DATA SECURITY,PLATFORM SECURITY,SOFTWARE SECURITY
GuidePoint Security | September 28, 2022
GuidePoint Security, a cybersecurity solutions leader enabling organizations to make smarter decisions and minimize risk, today announced the availability of its ICS Security Services. These service offerings include a Security Program Review, Security Architecture Review and ICS Penetration Testing that collectively are designed to provide an organization with a holistic view of their entire ICS security posture.
Traditionally, Operational Technology (OT) environments were kept separate and isolated from the traditional IT infrastructure. Today, ICS environments have emerged from the combination of IT and OT (Industry 4.0), introducing new features and easier management, but also creating new vulnerabilities and attack vectors. For example, an OT environment can be breached by an attack that comes through the IT environment. With GuidePoint’s ICS Security Services, organizations can ensure they have visibility across not only their OT environment, but also their broader organization.
“The convergence of OT and traditional IT infrastructure into ICS environments has led to easier operational oversight, but it also introduces new avenues for attackers to exploit,” said Pascal Ackerman, Sr. Security Consultant - Operational Technology. “Through the combined expertise of our Governance, Risk and Compliance, Security Architecture, and ICS penetration testing practices, we can provide customers with an assessment of their entire ICS security posture, evaluating every angle of their environment.”
GuidePoint’s ICS Security Service offerings include:
Security Program Review (SPR): The SPR evaluates and measures an organization’s security program maturity and is based on the framework chosen by the customer, including, but not limited to: NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF), NIST 800 82, CIS Controls, ISO/IEC 62443, ISO 27001, C2M2, FERC/NERC-CIP, CISA TSS and ITU CIIP. With GuidePoint’s SPR offering, organizations can better assess their security program and its maturity level, and build or enhance their existing program to ensure it is right-sized to their unique requirements.
ICS Security Architecture Review (SAR): The SAR evaluates an organization’s security capabilities to ensure deployed technologies are aligned with relevant compliance requirements. GuidePoint’s team of experts provides industry-recommended enhancements to an organization’s existing solutions as well as recommendations for new controls to augment and further mature security practices.
ICS Penetration Testing: This service goes beyond a typical OT pentest by combining best-in-class IT and OT pentesting methodologies to form a holistic offering that will assess all security aspects of the production environment. Organizations gain real-life, actionable results based on proven ICS (IT and OT) penetration testing methods and techniques.
These ICS Security Services round out a complete portfolio of cyber-focused Governance, Risk and Compliance offerings, Security Architecture Reviews, as well as Threat and Attack Simulation Services, to ensure the security of customers’ environments.
About GuidePoint Security
GuidePoint Security provides trusted cybersecurity expertise, solutions and services that help organizations make better decisions that minimize risk. Our experts act as your trusted advisor to understand your business and challenges, helping you through an evaluation of your cybersecurity posture and ecosystem to expose risks, optimize resources and implement best-fit solutions. GuidePoint’s unmatched expertise has enabled a third of Fortune 500 companies and more than half of the U.S. government cabinet-level agencies to improve their security posture and reduce risk.
DATA SECURITY,PLATFORM SECURITY,SOFTWARE SECURITY
ISG | September 20, 2022
Information Services Group, a leading global technology research and advisory firm, said today it is has formed a partnership with cyberconIQ, a cybersecurity platform and advisory company, to address the human side of cybersecurity.
Under the new partnership, ISG Cybersecurity will be able to offer its clients the capabilities of cyberconIQ’s Human Defense Platform, a SaaS-based solution that helps mitigate the human factors that create cyber risk, while cyberconIQ will be able to offer its customers access to the full range of ISG Cybersecurity services.
“People are one of the biggest risks to enterprise cybersecurity,” said Doug Saylors, partner and co-leader of ISG Cybersecurity. “Some 85 percent of breaches today involve human error, with breaches caused by phishing attempts up 25 percent in the last year alone. To combat this problem, enterprises need to strengthen their cybersecurity culture and help people become their own—and their employers’—best protection against cyber threats.”
Saylors said the partnership with cyberconIQ will enable ISG Cybersecurity to offer its clients a platform-based approach to identify individual risk styles among employees, increase overall security awareness, and actively monitor, measure, model and manage people-related cyber risk.
“The solution set of cyberconIQ is a welcome addition to ISG Cybersecurity’s market-leading portfolio of advisory, benchmarking, sourcing, organizational change management and third-party risk management capabilities,” Saylors said.
CyberconIQ’s Human Defense Platform is proven to reduce people-related cyber risk by up to 95 percent, said the company’s CEO and Founder Dr. James Norrie.
“We are able to substantially reduce cyber risk by leveraging our CYBERology™ approach – the intersection of cybersecurity and psychology,” said Norrie. “We embed behavioral science methods targeting changes in on-the-job behavior into all of our cybersecurity solutions.”
The cyberconIQ offering includes the patented myQ Risk-Style Questionnaire, unIQue Security Awareness Education modules, cybermetrIQs Cyber Risk Dashboard, phishFixIQ Phishing Simulation and Remediation solution, and leaderIQ adaptive learning approach to creating a risk-aware and compliant culture.
