Incorrect system configuration prevents the cyber defender from obtaining data about the current state of the protection system for proper security
The most pressing issue is the incomplete configuration of Network-to-Network firewall security services such as WEB, DNS, applications, and malware. If your business relies on managed detection, response, and robust firewall protection, the configuration “works” and makes it capable of providing natural protection. Yes, implementing Underdefense security services is a time-consuming task and requires special attention during the solution’s planning, design, and maintenance. Only in this case, only trusted external requests can access the infrastructure.
Another example is the rather complex systems of the EDR / XDR class, which work in “standard” mode. Still, the efficiency of their use in a professional configuration is increased several times. The second point is that in connection with the abuse of certain decisions or the so-called general operational readiness of companies, the cyber defenders of the Underdefense company carefully regulate their protection systems. Yes, protection systems must work reliably with an updated database. For example, the effectiveness of access lists should be analyzed and adjusted based on an assessment of the threat landscape.
EDR/XDR class systems usually require ongoing maintenance by the owner. Continuous event analysis and optimization help eliminate false positives to address real threats that match your organization’s specific risk map. For example, a customer’s EDR system processes 10,000 messages per day. This is possible not because the company was friendly to hackers but because the employees were careless and unprofessional. As a result, the system perceived almost every cyber incident as an attempt to interfere with the operation of the IT infrastructure and openly informed the owner. It’s worse when real cyber threats go unnoticed.
Even those who overcome misconfigurations can perform basic operations and control decisions. Still, they face the following situation: employees cannot perform incident analysis, professional investigation, and response to potential cyber incidents. Due to the lack of trained cyber analysts who can interpret the data provided by various security solutions and review the chain of cyber attacks, critical cyber events remain unnoticed and threaten companies in the form of potential incidents that directly threaten them.
Key to any cybersecurity solution is the instant activation of automated MDR Underdefense protections and countermeasures and comprehensive intelligence that enables a thorough investigation and response process. The most important thing is to draw the correct conclusions from the data received from the Underdefense experts. To this end, Underdefense supports the implementation of cybersecurity solutions with deep analysis of existing infrastructure and critical business services, performs joint risk analysis, and analyzes related systems and critical business processes. Practical assistance with the installation and configuration of MDR tools is provided.
From the point of view of Underdefense employees, the managed services format allows you to optimize costs regardless of the pricing policy of the service provider and get the most out of the technology, both with the necessary infrastructure tools and 100% guaranteed operation.
Cybersecurity has long been on the agenda in many business environments.
Businesses increasingly face catastrophic system failures, data and privacy breaches, and financial losses. At the same time, many managers still do not know how to deal with information security and do not take appropriate measures, which leads to huge losses. To avoid such mistakes, we advise you to turn to Underdefense employees for help, who eliminate various cyber threats and provide effective countermeasures and possible solutions that will help protect your business from cyber threats.
What is information security?
Let’s start with the fact that information security is not just a ready-made dedicated server or an antivirus program. It combines administrative and technical measures that prevent attackers from gaining access to corporate data and information systems. It is an ongoing process that requires constant attention and monitoring.
IT organizations should consider this as the number of digital assets continues to grow and more aspects of the business are digitized and automated.
What are the threats to information security?
It is necessary to attract the attention of hackers. This is hard, highly skilled, and extremely dangerous work. You can become a victim of mass attacks aimed at infecting as many vulnerable computers as possible or targeted raids where hackers select company employees who specialize in weak points in the enterprise’s system infrastructure. There is always an internal threat in the form of your employees. Fraudsters create malware themselves to harm a user’s computer or data. Such software is usually distributed as harmless files or email attachments. Malware comes in many forms. A virus is a program that infects files with malicious code. A Trojan can be disguised as legitimate software. Spyware is a program that secretly monitors your activities and collects necessary information. Ransomware encrypts files and data and demands a ransom. Adware can be used to spread malware. A botnet is a network of computers infected with malware.
One of the cheapest ways to hack a website is SQL injection. Its essence is to inject any SQL code into the data. This type of cyber attack is also used to steal information from databases. Such attacks were aimed at obtaining confidential information from users. Criminals often email victims who are large organizations to gain access to personal and financial data. DDoS attacks consist of the following: cyber attackers overload a target server or network, causing the system to crash and become unusable.
Each method compromises the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data in one way or another, resulting in reputational loss, financial loss, and lost productivity. Let’s see what the risks are. A breach of privacy allows you to secretly access and spy on your information, sell the data to your competitors or make it public—an access violation. The attacker will stop all system processes. For example, a malicious competitor uses hackers to break into your infrastructure and delete all your information. The more companies affected, the more serious the consequences of these actions will be. Violation of integrity. This is to delete or modify data. This can be fatal if your business is mainly concerned with keeping confidential information safe. Add to that the labor costs and the direct financial loss of recovering data after it has been changed or deleted. How to reduce losses? Companies worldwide are exposed to cyber attacks, and we must prepare for them. An intelligent approach to cyber security involves multi-level protection of computers, networks, programs, and data with the services offered by Underdefense’s experienced specialists. To effectively defend against cyber-attacks, organizations need to create the proper interaction between people, processes, and technology.