Cybersecurity and information security are the foundation of any company or organization’s resiliency and recovery.
Our vast experience with cyber incident response activities and with cyber incident investigations, shows that data security is never dependent solely on the tools used by an organization to protect itself. A secure organization is one that implements a preventive mindset of ongoing control, employee awareness of cyber risks, external monitoring of the Information Systems Department, and conducting penetration tests and periodic risk assessments.
Cyber Security & Information Security – a worthwhile investment
The costs of running a cyber investigation, in cases where digital evidence must be found to indicate cybercrime – such as an employee’s data theft, industrial espionage or alternatively to cope with a cyber disaster through an IRT – Incident Response team – are immeasurably higher than the costs of preventing information security events and cyber attacks.
Cyber – the importance of practical knowledge
Cyber security experts are often familiar with cyber risks from a theoretical standpoint, such as simulations of cyber-attacks by hackers. Force Majeure’s team of cyber security experts, on the other hand, are well-acquainted and experienced with such incidents on a daily basis. Thanks to this in-depth familiarity with cyber incidents, we provide a unique and innovative approach in the field of information security – an approach that provides comprehensive handling not only of the external defensive walls protecting against hackers from the outside, but also delivers hands-on understanding and application of the resultant insights when coping with internal cyber risks.
Cyber and Information Security tools – the illusion of security
Our extensive experience, as well as studies conducted by information security companies around the world, show that more than 30% of information leaks in companies and organizations are the result of malicious insider activity. Therefore, the integrity of an organization’s internal information security is critical for protecting itself against industrial espionage, leaking of sensitive databases to competitors, loss of trade secrets, damage to reputation and more.
Information security tools – however innovative – are likely to create a dangerous illusion of security. Most cyber incidents such as data breaches, industrial espionage, ransomware, trade secret theft – all occur due to the absence of a preventive concept and lack of attention to employee awareness of cyber risks and their understanding of the importance of the role they can play in preventing them.
We have over a decade of experience in cyber incident prevention, cyber security, as well as investigations of fraud, embezzlement, espionage, information and trade secrets theft, and assisting companies and organizations in recovery after cyber incidents.
It is vital to possess such vast experience in the investigation of cyber attacks in order to deal professionally with information security. Organizations have to understand the ways in which sensitive business information can be leaked, they have to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to hacker modus operandi. This is key to gaining a practical understanding of mitigating system vulnerabilities, identifying security vulnerabilities and to implementing tailor-made information security procedures in each company and organization based on its specific characteristics.
Information security, minimizing cyber risks and information security rely on the following fundamentals:
- Routine information security risk assessments
- Periodic penetration tests – internal penetration test, external penetration test
- Ongoing control and monitoring of the information security team | IT department
- Managing employee cyber risk awareness and executing phishing drills
- Compliance with regulatory requirements – privacy protection, GDPR, SOX, etc. – according to the organization’s characteristics