in a security breach.
WATI’s vulnerability assessments help you discover holes in your own security before being exposed by bad guys.
WATI conducts threat and vulnerability assessment by reviewing logs, services, application processes, trust relationships, access controls, and encryption. Our consultants also conduct an in-depth assessment of servers, routers, and network infrastructure to determine the level of threat from external attackers using vulnerability assessment tools and manual exploration. Our assessments include blackbox (zero-knowledge attack) and/or graybox (in-knowledge attack) modes.
The outcome from Vulnerability Assessment is a comprehensive report, with threats ranked ranging from “severe to low”, along with recommendations for remediation, where applicable.
We simulate high-impact security breaches to help organizations solve cybersecurity problems before they in real-world attacks. The insights from the simulated attack can be used to mitigate or patch the detected exploitable vulnerabilities. Penetration testing is also known as Pentest or ‘white hat hack, as good guys are attempting to break in.
WATI offers solutions to find, fix, stop, and ultimately solve cybersecurity problems across your enterprise and product portfolios. WATI’s methodology bring host of tools, process templates, and certified and experienced consultants with deep security expertise.
A penetration test can also be used to test your security policy compliance, the effectiveness of your employee security awareness training and your organization’s ability to identify and respond to security incidents.
WATI’s Pentest Process
Whether your incident is the result of a malicious hacker or accidental exposure by an employee, WATI can help. Our pool of certified security and digital forensic experts can deploy remote solutions quickly and/or be onsite within hours to help you contain the situation and determine next steps.
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) vendor tools provide real-time analysis of security alerts generated by network hardware and applications. SIEM tools have capabilities of gathering, analyzing and presenting information from network and security devices; identity and access management applications; vulnerability management and policy compliance tools; operating system, database and application logs; and external threat data.
WATI has expertise in implementing SIEM tools to monitor and help manage user and service privileges, directory services and other system configuration changes; as well as providing log auditing and review and incident response.
Bundled Solutions for Reaching and Maintaining Regulatory Compliance.
WATI offers a-la-carte and all-in-one service packages to help meet your compliance objectives.
If your organization is dealing with Personally Identifiable Information (PII), you are required to maintain a cyber security program designed to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your information systems. Any personal identifier such as name, Social Security Number (SSN), fingerprint qualify as PII, and all IT systems, networks and applications come under the regulations’ purview.
WATI offers bundled packages, designed to determine the gaps in your compliance status, and provide a detailed plan to help boost your compliance status.
With interview-driven process to capture current security policies, procedures, and techniques. We determine the gaps in your compliance and provide a roadmap for meeting your compliance objectives. Partial list of security aspects:
- Access controls
- Security assessments
- Physical security
- Systems and communications protections
- Audit and accountability
Preparing security policies, developed by certified security professionals, to meet your compliance needs while optimizing your business requirements. Partial list of policies included:
- Access Controls and Device management
- Information security & Data governance
- Customer data privacy
- Business continuity & Disaster recovery
- Password Policy
- Systems and network monitoring
- Incident Response Plan
The insightful and interactive training by our practicing security consultants help your employees grasp the ramifications of actions to both their privacy and the organization as a whole. The training typically includes:
- Identify common indicators of an attack
- Recognizing the bypass of security controls
- Reporting potential incidents
- Learning ways to protect
This includes simulating high-impact security breaches, as commonly employed by bad guys, using manual and automated tools for:
- External & Internal Penetration Tests
- Network & Wireless Penetration Tests
- Web and Mobile Application Penetration Tests
- Social Engineering Assessment
- Physical Penetration Assessment
What information would you need to provide a quote?
It’s simple with us. We will email you a questionnaire that should take under 15 minutes to fill out. Please provide your work email here. The filled-out questionnaire helps us gather the information we need to provide an accurate quote. In most cases, we respond with quote the same business day we receive filled-out questionnaire.
Is your Pen-testing automated or manual?
Our approach includes both. Automated testing identifies vulnerabilities while manual process helps measure extent of exploitation of the vulnerabilities. WATI helps you find security flaws using manual techniques for web application penetration testing and network security testing.