“We are excited to be working with ISG and its blue-chip client roster to bring the benefits of our human-centered approach to cybersecurity to more organizations,” Norrie said. “Working together, our combination of technology and people-based approaches will help companies significantly improve their cyber defenses and risk awareness.”
ISG Cybersecurity is a unit of ISG that helps enterprise clients increase their cybersecurity maturity in line with their overall digital transformations. The unit helps clients assess and benchmark their cybersecurity programs, develop a cybersecurity strategy, design and implement their cybersecurity operating model, design overall solutions and select appropriate vendors, manage third-party risk and create and execute cybersecurity awareness and training programs.
Headquartered in York, Penn., cyberconIQ was founded with the knowledge that technical approaches to cybersecurity alone do not address the prevalent issues we face today. With years of research and development with financial industry leaders, Dr. James Norrie discovered that our foundational CYBERology™ approach – the intersection of cybersecurity and psychology – would improve security outcomes and would advance the risk and compliance culture within organizations world-wide. With proven results that are 8 - 10x more effective than generic training alternatives, cyberconIQ's platform measurably reduces the risk of a human-factors cybersecurity breach or data leak.
ISG is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 800 clients, including more than 75 of the world’s top 100 enterprises, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,300 digital-ready professionals operating in more than 20 countries—a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry’s most comprehensive marketplace data.
SECURITY AUDIT AND COMPLIANCE
Balbix | August 09, 2022
Balbix, the leader in cybersecurity posture automation, announced today new integrations with ServiceNow (NYSE: NOW), the leading digital workflow company. As a result of the integrations, customers can automatically augment cyber risk data with business context and integrate remediation efforts with their existing security and IT workflows. CISOs can eliminate thousands of hours from the time required to operationalize cyber risk quantification (CRQ) in dollars and close the gap between cybersecurity and the business.
The integration with ServiceNow's configuration management database (CMDB) allows Balbix customers to automatically ingest business context from their CMBD into the Balbix platform and combine it with asset, vulnerability and risk data from their other IT and security tools, and Balbix sensors to create a unified cyber risk model presented in dollars. Data is automatically deduplicated, correlated and inferenced to drastically reduce the manual labor required for teams to add business context to cyber risks, and prioritize and measure them. For example, with the integration businesses can now:
Measure and report on the dollar amount of risk by business unit, business leader, asset type, application, regulatory requirement and geographic location (cities, countries, regions).
Quantify the dollar amount of risk related to externally facing assets, internal assets, assets that the IT department manages, and assets not managed by the IT department.
"Historically, Fortune 500 companies would spend thousands of hours of manual labor mapping business context to their risk data for board reporting, risk analysis and cybersecurity decision making, Our integration with the ServiceNow CMDB, has enabled us to sharply reduce the time needed to quantify cyber risk. With Balbix, CISOs can continuously and automatically map risk to their business hierarchy and prioritize their highest-risk issues for response."
Chris Griffith, chief product officer at Balbix.
Businesses are struggling to report concrete CRQ results with 62% indicating they cannot calculate their breach risk in monetary terms, according to Balbix's own 2022 State of Security Posture Report. Furthermore, according to the report, 51% of organizations indicated they lack continuous visibility into asset inventories making it difficult to correlate risk with business context, and instead relying on siloed tools, manual workflows, and qualitative analysis to quantify the exposure.
"Cyber risk has become a frustrating business risk to manage as leadership teams struggle to accurately quantify their risk and prioritize initiatives to mitigate it, These integrations address the growing needs CISOs have to report on cyber risk in a way that their business leaders can clearly understand, to make the right investments and to remediate their riskiest vulnerabilities faster."
Ed Amoroso, Founder and CEO of research and advisory firm TAG Cyber.
In addition to automating advanced CRQ capabilities, the integration with ServiceNow IT Service Management (ITSM) further eliminates manual effort by enabling security teams to create ServiceNow remediation tickets from within Balbix. This enables security and IT teams to increase productivity by using a familiar and shared system for remediation workflow. Moreover, security analysts can create tickets to remediate a vulnerability for a single impacted asset or for a group of assets to specify remediation tasks more efficiently and reduce the mean time to remediate (MTTR) risk issues.
Balbix enables organizations to reduce cyber risk by identifying and mitigating their riskiest cybersecurity issues faster. The Balbix Security Cloud™ platform ingests data from organizations' security and IT tools to understand every aspect of their cybersecurity posture, build a unified cyber risk model and then provide actionable insights for risk reduction. With Balbix, enterprises can automate inventory of their cloud and on-premise assets, conduct continuous risk-based vulnerability management and quantify cyber risk in dollars. Executives and operational teams can make cybersecurity decisions based on data not opinions.
A rapidly growing set of Fortune 500 companies trust Balbix as the "brain" of their infosec programs and are realizing the benefits of maximally automated workflows and measurably lower cyber risk. Balbix was ranked #32 on the 2021 Deloitte Fast 500 North America, and has been recognized for innovation by Gartner.