Internet Security Solution
The internet economy and associated industry landscape is undergoing remarkable transformation and security are being compelled to evolve as organizations embrace services that are more dynamic in nature. Cloud, mobile and drive to deliver internet speed has fundamentally changed the means by which contemporary business operate and thus it is a rare possibility for any organization not leveraging a combination of infrastructure, platform and application services. Providing resilient access to mobile capabilities today, the evolution of data center is noteworthy and so the associated threats. With such transitions and evolution in place, cyber security is one of the major focus areas impeding the momentum of next generation data centers.
We understand deeply, the Internet Industry services encompassing core Internet services on one hand and colocation, hosting and IaaS services on the other hand:
- Internet Exchange: Parties that facilitate networks to interconnect with each other to exchange Internet traffic mutually (peering). This is typically done without charging for the traffic.
- Transit Provider: Parties that provide network traffic in the ‘core’ Internet and connect smaller Internet service providers (ISPs) to the larger Internet
- Colocation: Delivering facilities (floor space, power, cooling, network connectivity) to enterprises and service providers for housing servers, storage and other computer equipment as an alternative for an in-company data center
- Dedicated Hosting: Delivering computing power and storage via equipment dedicated to a specific client but managed by the hosting provider
- Shared Hosting: Delivering computing power and storage by sharing the resources of physical equipment among multiple customers
- Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): Infrastructure-as-a-Service, delivering computing resources (e.g. servers, storage) according to a model that meets the essential characteristics of Cloud computing: on-demand self-service by the customer, measured service (pay-per-use), rapid elasticity (any quantity at any time), resource pooling (multi-tenant model) and broad network access (infrastructure is available over the network via standardized mechanisms)
Which causes potential significant business impact across:
- Revenue of the organization
- Financial losses/ share price
- Regulatory challenges
- Costs of remediation / investigation
- Brand / reputation
- The impact on operational capabilities
- Loss of intellectual property
A fundamental shift is occurring in the management of cyber risk for the internet industry. The idea that cyber attacks are increasingly likely—and perhaps inevitable—is beginning to take hold among executives and boards. Business leaders are realizing that we have interconnected our world mostly using technologies designed for sharing information, not protecting it. They recognize that they have to trust people—their own employees and the third parties they do business with—to handle sensitive information and operate critical infrastructure. In addition, more and more they see that the intimate connection between their strategic agenda and the creation of cyber risk makes it infeasible for them to lock everything down and always put security first.
For this industry impact of operational disruption or destruction is a highly variable cost category that includes losses tied to manipulation or alteration of normal business operations and costs associated with rebuilding operational capabilities. This could include the need to repair equipment and facilities, build temporary infrastructure, divert resources from one part of the business to another, or increase current resources to support alternative business operations to replace the function of systems that have been temporarily shut down; it could also include losses associated with inability to deliver goods or services. The nature of operational disruption—and therefore the appropriate method of calculating its impact—is very specific to each situation and requires direct knowledge of a number of distinct information components.
A significant challenge, however, is that common perceptions about the impact of cyberattacks which are mostly shaped by what companies are required to report publicly especially for this industry providing business services having consequences such as theft of personally identifiable information (PII), payment data, and personal health information (PHI). However, as more professional services in the niche mature, unintended safety, privacy, and cybersecurity issues could arise. Organizations are challenged to anticipate the full spectrum of intentional and unintentional threats that might expose potential vulnerabilities in their complex environment.
How can WSA help?
The issue of information security and data privacy is assuming tremendous importance among organizations in this sector and WSA emphasizes on the following WSA security services:
- Architecture and design review - We lay emphasis on the security review of the infrastructure and application technical security architecture emphasizing on identifying and mitigating potential security weakness in the design.
- Vulnerability Management and Penetration Testing – We have extensive vulnerability management skills and deep experience in conducting detailed penetration testing activities.
- Security Compliance and – WSA's security controls based maturity model is used in conjunction with a customized capability matrix for clients (designed and contained as per the individual applications), to define the current state of the client security program and supporting governance capabilities.
- Secure Software Development Lifecycle (SSDLC) – We understand multiple organizations have highly skilled developers with an exclusion of how to align security practices with their exclusive development skills. We at WSA look forward to using this opportunity; to train the developers thought process, towards key security areas across application / infrastructure / middleware, which they should consider towards prior initializing and developing the application.
On the go basis, along with secure coding practices churned towards industry applications and businesses – we also do a comprehensive threat modeling so to identify the key potential weak spots existing as per the design and with periodic secure code review and penetrating testing we would look forward to securing the application end to end.
- Security Operations Center – We assist organizations with enterprise-wide security log collection, storage, reporting and querying for all supported technology assets along with providing unique blend of device threat intelligence feeds from multiple commercial and open source feeds.