We already use some web tools for vulnerability scan, do we still need pen-test?
Vulnerability scan is a great first step. There is lot more to pen testing than mere vulnerability scan. Vulnerability scans help identify the breaches, while the Penetration testing helps assess extent of exploitation possible for hacker.
What certifications do your team possess?
WATI’s consultants are all certified in one or more of the following:
- Certified Ethical Hacker – CEH
- Licensed Pen Tester – LPT
- Offensive Security Certified Professional – OSCP
- Certified Penetration Testing Engineer – CPTE
- Certified Red Team Professional – CRTP
- Certified Information Systems Security Professional – CISSP
- Certified Information System Auditor – CISA
- Certified Information Systems Manager – CISM
- GIAC Web Application Penetration Tester – GWAP
- Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator – CHFI
- Certified Wireless Network Administrator – CWNA
- CompTIA Security+
Would pen-testing satisfy compliance requirements?
Yes, penetration testing satisfies many regulatory compliances like PCI DSS, FISMA, HIPAA, SOC2, NIST, ISO etc. The penetration testing would have to be comprehensive, including:
- Network & Systems
- Wi-Fi and Firewall
- Web, Mobile and inhouse Applications
- 3rd Party vendors and SaaS vendors’ applications
What’s the difference between White-box, Black-box and Gray-box pen-tests?
Black-box testing: This closely mimics real-world hackers trying to find breaches with no prior knowledge of the application, coding or environment. This is the absolute minimum to be included in any Penetration testing.
White-box testing: In this process the examiner will have through knowledge & access to the source code, internal construction, design & implementation so that they can detect the vulnerability faster than Black-box.
Gray-box testing: Combination of white-box and Black-box testing process where examiners are given some details of the application or environment to find vulnerabilities and find extent of exploitation possible.
What is Red Team, Blue Team, Purple Team?
Red Team: They play as a real time attacker & try to inject the virus to break the code. The resources involved in this are bound by strict non-disclosure and employment agreements, in addition to clearing some level of background screening. Red Team exercises usually exceed injecting virus, and comprises of anything that is hypothetically doable to gain access to a organization, some cases it might be a virus, some cases it even might be a lock picking, or simply break open the gates.
Blue Team: They are experts in protecting the systems from virus (or) breaching the code. They continually try to harden security around the company’s data systems and networks – even when no testing is leading along. They also develop protection for the vulnerabilities exposed by the Red Team.
Purple Team: It’s the same team that carry out both Red Team and Blue Team activities.
What are zero-day vulnerabilities?
Softwares carry vulnerabilities. When those vulnerabilities are not published by the software owners, they are called zero-day vulnerabilities. When hackers take the advantage of zero-day vulnerabilities to exploit, it’s called zero-day exploit.
Should pen-testing be done on production or pre-production environments?
It’s advisable to perform on production system. Time of the test can be carefully chosen to ensure least number of users are affected (Friday evenings, or Saturday early mornings, etc). For organizations that have robust Devops implementation, Pen testing can also be done on pre-production environments. We typically ask clients decide as they know their users best.
Could pen-testing cause any outages to the systems or loss of confidential data?
It completely depends on the Cybersecurity service provider you choose. With a provider like WATI where all consultants are certified and have years of experience, you will not experience any loss or damage. Many clients tend to do testing in a pre-prod environment for critical assets that are included in the scope.
We use cloud, which is already secure. Why need pen test?
Cloud services, by themselves, do not guarantee top level security, unless the environments are meticulously architected for high security. If you are using cloud and SaaS services, its best for you to conduct vulnerability assessment. When a cloud server is compromised, it most likely compromises far higher number of users and entities, hence the audit is far more important.
How do you engage? Fixed-price or Time & Material?
We will work with a model that suits your needs best. We give priority to the clients’ inputs on their preference, constraints, environment and the priorities. We can offer T&M rates per-hour, or fixed-price quotes for VAPT services per application, or per IP for Network. Repeat scan within 12-month periods will see a drastic reduction ion price for subsequent scans. We also offer managed services on continuous basis for clients that need dedicated team of pen testers with various skills, for a fixed monthly fee for the length of the engagement.