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What is Compromise Assessment Service Providers
Microminder, we look at past threats to understand their impact on your business.
Compromise assessment is a cybersecurity activity that aims to identify, analyse and eliminate present and potential compromises to your organisation’s network. At Microminder, we look at past threats to understand their impact on your business. We also investigate ongoing compromises to prevent further disturbances and illicit penetrations.
Benefits of compromise assessments
Benefits of compromise assessments
Microminder evaluates networks and systems of all sizes to identify past and current breaches. We use a proven compromise assessment methodology and detection and hunting techniques to gather attacker-focused threat intelligence. This proactive approach helps to prevent future breaches and discover persistent threats. It also gives us the chance to respond promptly and mitigate the negative consequences of a breach.
We work to identify vulnerabilities, misconfigurations and security gaps within your networks. This reduces the negative impact of security breaches and helps your IT teams respond quickly and effectively.
By conducting compromise tests on your IT assets and application, you can understand their current state to help you develop a baseline to detect future breaches.
Cybersecurity compromise assessments assure investors and other stakeholders of the robustness of your organisation’s security hygiene. When you get positive feedback from incident response (IR) experts, you will be provided with a clean bill of health and show evidence of due diligence.
How - Steps of a Cybersecurity Compromise Assessment
Microminder’s cybersecurity assessment team will usually follow the following steps when carrying out compromise assessment:
Microminder’s compromise assessment services use the information gathered in the previous step to identify the assets and applications affected by malware or damage resulting from a breach.
We aim to find indicators of compromise using a thorough assessment of your networks, endpoints, servers and security log data. We access the security tools you already have installed, such as intrusion detection, prevention and other security information and event management (SIEM) tools. We also use additional detection tools to analyse your systems deeper.
Compromise assessment experts need to determine the hacking process used by intruders. We analyse the attack, the method of operation, and the vulnerabilities used for intrusion and identify the attack's entry points and root causes.
Our security teams identify the financial and security implications of the attack on your company and the effects on sensitive data. We need to ascertain the severity of the consequences of an attack and the best way to remediate the breach and reduce any negative impact.
We provide advice to your internal IT teams along with a compromise assessment report proving details of the nature of the breach and the systems that are affected. We also provide damage control methods and the steps we take to patch up the weak points and vulnerabilities that allowed the attack to occur. The final step Microminder takes is to offer recommendations on preventing any future malicious activities.
One of the worst long-term effects resulting from a security breach is the loss of stakeholder confidence. This affects your reputation and could ultimately lead to a lower valuation of your business.
Bad actors often attack an organisation’s data to perform industrial espionage, hijack company data, and access trade secrets. Unauthorised access results in sensitive data being released publicly and possibly lost as part of ransomware tactics. The types of data that are at risk include:
Personal identity information including contact information, social security numbers and birth dates.
Medical records with details regarding treatment plans, health conditions and private medical records.
In addition to losing sensitive data, you may face fines based on legislation and industry regulations based on your regulatory environment. You will also have to pay containment and remediation costs to restore your assets to their original security posture. There is also the possibility of direct incident costs involved with investigations, containment and recovery of breached data.
Indicators of Compromise
Microminder’s cybersecurity professionals are trained to recognise and diagnose security threats using relevant enterprise compromise assessment tools. Security experts use different indicators of compromise (IOC) to examine the after-effects of a compromise.
There are numerous types of IOCs, and the most common ones include:
Outbound network traffic activity needs to be monitored to identify potential issues. This traffic from your organisation’s network is relatively easy to monitor. By working together with your internal tech teams, Microminder compromise assessment services can help determine the source of irregular traffic and take immediate action.
Unusual privileged user account activity is dangerous as it indicates a user is trying to escalate their privileges. This could give them access to sensitive areas of your network and potentially cause significant damage.
Increased database read volume can result from hackers' attempts to gather and extract your company information. Another sign of exfiltration is a much larger HTML response as the hacker transmits data to themselves.
Illicit login red flags occur when a legitimate user tries to log into your system numerous times. Another IOC is attempted log-ins with non-existent user accounts as an attacker looks for access into your network.
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What our clients say about us
Clients in over 20 countries have secured their businesses from online threats with our cybersecurity services. Excellent customer support and cost-effective pricing are just a few of the reasons we’ve established long-lasting, highly successful relationships with our varied clients. Read our company testimonials to learn more about our unique capabilities and why so many clients have chosen us as their go-to provider for security solutions.
Practice Manager - Amsel and Wilkins LLP
Microminder's in depth and broad scope pen testing truly provided us with some valuable insights that uncovered key business risks and highlighted necessary actionable intelligent changes that needed to be implemented within our business to combat any potential cyber-attacks from adversaries and prevent any breaches. This exercise helped us to enhance our cyber security posture and test our system’s resilience. We are quite pleased with our engagement with Microminder.
Head of Operations - InfinityBlu dental
Microminder's 24/7 managed security services got deployed with such ease and immediately gave us an eagle eye view into our security logs and events, highlighting any indicators of compromise, effectively automated our response and correlated the incidents with full context, thereby triaging and eliminating all false positives. Our team are amazed at the speed and accuracy of Microminder’s Open XDR technology and skilled staff.
Head of Integrations – Dental Beauty Partners
Our priority is business continuity and security, especially considering our operations across our 30+ practices. Microminder helped us with a tailored managed security services that aligned with our business needs. Their technology is at the forefront of the industry and that allows us to fully put our trust in their cyber security experts. We are glad to have Microminder as an extension of our technology team!
Security Engineer & solutions consultant – Anonymous
Due to the fact that we work a lot with sensitive data in a business context, information security plays a big role for us. Due to the difficult labour market situation and the urgency to improve our security, we have chosen Microminder's CISO as a Service model and are very happy with it. Our virtual CISO manages to ensure stability and quality on the security side as well as legal requirements and compliance. I can only recommend Microminder's service.
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